Black SuLTAN Productions (BSP) is a site where you can keep up with the works and writings of DeJuan Cuffee (Sultan), who is an author/poet and the founder of BSP. The BSP brand is focused on entertaining and enlightening the audience through works of poetry and other writings that are inspirational, uplifting, informative, and promote Black pride and unity. Along with access to DeJuan’s published material, you get to read his poetry blogs, and see the announcements of upcoming BSP projects.
About DeJuan Cuffee
DeJuan Cuffee (Sultan), is an author/poet and the founder of Black Sultan Productions. DeJuan is a devoted husband, and proud father of two beautiful daughters. DeJuan has been writing poetry for several decades, writing poetry is one of his biggest passions only behind his family, and love for music. Throughout DeJuan’s academic and professional journey, his passion for poetry followed, whether it was obtaining his B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University, or his MBA in Management from Western International University, or spending four years in the Army, eight years as a government contractor and now currently working for the federal government, his poetry was always right there every step of the way.
You may wonder how I came up with Black Sultan Productions, well, the word “Black” signifies Black pride, and it is about having confidence and owning, as well as thriving, in your truth (in your blackness). The term “Sultan” is not only my pen name, but it has special meaning, with Arabic origins, it means, ruler, king or queen, strength, authority, rulership. I consider Black men, kings, and Black women, queens, and me being the Sultan is my own unique way of calling myself a king. I may not be famous or well known, but I sit on a throne of poems.
The BSP logo (black fist, pen, and the sun) ties in with my slogan, “Dare to Be Entertained and Enlightened.” The logo can be a shield, a positive shield, to combat the racism, negative stereotypes and myths aimed at the Black men and women on a regular basis.
At the end of the day, DeJuan Cuffee (Sultan) and his works represent activism through art, and he thrives to continue the legacy of the Black heroes that came before him. There are many categories of Black heroes, you have the Black men and women who live a honorable life, raise their children the right way, go to work on a daily basis, and give back what they can to the community, nothing extraordinary, but they are setting a great example, other Black heroes include the giants who fought for our freedoms, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, etc., and yet others could be Black men or women who were once criminals, but reformed their wayward ways, and became positive role models for this society.