On April 25, 2014, Ewuare X. Osayande's poem "They Will Kill You" received the "Honorable Mention" award from the Associated Church Press, one of the leading professional religious journalism organizations in the world. In a year that saw the highest number of entries, the poem was awarded the equivalent of 3rd place. "They Will Kill You" was published in the September 2013 issue of Sojourners magazine, a progressive monthly publication of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners. The ceremony was held in Chicago, IL. Sojourners' Poetry Editor, Rose Berger accepted the award.
"They Will Kill You" is featured in the anthology Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, edited by Osayande. Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander features the work of 65 poets from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, and all across the United States including legendary poets Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka. All of the proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Legal Defense Fund for Marissa Alexander.
The book is available exclusively online at StandOurGroundBook.com.