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A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books. Light an incense to this. #nigchampa #hrhw #theblackpoweredpodcast To monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com

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Why Ya'll Gagging Tho: Black Queer and Trans Origins of Club, House and Techno Ft. Deborah Conton
And disco and every other offshoot and derivative therein. Argue with my mom, who was there and could tell you. Black queer and trans people were forced to build space, shelter and sanctuary in the dancerie so we could all be free…follow us and Deborah Conton (@deeeebo_x)as she leads us through cultural memory, history, place and legacy. Part 2 coming soon!! Deborah Conton is an Atlanta native and Brooklyn resident actively involved in the club scene in Atlanta with many nights spent on the dancefloor, listening to Club Classics and House Music. She continues to create movement-based work for the Liberation of Black bodies. Her work led her to stage solo pieces for Movement Research (Judson Church), Performance Mix Festival, That's What She Said!, Sisterhood Summit, and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn via dance residency in 2020. She has also performed at Joe’s Pub and SummerStage, under the guidance of The Illustrious Blacks. She is part of a Brooklyn-based dance collective known as Afro Mosaic Soul. This collective threw events with Ian Friday and The Illustrious Blacks, known as Libation in New York City. She is also a part of the Dancing Black Bodies Project via Ladies of Hip Hop, which sheds light on Black Women in the club, Hip Hop, and other Black Social Dance movements. House Music was the catalyst that led her deeper into her spiritual practice. She is also a practitioner of Isese Lagba, a tradition based out of Nigeria and also an Ifà practitioner. This work has led her to do collective work under the moniker of Dee Spark Tarot and create an Oracle deck that expands outside of divination work and mentorship. She is also in the process of launching a Tarot Deck this upcoming Spring 2023. Venmo: @ deborah-conton PayPal and Zelle: Deborah.Conton@gmail.com Cashapp: @deesparktarot1 @deeeebo_x @deesparktarot - Divination and Spiritual work @afromosaicsoul - Dance collective I am a part of https://we.tl/t-hL0QKDgrUt - footage from House In The Park Atlanta, Labor Day 2021 https://we.tl/t-QNVduDIITn - Praise dancing at Adult Skate, MJQ https://we.tl/t-hhitJQn2XC - Ash Lauryn spinning at Public Records https://we.tl/t-A0o0azE3iq - (First photo: Club Shelter party with Chicago DJ, Ron Trent spinning, 3rd photo from the Frankie Knuckles exhibit in 2021, Kerri Chandler and Merlin Bobb - nightlife legends, and a 2nd photo from House In The Park, Atlanta). White Racist Backlash Against Black Music During Disco Era: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/19/disco-demolition-the-night-they-tried-to-crush-black-music Intro Music: BPTBH by Patience sings Outro Music : Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner
Feb 08, 2023
The Spiritual Experiences of Negros--Stolen: All "American" Music is Black Music Feat Patience Sings
Or alt title: Stealing Negros Spiritual Experiences. And I don't know how many times we have to say this. Even the existence of such a thing as "American" music is dubious. Black people created all genres of music in the US and despite the global influence and unabashed imitation of our Black American cultural art forms, we've profited the least from their reach and much propaganda persists: Black music is NOT the "soundtrack to America" nor did it arise from a blend of styles from a "multi-ethnic" population and when you say every genre has "Black roots", that's just an unnecessarily genteel way of saying that we created all genres of music in this country. Join us and the inimitable @patiencesings as we talk negro spirituals, the afropessimisms of prayer warriors and the merits of Black music made for and by Black people. Patience Sings is a vocal prominent creative certified Reiki practitioner and writer native to Washington, D.C; Ever learning Afro-futurist, an advocate for fat Black folx, a champion for Black and Brown Youth and a proponent for Black mental health and healing through grief. Patience is most recently recognized as the "Scat" of the Peace & Bodyroll Duo BOOMscat, and CEO of Mojuba, a rental space and artist collective in Silver Spring MD. Patience is currently most proud of her collaborative work as an inaugural Cultural Work fellow at the Highlander Center for Education and Research, and for BOOMscat’s contribution to The Black Sound Lab at Dartmouth College and their Black Covid Care project. Support their work: Venmo: @patiencesings Cashapp: $patiencestaysinging Paypal: PayPal.me/Patiencesings https://www.peerspace.com/pages/listings/6323998c616b05000fda8301?utm_medium=ios&_branch_match_id=647184576935628039&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXL0hNLSouSExO1UssKNDLyczL1ncvSHGNNAn2Ta5IAgA4Gn4%2FJgAAAA%3D%3D Intro Music: "Black People Tell Black History" by Patience! Outro Music: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner References: Helen Baylor Kurt Carr Richard Smallwood Maurette Brown Clark I'll Fly Away by Hezekiah Walker Goin Up Yonder by Walter Hawkins
