Love itself, the subversive gift, is an important public good, and loving is a...– Richard Iton, In Search of the Black Fantastic (2008)
Poster for Oscar Torres' Realengo 18 (1961)
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Corrections made to the New York Times obituary of...
Correction: February 16, 2012 A picture on Feb. 5 with an obituary about Una Mulzac, the founder of Liberation Bookstore in Harlem, was published in error. It showed her sister, Claire Mulzac — not Ms. Mulzac. The obituary also omitted Claire as a survivor. And the obituary misstated the source of a comment Ms. Mulzac made about being warned not to use “Liberation” in the name of her store. It...
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Baldwin & Lorde on the American Dream in Essence...
James Baldwin: Du Bois believed in the American dream. So did Martin. So did Malcolm. So do I. So do you. That's why we're sitting here.
Audre Lorde: I don't, honey. I'm sorry, I just can't let that go past. Deep, deep, deep down I know that dream was never mine. And I wept and I cried and I fought and I stormed, but I just knew it. I was Black. I was female. And I was out—out—by any construct wherever the power lay. So if I had to claw myself insane, if I lived I was going to have to do it alone. Nobody was dreaming about me. Nobody was even studying me except as something to wipe out.
Baldwin, James, and Audre Lorde. "A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde." Essence Dec. 1984. Print. 72-73.
Haiti Cartography After the Quake
brianlevibowman: This timelapse satellite data shows new roads being reorganized and created after the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The teal blue dots are emergent refugee camps.
Slavery here is a ghost, both the past and the living presence; and the problem...– Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past (via wardellfranklin)