The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer
EXPERIENCE / MEMORIAS / TEJAS / WRITING

The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer

The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer by Maribel Hermosillo I was born and raised in San Antonio by migrant parents from Zacatecas, Mexico. Like many other children in this region, I grew up with the cultura of North Central Mexico but with tendencies of a Tejana. Essentially, this means I … Continue reading

“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
LADY POWER / MEMORIAS

“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

Zora Neale Hurston was a writer, poet and anthropologist. She was born on January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, but she spent her childhood years in Eatonville, Florida, an all black community where her father became the mayor. In her story, Their Eyes Are Watching God, a similar place is depicted where black folks can control their … Continue reading

Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’
CAPITALISM / COMMENTARY / MASS MEDIA / SOCIAL JUSTICE

Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’

…… during times of severe national crisis? (trigger warning: photos of natural disaster) Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005 “We looted a store because we had no food and we had to do something,” Wood told AFP outside their French Quarter hotel while waiting for a ride to nearby Baton Rouge.” “Post-Katrina Looters: The Hungry, The … Continue reading

Akala- the UK’s Anti-Colonialist Shakespearean Rapper
CAPITALISM / CULTURE / FILM / SOCIAL JUSTICE

Akala- the UK’s Anti-Colonialist Shakespearean Rapper

Akala, UK’s top underground rapper and political activist, freestyles over a ridiculous grime beat assuming the role of “Pompous Peterson”. Can we trade him for Chris Brown here in the States? Check out his recommended Black British History Month reading list : CHEIKH ANTA DIOP The African Origin Or Civilization Myth Or Reality? Civilization Or … Continue reading