Feb 06, 2023
Are US schools really desegregated if Black history is illegal? Feat. Liz Thompson
Day 3: Black People Tell Black History feat Liz Thompson. 69 Years after Brown v Board of Education and 59 years after 464,000 Black NYC public school students and teachers staged one of the largest protests in US history, led by Reverend Milton Galamison on Freedom Day, we are still questioning whether or not the US education system is still as racist and inequitable as ever (it is). Elizabeth (she/her) is a queer Creole-Ghanaian writer and educational equity researcher based in Washington, D.C. With over a decade of experience in student affairs, alumni relations, & development, Elizabeth’s background centers on engaging alumni from marginalized populations and the socio-historical impact of U.S. public school desegregation on Black students and educators. Elizabeth earned her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Hood College and George Washington University, respectively. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and an alumna of the Public Leadership Education Network, a national, nonpartisan organization that prepares college women and marginalized gender groups for leadership in the public policy arena. Elizabeth currently serves as editor of Politics and Advocacy at @mixedmag, an online multimedia magazine dedicated to promoting creatives of color and celebrating multiethnic & multicultural voices. Venmo - @baaba-mensima CashApp- $lizthom86 Intro Music: "Black People Tell Black History" by Patience Sings Outro Music: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner
Feb 03, 2023
Intersex People Be Clapping Cheeks Too feat. Saifa Wall
Day 2: Black People Tell Black History featuring the number one cheek-clapper-in-residence---activist, researcher and scholar Saifa Wall (@saifaemerges on IG) who is making Black history by highlighting the contributions, age old existence and movement building of Black intersex folks across the globe. Sean Saifa Wall (he/him/his) is a Black queer intersex activist and rising scholar. He is a Marie Skłowdoska-Curie fellow at the University of Huddersfield in England examining the erasure of intersex people from social policy in Ireland and England (intersexnew.co.uk). Saifa is also committed to racial equity and a radical vision of bodily autonomy for intersex folks. As co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project (intersexjusticeproject.org), a grassroots initiative by intersex people of color, he is determined to end harmful and invasive genital surgery on intersex children and advocate for affirming healthcare for all people with intersex variations. In addition to his activism, he is a trained somatic awareness practitioner and loving dad to his dog, Justice. Paypal: @seansaifa Venmo: @seansaifa-wall Cashapp: $saifaemerges Resources: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkLSDctNN8Z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://twitter.com/SeanSaifaWall/status/1564294344772919302?s=20&t=VjIpM9E5aXjkaIEMSU3nwg (Here is the article that accompanies this tweet: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-medicines-fixation-on-the-sex-binary-harms-intersex-people1/) https://www.instagram.com/tv/CVftA6uA6tO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/COLDuuTgb3b/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Intro Music: "Black People Tell Black History" by Patience Sings Outro Music: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner
Feb 02, 2023
Living in the Last Days of Antiblackness and Transphobia feat. J Mase III
Day 1: Black People Tell Black History with J Mase III (@jmaseiii) In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God but it was also likely Black and it certainly wasn't just cisgender and straight. I'm sleep tho, in Jesus Name. J Mase III is a Black/Trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle by way of Philly. As an educator, Mase has worked with community members in the US, UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA+ folks and racial justice in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities and restricted care facilities. He is founder of awQward, the first trans and queer people of color talent agency. J Mase is author of And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death as well as White Folks Be Trippin’: An Ethnography Through Poetry & Prose. He is head writer for the theatrical production Black Bois. He is co-director of the forthcoming documentary, the Black Trans Prayer Book and is finishing his latest solo work, Is Your God a Violent God? Finding a Theology for Survivors. This year he will be leading a series of workshops on Reparations Frameworks, called "All That DEI & Still No Reparations?" Find out more on IG & TikTok @jmaseiii and sign up for the mailing list on his site: www.jmaseiii.com How to support his work: My Cashapp is: $jmaseiii Venmo is : @JMase-Mase Intro music: "Black People Tell Black History" by Patience Sings Outro: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner Excerpt: Reverend Valerie Spencer at the 2010 TransFaith Summit, courtesy of Diamond Stylz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmqg_jxzCOA
