A Project for Better Journalism chapter
January 19, 2018 Word Of The Day is Accolade: An expression of praise or admiration. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledge of merit. Sentence: The social activist was given an accolade to recognize her efforts to fight for justice.


Students submit poems of any style to be be published on The Main Street Journal.
-Poems can be of any style
-Must be proofread by news team before being posted
-No limit to number of stanzas or lines
-No profanity

A Poem by Anonymous

January 7, 2018 8:23pm | 98

I’ll be back home later I need something to help me Be there when I’m faltered Tell me that I’m worth it Tell me we’ll be good   You don’t have to believe in it Just believe in me   Leaving cause you want to […]


December 27, 2017 10:10pm | Kelechi Ihejirika

Waistline, red wine Girl you know you look so fine   Thick thighs, save lives Your hair smells like honey hives   Skinny girls, loose curls You deserve new white pearls   Black queens, lima beans I love to see you on movie screens   […]

Pandora’s box

December 27, 2017 7:17pm | Kemi Ibrahim

Pandora’s box You don’t know my struggles I hustle Everyday Every night Trying to fight for my life Don’t want to live It anymore This world we live in This place And this very age Is cruel It’s a dark world A living space that […]

Who Are You ?

December 22, 2017 1:11pm | Shaiyann Palmore

Who are you Without the money, designer clothes, and gold chains Who are you Without the designer purses, make up, and perfectly built frames Through the screen you portray the perfect facade Your self image is clouded You have lost yourself in the expectations of […]


December 21, 2017 7:07pm | Lateefah Fatunbi

Out here, you’re known as the kid from the hood, the one who’s bad and always up to no good, people never take the time to understand you, they always like to just tell you what you can’t do, the thing I hate the most is […]


December 21, 2017 6:59pm | Lateefah Fatunbi

We went from texting everyday to barely even speaking hurt my heart so bad, now it is leaking. I admit I had my wrongs too but the wrong you did couldn’t compare to what I do. Silent tears every night you didn’t even wait to […]

I Try

December 21, 2017 6:20pm | Jalia Williams

I Try by: Jalia Williams I try to make her proud but it never works. I try to do the best i can but it is never enough. I try to be more confident but i’m always brought down. I try to make her smile […]

A Letter From A Black Child

December 21, 2017 6:20pm | Jalia Williams

A Letter From A Black Child I try my best to do my best I keep my head high even when I feel low I work hard even when I’m tired But I have some questions that I need answers for Why don’t certain people […]

To Be Your Own Hater

December 18, 2017 9:06pm | Joy Yates

You always knew How to block your own blessings You always knew how to Hide your own talents Or to be modest around Those who feel so strongly About everything that you do Even stronger than you do Dive head first into divergent Sink underwater […]

The Struggle

December 18, 2017 2:02am | Jada Adgerson, Gianni Morsell

Through the pain and aches During the breathless intakes While the sun beats on your skin The struggle begins With is running in pace We keep up the race Passing the stragglers The struggle begins When we start losing strikes This is no longer a […]