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Speaking on Natural Hair


When I think about a current personal protest; I think about my daughter’s hair.  I have kept her hair it’s natural texture purposefully.  I was concerned with maintaining her hair’s length and health.   426 more words

Major Jackson

Beyond the limits of myself, there is you, a wind-wave
of fading light on a square of cottage pane,
a final mix of golden prairie in my mind. 82 more words


Saul Williams

She stuck a bookmark in his heart and walked away. ― Saul Williams, She. (MTV Books; Original ed. edition June 1, 1999)


Alice Walker,

When I no longer have your heart
I will not request your body
your presence
or even your polite conversation.
I will go away to a far country… 41 more words



A little bit of a reprieve from the political mess that has encapsulated our country over the last two weeks would be easier if cinema, especially cinema of cultural importance, wasn’t inherently political. 570 more words

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Aracelis Girmay

& we cannot separate the roof from the heart
from the trees that were there, standing.
& so it is, when I say “night,”
it is your name I am calling, 19 more words


Module 3, Class 1: Rhythm: Holding People Together, Keeping People Apart

There is nowhere that the ambiguity of rhythm is more evident than through its role in communal identity-formation. It is used both as a tool of oppression, and as a tool of resistance. 599 more words