Feb 01, 2023
What is Brown?: The Fear and Future of a Black Planet feat. Alan Pelaez(@Migrantscribble)
BIPOC, POC, NBPOC and other acronyms for Others...what are their origins and how do they inform a desire for and distance from Blackness across nation-states? Is the term POC a relic from slavery legislation in the US or a useful modifier that can unify the "global majority"? Leading up to Transgender Awareness Week we get deep into it all and mo' with our love and special guest, afroindígena poet, award winning author and artist Alan Pelaez (They/Them)! Support for this episode can go directly to Alan: Venmo--@migrantscribble Recommended Reading: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/03/30/295931070/the-journey-from-colored-to-minorities-to-people-of-color https://thegrio.com/2021/05/01/black-freedmen-tribal-struggle/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10714413.2021.1968235?scroll=top&needAccess=true#b0001 All things Alan: https://linktr.ee/MigrantScribble
Nov 11, 2021
You Can't Tax the Rich in an Oligarchy: Haiti, Afghanistan, Upper East Side Goddam
A longie but goodie just in time for the fall of US imperialist projects in Afghanistan...and autumn. TLDR: It’s giving very much hating on the not rich who did not understand the assignment of shutting the fuck up and running politicians their propers for re-election. A tax on vibes. If "Taliban" means "student" in Pashto--the US is the teacher. Have you ever asked yourself why tax reform is such a contentious issue and has been for decades? Have you ever stopped to think that politicking, grandstanding and "fashion diplomacy" is part of moderate, centrist Democrats' pandering to a more leftist, "progressive" voter base but without alienating their prioritized white voter base too much (think Nancy Pelosi kneeling in the kente cloth sash in 2020)? There's a slavery era explanation for that: The tobacco rice and indigo that our ancestors grew and produced were considered in Alexander Hamilton’s own words “which must be capital objects in treaties of commerce w foreign nations” and precipitated the events that led to this country’s independence in 1776 following the Revolutionary War. His more famous quote, though, "no taxation without representation" portends a more glaring contradiction: imagine being mad you have to pay taxes to enrich the British whose royal companies, militaries, fleets and slavers sold and transported the Indigenous Africans you enslaved and calling TAXATION slavery while actually enslaving people? Tax the rich is again policy sloganeering and is a liberal democratic/partisan rallying cry that can’t happen in good faith in an oligarchy that siphons all its resources to an already massive defense budget. Just earmark our reparations, will ya? Maybe the majority of folks who at least have some semblance of a revolutionary or radical politic aren't hating on rich people or Met Gala attendees or AOC herself, but instead recognizing that she and other politicians across the spectrum are sworn to serve a country that used the international slave trade between Britain and Spain to generate revenue to build a domestic manufacturing infrastructure to keep taxes lowered for their most invaluable taxable import--Black people and whose Central Intelligence Agency created the Taliban to wrest power from the USSR's puppet pro-soviet government during the Soviet Afghan War in 1979-1989 as part of plan to distort the public's view of the barbaric, warmongering, misogynist primitive backward United States to continue competing for oil and other natural resources in Central Asia, including the global heroin trade to finance the invasion of other countries, arm the genocide of their number one ally in the region (the Israeli Government. See Kamala Harris's comments on Israel)while pretending to care about "women's right's" and immigration while whipping Haitian immigrants at the border. That said, shirking accountability for their complicities in systems of oppression to remain elected isn't above any of their paygrades--even the politicians you like! Eyes On Haiti Oligarchy: https://haitiantimes.com/2021/07/16/haitians-can-no-longer-hide-behind-the-caste-system-killing-our-country/ US mass deportations of Haitian Immigrants: https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/elviadiaz/2021/09/20/border-patrol-using-whips-del-rio-round-up-haitian-immigrants/5789596001/ Recommended Reading: https://blackallianceforpeace.com/newsletter/afghanistannograveyard?fbclid=IwAR20EeWyNUk4MpwUubcXZ53usiqemg3Rl6u4ZkeSioLAO14DiY5A2E4KrRA https://blackallianceforpeace.com/afghanistan Tariq Ali: https://newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/debacle-in-afghanistan http://www.taxhistory.org/thp/readings.nsf/ArtWeb/4AF487C90CA14FB985256E000057B5EB?OpenDocument Global Heroin Trade Links to US presence in Afghanistan: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jan/09/how-the-heroin-trade-explains-the-us-uk-failure-in-afghanistan https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/files/84028515/FULL_TEXT.PDF AOC: https://www.dsausa.org/democratic-left/aoc/
