Muhammad Ali: Exemplar to the World →
Muhammad Ali himself recalls an encounter with Jimmy, a young boy suffering from leukemia, who wanted to meet him before his epic fight with George Foreman in 1974. Before the boy left, Ali had a photograph taken of himself and Jimmy which he enlarged later and sent to the kid, with the inscription: “You’re going to beat cancer. I’m going to beat George. Love, Your friend, Muhammad Ali.” Two...
Dear self, I know we’re kind of unreasonably excited about Lunar New Year but I’m not sure that justifies buying twenty pairs of new chopsticks. BUT THEY HAVE SUCH PRETTY DESIGNS is not a good excuse.
I write what I have recently begun to call village literature, fiction that is...– ‘The Language Must Not Sweat’ | New Republic i love toni morrison… (via guerrillamamamedicine)
metapianycist: The Cost of Compliance is Unreasonable [contains rape triggers, abuse triggers] socialjusticemage: girljanitor: girljanitor: yesthattoo: not-allistic: yesthattoo: OP is a parent of an autistic girl, and this NEEDS TO BE VIRAL. NOW. For the sake of people with developmental or learning disabilities, it needs to be. And the article linked within the linked article...
cream cheese wontons… cream cheese wontons why are you so wonderful?
Why do white people think the fact that they had...
velocicrafter: darkjez: Don’t you know that makes you MORE suspect? Who you think was hired for slave patrols? Who you think was doin the lynching? Who you think wanted us excluded from unions? Who you think votes with their anti-black logic today? Stop playin yourself.
blackfoxx: themodernistwitch: I am having some Feelings about the dismissal of ‘identity politics’ by white academics and theorizers because there is a whole noxious undertone to most of the criticism I’ve seen that shits on people trying to assert themselves/ourselves as human in a world that doesn’t see them/us as such and dismisses their/our legitimate concerns as frivolous and divisive. ...
I'm just pissed off
d2fang: I spend most of my days biting my tongue because everyone around me is anti-welfare. And the worst part about this is, usually it’s after I’ve confided in them about my life, and how poor my family was when we were growing up. Like, these people lived in legitimate houses, and we grew up in a 1-bedroom, with four mattresses in a pile until it was time for us to go bed. And suddenly, for...
randomdragons asked: Did you hear the story about that little tapir from Nashville zoo's birth? One of the zookeepers had to give him CPR.
Imagine the white man telling you and me that Africa is a jungle, and everything...– The Roots of Savegery - Malcolm X (via knowledgeappliedispower)