How United Fruit robbed and killed the people of... →
“It’s important that I don’t get too knowledgeable about the past.” So spoke Wallace Booth on becoming president of United Brands back in 1975. Booth had plenty of reason to wish for amnesia. After all, he had just succeeded Eli Black who left United Brands by jumping through his office window on the 44th floor of the old Pan Am Building in New York.
Song of Solomon Transformed My Life →
isabelthespy: ilykadamen: Young people are more isolated from adults than they’ve ever been. Unless you’re an adult who is getting paid to somehow be involved with young people, chances are most adults have no contact with young people that they’re not related to. And the isolation is kind of structural and it’s very deep and it’s very visible. It’s basically divided the country into people...
Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of...– Cherrie Moraga (via fuckyeahchicanawriters) relevant to my year. (via isabelthespy)
Watch Night Services →
Those of us who grew up in America’s traditional Black communities know of Watch Night Services, the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year’s Eve. The Watch Night Services that we celebrate in Black communities today can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as Freedom’s Eve. On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes, anxiously awaiting...
forgotten kwanzaa principles.
brokeymcpoverty: as you get your ujamaa on this year, don’t forget to get these on, too: (via)
“Depression exists in selfish people. Step outside yourself, helps others &...– Miss Zindzi (via notesonascandal)
Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire –... →
dominickbrady: This article states that the homelss population has doubled and 75% are reported to be Katrina victims. Left behind. claytoncubitt: “Since Katrina, New Orleans has a severe homeless problem because of the scarcity of affordable housing. HUD and local governments demolished over 4000 affordable public housing apartments after Katrina. “The current housing crisis in New Orleans...
THAT AINT NO DAMN PUPPY!!!
brokeymcpoverty: fuckyeah-hesocrazy: i wish they put the one with pam holdin it & martin punchin it up here! ooh LORD. one of my favorite episodes of martin. seriously. wait. is this from a martin lawrence tumblr?
And people are also very reluctant to identify rapes committed by people known...– THIS AIN’T LIVIN’: When Rape, Evidently, Isn’t Rape (via splatterdick) THIS. (via queerdiddlebot)
In my mailbag I received an excellent example of the sort of reporting I’m...– News Desk: The Moral Hazards of Humanitarian Aid: What Is to Be Done? : The New Yorker (via guerrillamamamedicine) so, a previous post asked “what does the deregulation of resistance look like?” to me—this would be number one step towards deregulated resistance. the zapatistas have...