Sep 22, 2021
The Negro Problem and Asian Hate: The Fight for White
This episode is dedicated to the memory and power of the victims of white domestic terrorism in Atlanta, the survivors and their families as well as the victims and survivors of all forms of sinophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-sex work and anti-Asian xenophobia/ US imperialist violence against Asian bodies happening all around the globe. If you would like to join us in a moment of silence, fast forward to the 1:54:28. This episode is also dedicated to Stacey Park Milbern, one of the creators of the disability justice movement. We also dedicate this episode to the Seattle Massage Parlor Outreach Project (MPOP). The transcript at 1:55:00 is from a livestream of a community vigil held in the victims' honor and in solidarity with Black and Indigenous sovereignty. Cash App: $mpopsea, Venmo: MPOP_SEA Recommended Reading: -Resisting State Violence by Dr. Joy James (Ericka reads an excerpt from that book in this episode) -Black Marxism by Cedric J. Robinson -Some Reasons For Chinese Exclusion: Meat v Rice, American Manhood Against Asiatic Coolieism (Author Unknown) -Essay on Japanese American Beauty Pageants and Minstrel Shows during political imprisonment by the FDR administration during WWII by Malia McAndrews: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/536560/summary -The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad -Search for articles on the history behind yellow peril movement and Richard Aoki, an FBI Informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party in the 60s -Note on Marxism: Engels' father owned a factory and Marx was white and didn’t understand that capitalism is always racialized like Cedric Robinson and Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore talk about - check the book out if you want, there are some goods in Marx’s Capital Illustrated by David Smith -Lisa Simpson and Samaria Rice Official Statement: https://www.wearyourvoicemag.com/official-statement-from-samaria-rice-mother-of-tamir-rice-lisa-simpson-mother-of-richard-risher-and-the-collective/ How to Support Samaria and Lisa: Cashapp-$SamariaRice Cashapp: $lisalee693 Support Tamir Rice Foundation/Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center in Cleveland, OH Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) Seattle Massage Parlor Outreach Project (MPOP) List of Black Owned Bookstores: https://nonamebooks.com/Bookstores Zora's Daughters Podcast: https://zorasdaughters.com/ Music by Benjamin Earl Turner-Apathy Happy Editors Note: Both Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel wore Blackface
Apr 08, 2021
Our Election System is Based on 5 Black Ppl Being Worth 3 white but the US is definitely a Democracy
I know because my fascist government that sends its CIA to destabilize other countries it criticizes for not being democracies in bloody coups that kill millions of innocents all over the world while waging genocide against Black people for over 3 centuries while begging me to send $3 to a white cis man in order to save the country from another white cis man told me so...even though we don't have a direct election method and I actually vote for another random person in my state to vote for me--not the president. See you November 4th (InshAllah). Crystal Mason--A Black femme put in jail for a vote that didn't count:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/20/crystal-mason-texas-upholds-sentence-voter-suppression -The Electoral College's Racist Origins: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/electoral-college-racist-origins/601918/ -Nigeria and the movement to ENDSARS and ENDSWAT by Yinka Adegoke: https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/africa/1925513/nigerias-endsars-protests-about-much-more-than-police-brutality/amp/ -No on Prop 22: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-11-02/prop-22-is-an-act-of-desperation-by-the-gig-economy-american-economic-liberties-project-video -No North Brooklyn Pipeline: https://www.saneenergy.org/nonbkpipeline -https://www.newsweek.com/just-36-percent-black-men-think-bidens-nominating-black-woman-vp-was-good-decision-1540670 https://www.vox.com/2020/8/18/21358913/19th-amendment-ratified-anniversary-women-suffrage-vote https://theconversation.com/whose-votes-count-the-least-in-the-electoral-college-74280 Russia: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/05/opinions/russian-democracy-is-a-farce-kasparov/index.html Chilean Revolution, the CIA and Chile, the Chicago Boys by Yvette Montoya: https://hiplatina.com/what-is-happening-in-chile-is-a-revolution-not-a-protest-or-a-riot/ Chile Scrapping Pinochet-Era Constitution: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/26/927859270/chile-celebrates-voters-decision-to-scrap-constitution-start-over?