“I had a mass for Fred, and I was just shattered, I was devastated. And in the midst of this mass, I was trying to explain to our children, we had all the school children there, all 1,300, and I was trying to explain to them the importance of Fred. And I wasn’t getting through, at least I felt like I wasn’t getting through. And in the midst of my explanation, I just burst into tears. And the next thing I knew was here was one of our 8th grade boys. He jumped up and he said, “I am Fred Hampton.” And then a girl in the 6th grade, she jumps up and says, “I am Fred Hampton.” Another kid in first grade, “I’m Fred Hampton.” And before you knew it, the whole church, kids were all shouting, “I am Fred Hampton.” And wow, I just felt so wonderful, I felt like gee whiz, this death was not in vain at all because these kids are saying that they are willing to get up here and speak out for liberation, for first class citizenship.”—
I recently wrote an article called, “Harry Belafonte Was Right About Jay-Z.” The article went viral, generating a huge response from the Black community and beyond. Â A few readers were puzzled when…
"However, Kanye has time and time again demonstrated that he is displeased with the system solely based on the fact that he wants a seat at the table. His anger is steeped in envy rather than reform. And this is dangerous because we get away from transforming these hierarchical structures, to unknowingly reinforcing them…Kanye has an obsession with getting acceptance, but not the “colored” kind…Ultimately, he cares more about having a seat at the table with the same people he accuses of racism and classism, than bringing about change.”
“Racists will always call you a racist when you identify their racism. To love yourself now - is a form of racism. We are the only people who are criticized for loving ourselves. and white people think when you love yourself you hate them. No, when I love myself they become irrelevant to me.”—Dr. John Henrik Clarke (via sonofbaldwin)
Again, I think that live, Aretha Franklin owes this song, but Marvin created it and I saw him sing it live — it’s etched there in my mind and lifts away the hard moments making me smile! That’s religious enough for me and as good as a Gospel feeling ought to be. So it’s the Sunday Got the Spirit to Move Y’all selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace, love and cosmic spirit to y’all!
Your blog happens to be one of the dumbest blogs I've ever seen.
None of these people are attempting to copy someone such as Brandy.
Yes, she is talented but no she does not have anything that anyone would like to copy.
You should choose to reevaluate your Tumblr blog, doing this makes no sense, and is only disrespectful from yourself aswell as Brandy
No love lost and goodbye.
You’re hating on someone’s tumblr. You should reevaluate your life.
No love lost because I don’t really care about you <3
For Thanksgiving this year Indian Country Today Media Network spoke to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer to get a better understanding of what really happened 401 years ago at the first Thanksgiving, and what Wampanoags do today.
“But since the days of slavery, into the days of super-predators, and now the time of the Knockout Game, there has always been a strong need to believe that hordes of young black men will overrun the country in a fit of raping and pillaging. It’s how we justify ourselves. Information can’t compete with national myth.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2013 (via abagond)
“We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption.”—Pope Francis (via azspot)
Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny”, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff…
In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticising the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”.
He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills..
“But today as then, the great propertied interests and their agents commit the most ferocious crimes in the name of the whole people, and bluff and brow-beat them by lying propaganda.”—C.L.R James (via fuckyeahwritersquotesandwisdom)
[He] observed a large number of black youths whom he recognised as having come from a club a mile away. At the same time a horde of white youths came up the road from the direction of Moss Side. He spoke to them and ascertained they were from Withenshawe. The two groups met and joined. There was nothing in the manner of their meeting which in any way reflected a prearranged plan. There was a sudden shout and the mob stormed off in the direction of Moss Side police station.”
That my friends is the revolution. There is no highly educated party leading the backward masses. There is no outstanding leader whom the masses follow because of his great achievement in the past. There had been no prearranged plan. They met and joined, they shouted and they stormed off, (note this particularly) in the direction of Moss Side police station.
I haven’t the slightest doubt that the clash of race, caste and class did not retard but stimulated West Indian cricket. I am equally certain that in those years social and political passions, denied normal outlets, expressed themselves so fiercely in cricket (and other games) precisely…
“So how’s the Bible doing in our device-ridden time? It seems that if it’s seldom read, and not being handled as a book, it’s less likely to be believed. Which is one message of literary critics and outspoken atheists. It may be part of the drying up of deep reading and scholarship, of college majors in religious studies and the humanities. People need to train for good-paying jobs; they have no time to engage books, even “holy” ones. And yet the millennial purveyors of the Bible seem not to lament this loss. They simply recast their message, as they’ve always done. For a century, from Cecil B. DeMille and the Jeffrey-Hunter Jesus, to Martin Scorsese and Mel Gibson movies, to the VHS tape and the CD-ROM, the Bible’s multimedia reach has exploded, re-tribalizing itself in multifarious electronic forms.”—On the Social Authorship of The Bible (via azspot)