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W.E.B. Du Bois on French and Spanish

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He has some interesting language here and there, but Dr. Du Bois was definitely on to some Afrolatinidades


In this brief 1919 article for The Crisis, Du Bois argues that Black Americans need to learn to speak other languages of Black peoples in the Diaspora to…

Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of 140-Years of Black Male Couples

Historian Trent Kelly has collected 146 rare vintage photographs of black male couples from the past 150 years.

Although the large majority of the pictures depict gay couples, the collection also includes images of families and friends but they all have one thing in common: they capture images of love.

Below is a snippet of why Kelly started the collection along with a few photos from his archive.

Historically, the Afro American gay male and couple has largely been defined by everyone but themselves. Afro American gay men are ignored into nonexistence in parts of black culture and are basically second class citizens in gay culture. The black church which has historically played a fundamental role in protesting against civil injustices toward its parishioners has been want to deny its gay members their right to live a life free and open without prejudice. Despite public projections of a “rainbow” community living together in harmonious co-habitation, openly active and passive prejudices exist in the larger gay community against gay Afro Americans.

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"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

- Jorge Luis Borges (via ohchsinad)

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"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."

- soultired (via marchingstars)

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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

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- Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via octoberchan)

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#HowManyMore Rally | Facebook

africanareading:

"Come out to support local efforts in solidarity with Ferguson and demand justice for all Black lives taken as victims of anti-Black violence, state terror, and police impunity."

The event is a continuation of the past couple of events that were held in Providence in solidarity with Ferguson. We find it incredibly important to keep the conversation going and do our best to emphasize that Black and Brown death at the hands of the State are not isolated incidents. The pattern that we have seen overtime, a pattern that has been made clear to many who were not aware before with the recent events in Ferguson, highlight the fact that this country is built on the subjugation of particular bodies. 

This is not just Ferguson. This is not just Sanford. This is not just Detroit, Flatbush, Chicago, or Oakland. 

In order for us to continue to build community, to resist the State and find solutions, we must take a really honest look at our society and then ask ourselves “How Many More?” How many more Black lives need to be taken before we rise up together? How many more communities need to be destroyed? How many more rallies and marches do we need to have before we really see that these deaths are never isolated incidents; they are representative of a dangerous and destructive pattern that is sewn into the very fabric of our society.

How Many More?

Join us Thursday evening as we continue to demand justice for all victims of White Supremacist/Antiblack violence.

Step 325: Know how to find the right apartment

adulting:

From the ole inbox: A friend (or two) of mine and I wanna get our own place. Aside from cost (rent is TOO DAMN HIGH), what do we need to look out for or know?

An excellent question! Here we go:

Before you are ready to move: Make sure to keep an updated document of your current and past…

So helpful!! Thank you!

"Stop talking. Stop talking girl. Write what you have to say. Just like you used to when you wuz little and you got tired of people staring at you while you pushed words out of an unaccommodating mouth."

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Sonia Sanchez (via arianathepoet)

What an awesome woman. 

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