Get the #BlackAFRoundTable & #BlackAFSidetable vods in one handy spot. Aka this thread. Don't let these conversations be the only time folks in the #TTRPG space listen to Black creators … Continue reading #BlackAF Roundtables & Sidetable in one spot
So I've gotten a bit of press recently and wanted to share it with y'all. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Ubisoft Toronto to be part of the … Continue reading A bunch of neat coverage of the #UbiBGP Mixer & a highlight by @XBoxAmbassadors
It’s officially Black History Month! Do me a solid & support black creatives if you’re not already doing so. Often our Patreons, crowd funded ideas get less support than others.We … Continue reading Happy #BlackHistoryMonth y’all!
April 21 You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Ariela Housman “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My @C2E2 Schedule!
I thought about writing out my thoughts on all the killings and shootings of our people instead of a long thread of tweets. However, I’m not doing that for two … Continue reading I’m fed up
Watch Sammus Music's video below, then come back to this tab. Trust me, I have reasons. https://youtu.be/bjhRvQM-wiw This song is ...it's so fucking important to me. It's about getting … Continue reading .@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important
In response to mainstream prides everywhere, including both the racism and sexism that pervades the larger gay community, Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) hosts OPTIONZ — in … Continue reading Queer Women of Color Still Face Racism During Pride, Among Other Things (Repost from Spectra Speaks)
Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…
In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”
Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ
I wrote this note last year when Michael Jackson passed and instead of trying to come up with something else, I think this still stands, and for those of you … Continue reading On the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing…
So there is an article out there called Why are Black women so Big!? The author of this little gem wrote a piss poor piece, basically saying all black women … Continue reading Fat shaming and concern trolling in Why are black women so big?
I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street
As usual has Karnythia has written this topic up much better than I can but I had to get my two cents worth out there...I've not said a lot about … Continue reading On Caster Semenya… (xposted from my LJ)
concise history of race relations in the US Originally uploaded by bleu_woulfe I found this online... and it's about as concise as I can be about the total racial fail … Continue reading concise history of race relations in the US
Stolen off LJ from kittie_kattie I have a new level of non existance: Apparantly PoC didn't start getting into sci-fi/fantasy until the interent showed us the way. Seriously? What the … Continue reading For all the people who think POC Fans of Sci Fi didn’t exist until the internet? GTFO of my sci fi you dumbasses
**DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT AN INVITATION TO POST YOUR THOUGHTS ON RACE FAIL 09. WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT? GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND** As some of you who have … Continue reading Promotion Post – Verb Noire
The profile of national politics has changed dramatically over the past 8 months. These changing times has added a certain “tint” to politics, a brand new “hue” if you will. Okay, enough beating around the bush, where did all these colored people come from? There was a time that Representatives Harold Ford, JC Watts and Jesse Jackson represented the height of electoral politics for black people and the future of the race politically. There was also a light smattering of Latinos and other minority on the national political scene, most notably Richardson. Let’s not mention, Powell, Gonzalez and Condoleezza Rice. Though they had high office, neither were politicians, just bureaucrats and soldiers put in a highly politicized public service role. But now, in 2009, people of color have become the representative face of both parties! With “That One” Barack Obama and MC Michael Steele, not to mention Bobby Jindal, men of color publicly front both parties. How did we get here, and what does that mean for politics over the next 4 years?
For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!
I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…
For those folks offended by Dr. Lowry's words... I can't change that you are offended that is your right but there's nothing I can do about it. Don't come crying … Continue reading Context for those people offended at Dr. Lowry’s comments during benediction
The closing benediction as given by Reverend Lowry on 20 January 2009 after the swearing in of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States. God of … Continue reading The closing inaugural benediction as given by Reverend Lowry
Full text of the speech given before more than a million on the National Mall1:28 PM CST, January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama, with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters … Continue reading President Obama’s Inaugural speech 20 January 2009
Thorswitch has an excellent post on Dr. King's vision for a black president that aired on the BBC. From the Orlando Sentinel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the United … Continue reading MLK on the possibility of a black president
I usually give a nod to Dr. King for all of his achievements and place in history... but this year is special to me. Special for the fact that tomorrow … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true
The Chicago Red Eye asked if Racism is Dead today. I don't know what news they have been reading, or what world they have found themselves in, but after reading … Continue reading Is racism dead?
Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8
Ok, I woke up and it's not a dream. Well it is a dream come true for so many people who never thought they'd live to see this happen. I … Continue reading YES, WE DID!
I'm a life long democrat, that shouldn't surprise anyone here. My bit on the lack of support for McCain is so people can understand this isn't a knee jerk, OMG … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden
Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp 08:54 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 By MICHELLE DeARMOND The Press-Enterprise The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's … Continue reading Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.
Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril
Palin attempts to link Senator Obama to homegrown terrorism. Except as usual, she's way off the mark. Palin claims Obama is palling around with a known terrorist during a campaign … Continue reading Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question
I won't mince words here. I do Believe in Change, I do believe in the message that Senator Barack Obama is bringing to the nation. I do believe that he … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history
Link stolen shamelessly from angelsscream Denver, CO (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech as he receives the nomination to serve as the Democratic party's presidential candidate for 2008; delivered … Continue reading Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech
Media Matters has found the Obama swiftboating strategem The thematic structure of the right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama As the means of communication have evolved, presidential campaigns have grown … Continue reading Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′
Excellent commentary on Faux news: Lyrics are not safe for work! For context: The story from the Huffington Post on how he tried to deliver a petition to Fox with … Continue reading Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while
I don't even have any words for this... this bullshit. Note to the The New Yorker... You're DOING IT REALLY FUCKING WRONG HERE! To see what I'm so livid about, … Continue reading Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG
Via spot on LJ, Kung Fu Monkey hits the bullseye on the so-called ousting of Hillary Clinton, the misogyny of the race and the twisting of the meanings of race … Continue reading Ask not what your country can do for you… via Kung Fu Monkey
This is an old forum inquiry on the Tribunes's Exploring Race forum. The link to the actual question post is MIA (probably too old to find online) but the comments … Continue reading What do whites fear about blacks?
LeBron James' Vogue cover called racially insensitive The cover of Vogue's April Shape Issue features Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen. (AP Photo / March 13, 2008) By Megan K. Scott … Continue reading Is this racially insensitive? Evocative of the animalistic oversexed black man?
While chatting with mister_bitters the following q&a took place. Reposted for posterity and because well, its my journal and I think its worth posting dammit. mister_bitters: Can I ask a … Continue reading A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me
I havent had a chance to watch his speech yet, but I am impressed by the text that I've read. I'm saddened by those who would demean his great words … Continue reading “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Sen. Obama’s speech
A great place for well thought out, interesting and thought provoking blog posts concerning Senator Barack Obama. Good stuff! Go read I say. Bloggers for Obama Good stuff, I snagged … Continue reading Bloggers for Obama! – Editorial by Karnythia
I'm reading Richard Wright's Native Son for our quarterly book club at Uni. We've had one meeting so far and it was pretty good. We touched on topis such … Continue reading Richard Wright’s Native Son – Discussion
December 19, 2007 White Separatist Group Sues Town of Jena, La., Over Parade Rules A white separatist group planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Jena, La., … Continue reading White supremacist group sues Jena, NO
For anyone who may be a frat or soror at/alum of an HBCU. Any thoughts on this topic? Diverse Web Chat Please join us for an exciting Web chat discussion … Continue reading Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?
Ok... I get "Diverse News in Higher Education" daily. Most of the articles are good and make sense for academia. But the article below made my brain itch. The gist … Continue reading I can’t believe this article…
From Diverse Online Current News Protesters Stand Up For Jena 6 and More By Tracie Powell Sep 20, 2007, 04:47 A Black West Virginia woman was sexually assaulted, stabbed and … Continue reading From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…
Lauredhel posts about some breast surgery that isn't breast surgery according to the docs who invented it. 2049live posted about the Twin Towers Alliance Interview [he's working on their site] … Continue reading In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps