LA Times published an article on the findings of the US Census saying “More children are at risk of going hungry in Los Angeles County than in any other county in the nation” And with such chilling statements, I couldn’t help but think about all the youth that choose to reclaim their voices. Obasi Davis is one.
There is no shame in our struggle!
“where is this progress you flaunt
like a new coat of ebony flesh
there is no happy ending
this line ends at 107 and Mac
where black and brown boys
reach the end of the line at the barrel of a Mac 11
where they paved concrete over our wandering souls
hardly a promised land
but ironically the land we were promised”
Quadron and Kendrick Lamar on the same track? Is this real life?
Actually, the more I play it, the more it grows on me.
Growing up I thought being girly meant showing skin and flirting with guys, wearing make-up at all hours of the day and acting stupid so that boys could do things for me. I can never be that, and for the first time I can understand that I should not conform to others definitions of what it is to identify as a female. One of the lessons I learned this year at CAL is that I’m not alone on this. I define what it is to be womyn for myself and damn, I’m smart and there is nothing un-girly about it. *there is also nothing wrong with not being girly* Asi me criraron, asi soy, y asi morire. ~~~
I found this note I’d written to myself looking through a pile of old papers from last year. Thought some people would identify/appreciate this. Shout out to reclaimingthelatinatag.tumblr.com and all the WOC struggling through (college) life.
oops, too real? sorry.
to privatize seeds is to privatize life
“A common myth used by Monsanto and the Biotechnology industry is that without genetic engineering, the world cannot be fed. However, while biotechnology is projected as increasing food production four times, small ecological farms have productivity hundreds of time higher than large industrial farms based on conventional farms.”
Why Genetic Engineering Will Not Feed The Hungry Or Save The Planet
Pa Mi Casa-Bebe
“que la llanura de mi tierra se juntan con el cielo/ y allí descanzo yo/ y busco mis recuerdo.”
“To me this picture symbolizes the journey that so many black men endure everyday of their lives as they face countless obstacles yet continue to pursue success with unwavering determination. It is cynical to ignore the fortitude and thirst for knowledge in these men’s eyes for an opportunity to knock/shade/read Morehouse. Rain can’t stop the House, & life’s obstacles won’t stop these men.”
frisco bay <3
Thank you Otis Redding.
A Letter To Yourself by Sage One & B- Dub
Where The Wind Blows
I’m a little less apathetic of the Gatsby sountrack cuz Quadron made it in the album!
and, Emele Sande’s version of Crazy in Love and Flo’s Bedroom Hymns gives me the [good] chills. The rest was meh.