Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"Listen to the Voices of the People"

Click on the article "Unlikey Activist" to see Caprice Brown, a black woman in a largely people of color led movement in Miami for housing rights speak up and speak out. I don't think this is particulary "unlikely" (but then again I often disagree with the way the Miami Herald characterizes folks), I do think this is an inspiring example of stregnth brilliance and...guess what? Black feminism!

Monday, September 25, 2006

and again the Lorde sayeth unto us....

“Even the form our creativity takes is often a class issue. Of all the art forms, poetry is the most economical. It is the one which is the most secret, which requires the least physical labor, the least material, and the one which can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps of surplus paper.”

Audre Lorde, "Age, Race, Class and Sex" (1980) in Sister Outsider

Monday, September 18, 2006

and the Lorde sayeth

“Yet without community there is certainly no liberation, not future, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between me and my oppression.”
-The Cancer Journals 10/3/79

Sunday, September 10, 2006

June Jordan's Resistance List

Here's what June Jordan say characterizes the "spirit of resistance"
1. It feels terrific.
2. It knows it will prevail.
3. It’s immune to enemy assessment.
4. It agitates for one’s life, one’s soul.
5. It’s basically and ultimately collective.

What you got? Make some lists of your own!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Diaspora Flow

Check out the beautiful imagery, vision, and committment of these Sri Lankan sistas Chamandika and Pradeepa!
I met Chamindika while I was in college and I still have one of her beautiful stickers on my trusty inkjet printer (source of all t-shirt designs and graffiti stickers).

"Celebrate the radiance of movement!"

Let's talk about it!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Revolution Memories

Check out this cool online book written by a black woman mixing anthropology with political economy with hip-hop phenomenology. This writing is dead serious and seriously funny at the same time. I recommend that you favorite page it and get a daily dose of the realness!

click here to read/listen/respond


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

NO! by Aishah Simmons on Sale NOW!

Tell everyone!!!

NO! a profoundly brilliant film by Aishah Simmons on rape in the Black community
officially goes on sale at California Newsreel today!
Click here for info on buying the film!

Please forward this to educators, activists and everyone you know for
two obvious reasons that i'll restate here

1. this film makes a revolutionary impact and is NEEDED in every community
2. Aishah deserves to be fully supported in continuing to do the brave
healing warrior work that she/we be doing

Every institution that you are affiliated with should own a copy of this film!!!!