TheClassic.TheBrashest.

Aug 11

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While Black experiences with racism and anti-Blackness are used as analogies/metaphors and narratives to shape the experiences of non-Black people while erasing Black people’s experiences and humanity (as I discussed in White People Using Blackness and Anti-Black Racism Analogies For Their Experiences Is NOT Intersectionality), these experiences past and present are indicative of our lives, our history, our deaths. A reality. Not an anecdote to lead into something else. 

Michael Brown's execution and all of these extrajudicial executions are indicative of violence that never was truly “past” as it is always present. And it is a REALITY—not a metaphor—with a human cost in Black mental and physical health, in Black safety, in Black bodies. 

Below are the links mentioned in the tweets that I sent above: Black Women Were Lynched TooConsuming Black DeathFamily of Michael Brown, Teenager Shot to Death By Ferguson Police, Talks About His Life.

And look, I am disinterested in White supremacist sociopaths, anti-Black non-Black people of colour or unfortunately some Black people who have internalized racism and believe that the politics of respectability can protect us to now throw out the violent lie, derailment and misnomer (“Black on Black crime” is a misnomer and epistemic violence) that Black people “don’t care about intraracial crime.” This is a VIOLENT type of derailment and is dehumanization. When every race has intraracial crime yet only Black people are deemed to “not care” despite evidence to contrary and then civilian crime is juxtaposed to extrajudicial executions as modern lynchings and State violence? The false equalization is not solely epistemic violence; it is a direct attack on the mental health and well-being of Black people. Save it. (And notably, this derailment only addresses violence between cishet Black men; never a mention about any other Black people cared about or not.)

Black life is valuable in it of itself. Not solely as a trope for consumption with erasure and a demand that we feel gleeful about the erasure to prove “solidarity.” Anti-Blackness and misogynoir are not “progressive.” Michael Brown’s life MATTERED…FULL STOP.

Peace to every Black victim and family of this violence. (My own family is one of them, by the way.)

Peace to Michael Brown’s mother and his family. 

#Speechless.

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Jun 27

"Maybe the eyes are the windows to the soul
But Baby I’m looking for the door…
And could I
by the end of the night
get to open more?”

prod. by KDLR

Feb 21

Don’t get caught lookin at another chick while you’re with your woman.
Because that other chick might be me.

Feb 7

(Source: politi-gal, via neoliberalismkills)

Feb 7

tedx:

Does money make you mean? In a talk at TEDxMarin, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.)

To learn more, watch the whole talk here»

#crapitalism

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Feb 6

sistahmamaqueen:

the6thsiren:

Basically.

best new meme of the year goes to … 

Nooooooo

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racialicious:

Yeah, we’re just gonna chill out in all of this greatness for a moment…
You’re welcome.
(L-r: Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis. Photo credit: Jim Stroup)


Mmm….black woman brilliance
Feb 6

racialicious:

Yeah, we’re just gonna chill out in all of this greatness for a moment…

You’re welcome.

(L-r: Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis. Photo credit: Jim Stroup)

Mmm….black woman brilliance

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Feb 4

universalequalityisinevitable:

David Suzuki, from this video.

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Feb 1

neoafrican:

Posters by Jon Daniel 

Available for purchase at The PStore 

#blkhistory

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Oct 21

http://www.facebook.com/accidentallyextraordinary