Syreeta - “I’m Goin’ Left”
The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.
You start with your economy. You build a viable, competitive economy where your money circulates eight to twelve times. You take that money and you move it to your second floor, your politicians. Don’t worry about voting. You don’t have to vote. People who have money, whether it’s organized crime or wealthy people, they don’t have to vote. You take your money from the first floor and you buy every politician on the second floor.
Message to Black America: It’s unlikely that the lawmakers or their agents will ever admit when they’re guilty of a crime. Just us. Message to Black America: It’s unreasonable to think that a syste…
1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)
these are so beautiful and so haunting and so fucked up
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)
An amazing series of portraits of Senegalese wrestlers. This form of wrestling, widely recognized as a martial art, is known as Laamb in Wolof and is Senegal’s national sport.
I know the police are racist in Ferguson, but didn’t know the stats…