Saturday, March 28, 2009
Alright, so I know it's been almost a month, an unacceptable hiatus for a blogger of such prolific nature as myself. Thus, over the next week I'm gonna hit you guys with a maelstrom of posts to make up for the slackage. Just been super stressed over the Truman Scholarship, British Poetry midterms, and too many gigs to count. I need a day off. This song brought a smile to my face so I figured I'd share it with you. An oldie but a goodie. Holla!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Alright, sports fans. So it's that time of year again. The College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Now that I'm no longer eligible to compete in BNV because of age, this slam is the one I look forward to all year...and it's on home turf. We're about to GITS all over the place. Oh boy. It's retribution time.
Monday, March 2, 2009
In the midst of studying for midterms here at my elit(ist)e institution, I got wind of this video from a close friend. That we are not having a much more open dialogue in this country about the truly insidious, undeniably extreme nature of police terror in this country is beyond troubling at this point. Diallo, Bell, Oscar Grant, and now an unnamed young Black woman in Seattle. I have always believed that police are little more than untrustworthy, violent reflections of a hegemonic nation-state obsessed with the control, destruction, and exploitation of Black and Brown peoples; this video is just further proof. Guess knowing your rights doesn't really make a difference in a country that was made by you but not for you. My prayers are with this young woman's family. Ase.