So at the beginning of this week I came across the blog that listed my hometown of Orange, NJ as the worst of the worst cities in NJ. Naturally I was infuriated because not only was I tired of hearing the same tired stereotypes that stigmatize my community making it seem like a black hole […]Read more "Black Millennials, Let’s Fight for not Abandon Our Communities"
For the People. By the People. Power of the People. Black. Power. #BlackSpring — Rahiel Tesfamariam (@RahielT) April 30, 2015 If you haven’t heard it’s Black Spring is upon us emerging out of the Baltimore Uprising and an important part of the Black Lives Matter Movement. This is a reader with some of my favorite articles that came […]Read more "On the Wings of Black Spring: A Reader"
That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes. Langston Hughes It has been another trying week as a black man in the U.S. This morning the state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby filed charges against six Baltimore Police Officers. […]Read more "With Liberty and Justice for All [sic]"
So I know I am a day late with this post but the Schomburg archives ate me yesterday so yea but I am here now to talk about this truly extraordinary movie! Selma was all I expected and more. Director Ava DuVernay and the exceptional cast truly brought a humanity to the people during a crucial moment […]Read more "Selma"
So recently Oprah Winfrey made some very questionable comments while promoting the film Selma stating: What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, […]Read more "Why We Need to Change Our Concept of Leadership for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement"
I should have released a reader earlier but this week has been very hectic with jury duty and final classes and papers. I have included the links to some pictures that I saw on Facebook that are perfect descriptions of what is going on in the minds of many. Since I have been late to posting […]Read more "Article Reader for the Week of 12/08-12-12"
This weekend is an important one as it marks the deaths of two iconic figures in protest and revolution. Today (Dec 6, 2014) marks 53 years since the death Martinican psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon. Yesterday (Dec 5, 2014) marked the one year anniversary death of Nelson Mandela. Both of these figures have been instrumental […]Read more "Remembering Titans in Revolution: Fanon and Mandela"