They often say music is a reflection of the soul. The core of its fabric is a vibration of who we are as people. Music can be used to share our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, political views, etc. Nonetheless, many of us use it whether consciously or not as the soundtrack…


  • “The Humbling Servitude” (My Time As A Substitute Teacher)

I remember waking up on the morning of Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 5:45AM in a scramble. It was my first day on the job as a substitute teacher at a high school after being fired from my “fancy” private school…


On Tuesday, October, 19th, 2010, my father Georges Anglade passed away at the age of 59 as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. At the time, I remember being devastated. I couldn’t believe that the man who had pretty much been my guide and protector was gone. You see…


By spring of 2019, I had been in the latter portion of my second year as a Teach For America corps member. Not only was I on the verge of completing my terms of service but I was exhausted. I was drained physically, mentally and emotionally from having to deal…


Top Ten Rap/R&B Album of 2010s

Growing up I’ve always loved hip-hop. There’s always been something about the art form that has done wonders for my mind as well as my spirit as a Black man in the United States. Although my parents are immigrants from Haiti, that has not…


Dear Kevin,

I’m your future self, ten years from now. First and foremost, congratulations!!! The beginning to the rest of your life begins now. How are you feeling? You’re probably going through a constant flux of emotions currently. I know you feel a lot of angst about college but you’ve…


New School, New Rules

In 2018–19, I became the English Language Arts Teacher at West Middle Community School. As I transferred there fresh off my first-year teaching experience at Simpson-Waverly, I was hoping for similar results. However, I quickly learned that a new environment is one that brings forth a…


In 2017–18, I found myself to be extremely fortunate to have been hired as a 7 th/8 thgrade ELA teacher at Simpson-Waverly Community School in Hartford, Connecticut. After completing my training at TFA Institute in Philly where I served my summer 17' assignment at Simon Gratz High School, I was…


In the ten years that have passed since my sister, Alexandra Anglade’s death I’ve watched my mother, Jocelyne Marie Joseph undergo a series of metamorphosis in which she went from being depressed and livid with the world to now being at piece through all of the things she’s been through.


This year marks the 10th anniversary of my late sister, Alexandra Anglade’s passing. And although so much time has elapsed since then, I still find it hard to believe that she’s no longer living on this earth. What is more is that I find it hard to believe that ten…

Kevin Anglade

writer, musician, poet, scholar, and educator from Queens, NY. www.kevinanglade.com socials: @kevinanglade11

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