Spring Never forget

    The calm,
    Cool face of the river
    Asked me for a kiss.

    "Suicide’s Note" by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

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    Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Erykah Badu on the cover of Blues & Soul Magazine Europe, 1996.

    The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
    Scott Wood (X)

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    Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

    Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at

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    Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

    Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

    Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at Here’s the link:

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    Look at my niece Tailore

    Omg I love stinkies(what I call babies)!!!!

    She fly


    from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)


    Long exposures photos of “Japan cherry blossoms” by Arixxx

    We often see photos of the fascinating and busy city life of Tokyo, however, sometimes it is good to slow down and show other parts of Japan. Photographer Arixxx focuses on taking pictures of nature and nighttime scenes in Hitachi.

    As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
    James Allen (via larmoyante)


    White privilege is being able to wear the Black Panthers logo. Apparently, Forever 21 thinks it’s cute to make a top with the Black Panthers logo and market it to white women as trendy and vintage. I guarantee a black person could not be caught dead wearing the Black Panther logo. They’d lock us up if we were lucky, and if we weren’t as lucky, they’d put a bullet in our head and the whole world would get one look at the top and decide we definitely had it coming.

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