Since exiting as a 7 year host/producer of Rise Up Radio on WBAI in 2013, I have co- founded an online radio station of my own. In a world where media representation of young people of color is grossly…
it’s not having a defeatist attitude to acknowledge that you’re being targeted and that an entire system of oppression has been built for you to fail. that would be like saying a fish that recognizes it is being intentionally kept from water is “playing victim”.
you being able to make it in spite of the obstacles set in place is not evidence that such a system is obsolete.
It’s hard to ask for help again but here I am. I’ve been in New Orleans since June 1st and have had no luck on the job front. Things have been difficult with limited resources and few friends and family in the immediate vicinity. I’ve decided to go to Houston and stay for a while to regroup but I need help getting back. I have to leave before the 5th to avoid having eviction/lease breaking penalties against me as per the property manager. If you can make any contribution, I would be beyond grateful as I know many of you have already done so much. I’m working on not feeling like a failure because I know this was a courageous attempt and sometimes steps back can mean huge steps forward. I need $200 to travel with my things from here to Houston. Either by car or bus. If you have other ways of helping, I’m open to those too. Any contribution you make or have made, I hope you know how sincerely grateful I am for it all. Love, Uche
“You think relationships are difficult? Try friendships. Try courting someone in order to convince them to join you in some nameless, shapeless Platonic complication — forever. Convince an adult stranger that you are worth a healthy slice of their limited time and energy without the prize of sex or romance.”—Laura Jayne Martin (via turquoisebeads)
requirements: 10 years experience in space station repair, masters degree in ancient serbian civilizations, unmatched knowledge of silkworm breeding, full understanding of teleportation mechanics and physics
“Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone who wants to read every word you write. Someone who wants hear every note of your favourite song, and watch every scene of your favourite movie. Someone wants to find every scar upon your body, and learn where each one came from. Someone who wants to know your favourite brand of toothpaste, and which quotes resonate deep inside your bones when you hear them. There is a difference between attraction and interest. Find the person who wants to learn every aspect of who you are, and hold onto them.”—Me (via stayy-for-tonight)
“As terms like womanism, intersectionality, and women of color enter the mainstream, it is important to remember that they do not exist in a vacuum. They were created by Black women to address the ways in which we feel excluded from mainstream feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins, Loretta Ross, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks are more than names to pluck convenient quotes from when it suits you. They are Black feminists, and they are part of a long tradition that can be traced back to Ida B. Wells-Barnett and beyond. So when your idea of feminism in 2013 harkens back to the racist, sexist rhetoric thrown at Wells-Barnett by Susan B. Anthony and Frances Willard, then what kind of movement are you trying to build? If your definition of feminism is rooted in Mammy myths, what can be built with you? Are you fighting for equality for all, or your right to be equal in oppressing Black women?”—Mikki Kendall (karnythia), "For Black Women, Everything is a Feminist Issue" (via so-treu)