Gregory Porter: A Lion In The Subway : NPR -
In the arts mecca of New York City, subway buskers are often overqualified. But they’re not usually world-class jazz singers with the lungs and charisma of old-school soul stars. Accompanied only by a pianist, Porter performs “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” on a vintage subway car in downtown Brooklyn.
Beautiful, mesmerizing, thoughtful, elegant music.
Really, we’re fighting because she raised me to never ever forget I was on parole, which means no black hoodies in wrong neighborhoods, no jogging at night, hands in plain sight at all times in public, no intimate relationships with white women, never driving over the speed limit or doing those rolling stops at stop signs, always speaking the king’s English in the presence of white folks, never being outperformed in school or in public by white students and most importantly, always remembering that no matter what, white folks will do anything to get you. Mama’s antidote to being born a black boy on parole in Central Mississippi is not for us to seek freedom; it’s to insist on excellence at all times. Mama takes it personal when she realizes that I realize she is wrong. There ain’t no antidote to life, I tell her. How free can you be if you really accept that white folks are the traffic cops of your life? Mama tells me that she is not talking about freedom. She says that she is talking about survival. — How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance (via panickyintheuk)
No words. Nothing to add…. No additions necessary.
A regiment of Black Women during World War II. The black women of the war were often referred to as “The Invisible Warriors.” These women’s spirit must have been made of steel; this was a solid generation of women. This is one of the generations, upon which all of us, sons and daughters, stand. You see these women’s jobs were made doubly hard: they were segregated by their race, and then again segregated by their genders, they were at the very bottom of the social scale, and they were not regarded for the brainpower and physical power that they clearly brought to the table during the war—the invisible warriors— But they gave their all, so that the world would remain free. These women believed that one day, they too, would taste the freedom, that they themselves ironically didn’t have, but were fighting to provide for other people. —lovesongforlucifer
(Source: positivityvibrations, via thebootydontlie)
Ni Santas, Ni Putas, Sólo Mujeres
Ciudad de Mexico
8 de Marzo, 1991
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Maybe a man who marries a woman should require a “Mrs.” prefix on his own name, to signify that he now belongs to his wife. And if he finds it ridiculous—well join the club.