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR2VoLUTrl5zTl7VN4PzNvhI9e5GjMgX6HsHe7Wc13V-C01eqUHIma_7kDs Ice Cube: https://thegrio.com/2020/10/28/ice-cube-explains-why-he-blew-off-call-with-kamala-harris/?fbclid=IwAR3RI2tU6ZJI6iWWfWkTuWdkaI__SevGbQVNXZdaHLcC-qE8DSsuboloMYE The Right to Vote and the Constitution: https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/the-right-to-vote-is-not-in-the-constitution-144531 NYPD Officers Blast “Trump 2020” over Loudspeaker in Brooklyn: https://www.newsweek.com/nypd-officers-blare-trump-2020-using-patrol-car-speakers-violation-code-1541965?fbclid=IwAR0mYk4YgF_BK0dO-xW3HqFhzanhBBwBsg7CsJrNMLXc_DW-4KXAtLhGD-U Voter Suppression:https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/kavanaugh-wisconsin-bush-gore/ US Ice Officers Torture Cameroonian Asylum Seekers: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/us-ice-officers-allegedly-used-torture-to-make-africans-sign-own-deportation-orders?fbclid=IwAR24s4e-uGD9LEWfeNEtPWIbs7jPtPtOLKBc_MMkusT8ahkMxwIox-ROkC4 -Joseph Buckley: Why the South Must Prevail: https://adamgomez.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/whythesouthmustprevail-1957.pdf -More on Electoral College: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/24/election-2020-what-electoral-college-who-picks-president/3734507001/ -https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/full-text From the Mouth of Abes (Lincoln): https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln3/1:20.1?rgn=div2;view=fulltext https://www.npr.org/2020/10/29/927878184/the-13-races-that-will-determine-senate-majority?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR2CwahUNLlmPyKqE5DOrb0OlheJYHM7Dv-EtSMMEMHsoUftBYncpav3QLw Povalikhino: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54338785 Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner To monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com
Nov 03, 2020
White Ppl Can't Get Cancelled: The Bezos You Know; The Hankinsons, Cosgroves and Mattinglys You Dont
And the Epsteins, the Michael Wolls, the Roger Stones, the Alexander Hamiltons, the David Starkeys, the Stephen Millers, the William Barrs, the Joe Biden's, the Tucker Carlsons, the Reed Hastings, Benjamin Netanyahus, Winston Churchills, FDRs, your non-profit executive director, maybe your partner, maybe you. There are so many names of white cis men who commit murder, spew anti-Black racism with impunity, collude with a white supremacist state to leverage the anti blackness inherent in our institutions--keeping Black people from access to capital that belongs to us in a country that we built, but also rendering the violence that happens to us invisible when these same white cis men RARELY lose their jobs (like being the President of this country) or face even the slightest consequences for the most egregious offenses from "white collar" crimes, environmental degradation and genocide. Black has somehow become synonymous with "crime", our deaths ruled "accidental" "misunderstandings" up for debate--after all, when a white person says or does something racist, they get a pre-written apology, a vacation, it's said they need a racial and social justice workshop, to read white fragility written by a fragile white person, all while keeping their same level of privilege, power and financial standing. Meanwhile, Black people meet the ultimate, permanent cancellation for far less. It's about time we "Say their names"...before they say ours. Can you name white people who have caused harm? Or do you only have the names of those who experienced it? Breonna Taylor: https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/fired-lmpd-detective-told-to-relax-before-raid-on-breonna-taylor-s-home-colleague-says/article_d5ed15c4-c23b-11ea-bc8a-c75a4606a8f7.html Highly Recommended Reading: Alex Acosta x Jeffrey Epstein: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html White Celebs Blackface: https://www.thewrap.com/stars-blackface-blunders-ted-danson-kylie-jenner-jimmy-fallon/ White and Rich While the World Gets Sick: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/15/891318651/its-nice-to-be-rich-big-banks-are-raking-in-profits-in-the-stock-market?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR0VTC1tXitYtnRkkNo81YPFsSysqfSVCpCq0GmjHE4G11JI4mrZYKxCImo 87 Protestors Charged for Protesting Breonna Taylor's Murder, but Not 1 Officer who Committed the Murder has been: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/87-arrested-outside-kentucky-ags-house-during-breonna-taylor-protest/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm&fbclid=IwAR2KaMFkFgblERtfZI8Cz1nzef1RX9jDLFrNbKG6R_ZX8VLI70UPe_LEudM#app Tucker Carlson Goes on Vacation like Most Anti-Black White People Do: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/media/tucker-carlson-ex-staffer-posts/index.html https://www.propublica.org/article/a-teenager-didnt-do-her-online-schoolwork-so-a-judge-sent-her-to-juvenile-detention?fbclid=IwAR2_KCu_MFLqwhOPUF_Xl6ejna5Ri6fM5CJn7RgOx_F6Gr4YEpYywukxJjg https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jul/02/david-starkey-widely-criticised-for-saying-slavery-was-not-genocide?fbclid=IwAR10qN6lg3Jsy1OfTIGidU9Ku3y4eGTo_nK2eCKvQ1BPYcFi1CxysrLKreg