ICE agents were “knocking on doors, saying they were selling Avon or with...– The Not So Silent ICE Raid in Mississippi | VivirLatino In Mississippi—it continues. (via radicallyhottoff) fuck. (via so-treu)
blackfeminismlives: Ms. Vera says rise up. mobilehomecoming.org you GO Ms. Vera!
Resisting Gender Violence and the Prison... →
socialjusticeclimber: Great article about the change in anti-violence work from identifying the systems that cause violence to treating violence against women as an individual problem.
Race Card: The New York Times Realizes Mixed... →
1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re...– daniel extra: Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women (via secretarysbreakroom)
No Telephone to Heaven - Michelle Cliff
blackgirlslovebooks: No Telephone to Heaven Have you read it? What did you think?
and the house, today
dopegirlfresh: voted to bar planned parenthood from federal funding. they aren’t perfect. but they serve SO MANY PPL who can’t get healthcare otherwise. ugh. thanks, elected officials, for saying ‘fuck your couch’ to millions of folks who really need services. i hope you all get herpes from partners who might have been treated for it if they’d been able to access care at planned...
ahnka: pushing Trailer: Through a Lens Darkly (2008)
Former USDA Official Shirley Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against blogger Andrew...– Sherrod Statement on Breitbart Lawsuit Take the fucker to the cleaners, Shirley. (via ryking) #ZoraWalkerApproved
CBS News' Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt... →
On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was amob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy. In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She...
A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades...– APNewsBreak: Veterans say rape cases mishandled (via ryking)
Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine...– George Carlin (via cliffordcorrupt, dougstumblr) (via insignifi-cunt) (via killasal) (via ninth-wave) (via loureedsbitch) (via the-madame-hatter) favorite quote by him. Will never stop reblogging it. (via feministslut) (via allpowertothecommunes) (via emmanuelnegro) (via uomoinpolvere) Always...
"Characteristics of Negro Expression" - Hurston
whatijustread: “The Negro’s universal mimicry is not so much a thing in itself as an evidence of something that permeates his entire self. And that thing is drama. His very words are action words. His interpretation of the English language is in terms of pictures. One act described in terms of another. Hence the rich metaphor and simile” (31).
New Thought: “It would be against all nature for... →
mykeyiso: “It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.” “Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it… “People can be slave ships-in shoes.” ~ZNH My gawd, I love this woman.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a...– Alice Walker (via zombehkitteh)
Mother to Son →
doobietrapped: Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor – Bare. But all the time I’se been a-climbin’ on, And reachin’ landin’s, And turnin’ corners, And sometimes goin’ in the dark Where there ain’t been no light. So boy, don’t you turn back. Don’t you set down on the...
Two years ago today, in a story that shook me to my core, a woman walking her...– Eleven Women Murdered in the Arizona Desert and No One Spoke Out (via thetart)
If you are from a country, if you’re born there, a natal native as they...– Jacques Roumain, Gouverneurs de la rosée (via epigraph, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature, 2010)
come on up to the house: Silence, the Old One's... →
dreaminginthedeepsouth: Silence, the Old One’s Gift - Norah Pollard - When I was young, I was so intense. I couldn’t talk fast enough. My mouth was a canning factory, my tongue was a train. To anyone who’d listen, I’d talk about parrots and estuaries, religion’s hats and rings, the veils of politics. And, of course, I’d talk about love, its fleshly extraordinaries, its tides in the blood. But...