"those guys aren't racist, they're just saying a... →
— Stephen Colbert
…, in one of those local ironies for which Baltimore is quietly famous, …– David Harvey, in a subordinate clause full of wry and loving regret. A brief quiet in Spaces of Hope, when the juggernaut stalls and you can hear his heart break a little bit. (via marxistsinspace)
Tragic Details About Census Worker Found Hanged →
catbus: notthatkindagay: William E. Sparkman Jr. was a 51-year-old single father who once battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma while he pursued his teaching degree, according to a March 2008 article profiling the London, Kentucky man. Sparkman worked two jobs while he earned his degree and was treated for cancer. Sparkman, a census bureau worker and substitute teacher was found dead Sunday, Sept....
Did ACORN Get Too Big for Its Own Good? →
“James O’Keefe, one of the two filmmakers, said he went after ACORN because it registers minorities likely to vote against Republicans: ‘Politicians are getting elected single-handedly due to this organization.’” This is really interesting..i mean, to what extent should these films be taken as “serious muckraking” considering the person responsible for them openly...
Digable Planets :: Dog It :: Blowout Comb Noticed...
"Brick City": Like "The Wire," but true →
I’ll be staying up past my bed time tonight to check this out, and to see if it is indeed “like The Wire,” and not just another feature length commercial for Corey Booker: the post-racial political phenomenon
Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Racial Divide →
“You see privileged white [gay] males in many situations trying to tell an underprivileged black single mother: My pain compared to your pain. That doesn’t connect” This article and thinking about these tensions (to the extent that they are real) inspired me to go back and re-read kenyon farrow’s provocative “Is Gay Marriage Anti-Black”
The Day the SWAT Team Came Crashing Through My... →
Berwyn Heights, MD mayor discusses his experiences being raided by PG County SWAT. “[M]y initial take was wrong: It was no accident but rather business as usual that brought the police to — and through — our front door. In the words of Prince George’s County Sheriff Michael Jackson, whose deputies carried out the assault, ‘the guys did what they were supposed to...
roberta flack:: go up mosses :: quiet fire let...
ACORN: Like Halliburton for poor people.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-13) →
Raekwon (46) Jay-Z (33) The Outsiders (25) The Smith Westerns (20) Grizzly Bear (17) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
poetic justice →
turns out it’s the two awful people who secretly videotaped ACORN housing workers who may face charges.
fair and lovely? globalizing whiteness. (thanks for the link, jason).
A popular tradition has it that at the end of the great age of Catholicism the...– CLR James, Grace C. Lee, & Pierre Chaulieu, Facing Reality (1958), p.64