Autum Ashante has been mentioned on the Albany Poets BBS recently concerning the controversy surrounding her poetry and background. 

“A 7-year-old prodigy unleashed a firestorm when she recited a poem she wrote comparing Christopher Columbus and Charles Darwin to “pirates” and “vampires” who robbed blacks of their identities and human rights.”

Link to BETTER OR VERSE By DAVID ANDREATTA Education Reporter – New York Post Online Edition: News