Howard University sophomore, Kwa’tre Hollingsworth has recently shared a poem and visual on being young and black in America. This video and poem could not have come at a better time because the discussion of black lives has become even more prevalent following the election of Donald Trump as the president-elect of the United States. When asked what inspired him to make this piece, Kwa’tre simply dropped the famous Barack Obama quote:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Check out the video below, and read more of Kwa’tre’s poetry here.