http://ethiopienne.com/post/95605650063/the-revolution-will-not-be-chopped-and-screwed

ethiopienne:

the revolution will not be chopped and screwed. there will be no forced engineering of words made to slip away from singers’ tongues at a rate that dances limply enough to sound like a lullaby. there will be only the staccato of heartbeats emboldened by new oxygen in our veins. the revolution will…

"For it is not the anger of Black women which is dripping down over this globe like a diseased liquid. It is not my anger that launches rockets, spends over sixty thousand dollars a second on missiles and other agents of war and death, pushes opera singers off rooftops, slaughters children in cities, stockpiles nerve gas and chemical bombs, sodomizes our daughters and our earth. It is not the anger of Black women which corrodes into blind, dehumanizing power, bent upon the annihilation of us all unless we meet it with what we have, our power to examine and to redefine the terms upon which we will live and work; our power to envision and to reconstruct, anger by painful anger, stone upon heavy stone, a future of pollinating difference and the earth to support our choices."

Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger” (via so-treu)

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"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster."

Notes From A Native Son, James Baldwin.  (via aminaabramovic)

(Source: the-library-and-step-on-it, via theblacksophisticate)

Warning’ by Langston Hughes

godgussie:

"Negroes,

Sweet and docile,

Meek, humble, and kind:

Beware the day

They change their mind.”

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"BLACK has become a beautiful color - not because it is loved, but because it is feared."

James Baldwin (via intellocgent)

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"

On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’

There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.

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And torn from Black Africa’s strand I came
To build a “homeland of the free.”

The free?

Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we’ve dreamed
And all the songs we’ve sung
And all the hopes we’ve held
And all the flags we’ve hung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay—
Except the dream that’s almost dead today.

O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

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Langston Hughes (via socialismartnature)

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x09:

ishyagrrrl:

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Yesterday I got a call from my sister Cheeraz Gormon in St. Louis who was standing with poet Elizabeth Vega. They wanted me to know that a few women had created, on lawns, in the streets, healing stations, a place where the youth could come and scream and cry and be held and heard in love. Mighty work.Dream Hampton

this made me cry.

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