Blackness in Puerto Rico
im searching for sources on the history of race/Blackness in Puerto Rico, specifically political organizing, but will settle for ANYTHING. if you know of any legit books, essays, articles etc., hit me up!
some random thoughts with negrosunshine
- sometimes i get mad at myself for leaving the house without an audre lorde book to peruse in my down time. - i feel strongly one should not read Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection on the way to work. unless of course your job involves a college classroom, or space of black radical intellectualism. not that it should not be read… its just makes the day a bit more difficult to get...
a good date
we did this dinner thing where we thought we were real cool sitting proper and polite staring at the menu neither of us could read i could certainly locate the vino but neither you nor i could help in telling the difference between any and i stared hungry and waiting on a decision you tell me what your eating and maybe ill figure out what i want we did that dinner thing real cute and...
a one minute poem
we filled the air with hot funky sex and it was quite alrite with me
i got bags
folks ask about the bags under my eyes i romanticize and tell em its because i read all the time and perhaps, just maybe, thats not a lie but i also think it could be cuz times like these up real late trying to write a line which is actually just something to do to pass along some time while scattered is my mind thinking about him and him and them oscar sean and pigs (or to make the next...
Jared Sexton:: Ante-Anti-Blackness: Afterthoughts →
james-bliss: Hot off the presses! Jared Sexton’s contribution to the inaugural issue of the Cultural Studies Association’s online journal,Lateral. Also see the response from Christina Sharpe of Tufts University and author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects.
Nat Turner and Waka Flaka, or what happens to a...
despite my post college financial insecurities and the fact my three degrees in political science. art history. and african american studies (not listed in order of importance) are so abstract it qualifies me to work in pretty much nothing except the field of academia. i quit my non-academic full time job today and traded in my benefits to (in the romantic answer) sit in this coffee shop in the...
someone tell me this is not one of the coolest...
I will know the difference when I start seeing these policemen shoot white boys...– Toni Morrison on when she will know that America has made racial progress. (via sonofbaldwin)
Anonymous asked: are you religious?
for the flowers of not yet bloomed today i will write you soon
What do black people text about? (on popeyes,...
negrosunshine: what's too early for popeyes?
lifesdisciple: uhmmm, i mean whenever it opens, i believe is fair game.
negrosunshine: its 1030am, i dont want to walk across the street to find out its closed and im pulling on the doors like a fiend for the yard bird
lifesdisciple: no use in hiding the truth ya know? my guess would be 11, but i'd be down to petition for a popeyes bfast menu, chicken biscuit sandwich anyone?
negrosunshine: i just had the strangest dream that Prince Harry took me as a date to a royal "cookout," we sat at a table with Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz. And this was the way he came out to the world. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME!?
lifesdisciple: hahahahaha! i dunno, but i hope its foretelling something in the near future!
negrosunshine: fucking #royalty
lifesdisciple: on another note, have you seen this KONY 2012 documentary
negrosunshine: NO! I keep seeing mentions to it in the blog world. What is it?
lifesdisciple: watching it now. some white guy on a mission to stop Ugandan rebel group and child soldiers. I'm of course uneasy about watching it :( but i figured i should be in the know
negrosunshine: lol. ill check it out now
negrosunshine: i feel queasy six minutes in. white fascination with black suffering?
lifesdisciple: lol, suffering they are directly responsible for
negrosunshine: as if Katrina didnt happen, and there is not desolate poverty in the U.S.
lifesdisciple: yeah, i mean if they are saving children i cant be mad at that, but it still does not address the larger or actual problem. Kony is not the problem, i can tell you that much. Pat themselves on the back for the good deed and then continue on with their lives. "good deed"
negrosunshine: i cant watch this. it starts with a white woman giving birth. then we have to watch this little white boy try and figure out the problem. i cant. i turned it off.
lifesdisciple: lol. i dont blame you. empathy only comes by replacing the object with self. cant read suffering unless its their own.
negrosunshine: truth. but remember to place black in front. can't read Black suffering.
lifesdisciple: lol. always.
lifesdisciple: just wanna let you know it ends with his child saying "imma be like you dad. when i grow up. im gonna go to Africa." I CANNNNNNNOOOOTT. i need the mayans to be right about 2012. fuuuuuccckkkkk
lifesdisciple: where's my corkscrew?
…and then there’s those days when i want nothing more than to open a window and let the wind blow through my apartment while Miles Davis’ “Sketches of Spain” plays. i would sit atop my freshly made bed and read the poetry and prose of Sonia Sanchez. i close my laptop and put down my pen. in search of inspiration or perhaps just affirmation. its days like those i dream...
In Search of Community (50 minute free write)
It was getting deep into the night now and the conversation kept twisting in circles. Billie, vice-chair of the Black Student Union and proud Black lesbian, was walking around the circle of chairs as the group debated a course of action. They had been deliberating long enough now for her to open and close the windows at least three times in accordance to a comfortable temperature. She walked...
struggling to write is a frustrated place to be.
now he has me up in diasporic love dreams celia cruz singing