Workshop

“Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.”

—   Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

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nubianbrothaz:

Better Butta…
Beyoncé - Forever To Bleed

alesusknowles:

Beyoncé Jams ➝ Forever To Bleed | Unreleased

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peechingtonmariejust:

From “What The Modern World Owes Slavery (It’s More Than Back Wages)” on huffpo (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-grandin/slavery-reparations_b_4846078.html)

Trigger warning: racial slurs, murder, Medical torture, death, kidnapping, scientific experiments

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The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment. Everything there was to do seemed like too much work. I would come home and I would see the red light flashing on my answering machine, and instead of being thrilled to hear from my friends, I would think, “What a lot of people that is to have to call back.” Or I would decide I should have lunch, and then I would think, but I’d have to get the food out and put it on a plate and cut it up and chew it and swallow it, and it felt to me like the Stations of the Cross.

And one of the things that often gets lost in discussions of depression is that you know it’s ridiculous. You know it’s ridiculous while you’re experiencing it. You know that most people manage to listen to their messages and eat lunch and organize themselves to take a shower and go out the front door and that it’s not a big deal, and yet you are nonetheless in its grip and you are unable to figure out any way around it.

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yasboogie:


March 25th marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
It’s estimated that over 12.5 million men, women and children were forcibly transported over a period of four centuries as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Those who survived the journey across the Middle Passage awaited a harsh reality of backbreaking labor in the New World.
Revisit America’s  Africa’s arduous journey through slavery with PBS.

yasboogie:

March 25th marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

It’s estimated that over 12.5 million men, women and children were forcibly transported over a period of four centuries as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Those who survived the journey across the Middle Passage awaited a harsh reality of backbreaking labor in the New World.

Revisit America’s  Africa’s arduous journey through slavery with PBS.

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kim-jong-healthy:

I like how Homer occasionally says something really intelligent between “dohs”

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Why am I awake (4am)

Is there an exotic for the native, a repository that holds collective
taboos made real and therefore to be conquered? Early morning thoughts on
orientalism.

Niggas start believing their own bullshit when they scream post-racial.
Django where you going, are you here for the option or the want?

I took off her member today, signature required of course. Pseudo penises
are included in exploitive practice. Safety word this time was yellow.

Takes a special case to write in the passive voice in your own journal.

I always wanted to create love from war, which is until I smelled my own
blood - instead I drink.


All acts eventually become milestones: crawling; walking; running; and
deception. Without instincts survival is deeply intimate.