who gives a shit?
brakhage: i used to be a person but now i’m a blog
ethiopianbutamerican: Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks. and folks ask why I’m wary of white money
Black folk look at white folk different elsewhere.
You know that moment when a black American realizes that race is laid out differently in other nations? I don’t know what it means to be Black British, Black Canadian, Jamaican. South African. Brazilian. Different dynamics, different histories, different people. The the one-drop principle here is so ingrained in our history, law, and culture. The division between white and black here is...
American Born Confused
thechickk: Do I want to “go back” to Africa or do I want to stay in America? A simple question seems to have more pros and cons than I expected. I mean. I’m a 4th or 5th generation “Black American.” My great great grandmother was light as can be. They say she was Native American and White. My great grandfather was a sharecropper and didn’t even dream of going to school. Where does this put me?...
Back home. Well, close enough.
My own bed. Sweet. Taking a shower.
I’m mad gawky. I wish my mannerisms were as subtle and nuanced as I like to think my writing is, but lets be real. You know when I am coming. It’s like I don’t know what else to do with my damn elbows. And it’s not like I’m a large guy- I’m average, about 5’ 11. But I move like I’m a seven-foot, bumbling bufoon. I also need a tape. After cutting...
Jeez…think I blew that one.
On this whole "Left Behind" evangelical Christian...
…I’m no expert, but sensationalist fear isn’t what fuels decipleship. The fear of the apocalypse and impending doom doesn’t really have much to do with salvation… Why am I writing this? The bullshit nonsense has been blasting in my aunt’s kitchen television for thirty minutes while I’m just trying to do my shit. I’m not down with the whole...
Up in the wee hours of the morning, and I find myself thinking, “Don’t dogs sleep?” These hours are made for only one thing. I need to go to bed.
Conscious Brother: "Shhh.. my brother don't talk, the incense burning!"
Me: "..." *Takes out Ipod and plays Boosie*
I have a terrible inferiority complex.
And I have a massive tendency to have terrible days, slumped in shame. I don’t like approaching people, because I am terribly shy, and I assume inferiority on the basis of age too often. So university is a bit strange- well, stepping into adulthood is strange. Don’t get it twisted, though. If anyone comes up to me, I can talk them up for hours. Charm them in a minute. I know how to...
Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the...– Warsan Shire (via daughterofthediaspora)
Mad Men, damn.
Wow. Peggy taking that next step. And you know it hit Draper the hardest when he went bitterly defensive. And in classic Don fashion, he ended the scene weeping. Don is going to feel happy in a month or so. Big ups to Peggs. Joan. Damn- got to point out that’s good writing, to trick the viewer like that. Very clever to pair it with Don’s flawless pitch, that grew more and more...
Seeing family has given my plenty to think about…the good and bad… Might be writing a good amount in the next few days…
But wait he actually did it right though
crazyinfinitus: Do you know who this is. This is that freddy nigga from iCarly. Carly friendzoned his ass hard. He was the biggest simp on tv. But do you know what he did. He saw it wasn’t going anywhere with carly so he dropped her and start fuckin her best friend. Then carly was jealous and wanted his dick too. Then he dropped the best friend now he single and both of him want his dick. This...