If I'd put everything I'm doing in one post, it would have been way too long so here's the rest of the stuff I'm up to! Saturday I'm getting back … Continue reading I’m doing a lot this weekend Part 2 of 2
So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work
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
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…
On a happier note, here's a kick ass post from the awesome Karnythia. Linking you to the ABW post. So, there's this thing happening in the black American community (and … Continue reading repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.
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?
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)
Analysis: Gates Arrest a Signpost on Racial Road By JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer Jul 23, 2009, 08:35 Summary: It took less than a day for the arrest of Henry … Continue reading What was that about Post Racial Society?
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?
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…
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?
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
Snagged verbatim from hey_its_michael I agree whole heartedly. [iconage too!] Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in … Continue reading RNC Grows a spine… denounces fear mongering by invoking Sen. Obama’s middle name
Live By the Code The Wire's Michael Kenneth Williams on the end of Omar. By Shana Naomi Krochmal [Contains spoilers through the February 24 episode of The Wire, "Clarifications."] In … Continue reading The Wire’s Omar speaks on his character to Out Mag
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
I've been saying for a while that this cat is pretty damn cool. And there's a lot more to him than "Read a Book" Go check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/knotarapper … Continue reading Bomani is more than “Read a book!” Check this out
I saw Talk to Me on Sunday with HMC. It's a beautiful film. Don Cheadle is excellent as Petey Greene, an ex-con who won the hearts of DC after getting … Continue reading Talk to Me