Saturday, March 31, 2012

i love you

i love you in ways that could tear the heart asunder
that pull strings to painful stretches of tethering
that destabilize disciplined equilibrium


one that miraculously heals wounds
collected over decades
from beatings to a heart
that ratapans
a new sound of hope.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

What Justice for Trayvon Martin looks like..

It can only happen when we as a society lift the indictment of skin color, of all the institutionalized systems that have created and reinforced a pigmentrocracy*.

"When you judge a man because of the color of his skin, then you're committing a crime, because that's the worst kind of judgment...the Black man can't hide. When they start indicting us because of our color that means we're indicted BEFORE we're BORN, which is the worst kind of crime that can be committed." 

-Malcolm X's speech at the Ford Auditorium on February 14, 1965, otherwise known as the "After the Bombing"speech

Justice for Trayvon is beyond the arrest of George Zimmerman and a formal investigation into the Sanford police department. It is the societal consensus we will and HAVE to form to guarantee that no human, like the one below, will EVER be indicted for his or her skin color. Will you commit to ending indictment by skin color?

*There is a caste system in the US, it's called a racial caste system

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Best show of SXSW 2012


As the photo is testament to, I serendipitously ended up dead center, practically falling on the stage. The band was on a whole other level of inspired, passionate precision as they played Richie's golden oldies, in some cases remixed, and classic Commodores. Kenny Rogers made a surprise guest appearance to join Richie in a rendition of "Lady." All in all, it was a truly special show because it transformed, from the glossy emptiness of The Dream's set, to an unpretentious dance party---all night long! What also made it special was...that I got in free...and only heard about it hours before as I passed someone flyering for the show on 6th Street....

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