Latinidad: https://remezcla.com/features/culture/when-it-comes-to-latinidad-who-is-included-and-who-isnt/ Hamilton: Follow @comiteboricua on IG to learn more about Luis A. Miranda, Lin Manuel Miranda’s father, and the continued destabilization of PR White cis man financial crimes: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/21/business/hoffenberg-confesses-to-ponzi-scheme.html Netflix countering Monique’s ongoing discrimination lawsuit against them: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/thr-esq/netflix-blasts-moniques-retaliation-claim-as-nonsensical-discrimination-dispute-1269315 Frank Wills/Watergate: https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/black-watergate-hero-still-gets-no-respect/article_19c3cb2f-3552-591b-9b96-bdfce7bfb325.html Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner
Jul 16, 2020
When the Chickens Come Home to Roost They Will Be Seasoned
There is a genocide against Black people in the United States happening now and white people are intentionally killing us while other white people, incentivized by our deaths, write FB statuses. Black skin in white masks beg for forgiveness on white ppl's behalf, rationalize their terror as some fault of our own and do the bidding of the police state and the mainstream white corporate celebrities that support them. Black trans women and femmes still comprise some of the highest deaths in this country but their deaths at the hands of the state and its agents go unnoticed--erasure as a tool of the oppressor. Content Warning: Police brutality, violence, death, racism, transphobia, misogynoir, homophobia, housing insecurity, wage and labor exploitation, white peopling. Referenced Reading: Nina Pop, 2020: https://www.advocate.com/crime/2020/5/06/trans-woman-nina-pop-stabbed-death-missouri Tony McDade, 2020: https://www.out.com/news/2020/5/29/tony-mcdade-black-trans-man-killed-police-florida Shantel Davis, 2012: http://m.amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/jun/29/family-and-friends-remember-shantel-davis-demand-j/ Breonna Taylor, 2020: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/5272499002 Charleena Lyles, 2017: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pregnant-seattle-mother-killed-seattle-cops-shot-7-times-article-1.3457822?fbclid=IwAR1j_OiXdzhO1miBQDN41_FQlx438zWeMFEFAtgf8WsOyOJrgWHXdOgQpMY Sgt Tess Deterding, Rancho Cordova PD: https://www.ranchocordovapd.com/Home/Components/News/News/4044/2312 Derek Chauvin: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/28/us-police-officers-fired-rehired-why?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0YPi18XV5Ru5ZdXs32_I5PHTf3B3OEnxe9V7Yh7BUoOF99MDZia7d0tLA Cancel Rent Now: Stop the Landlord Bailout Bill A10522/S08419- https://flatbushpower.org/resources/2/ White Agent Provocateurs infiltrating Minneapolis protests: https://mobile.twitter.com/GypsyEyedBeauty/status/1266162964727562240 Black(ish) Agent Provocateur/Stop asking people “what he do”: https://www.thedailybeast.com/shaun-king-keeps-raising-money-and-questions-about-where-it-goes-3?fbclid=IwAR16V1OFbHTHHm02YnLzrI-toWubTpuzQm7aAvmfj4Uo7iPX7gg55xdpUqs White Riot: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/27/what-a-white-supremacist-coup-looks-like?utm_campaign=falcon&utm_brand=tny&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social&mbid=social_facebook&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3bMVZ1YEqccoi6a_AQhYtddxiU3ChSYH_KZIbQR9U4zLy7plY4kmTdbCg Joe Biden: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-allegations-women-2020-campaign-2019-6%3famp Politicians Insider trading: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/justice-department-drops-insider-trading-probes-three-senators-n1215196?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR3BIdp2UzwgkO8V9lRYnOIM9eWuLDwAoAQtePDPinPIHKsztXtrIkPZSxc Markia Nelson: https://racebaitr.com/2019/07/24/free-markia-nelson-taking-back-what-capitalism-stole-is-not-wrong/ Amy Klobuchar (edit: Derek Chauvin’s 2006 case wasnt heard until after she took office but look up Myon Burrell’s case she oversaw: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/klobuchar-minneapolis-george-floyd.amp.html) Elizabeth Shirey: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.essence.com/amp/news/south-carolina-woman-charged-skhylur-davis-assault/ On Eviscerating Model Minority Myth and NBPOC Complicity: https://www.liberatedtogether.com/blog/eviscerate?fbclid=IwAR3yLaVwy29rvKc_4_2lSCSGrn-7SCVzd_LMomu-iC1md1RMB_mjTUPizD0 Minnesota Ranked 2nd Worst for Racial Equity in US in 2017: https://www.google.com/amp/s/minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/08/22/minnesota-racial-inequality/amp/ http://www.citypages.com/news/minnesota-still-has-some-of-the-worst-racial-disparities-in-the-nation/504390741 Christian Cooper*(not Christopher as I inadvertently referred to them): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/nyregion/amy-cooper-christian-central-park-video.html Love to All Black People, Everywhere Music: Apathy Happy Benjamin Earl Turner
