It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

Ida B. Wells thorough criticism of lynching in the South and her derailing of the excuses being given to justify southern whites murder of thousand of Black men, women and chidren is a must read. I advise you become knowledgeable of her articles A Red Record and Lynch Law, it is also notable that she wrote these aroud the same time of Booker T. Washington’s push for blacks to work with/for whites.

Ida B. Wells should be taught in history classes all over the country

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    *co-sign* (btw plz don’t excommunicate me from Our People but…I see a resemblance between her and MJ) She will...
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