And a part of me wants to blame your daddy, because some fathers are like God:...– Jasmine Nicole Mans x ‘Little Girl’
all of life tends toward death; we can’t stop that. but we can ensure that the interim is filled with the love and works that make it worth something.
Troy Davis: 10 reasons why he should not [have... →
fattiesoslim: 1. Of the nine witnesses who appeared at Davis’s 1991 trial who said they had seen Davis beating up a homeless man in a dispute over a bottle of beer and then shooting to death a police officer, Mark MacPhail, who was acting as a good samaritan, seven have since recanted their evidence. 2. One of those who recanted, Antoine Williams, subsequently revealed they had no idea who...
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great...– Martin Luther King, Jr (Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963) still relevant (via kingmeesha) as i say, its you neutral folks who are making this mess work. (via soydulcedeleche) One of those other things MLK said… (via liquornspice) I want THIS on the side of my child elementary school. (via...
A cogent case opposing capital punishment.
how man? just how? how do you do that? kill a man?...
Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear...– Haruki Murakami (via fabula)
who are we?
i am NOT american || on Troy Davis
you know i’ve always looked on history—the history of my people in this country—with a certain pride and disdain. the pride stems from the inhuman perseverance of my progenitors; the disdain, a response to the evil “my country” perpetrated against them. tonight, i sit at my desk an older, younger person; a little more wise; a little more intelligent; and utterly...
sexist or not?
this evening, in my human communications class, our professor began the lecture by bringing in the role language plays in—well… human communication. he asked us to declare which phrases were sexist or racist. one phrase, i commented on as being sexist—or at least one that i could see as being construed sexist—was: “I know a male nurse and a female pilot.” i...
I reject the argument, opinion, assertion that Christian values afford Christians the right to persecute, bully or otherwise marginalize those who identify as GLBT.
Power confers responsibility. In evading the notion that citizenship in a...– Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, author The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/09/liberal-sorcery/245142/)
I think America knows its history. I believe America is proud and ashamed. Of that which it is proud, it inflates; it boasts with comfort in its own “humanity.” Of that which it is ashamed, America denies, revises and sanitizes; these things it cannot face because of fear.
thought on the unyielding nature of life
life’s forceful procession is contumacious; it will not wait; it will not stall; it will not give in it’s progression - we must move with it, or be resigned to live in the past.
Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass...– Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, 10th District
How can we bring democracy abroad, when we are losing it here at home?– Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, 10th District
minority group relations
this course, as presented today, is going to be a challenge for me. here’s why: though I discern my peers to be of the mind and worldview, that race isn’t what makes the woman, I find the taboo—the long-standing, deep-seated embargo on race talk in this country—to be a hindrance internally. today we viewed a clip excerpted from an early 90s film entitled THE COLOR OF FEAR....
if I will ever be able to discuss race with someone of the “dominant” race/culture with the aplomb and comportment needed to convey my vista…
is there such a thing as “marginalia” when dealing with issues of race?
Thoughts on Watch The Throne
The latest offering from Rap powerhouses Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch The Throne (WTT), is a study in the tension between excess, decadent materialism and conscious, social awareness; though I’d be willing to say the tension may be skewed toward the former. One track finds the duo waxing intellectual, mulling over Socrates’ question of piety, and conjuring a certain dark expression of...
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did...– Steve Jobs (via ambitiousceo)
Conflicted Citizens & the Selective Service
You know I’ve had the opportunity to talk with my peers -I’m speaking of the males who are often times African-American- about the issue of the Selective Service and the prospect, or specter, of a draft. The issue at center is of course the possibility that a draft would, by law, mandate that we report for duty to be trained as soldiers to defend the country against the enemy - foreign...