[Im not relocating for love Vol. 654388757]
Cousin: So, Chante. . .do you have a boyfriend.
Me: *continues playing Draw Something*
Cousin: *gets distracted by her kids*
Me: *tries to figure out how to draw "Ellen" settles for drawing "Elephant" *
Cousin: Auntie Mel, since Chante wont answer me--does she have a boyfriend?
Mom: Yeah. Tell them where he lives, Chante.
My Auntie: Oh, that's why she movin' to New York!
Me: Who's movin to New York? Are you movin to New York?
Auntie: No, you are.
Me: I never said that.
Auntie: . . .or goin to school out there?
Me: I never said that either.
Auntie: Where are you going?
Me: DC. They're 2 hrs apart.
[So I'm in church, right? | 5.21.12]
And Im playing my saxophone for the first time in literally months. And I missed her. Why have I waited for so long to play her? There’s so much to juggle. Smh. Thesis just sapped my attendance and dedication to music. I want to be a musician. And I am one. Its like after playing for 13 years I just want to revert. I’ve hit a plateau. I need new challenges. And I can create it for...
Cuba is a slam dunk. Everybody wants to know what’s going on in Cuba. And Fidel...– Henry Louis Gates Jr (Q&A with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
You ever see a blog thats really really whack but it was a good idea for a blog? Thats what I follow. I am in the process of a 3 month plan. Once completed, I will blow said terrible blog out of the water and claim the spoils for working class people of color in that general vicinity! Ugh I can’t stand this bourgeoisie broads bloggin…
The LatiNegr@s Project: Confieren en EEUU premio a... →
Confieren en EEUU premio a poeta cubana Nancy Morejón/ Award U.S. to Cuban poet Nancy Morejon 5 hours ago 0 notes source (in English below) La escritora y poeta cubana Nancy Morejón afirmó hoy estar sorprendida por el premio de la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos (Lasa) por la obra de la vida, recién otorgado en San Francisco, California. Me tomó por sorpresa, no lo esperaba, dijo a...
[Presentation on Negrismo | 5.16.12]
Thinking back… All of my greatest grades were in Africana Studies and orally presented. I make really dope slideshows. I once did a presentation on Nicolas Guillen and his work with Langston Hughes. I talked about the definition of Negrismo. When/where it originated. And its differences from Netgritude. I also talked about the prevalence of clave rhythms in his work. Where is that...
YoungGiftedBlaq: [Identity: Afracubmericana |... →
younggiftedblaq: I was about 13 when I learned that my grandfather was was Cuban. That that is why our last name is what it is. And that his estrangement from my father, and this family, seeped into even a negation of who we are. And I was 18 when my mother told me not to check “Latina” on my college application. “They’ll be looking for someone Hispanic & then you’ll show up.” This meant...
The majority of Latinos swear they aren’t black. Not sure what history they are...– Latinegro: Black, Brown, and a little Mestizo: (via lati-negros)
First stop: DC
ancestryinprogress: Looking forward to being in one of my original hometowns tomorrow. Ain’t nothing like Iverson mall snickerdoodles, shopping at PG plaza, walking around Eastover and eating UTZ chips. I cannot wait.
the bad dominicana: A little bit of what I am... →
dreaminginspanish: Luisa Hernández Angueira in “Across the Mona Strait: Dominican Boat Women in Puerto Rico” makes the argument that, “In Puerto Rico, migrant Dominican women differ from Puerto Rican women (a far more complex opposition than that of women to men) within a society stratified by class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Dominican women represent functions and characteristic that define...
[Master To-Do List Tab | 5.12.12]
As of today I am making a tab to log what I am doing and how much progress I am making on things. I want to do so many things with my summer (which started as of this morning). Idea cred: My friend Gregs blog. So this one is just for the next 3 months. And In September, from Washington, D.C. I will be making an entirely new list.
Black history is taught like this: you started off as a slave, then white people...– Crushing White Supremacy - Part 3: The Gullah Wars (via golden-crescent) Why education is about something, but definitely not about helping us realize our humanity. You gotta do that on your own time. (via daniellemertina)