With No Immediate Cause (notes to Ntozake)

In appreciation of the poem by the same namewith no immediate causeby Ntozake Shange I used dashes (—) to mark line breaks when quoting Ntozake Shange’s poem, so as not to be confused with her artistic use of slash marks.  The most useful piece of information I took from my intro to women’s and genderContinue reading “With No Immediate Cause (notes to Ntozake)”

30 november 2018

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece What is so comfortable about the middleThat so many choose to sit thereWhile the rest of the world dies on the marginsStarving on either side of a fenceAnd fluttering white flagsThat would tear under the weightOf all the blood strewn across the east and westOf theContinue reading “30 november 2018”

educate the masses

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece To teach toleranceRequires a level of tolerance I simply do not possessAnd compassion for the ignorantWho deem themselves not so violentBecause they only pay the company that makes the gunsAnd guns don’t kill people/People—men with pent up emotions from childhoodWomen who believe themselves exemptCowards hiding fromContinue reading “educate the masses”

Reading the Combahee River Statement pt. 1

This is a “Weekly Spotlight” feature piece The genesis of Contemporary Black Feminism We would like to affirm that we find our origins in the historical reality of Afro-American women’s continuous life-and-death struggle for survival and liberation … There is undeniably a personal genesis for Black Feminism, that is, the political realization that comes fromContinue reading “Reading the Combahee River Statement pt. 1”