So many of our stories about technology and our paradigms for it refer to Greek...– Nalo Hopkinson (via datadrudge)
In order to rise From its own ashes A phoenix First Must Burn.– Octavia Butler (via browngirlinorange)
el pueblo ganó y la lucha sigue!
mainstream+organic food industries →
eeeek! same exploitative companies!
Healthy Native: Native-Made Health Products →
healthynative: So I’m trying to scale back my use of gross chemical-heavy health products, and have been slowly replacing them with healthier alternatives. I prefer to get these things from a Native person specializing in this kinda stuff (I trust the product more, and feel better about where my money is going),…
BRICS Countries Plan New Development Bank in...
“A group of five countries says they have reached a deal to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund by creating their own development bank. Leaders from the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are gathered in Durban, South Africa, for a two-day summit. Together the countries account for 25 percent of global GDP and 40...
The process of writing ‘Things Fall Apart’ actually changed my life,...– Chinua Achebe (he went on to the ancestors)
claremont folks please check in!
so tomorrow is the night of the whickity whack conference that is disguised as a dope get-more-women-in-leadership, but is actually a state department reign of terror in latin america and globally, specifically for folks who are Indigenous, trans*, rural, wimmin, working class, disabled, queer, working cash poor. [more basic info on the program in the letter JC wrote] basically this women in...
*kimani gray with the ancestors*
Some escaped slaves decided to create their own Quilombo in the forest of North...– Pedro Ribeiro, a class-struggle anarchist.
Not One Step Backward, Ni Un Paso Atrás: Preparing... →
selucha: Hugo Chávez is no more, and yet the symbolic importance of the Venezuelan President that exceeded his physical persona in life, providing a condensation point around which popular struggles coalesced, will inevitably continue to function long after his death. It’s not for nothing that the words of the great revolutionary folk singer Alí Primera are on the tip of many tongues: Los que...
…Usually when Black communities discuss relationships between cisgender Black...– Aishah Shahidah Simmons “HIV and Bumming Cigarettes: A Conversation With tiona.m” http://thefeministwire.com/2012/12/hiv-and-bumming-cigarettes-a-conversation-with-tiona-m/ (via afrolez)
hoy día vinieron BOCA FLOJA y HACHE de Quilombo Arte y hablaron y cantaron y compartieron poesía suya sobre su herencia africana y indígena (y sobre como el discurso hegemonico niega lo africano) y como su arte se puede difundir un mensaje contra el imperialismo estadunidense y por la lucha del pueblo Black and Brown. son bien talentosos los dos! y las de chiapas support committe quien organizaron...
sometimes i wonder how many rekia boyd’s trayvon martin’s amadou diallo’s shaima al alawadi’s troy davis’ cece macdonald’s rodney king’s mark the years of my life how many prisons built, hot sticky warehouses lined with brown-skinned geniuses, brown-skinned thumbs, pricked to make my clothes for me, the good citizen, voter of an occupied country occupying and damned drones i hold these borders to...
ZENA WILLIAMS “LAUGH” on def poetry jam season 4… why aren’t you in youtube?
Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. It’s about a...– What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism (via docasaur) what is said about gender is soooo much why i id as queer. but i love it all. (via strugglingtobeheard) Crunk Feminist Collective, hellz yes. (via kaleicious) this is just utter perfection. ugh. so good. (via werewolfqueen) simply...
Gurrrl, You Just Have to Read This! The 2013... →
searchingforknowledge: Krik! Krak! by Edwidge Danticat (Fiction) Caucasia by Danzy Senna (Fiction) Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris Perry (Nonfiction) Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall (Fiction) The Upper Room by Mary Monroe (Fiction) One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Children’s Books) Ugly Ways by Tina McElroy Ansa (Fiction) Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair...
OMGGGGG check this: “RUN AWAY a young negro fellow, named Quamina, well...– my friend todd in an email post reading run away notices (one of his fav activities)
Harry Belafonte NAACP Spingarn Medal Acceptance Speech- “We Must Unleash Radical Thought” “Along with his rise to worldwide stardom, the musician and actor Harry Belafonte has been deeply involved in social activism for decades. One of Dr. Martin Luther King’s closest confidants, Belafonte helped organize the March on Washington in 1963. On Friday, the NAACP awarded Belafonte...
To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves....– - Alice Walker, “In These Dissenting Times” (via variationalbeings)
Malcolm X had great courage to criticize himself publicly. Malcolm said, “I’ve...– Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) on Malcolm X and the assassination. Taken from a speech titled, “No Revolution without Organization.” Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQKlor9x_LM (via disciplesofmalcolm)
Fuck Yeah SciFi/Fantasy WOC: Sci-fi/Fantasy books... →
robotsquid: So, having just finished my latest fantasy book series, I went looking for something else to read. Normally I don’t really have any one parameter that I started with, I usually go on Amazon and look at reviews and lists and stuff until I land on something that looks fun. I…
February POC Political Prisoners' Birthdays →
People of Color Organize. Your Decolonial Anti-Patriarchal News Resource.
Community Rights Campaign- young people organize...
Today was my first time attending a Community Rights Campaign monthly meeting and it was amazingly informative and motivational! We ate delicious breakfast, with filling and healthy options, while milling over La Opinón and other informational handouts. Then we played an ice-breaker game and shared names and home city/school. Making a big circle, different CRC organizers re-/introduced us to the...
Oklahoma Protester Chains Herself to Keystone...
As New Yorkers protest fracking, direct actions are continuing against the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. On Monday, an Oklahoma woman temporarily halted construction on the pipeline by chaining her neck to an excavator. Elizabeth Leja was arrested following her act of protest. President Obama has delayed a decision on the Keystone pipeline until...
Science fiction isn’t just thinking about the world out there. It’s also...– Samuel Delaney (via likestepsonthemoon)
We are thankful to Mrs. Parks and all those who battle to overcome segregation...– Bus Riders’ Group Site Civil Rights Connections on Rosa Parks Centenary | Building Movement Detroit (via illegalplumpudding)
Sweet like sow sap: 5 Legal Ways To Get Free... →
howtodropoutofschool: 1. Open Culture: Not a large a selection, but high quality texts. If you just want to skim a book to brush up on a course you took in ninth grade, download one of these. I have yet to be disappointed. 2. Book Boon: Provides free college-level textbooks in a…