Reclaiming Our Lineage: Organized Queer,... →
thespiritwas: I co-authored this piece for the New Queer Agenda with my sibling Che and the illustrious AJ Lewis. we actually wrote it a while back but because of publishing changes it was only published this May through Barnard College Center for Research on Women and I think they did a great job. the whole online e-book looks so good!
No More Prisons, No More Closets →
thespiritwas: this is a beautiful article by Toshio Meronek, editor of Critical Resistance newspaper The Abolitionist, about the relationship between queer & trans people, the prison industrial complex and the histories of prison abolitionist organizing.
Feminism should, by default, include trans women. I’d go so far as to say that,...– Why Cis Attendees of Reclaim the Night are Letting Trans Women Down (via slutgrrrlinternational)
Feeling for the Edge of your Imagination: finding... →
Dear friends, family, acquaintances and people with whom I share house party dance floors and supermarket lines, A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine attended a police lineup, pointed at someone, and sent them to jail or prison. Last night, a friend’s roommate called the cops about something…
How To Be A Reverse-Racist: An Actual Step by Step... →
blackgirldangerous: by A.D Song and Mia McKenzie White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate,…
About Intro 475 city hall photo with Sylvia... →
thespiritwas: thank you for the memory of Sylvia R. & Marsha J. I can tell you for sure, though, that Kady was a friend oh Marsha, and didnot vote against support for queer and trans street folk. Kady was a student & cab driver at the stonewall time, and often gave free lifts to…
‘Ain’t Is A Real Word’: The Rise Of The MelaNated... →
lumumbabandele: By Guest Contributor On June 5, 2012 · Members of the MelaNated Writers Collective. Courtesy: Kristina F. Robinson By Guest Contributor Kristina K. Robinson In the few years preceding my acceptance into a Master of…
If you speak in an angry way about what has happened to our people and what is...– Malcolm X, the ultimate truth teller (via ancestryinprogress)
Some moments from a very powerful “Rally and March Against Stop & Frisk in Brownsville and East New York.” Activists, organizers, residents, and allies marched to the NYPD’s 73rd, 75th, and PSA#2 precincts and spoke out against egregious police terror. Last year in Brownsville, almost 1/3rd of all residents were stopped and questioned by the cops, making the precinct the...
A Mother’s Outrage: Mother’s Day Rally and March in the Bronx
10 Facts Everyone Should Know About New York... →
fuckyeahfeminists: via ThinkProgress 1. In 2011, NYC officers made 685,724 stops as part of the “stop-and-frisk” policy. Of that group, 605,328 people were determined not to have engaged in any unlawful behavior. [NYCLU] 2. Only 5.37% of all stops in a recent five-year period…
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Issa Rae's gay joke in the newest episode of ABG
sapphrikah: was based on a lesbian coworker checking for her, HARD. And I’m sorry but, Issa, we “lesbitches” aren’t actually checkin’ for you. Ms. Issa Rae’s 2nd Problematic strike. She needs to cut it out!