conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

from America is Not For Black People

if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder



dearsensatewitness:

From US-based artist Micah Bazant: 

When I was in Palestine, I learned about the saber – the prickly pear/nopal cactus originally from Mexico - as a symbol of indigenous resilience and resistance. The saber are/were used as natural fences. I saw them growing up again where Israeli bulldozers had flattened entire towns - they’d show a ghost map of where Palestinian homes had been. I believe the terror and apartheid of zionism will end and free Palestine will rise, just like the beautiful saber.

If you didn’t know, LGBTQ comrades in Palestine continue to call on allies around the world to take stand in solidarity with Palestinians and pressure Israel to Stop its aggression on Gazan civilians, End its Occupation of Palestinian Land and End its Apartheid regime.
Here are some infographics with context from Visualizing Palestine.



xchihab:

#nayyirahwaheed #poetry



explore-blog:

Happy World Book Day! (As if we need a special dayto love books, but let’s just go with it.) Celebrate with Maira Kalman’s illustrated wisdom. 

I saw Jefferson’s library at the LOC!! His books are split into three main categories: memory, reason, and imagination. 

Day drinkin’ at the lake

I decorated this one egg with sequins! Side note: chocolate peeps are cute but probably gross.


Gingerbread cookies!



Apple pie for Christmas Day