“In addition to what was taking place, something was happening. And as is almost always the case, the site of exorcism of critical national issues was situated in the miasma of black life and inscribed on the bodies of black people.”
— Toni Morrison, “Friday on the Potomac,” in Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality, (1992).
• 14 July 2013 • 36 notes
“People forget ‘Experience Jill Scott 826+’ may be one of the greatest live albums ever recorded.”
• 11 July 2013 • 12 notes
what did i do on this day of july the 4th?
i woke up and sat on the toilet and began re-reading Spillers’ “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe…”………i then took a shower, began folding some laundry, but then realized that would be to recreate a probable activity of an “ancestor” from a previous July the 4th many years ago…….i resolved no household chores today…….so i wrote a loving note in a copy of Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum” I plan on gifting today (a late birthday gift that arrived in the mail finally. it actually has a copy of “Spunk” in it too! a two in one i’d rather keep for myself)…….another friend asked me what she should bring to my house for food……she asked the theme….. i told her the theme was thursday, kind of an antipatriot celebration……….she said she would bring chicken…….i smiled to the thought of fried chicken……i assumed it’d be fried, since she is black……..you could have assumed she was black too………ive never had a white person in my house…….and so on this “independence” day……i give thanks…….to the happenstance that no white people have ever been in my house…….but a lot of fried chicken has……..does this post make you uncomfortable and you don’t know why……
• 4 July 2013 • 11 notes
white people will see this as a challenge
Well you know, they’re a VERY motivated people.
Naw there are some asian people who gonna try this shit too.
^^… Don’t forget the non-black latin@s
• 4 July 2013 • 122,796 notes
I never knew I was a mass of wombs.
But that’s exactly what I am. And thats what I want brothers to (finally) stand up for: keeping my Black womb from joining together with other (assumed-to-be? Idk, nobody really asked…) Black wombs to form a throbbing mass, a teeming horde, a really too-big number of… tumblr followers?
I’m not sure. What did I do wrong again? Am I still being duped and fetishized without my knowledge?!?!
I will need anyone but a self-identified Black woman to tell me.
• 25 June 2013 • 17 notes
“let me stay out of it.”
— goodnight. there are drinks to be had.
• 25 June 2013 • 3 notes
Anonymous asked: what's playing in your ears right now?
i suppose im pretty late to the party, but i’ve been on Buika lately. i saw her live a few weeks ago here in chicago and she was spectacular. she is pretty much the truth.
gave Yeezus a listen through. i probably never need to return. (yeah, i said it).
kelly's album got me dreaming about another destiny child album. she held her own though on a few tracks.
today is about exploring india.arie's new project. im particularly drawn to her choices on “Strange Fruit”.
• 25 June 2013 • 1 note
amg909 asked: Hi, I came upon a google search of ligon's word(k)s. I'am a white rainbow - negra inside. can we exchange some thoughts?
hi! usually down to exchange thoughts. i’m confused though, are you asking my thoughts on a specific work? or Ligon in general?
• 24 June 2013
My favorite #PaulasBestDishes
- Back of the Bus Biscuits
- Kale and Kabbage Kasserole (KKK for short)
- Massa-roni and cheese
- Swing Low, Sweet Cherry Pie
- Seperate but Eclairs
- Eli Whitney’s cotton gin and juice
- I want my country back ribs
- Field Negro Greens with a light house negro vinaigrette
- Still I Rise yeast rolls
- Guess who’s not coming to dinner rolls
- You hear white folk talking you better hushpuppies
- We shall over crumb cake
- Carpetbagger Crabcakes
- Wade in the Watermelon
- Let Freedom Onion Ring
• 24 June 2013 • 2,854 notes
“People forget Lucy Pearl was on some next level shit.”
• 15 June 2013 • 16 notes
“Hello, my name is Ryan. I’m openly Black and I watch Frasier.”
• 12 June 2013 • 14 notes