Chinua Achebe: Nigeria holds funeral for author →
People die, and THINGS FALL APART, but what one leaves can last forever.
"The First Couple’s Post-Racial Bootstraps Myth"... →
When the first lady addressed Bowie graduates last Friday, she summoned the likes of Dr. King, Thurgood Marshall and Fredrick Douglass to help weave a brief history of the school—founded in Maryland just as the Civil War was coming to an end. And yet, as she talked about a long tradition of black students’ hunger for education, she added that about 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation...
Sometimes I just want to take all the white people...
You have within you more love than you could ever understand.– Rumi (via theselittlewondersstillremain)
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via theselittlewondersstillremain)
In the ghetto we use sex as a sedative. It eases the pain of poverty…I...– Tracy Morgan
The Real 'Me Generation' →
This is an Op-ed piece in response to an article written in TIME Magazine about the Millennial generation. I’m a millennial, I read the article, and totally resented the fact that the TIME writer Joel Stein has pegged us the “The Me Me Me Generation.” Just shows how out of touch the Gen Xer is with my generation.The Op-ed response by Tyler Kingkade, a fellow millennial, reflects...
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is...– 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Pope: 'If Banks Fail It is A Tragedy, If People... →
So I’m not Catholic, but I like the new pope’s common sense approach. Some of my FAV Quotes: 1) “If we step outside of ourselves, we will find poverty.” 2) “Today, and it breaks my heart to say it, finding a homeless person who has died of cold, is not news. Today, the news is scandals, that is news, but the many children who don’t have food - that’s...
In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that...– Maya Angelou
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to...– Maya Angelou
Home is a refuge, not only from the world but a refuge from my worries, my...– Maya Angelou
Your sexiness don’t come from genetic coincidence of symmetry, your...– Terrence Howard
T.J. Holmes Opens Up On Ending His Relationship...
What happened to your relationship with BET? The network, they made a decision that they didn’t want the show to come back. That being the case, I don’t have anything else to do at that network. I was only there to do that show for the most part. So if they decide they don’t want the show on the air anymore, then there is no reason for that relationship to continue. So that relationship is over. ...
Obama in the crosshairs as Washington’s scandal... →
“That isn’t to say that the AP story isn’t newsworthy, but the AP story is getting breathless attention even in the wake of the Mother’s Day shooting in New Orleans, and just weeks after Congress refused to pass universal background checks for gun purchases.” #InterestingPerspective
The art of being Thelma Golden, director and chief... →
The truth is that what makes a scandal is not only the precipitating event but...– Zerlina Maxwell
'The Birth Of A Race' - The Great Black Epic That... →
So apparently black rage against D.W. Griffiths film “Birth of a Nation” was supposed to materialize into a cinematic response…but plagued with issues it never happened. Who knew? Can you imagine how a film like that would have changed the lives of black people everywhere? Read more to see how the dream was deferred.
So I am pretty sure there was an abundance of more shade, but this is all I managed to catch in the few minutes I was able to watch. Limited resources and time, but the Shad Gods smiled on me for 20 minutes and left me a gift: Phaedra:”You don`t know me from Adams`s house cat, you`re just an obsessed fan.” ”You owe me a back end for giving you a story.” Kenya:Mirror...
Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean.– Ryunosaka Satoro
When the Lights Shut Off: Kendrick Lamar and the... →
the-rachelkaadzighansah: I wrote about Kendrick Lamar and the 21st century blues of lower income, black America. The Los Angeles Review of Books, January 2013 Oh my GAH! So much depth. So many quotable moments. Damn. Good ass writing.
Of course, the grip of respectability is not at all new, and perhaps that is why...– Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
The battle between marginality versus acceptance has long attempted to put a...– Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
the New Negroes were roundly applauded by white publishers and patrons, who...– Hilton Als The Women
Now that Tupac is gone, we always hear about his expansive book collection, how...– Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
Los Angeles blacks are better paid than any others in the United States, but...– Guy Debord (written after the Watts Riots)
Niger ‘66, A Peace Corps Diary - Director: Judy Irola
OVER IT: Beyonce Not Perfect? 14 Signs The Singer... →
DISCLAIMER: I’m not a Bey hater or Stan. I just really like music and I think this article is hilarious. Yes I watched her doc and the Oprah interview. I find her to be very talented and an extremely hard worker…that still seems slightly dull personality-wise, even as she is attempting to reveal so much of herself. I feel like after nearly 3 hours of interviews and footage…I...
A Du Boisian Proposal for Persistently White... →
By Lisa Heldke But where racial diversity has been established in traditionally white schools it has not necessarily done much to challenge other aspects of racism, to develop whites’ understandings of their role in it, or identify an agenda for whites to challenge it. Thus, it is still possible for Black students entering newly-diversified white institutions to encounter something akin to what...