[Copy/Pasted from an early AM twitter vent this morning 12/21/16] I'm in a mood, and I'm irritated. I want to talk about value of work, specifically diversity work & people's … Continue reading On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces
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
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
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)
I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour
We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories
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?”
I've always been angry about the way the Antoine Dodson case and interview has been turned into an internet meme, a joke and worse people are profiting off Mr. Dodson. … Continue reading A moment of utter anger over yet more jokes at Antoine Dodson’s expense
This is a totally random thing, but in going into WP and cleaning up spam and seeing older comments, I tracked back to that idiotic post on child free space … Continue reading More on that damn Feministe post and the comment trail where I apparently Other another POC by the use of OP
Via the Nappturality forums, a thread on What is the Funniest or Stupidest question you've been asked about your locs? Some are funny, but most are sad and shows the … Continue reading Time to think about what you ask folks about their hair…
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?
I saw this linked from chesyaburke on Livejournal and had to re-post it. And just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s NOT okay to touch my hair. I … Continue reading My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.
As usual a place holder post until I can sit down and parse out my thoughts on the film. In short, spoiler free review. It's awesome, Don Cheadle is a … Continue reading Iron Man 2 Review
This video is for anyone who ever asked, wanted to ask or has asked ignorant questions about black people's hair. ESPECIALLY for those that have touched a black person's hair … Continue reading A post on black hair & locs
...and thus I will say what has been brewing in the back of my head for months. The vitriol against President Obama shows that this country was not ready for … Continue reading This country was not ready for a black president
I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?
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
that buy into the idea that women of any color should lower their expectations for your trifling ass... especially anyone who agrees with this Memo to Black women informing us … Continue reading A memo to the black men out there…
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?
"A Message from the Average Black Person" Via the Huffington Post (Would love to hear what you guys think - Sorry about the cut IT WONT WORK. And if you enjoy this please … Continue reading A message from the Average Black Person by Elon James White (reposted w/Author Permission)
**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?
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
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
Why doesn't someone stop his idiocy? He's making IL a laughing stock and making himself out to be a total nuisance to the City and State. I don't understand the … Continue reading Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN
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
They called Mrs. Obama a "Baby mamma" WTF! I say again, WTFF! I want to beat Michelle Malking with a stick to make her see some fucking common sense. I … Continue reading Faux news has sunk to a new low…
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
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