is a Detroit poet, author, screenwriter, and indie-film producer. In 2017 she wrote poetry book, children's book, and produced a documentary-short all titled #WaterINJUSTICE about the Flint Water Crisis and illegal Detroit Water Shutoffs. Her second poetry book is titled Plandemic and third titled Valley of the Moon. Her indie films include Check-In (about a friend who was murdered while teaching overseas and organs harvested), Black Fathers Matter, Sci-fi short-film Seventh Frequency, and upcoming feature boxing/crime/drama film GRATIOT. Currently a screenwriter on the new hit TV-Show STREET LEGAL.
She is a graduate of Martin Luther King Jr., Sr. High School, Hampton University -BA degree in education, California State University-multi language learning, Marygrove College-MA degree in Social Justice, and in 2021 completed Harvard University's Women in Leadership program for Emerging Leaders.
Nzinga is CEO of Nzinga LeJeune Publishing and Films, Editor-in-Chief of Water!! Magazine. Teacher & Organizer for Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement, Founder and Organizer with over 100 members of the Hampton University Alumni Authors, member of KAN Co-Operative Book Store. Founder and Creative Director of Detroit’s Afrikan Town 313 indie-short Film Festival, a 2019 Petty Propolis Arts Fellow at the Historic Idlewild, and winner of the 2019 Maynor Biggers Artist Fund.
Logline: Twins Justin and Jordan are two of the top defense attorneys in Detroit but their parents criminal past catches up with them. The STREET LEGAL law firm represents the innocent and sometimes guilty but the truth always comes to the light.
VALLEY OF THE MOON is a collection of 47 poems that express the intricate space of love in different cycles just like the moon. In this valley the poet shares her intimate relationships of summer love while in this war we call life.
Wild and Free
like a Seneca Village Woman
speaking many languages
like the Iroquois taught us
Free like my mother's great grandmother,
a Cherokee Woman
Minding Gold in the mounds of Georgia
Free Like my great grandfather's mother,
a Choctaw Woman
Planting herb's to grow for summer
Free like my father's mother's
fathers’ mother, a Blackfoot Woman
we know our land like no other
Free like the turquoise we wear
to garner the truth
Free like the Seminole Women of Detroit
selling hair products
on Vernors and Seminole street
in Indian Village
supported by the Detroit Wives League
so.....we stay dangerously in love
-Nzinga LeJeune, poet
Valley of the Moon © 2022
#Poetry #NewBook #2022
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PLANDEMIC is a brilliant arrangement of 60 poems in verse describing the health crises, medical emergency, and injustices caused by systematic unfair policies on top of a national emergency called the coronavirus.
23 times binding on cells
inmates infected with air
mentally physically isolated
mandated mask to house arrest
so fact checkers fact check the fact
chinese virus, corona virus, virus attacks
but now we have a new strain songbirds singing
fear rises of covid-23 dominating the planet in fear crises
as we shop, clear shelves of alcohol, tissue, and bleach
mandatory vaccination is the only solution seeked
travel restrictions forced testing crises on immune
systems in warp speed; people can’t breathe
taking vitamin d and c no hydromorphone
killing super antibodies, John Hollis gene
billionaire funded covid-19