If it’s 9-to-5 or shakin’ your ass.
Ain’t no shame, ladies do your thang.
Just make sure you ahead of the game.” —Emma Goldman
steps over her
puts on a suit
she stabbed herself.” —
the short knife, nayyirah waheed
in response to president obamas address on africa:
“I think part of what’s hampered advancement in Africa is that for many years we’ve made excuses about corruption or poor governance, that this was somehow the consequence of neo-colonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism – I’m not a big – I’m not a believer in excuses.
“The West and the United States has not been responsible for what’s happened to Zimbabwe’s economy over the last 15 or 20 years.”
i am heartbroken.
Robert F. Williams
Taken from a 1982 interview. For those who don’t know, Robert F. Williams was a Black revolutionary who called for armed self-defense just a few years before Malcolm X. Eventually, the FBI set out wanted posters to frame him and jail him, so he fled to Cuba.
This new show on NickMom called Take Me To Your Mother has the host setting out to ask lady parents about their greatest fears. She says hers are gout and that her kid won’t write thank-you cards.
Mine is that Mijo will have no one to make sure he has enough to eat, or has somewhere safe to sleep, or is clean and not sad all the time once we are gone. Or that he’ll be murdered by The Police.
- *walking past the police station on our way home*
- Mijo: Where are the pigs?
- Me: *chuckle, chuckle* Inside. The pigs are inside.
- Mijo: How about look inside.
- Me: See that sign? It says we're not authorized, babe. Anyways, I think the pigs are sleeping.
- Mijo: How about tell the pigs to wake up.
- Me: *really laughing now* We're trying, babe. We're trying.
It’s much, much better.
My grandmother grew up in this tiny village in Barbados, and she was the only kid in the village to have a cricket bat. She used to play with all the boys, but then they started stealing the bat every time she bought it out of the house and saying that she couldn’t play because girls shouldn’t play sport. So one day she invited them to come play cricket, then set fire to the bat and made them watch it burn, so none of them could play cricket anymore. She was 11.
LIKE A BOSS
Practically Perfect In Every Way.
I’m angry that Food Manufacturers charge you double extra to remove the poisonous things they shoudn’t have added in the first place.
The amount of money that could make or break my life right now is so heart-breakingly small.
Ingratiate thyself unto me now before I buy this winning PowerBall ticket. I’m leaving in 5.