yodithnprogress:

chukwumaa:

mocada-museum:

Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue. Pt. 2,” May 30, 1975.Listen to the full audio of the panel.

"None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing."

!!!!


Maybe one of the most important things to remember.

yodithnprogress:

chukwumaa:

mocada-museum:

Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue. Pt. 2,” May 30, 1975.

Listen to the full audio of the panel.

"None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing."

!!!!

Maybe one of the most important things to remember.

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guardian:

From the picture desk: A man is doused with milk after being hit with gas by security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri ( Adrees Latif/Reuters). 
• US attorney general Eric Holder is due in Ferguson today to check on a federal investigation into the shooting. Get the latest from Ferguson

guardian:

From the picture desk: A man is doused with milk after being hit with gas by security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri ( Adrees Latif/Reuters). 

• US attorney general Eric Holder is due in Ferguson today to check on a federal investigation into the shooting. Get the latest from Ferguson

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jooksi:

Really excited to have this dude as our guest for the first #jooksiU class. He’s built a career on making astute observations about black music and culture. Village Voice? Black Rock Coalition? Burnt Sugar Arkestra? Truly a legend in his own time. This is Greg Tate. See you tomorrow night! www.wtfisblackmusic.eventbrite.com (at Grind Broadway)

jooksi:

Really excited to have this dude as our guest for the first #jooksiU class. He’s built a career on making astute observations about black music and culture. Village Voice? Black Rock Coalition? Burnt Sugar Arkestra? Truly a legend in his own time. This is Greg Tate. See you tomorrow night! www.wtfisblackmusic.eventbrite.com (at Grind Broadway)

startedwellthatsentence:

globalpost:

BANGKOK, Thailand — They materialize suddenly, by the dozens, raising a three-finger salute toward the sky. Then they vanish as quickly as they appear, melting into crowds to evade scores of armed troops and police.

They are Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs. Under Thailand’s new military junta, which seized power from an elected government in late May, protesting the armed takeover is a crime.

Those daring enough to defy the coup have been reduced to cat-and-mouse games — swift public demonstrations designed to evaporate before police or soldiers can haul off offenders.

The flash mobs’ three-finger salute is inspired by The Hunger Games, the popular science-fiction series depicting a futuristic totalitarian regime. In The Hunger Games series, dissent toward a cruel dictatorship is signaled by raising three fingers; in Bangkok, the salute draws an unflattering comparison to the real-life junta that just seized power.

Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs have adopted the ‘Hunger Games’ salute

Photos by AFP/Getty Images

#so i’m waiting for the fandom to get behind this #because you know. actual application of how the series of a dystopia is of CURRENT EVENTS #but since that’s EXACTLY what a lot of the fandom ignores #and that’s exactly what the fandom likes to project as ‘futuristic’ 

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policymic:

World Cup protesters rally behind #NotGoingtoBrazil to air frustrations

Over the weekend, #NotGoingtoBrazil and #NoVoyABrasilPorque became populist hotbeds of anger and frustration at the Brazilian government. While these hashtags are certainly reminiscent of #SochiProblems, the tweets are less focused on unfinished hotels and toilet troubles and more on the underlying political and infrastructural problems that have plagued this World Cup.

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I’m going to insert myself into this moment…

In a distant land, far far (from New York), I sat in a press room and had a public intimate chat with Ruby Dee.  It might have been less than a year or so after the death of her husband, the legendary Ossie Davis.  I was happy and surprised to see her there, so bright and full of everything.  In that press room I was reminded of the interview that she and her husband did with NPR before his passing and I asked if there was anything in the works to recount their lives… like a documentary.  Seems like someone finally did it (and I think it might be one of their children which is awesome).

"Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these ‘A-Gay’ white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry."

Juba Kalamka in this interview (via soldadera-del-amor)

"that’s not who riots".

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THANK YOU.  

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THATS NOT WHO RIOTS!! so perfect

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^ This quote, along with what James Baldwin had to say about white gays:

"I think white gay people feel cheated because they were born, in principle, in a society in which they were supposed to be safe. The anomaly of their sexuality puts them in danger, unexpectedly."

- James Baldwin

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Yo, Brother Jimmy.

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harrisspeaks:

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York

Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values. Gentrification is typically the result of investment in a community by real estatedevelopment businesses, local government, or community activists, and can often spur economic development, attract business, and lower crime rates. In addition to these potential benefits, gentrification can lead to population migration, which involves poorer residents being displaced by wealthier newcomers.

bigboi:

HOOTIE HOO

bigboi:

HOOTIE HOO

pricebullington:

Jean-Michel Basquiat

pricebullington:

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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