“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction” – Toni Morrison They tell us we are apes, so we spend our time hating apes and fighting to be recognised as human. They tell us we are not human, so we use our energy telling them that we matter, re batho: Motho ke motho […]Read more "Unlearning Human Aspirations ( a repost)"
Read more about how and why this short film was created here GabrielleTesfaye.com ❤ I do not own rights to this film; no copyright infringement intended.Read more "The Water Will Carry Us Home: Poetry in Motion"
black men and black women must remind each other how beautiful, necessary and valuable we are in the context of each other @necessaryblackness ❤ image source; no copyright infringement intendedRead more "necessities"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
By Gioncarlo Valentine “Where do you go when the pain of staying is stronger than that of leaving?”- Joel Leon I recently happened across a story that shook me into a state of genuine despair. A woman named Marisa Harris, who was working to dedicate her life to helping troubled youth, who attended my former… Please […]Read more "On suicide, depression and loving Black children — RaceBaitR"
As always, we can discuss here, but please show Kiara some love on her original post. ❤ Microaggression That thing that is a thing That really isn’t a thing It’s real in a scholarly article or In a library database But the minute the word leaves my lips To describe how I live It’s fake Unreasonable […]Read more "Microaggression- a repost"
I’m guessing she hasn’t needed to borrow Craig’s microwave in awhile.. by Gowri Chandra via laweekly.com Angela Means made it in entertainment. She walked runways for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Betsey Johnson, did stand-up and opened for Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Sinbad, and appeared in the Nickelodeon show Cousin Skeeter and the movie Friday. (She’s […]Read more "Angela Means, aka “Felicia” in ‘Friday,’ Now Owns and Runs Vegan Spot, Jackfruit Cafe — GOOD BLACK NEWS"