smh oh boy…can’t say I didn’t see this coming
3.8.2014. Comfort in consciousness.
"self proclaimed Kelly and Beyonce"
Sooooo, you want to be black without actually being black?
I really don’t know why they are so famous……
Or why everyone loves them…
omfg this motherfucker was going to be in one of my classes and i almost puked. they’re so antiblack and use that as a cute little quirk
i remember when they were using the phrase “hood jot@” which is like BUNCH OF FUCKING NO
I always say to people that Yosimar is anti-black and I just get glares. -___-
wooooooooowwwwwww yeah. they are so anti-black. At creating change Julio was throwing around the n-word. and saying that he can’t be with uneducated folks. it was fucked up
Doesn’t Yosimar also appropriate two-spirit identity in that oh too common chicano way? i heard about that.
Appropriate two-spirit identity in that oh too common chicano way? Ok that last part idk about. Why are you judging indigenous people on their indianess?
ok so Yosimar definitely has a lot of visibility as a performer and after 15 google pages all of which were to events, interviews, write ups etc I could not find anything about their indigeneity except for vague statements like “Indigenous Two-Spirit Poet from the mountains of Guerrero who grew up in San Jose” When a poet/artist etc is Native like it’s one of the few things that are almost always highlighted about them when they are written about or talked to but all I get is “Mexican Poet” “San Jose Poet”. For myself I don’t have Lenca listed on my personal tumblr but if you follow me on the reg you’ll see posts about it definitely.I’ve gotten too many gross questions lately so I’ve taken it off for now but that info IS on my art tumblr and it ALWAYS comes up in interviews, write ups, events for me so it’s really suspicious that after 15 pages I don’t know their tribal affiliation. the only info on the wikipedia page of theirs is “"Reyes was born on September 22, 1988 in Guerrero, Mexico. He migrated from Mexico with his family at the age of 3. He grew up in East San Jose in what he describes “a very stereotypical neighborhood, apartments everywhere"" or
"Guido, Gibran (2012). Navigating the abyss: a queer Chicano semiotics of love and loss (Master’s thesis). San Diego State University. "In their effort to honor ancient indigenous ways of knowing and being in the world, mestizo queer poets and practioners of living theory such as Omar González (2008, n.d.), Yosimar Reyes (2010), and the late Gil Cuadros (1994) have and are giving voice to an indigenous Chicano queer sensibility, some of which is not unlike the acknowledgement and reverence paid ancient native ways by Chicana/o groups of the past and present."" x
The wording of the Gibran makes me super suspicious. I’ve seen super vague things written about “reviving indigenous voices and aesthetic” and that’s super confusing to me? I want Yosimar to be more transparent because as of now I don’t know what Indigenous group/s he is from and the stuff written about him by ppl he’s close to such as Gibrian makes it sound super gross Chicano appropriation like above we hear he’s mestizo and he’s done poetry around aztlan. So I want the air cleared. ALSO he needs to answer to his anti-blackness. Also I think it’s ridiculous that they are using Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls and like twisting the title for one of their books. Also I don’t want another “oh academia latinxs are picking on me” bullshit deflection. YOU understand this language. I KNOW you do. Don’t use that shit and i’m not even in academia so yeah I need this honestly answered and not some dodge of accountability.
So wait. Are we now stealing hood feminism? This non black motherfucker is literally stealing something that has already been created by Black women?!?!??! Great. Go die I hate people
The funeral of Saji Darwish, 20 (see video) . He was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces, east of Ramallah on Monday evening.
Palestinian sources said that Israeli soldiers opened fire at Saji while he was between the villages of Beiten and Deir Debwan east of Ramallah, which killed him on the spot after being shot in the head.
Another 4 were killed at the same day : Hundreds attend funeral of judge killed by Israeli forces, Israeli airstrike kills 3 Palestinians in southern Gaza.
Every other day we say goodbye to new martyr , with flowers and sounds of joy that the person had given his/her life for a higher cause- for a land and its people, for freedom . With each goodbye , we have more hope and insets that occupation which uses extra violence will be over one day no matter what .
First kakapo chick hatches since 2011
Painstaking repairs to a crushed kakapo egg have paid dividends with the arrival of the first kakapo chick since 2011.
There had been concern Lisa One would not survive after the egg was last week found crushed, on the nest.
The chick, belonging to kakapo mother Lisa, hatched on Friday evening under the anxious gaze of the Kakapo Recovery team, on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.
Senior ranger Jo Ledington did an incredible job carefully repairing the egg with tape and glue, programme manager Deidre Vercoe Scott said.
"We only have five viable eggs on Whenua Hou and this one was the first laid. It was touch and go for a few days but with the special care and expertise of our team, the dedication has paid off," Ms Vercoe Scott said.
Lisa One is in an incubator on the island and receiving round-the-clock attention, including regular feeding, weighing and checks. It will be several weeks before it’s known which sex it is.
The other four eggs are also in incubator care and are expected to hatch at various stages during the next few weeks.
Lisa One’s arrival has increased the total population of the critically endangered New Zealand parrot to 125.
I break down into tears very VERY easily when I talk/hear about kakapos.
This makes me happy on a very deep level.
This deserves a rare parrot happy dance
Ok, so maybe it’s a Kakapo attempting an awkward unsuccessful mating with Mark Carwardine… but that can still be a kind of happy dance!
Okay that video was freaking hilarious, the way those two handled it was the best thing by far
|—||Booker T. Washington (via specialnights)|
States ranked according to the Human Development Index, 2012
atlasing:Similar map divided into quartiles
Full article (goes into great detail)
The biggest changes in rank between the 2013 report to 2011 report were
Belarus, rising 15 ranks to #50
Liechtenstein, falling 16 ranks to #24
The World average was a score of 0.694, ranking it at #103 under Turkmenistan and above Thailand were it a state
The most developed nations according to the HDI in 2013 were
- United States
- New Zealand
- Ireland (tied with Sweden)
- Sweden (tied with Ireland)
The least developed nations according to the HDI in 2013 were
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Burkina Faso
- Centreal African Republic
- Guinea (tied with Burundi)
- Burundi (tied with Guinea)
melanin is memory.
is the blue weight of the ocean. sewn into the red dusk of sky. living in the soil of your body.
it is alive.
leaping and sweeping you. against. into the sun.
your skin was the first astronaut. the first in space.
you touch. and talk. are intimate with the sun. everyday. and do not perish.
is the world. before this world.
before the word. slave.
during the word. slave.
after the word. slave.
it is the books. written into yourself.
wild math in the pads of your feet.
soft science in your hair.
language down your back. invention in your mouth.
melanin is why you are still alive after. the torching.
it is a second lung. the next heart. and the next heart. and the next.
a never ending. regenerative. breathing thing.
a ceremony of life. while you are asleep.
a cosmos. in conversation.
melanin is a wisdom that knew.
hate would be the anti-light come to devour. defile.
a wisdom that did not flinch.
a wisdom that is not bothered by such things.
melanin is memory.
the memory of life.
in your skin.
|—||nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)|
America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.
Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (see chart below). That percentage has risen fairly consistently over decades, all the way from 16 percent in 1970.
The second-largest category, immigration-related crimes, accounts for 10.6 percent of inmates. This means that people convicted of two broad categories of nonviolent crimes — drugs and immigration — make up over 60 percent of the U.S. prison population.
M.I.S.P Economy, Police & Penal Complex