Down to organize for #troydavis #incaseofdeath email me. Iola.jmb@gmail
i tend to get quite emotional about these real life people that gave their lives for the struggle that still persists today. George Jackson, Huey P., Little bobby, Fred hanmpton, malcolm little, martin luther… they killed them because they wanted better for us…. when are we going to start honoring that?
“Who taught you to hate the color of your skin?
Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair?
Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips?
Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
Who taught you to hate your own kind?
Who taught you to hate the race that you belong to so much so that you don’t want to be around each other?”
- Malcolm X, 1962
I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world or I’m going change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. That’s our job, to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the ones, but let’s not be selfish and because we’re not going to change the world let’s not talk about how we should change it. I don’t know how to change it, but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody’s gon’ clean it up.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
The point of a blog is to blog… well that was my initial thoughts anyway, but sharing my self expression… my own words, thoughts, and feelings is one of the scariest things i can think of. I’m a guarded person, i can share facts, i can even share things that i feel the world needs to know, but it is VERY hard for me to share my own story. I am made in a different way i suppose. I want to shine light for everyone else to see, all while never letting it touch me…. which sounds as cheesy in my head as it does on paper…. but i digress, I don’t want to be the center of attention when it comes to this. I want this to be about you, we, us, and them… but never ever me. I want to make things as plain and honest as possible… so that the truth can be spread. I want us to know our worth, to think critically, to shake the indoctrination of our nation, and to right the wrongs of our ever building current and past. I want people to give a fuck. i NEED the world to change. I suppose… that…. in the grand scheme of things there are bigger issues, i suppose that i cant save the world by myself, and thats fine… because i fully expect both your help and the need to expand what i am doing and perhaps even focus on something that i have missed….
Jesus Mary and Joseph i shouldn’t write early…. i know this post jumped all over the place.
ironically in explaining this, i have somehow made it about me. fuck.
Everyone else i’m following are getting questions, and yet i am not…. color me frustrated I WANT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
‘Radical’ is a label that is always applied to people who are endeavoring to get freedom.
—Marcus Garvey, on revolution (via theinterlocutor)
When you’re older you’ll see, I think, that we all commit our crimes. The thing is not to lie about them — to try to understand what you have done, why you have done it. That way, you can begin to forgive yourself. That’s very important. If you don’t forgive yourself you’ll never be able to forgive anybody else and you’ll go on committing the same crimes forever.
—James Baldwin (via marniekunz)
Teenagers should be taught to be revolutionaries and put all energy into something useful. Great to see things like Power Shift and these new protests happening. :)
AMEN AND ASHE’
uh ohhh is teacher reblogging this? yes, i am. i’m the honey badger of public schools.
Magnificent. Rest in Power Fela!
Fela in performance (1971)