Fear is often a failure of imagination, a loss of that most self-expansive of...– David Richo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Locked Up and Left Behind: New York’s Prisoners... →
notemily: “We are not evacuating Rikers Island,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference this afternoon. Bloomberg annouced a host of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 people from low-lying areas. But in...
In the 1980s, my students and I discovered that if people were asked to write...– James Pennebaker - Psychologist studying what the pronouns we use say about us.
I don’t want to give you up I don’t want to hold you up I don’t want ambiguous I just know that I’ve had enough I want you to travel with me Let loose and let your mind go free…Show you things that you’ve never seen You just got to go with me Ohhh Your love is so good that I want to show you Don’t make me responsible, for something that you...
To say “I love you” and to mean it is the same thing as saying, “God bless you.– Marianne Williamson
Too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives in the...– Robert F Kennedy
Threats, promises, and good intentions don’t amount to actions.– Cheshire Cat [Alice: Madness Returns] (via quote-book)
AfroLez®femcentric: A Black Woman Speaks of White... →
afrolez: In response to the insulting book and now the wretched film “The Help,” I was reminded of Beah Richards’ most appropriate, poignant, and (unfortunately) TIMELESS poem, written 60-years ago. (Thank you Barbara Kellom) For my known and unknown maternal and paternal BlackWomen ancestors who…
During the 1960s, the era covered in The Help, legal segregation and economic...– Ida E. Jones On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child...– Plato
I’m going to try to give a little background on the idea of pussy sorcery,...– ~ Dope Girl Fresh <3
…I don’t want to talk about race because it gives weight to a fiction that...– Steve Locke from http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/why-i-dont-want-to-talk-about-race/ (me reeaaalllyyyy likey)
The sad truth behind London riot →
As political and social protests grip the Middle East, are growing in Europe and a riot exploded in north London this weekend, here’s a sad truth, expressed by a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent? “Yes,” said the young man. “You wouldn’t be talking to me now if we didn’t riot, would you?” The TV reporter from Britain’s ITV had no...
My search for love led me to feminism. Feminist thinking freed me from the...– bell hooks
If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.– Chinua Achebe (via basseyworld)
Musings & Moments thru Working Lyte...: emotions... →
lyteworks: i accept that i am an emotional being and welcome the strength that comes from being vulnerable…from being a human whose physical composition is more than half water…from inhabiting a planet whose surface is more than three quarters water. emotions equal water, you see. and there is no weakness in…
… Nelson’s case typifies the experiences of black women, who are the...– Julianne Hing discusses the Raquel Neslon case- http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/08/the_criminal_justice_systems_hit_and_run_of_black_moms_in_the_us.html
The WOC Survival Kit: Indie Films By Black Women.... →
newmodelminority: newmodelminority: glossylalia: squeetothegee: newmodelminority: I am creating a link page on NewModelMinority.co. A set of the links will be indie films or documentaries or even MSM films and docs DIRECTED by Black women. Help. 1. Just Another Girl on the IRT 2…. Pariah.
Danielle Scruggs: Martha Southgate..."Where’s The... →
I realize this sounds bitter. And I have no business being bitter. I am a 50-year-old African-American woman whose fourth novel arriving in stores now. My work has always been published by major houses. Given the current climate in the book business, I am well aware that this is close to a…
Choose love as you choose breath, with necessity and an understanding that it is...– My musings on acceptance and love. http://jonubian.com/2011/08/02/532/
All Things James Baldwin.: James Baldwin:... →
allthingsjamesbaldwin: Date: May 27, 1984, Sunday, Late City Final Edition Section 7; Page 1, Column 1; Book Review Desk Byline: By Julius Lester The hair is almost white now, but that is the only indication that James Baldwin will be 60 years old in August. Thirty-one years have passed since the publication of…
Her blackness is fine, the blackness of her skin; the blackness of her mind....– Me’shell Ndegéocello (via afrosandpeeptoes)
The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society—the...– Baldwin on the creative process. <3
Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause...– Baldwin, of course, from My Dungeon Shook