May 29, 2020
30 Days A Slav--Essential: Disposable Tomorrow.
It's business as usual in AmeriKKKa...a state of emergency has been declared in New York State yet rent is still due all the same. Black people still comprise the highest number of deaths from COVID 19 across the nation and our enemies couldn't be more visible. Dr. Armen Henderson, a black doctor in Miami was handcuffed by police for no reason while administering COVID 19 tests for the unhoused. Essential workers are making less money than ppl receiving unemployment. The rich get richer and the senators still sell stocks before impending market crashes and buy stock in teleconferencing companies, too. Being essential is not a prize when you're disposable tomorrow. Some people got shelter and places, and some people got million dollar stimulus checks. But Gavin Newsome is great tho, right? Highly Recommended Reading https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/all-but-three-people-who-died-from-covid-19-in-st-louis-were-black-2020-4%3famp https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-millionaires-wealthy-tax-break-loophole-a9466476.html?fbclid=IwAR3ijwPs712zS3Vos0RTDCKVmLFy9sm7CrbF367ZAktD4c2HxLMsc2FPdC0 https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-data-reveals-blacks-are-dying-in-15205002.php?utm_campaign=CMS+Sharing+Tools+%28Desktop%29&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR3hhboaKXbdeQwJVxmsN6IfMBFhgiFzljQ4hIx_y1hF4P2Fdf_QzFIuw7E https://aeon.co/ideas/land-and-the-roots-of-african-american-poverty https://www.google.com/amp/s/ny.curbed.com/platform/amp/2020/3/27/21195216/new-york-rent-freeze-legislation-coronavirus-covid-19 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/us/armen-henderson-arrested-homeless-coronavirus-testing.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0yauIdP7WdDCGfqRxoIcpQ9-rHWBNco1aDi3KpXAJdZNJNU6uKuSAsiNc https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaharziv/2020/04/14/why-are-rich-americans-getting-17-million-stimulus-checks/?fbclid=IwAR14MNRkAY5etW8P9MuJAASE11YnGol25y6AiOXDqVnTaOTasKXPvgm36vE#5d701cf665b4 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8216965/McDonalds-China-bans-black-people-entering-fears-coronavirus.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR3eoxMMHTIw_Jj3ELQFSLpy-tFBEq5Sm9fGFarGPOc9LuxEiLr6X6hvQxk https://www.colorlines.com/articles/uspss-largely-black-and-female-workforce-rallies-save-jobs?fbclid=IwAR16zqUo3pRIK_eeRXhTlF3S_bmzLqVm0GKnoV_VmGYSCxRdDFy0n27sWJM https://www.theroot.com/in-coronavirus-economy-somehow-trumps-friends-keep-get-1842734509?fbclid=IwAR3Vfo6MQjBFJj1G37rlivlNrknoCUWYVTf-uRJmoaa03JtoQYOu95-UNsU https://www.theroot.com/we-figured-out-why-coronavirus-is-killing-black-people-1842774532?fbclid=IwAR3wisRyvlpOkYmKKrhmAyBfc-_VpfUF6CLJLbwmTTaocBXAzTOdcR1LylU https://www.theroot.com/report-black-people-are-contracting-and-dying-of-coron-1842679305?utm_campaign=The+Root&utm_content=1586025005&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3LZqEPa8Gybyfrq_yegPfGxTkpcjfM1yJzdSb89jw_elTpX4MUQKOeuQ0 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR3RrV3rA9-h0Imc38SwO9AL7KqkhaQnsqTTMYTG2Rb2w0MOZLnNVLvYehQ https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/23/news/companies/walmart-ceo-pay/index.html https://www.npr.org/2020/04/16/835343965/-a-perfect-storm-extremists-look-for-ways-to-exploit-coronavirus-pandemic?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1ExBtQkpZ4gwEp9P2utwn1hF-uma8LdDLCmlO-Jm16sSH8LbcfxPXCFGk Support: Fatima Jamal's Indiegogo Film Fund: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-fats-no-femmes#/ Pleasure Chest Employee Resource Fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/tpc-employee-fundraiser?utm_source=New+York&utm_campaign=aa6a32816a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_05_03_31_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bc62c5da73-aa6a32816a-119703545 Gender 101 and Racial and Social Justice Webinars available here: https://erickahart.podia.com/ Music by Benjamin Earl Turner: Apathy Happy
Apr 17, 2020
Washing Our Hands of White Supremacy: Coronavirus and all the Other Pandemics #Suspend Rent Now!
Suspend Rent Now. Tweet, call your state and local elected officials, send them letters, sign existing petitions like this one or create your own: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/reclaim-our-homes-rent-suspension-now?source=facebook&&fbclid=IwAR0k822tpVxcZCieQlNpvMYuyV2ZDHYYsXAuolABqMjKT5SceD6VTBuTj5w. I know we are all asking ourselves, "how long do we have to live like this?" in regard to shelter in place or social distancing guidelines but when it comes to racial violence and white supremacist rhetoric, we also must ask ourselves--how long do we have to live like this? The promise of a new world, of "coming together" starts with an interrogation and rejection of mass marginalization under global capitalism and how we got here, to a pandemic that costs human lives. Until then, make sure to Buy Black. Voice Credit for Intro: Tasha Lott. Highly Recommended Reading and Resources: COVID-19: Black Girl Majik Wellness InitiativE: https://medium.com/black-girl-magik/covid-19-black-girl-magik-wellness-initiative-73e01198418d