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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living  (via zomiz)

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Colonization is an apparatus of violence. Decolonization is the fight to dismantle its apparatuses, its inner workings, its structures, its constitution and its effects. It is waging nonviolence rooted in our teachings and lifeways; it is radical action borne of love for all of our people and nations; it is, as Taiaiake Alfred has suggested, reclaiming ‘freedom from fear’.
"Against the Crisis" - by Jarrett Martineau (via decolonizingmedia)

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readabookson:

Assata: An Autobiography

https://anonfiles.com/file/eaf986adadf2d42a3b62f7e8398a614d

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

https://anonfiles.com/file/5b1934be8634087f8e372056cf989785

Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties

https://anonfiles.com/file/ef4bb931ed43264167c72ec9ee32abd5

Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930

https://anonfiles.com/file/60389e4b6da25a7b0159b97a4ef63bba

Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

https://anonfiles.com/file/da9cb2e9489ae1f2852f64d208effd27

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

https://anonfiles.com/file/a1164458082bdf97138f749ed678f305

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Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.
Dorothy E. Roberts, Fatal Intervention (via lamaracuya)

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Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.

[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.

Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)

I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. If he’s not about liberation, if he’s not about struggle, if he ain’t about building a strong Black family, if he ain’t about building a strong Black nation, then he ain’t about nothing." —Assata Shakur

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. If he’s not about liberation, if he’s not about struggle, if he ain’t about building a strong Black family, if he ain’t about building a strong Black nation, then he ain’t about nothing." 

—Assata Shakur

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