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Smart Territorialities

As extractive democracies become reality, classic definitions of the State as ‘an entity holding a monopoly of power over a defined population in a set territory’ unravel, as do the revolutionary imaginaries rooted in them. 1,142 more words

gentrification x mental illness

I am feeling consumed. I know I am not supposed to allow things to consume me.

I hate this intersection; mental illness and race. It pulls at my soul. 1,067 more words



Bodega cat, also known as the store owner,

Recognizes my face, he watches me pace back and forth waiting

On my baconeggandcheese, in the bodega that’s… 68 more words


Black Residents Flee Chicago As Experts Say Chances For Success Diminish

The Windy City isn’t providing the opportunities longtime Black residents need to succeed, so they’re leaving in droves, according to experts.

See Also: Illinois’ Racially Tone Deaf Governor Claims He’s Done More For Blacks Than ‘Any Other Governor’ 327 more words


Hard Water in the City

These city streets done seen more blood than Aunt Flow
Is there a future for me in a place filled to the rim?
With stereotypes outliving them… 224 more words

Episode 8: Ooh Child (Things are going to get Easier)


On this episode my good friend Prentiss Mayo shares his testimony of being homeless and addicted on the streets of Oakland. We also talk about internet trolling, charging juveniles as adults and other hot button topics. 22 more words