Assata Shakur, on the night she was shot, with her hands in the air, 40 years ago today
Assata Shakur, telling us, of all things, a funny story abt prison. They can’t take our humanity…
One of the problems with the idea that America needs a ‘Conversation On Race’ is...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via theatlantic)
I was criticized for my letter to Frank Ocean. My ally privilege was showing. Criticism often stings, but I grew from it, heard what was being said. It’s easy to dismiss criticism as an attack. But often, when a woman is criticized, she has to deal with her lesson in isolation. Men, on the other hand, can hardly hear the lesson for all the (often female) bodies piling on to protect him....
Something within her refused to grow. Something endless, eternal. Something...– Patti Smith’s beautiful tribute to Virginia Woolf, who took her own life on March 28, 1941. (via explore-blog)
Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele: Mumia Abu Jamal... →
Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia, USA 1979
No. Don’t never go looking for love girl. Just wait. It’ll come....– Sonia Sanchez
Israel Admits Birth Control Program for... →
“Birth Control Program” as a euphemism for forced sterilization to maintain a national racial profile is particularly maddening.
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have...– Chuck Palahniuk
This was Barack Obama without apology.– David Remnick on Beyonce, hats, and F.D.R. after a day of inauguration-watching: http://nyr.kr/TdvUct
Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to...– Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia