New York poet Jayne Cortez reads a selection of her award-winning work, which vividly reflects the energy, passions, rhythms and tensions of modern urban life from an African-American femininst perspective. Series: “Artists on the Cutting Edge” [5/1997] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 3123]
Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.
This will never be on the news. But how awesome of this picture to see some light.
@mystiquetoile show this to the dude whining on your fb page
this breaks my heart
not because of the extraordinary show of humanity
but because these kids are showing empathy for people who never stop to think about them
In the world imperialist system, compassion sometimes flows in one direction only, from the colonized and exploited edge of empire toward the heart of empire. In the opposite direction flow bombs and pity. I sometimes wonder whose humanity is more intact.
"Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012."
Broken Beautiful Press is proud to announce a vaguely epic book of list poems by Alexis Pauline Gumbs that consider what it is possible to know about the most famous Black women alive including Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Obama, Beyonce Knowles, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Tina Turner, Gabby Douglas, and Aretha Franklin. Part prayer part polemic this project is an intervention into the consumption of Black women. (As if you can possibly know.)
Download the book for a small donation to an as yet unfamous Black feminist enterprise here: scribd.com/doc/114139208/One-Hundred-and-One-Things-That-Are-Not-True-About-the-Most-Famous-Black-Women-Alive
And spread the word with this short video of Sista Docta Lex talking about why she wrote it!
Before 1870, only white men could vote. Here’s how the election would have looked before the 15th Amendment.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The 6th International Conference on the Comprehensive Management of Coastal Areas, Caricostas, to be held here in May, 2013, will discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the coasts, which are the most vulnerable environments to the effects of climate change.