1. 14:45 23rd Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from newmodelminority

    Prodding poor parents to get even more involved is really just a callous disregard for the fact that parental involvement–while ideal–is a luxury that not all families can afford.
    — Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC after Tennessee proposed a bill that would take money away from the state’s poorest families if their children fail to make the grade in school. (via msnbc)
  2. 14:00 22nd Apr 2014

    Notes: 8

    Reblogged from so-treu


    There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.”

  3. 12:42 18th Apr 2014

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from curate

    It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
  5. 19:30 15th Apr 2014

    Notes: 58

    Reblogged from so-treu


Donna Hightower


    Donna Hightower

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  6. 19:00

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    Reblogged from latinosexuality

    I don’t know what Paul Newman’s situation is, but I make sauce.

    Kelis, in the NYT having no time for the interviewer. (via glossylalia)

    Hearts in my eyes.

    Your ex-husband, the rapper Nas, put your wedding dress on his album cover. Why did he still have the dress?It’s not even the dress. The joke behind that is that it’s the slip to the petticoat to my dress. I think when I moved out I just left it. That’s all he had, poor thing.

    (via sexartandpolitics)

    (via latinosexuality)

    Read it all. So extremely excellent.

  7. 14:30

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    Reblogged from fuckyeahmarxismleninism


    How The Oligarchs Were Defeated ― Remembering The April 2002 Coup in Venezuela

    The Venezuelan people have marked the 12th anniversary of the right-wing military coup on April 11, 2002, that briefly ousted former President Hugo Chavez.

    In an historically unprecedented event, the coup was overturned within 48 hours by a mass uprising of the people and soldiers loyal to the Bolivarian revolution.

    This year’s anniversary occurs in the context of one of the most intense right-wing destabilisation campaigns since the dramatic days of 2002.

    There are parallels between then and now. In both cases, the old elites rebelled against government measures that sought to benefit the poor. While decrying repression and lack of democracy, in both instances, right-wing forces employed violence in order to remove a government by undemocratic means.

    But there are also key differences. The Bolivarian revolution today controls the state oil company and enjoys strong support within the military. Most importantly, it is based on greater organisation among the people.

  8. Nothing looks as good as “Who asked you?? I do what I want.” feels.
  9. 06:45

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    "Fifty years ago today the New York Times made Kitty Genovese the archetypical victim of urban apathy and violence. Now we know just how wrong they were."

  10. 07:09 14th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from streetetiquette

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