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Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

(via black-culture)


“We have evolved into an underground network of guerrilla parenting and survivalist experts.” —Robert A. Pruitt

Meet Otabenga Jones & Associates, one of four commissioned artists for Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn. OJA is a Houston-based artist collective, founded in 2002 by artist and educator Otabenga Jones in collaboration with members Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. The group’s pedagogical mission takes a myriad of forms, including actions, writings, DJ sets, and installations. In scope, the organization’s mission is three-fold: to underscore the complications of black representation, to maintain and promote the core principles of the Black radical tradition, and (in the words of the late Russell Tyrone Jones) “teach the truth to the young black youth.”

Learn more about their #FunkGodJazzMedicine project here.


if you want to donate anything to put in our giveaway bags for Black girls please be in touch! We’ll need about 75 items. We are open to coupons (so if you have an online store or brick and mortar one in NYC or elsewhere please send along they love coupons!), other items…

the fall into autumn. i’d rather a slide, an ease, a coax, a canoodle, a pillow talk i can sip wine and murmur sweet things to. instead, the surprise, every time. open my eyes and early orange sky, a dip in the downwind, a tart finish on the tongue, a different fruit. and the melancholy. the ache of ending, the transition, the dim. pulling on the big girl pannies when i want to cry. the last swim. the return home. the knowing.


 Cabriales and Uduma both expressed their frustration with the “gay is the new black” rhetoric that some LGBTQ organizations have adopted.

“What if you’re both?” Cabriales asked.

When LGBTQ organizations try to equate racial oppression to oppression based on sexuality, they ignore and marginalize queer people of color. Cabriales and Ngo’s racial identities can’t be separated from their queerness, and yet in some spaces, they were made to feel like they should prioritize one over the other.

“Tokenizing happens a lot — fetishizing, exotification of black and brown bodies,” Cabriales said of predominantly white LGBTQ spaces. “It’s made very evident that we are different in queer spaces. It’s made very evident that either we are unwelcome or obsessed over in this weird ‘I want to hook up with a brown boy’ kind of way.”

(via latinosexuality)

Great piece about the context of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri.

i know now who i am when no one is watching. i am not so soft. all of my wounds are not visible. i am not all tender and green under the inside. i am wild flower. red sky and animal. fucks and fire and loud laugh.

Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers.
Margaret Atwood, “Homelanding” from Good Bones (via petrichour)

(via one-offs-from-slb79)