Racial and Social Justice Webinar 3/31: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kjb5lUV7T0GpW4JqXmqhzQ Marsha P. Johnson Collective Solidarity Webinar 3/26: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-6rpzkiJDEZZUW0kg3jtgRMTPlYPw Sex Ed Talks for Families and Kids w/ Dr. Tracie Gilbert @thembianaiya--follow her on Instagram for more info! List of Black Owned Businesses to Support for Toilet Paper, Household Goods and Supplies: https://whereyoucamefrom.biz/article/black-owned-toilet-paper-mouthwash-and-laundry-detergent-brands.html?fbclid=IwAR2LhReKvjx0oiUMUGbMa8X8onbmFzIOB4GMY1YQxpyQQLjaWn753VZ1wLU Covid-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians: https://ciyja.org/covid19/?fbclid=IwAR1EyvSLokfdjKVpttwOpM_bvV1ugQ96_ObIEL9zqpTMMLyllt2gaDVeG2c Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/formResponse Vocal NYC Safe Needle and Syringe Access for HRT: http://www.vocal-ny.org/syringe-access/?fbclid=IwAR0y7FIWx2z7kf-H_rB6OFB4Q5clk3l0WDFclWN4gO34lFPRdpVPvQRfPiU Local 10 ILWU Union RE: Grand Princess: https://m.mixcloud.com/HardKnockRadio/hkr-intv-w-trent-willis-covid-19-danger-at-the-port-and-west-oakland/?fbclid=IwAR3xPujK2j9X7hsEpZxT5EdSyROzzIpWxbU_EMKPMXifIYE4bsIZHt0CZeM https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/upshot/coronavirus-sick-days-service-workers.html?fbclid=IwAR2oFkmKBTHwfMyChZNYL2sx68yFodvI3WH2hcVPaKAhnuygHLXf9eXQQwI https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/14/duncan-socrates-lemp-maryland-shot-police-officer?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0Q8ZnJvBazkaBAK0YM9QaimBDegP-Qu4Hpsm6tmgo1dYzhN_8FmCJMx_k https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/nyregion/Coronavirus-nyc-rich-wealthy-residents.html?fbclid=IwAR2Kavq-d6x24D3aYzIvxMU6kP3ce7f9kMI31tyxKpFpPoPWS1RjOtu3TyE https://www.wbtv.com/2020/03/18/homicide-investigation-underway-south-charlotte/?fbclid=IwAR3skZSoo6_6lUwVlvXpWL8lMlFXUWS4D_qeBAAXQSgOeBTYVrkm3KkDDz8 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-03-18/homeless-occupy-more-vacant-homes-coronavirus-pandemic-los-angeles?fbclid=IwAR1Xcj72LU6_kMYOdl_O2ahBrP4bIkz4pTMnkktPQ1vU1u5Kc4t11JP9XZo https://kion546.com/health/coronavirus/2020/03/18/farm-workers-still-on-the-job-during-shelter-in-place/?fbclid=IwAR1IRgg-VUYQpXAKqCASr5vk0WZRg0w1rzx4aiemENv0KVjueHTqrQFGasE http://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/03/jstor-makes-database-accessible-to-the-public/?fbclid=IwAR3sMkLa3D4HonVzCiVDHluG-Wapk6QbKWy6HW9Q8zYIjkHY1O4W48fs80A https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/19/here-are-51-republican-senators-who-just-voted-against-expanding-paid-sick-leave-all?fbclid=IwAR0OJTYoEayihfsLC3d5T0VZqsa41ePdSR6jo1xFcRienrOWVhIQwOHOgVo https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e6ff060c5b6eab7793acaea?fbclid=IwAR33WhflUeKLqR0En948f0IIs6Q-m2XNQwwNssEjaXNkYxbApTwfcq0EnBU Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner Episode Sponsored by You
Mar 21, 2020
Hell in a Handbasket: Which Old White Person You Voting For? #Notmeyall
Alternative episode names: -Bandaid over a Gunshot Wound: #Notmeus2020 -I don’t care who you vote for just get your hand outta my pocket -Bush, Bernie and Biden Don’t Care About Black People (no Kanye) It’s a whole lot of democratic socialism goin on round here, boy. You know the kind where people weaponize their so-called “leftist” or radical sensibilities to gas light others into voting for the candidate of their choice oftentimes against their own interests in a system that is supposedly “by the people” (e.g. democracy). We all know Biden aint worth a damn but there's not much lore saying he is. No radical, revolutionary or progressive label has been attached to him. Idk if it's the Russian bots or just general rewriting of history, but this Bernie sanders mythology carrying something heavy. Bernie been getting wins for "working class WHITE" people...let's be clear. He don't call Black people the working class, we just an impoverished, lacking education, imprisoned, "under-resourced", "low information" recalcitrant voting bloc of niggas whose problems can't be solved by "writing a check" but I wonder if he take campaign donations only via cash app or credit card. FOH What are the benefits that Bernie’s policies will have for a community he has said he would deny reparations for and a community he also helped over criminalize and mass incarcerate in support of the Crime Bill in 94? Join us on the highway to hades 2020. Recommended Reading: McClymonds High School Closed Due to Toxins: https://www.google.com/amp/s/sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/02/20/toxic-chemical-found-oakland-mcclymonds-high-school-campus-closed/amp/ How the Sanders and Biden Families Have Been Cashing in For Years: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/607159/ Bernie Sanders "Tough on Crime" Stance and Voting Record: https://web.archive.org/web/20061018180921/http:/www.bernie.org/truth/crime.html Sanders Linked Group Entered into Racial Discrimination NDA: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/28/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-sanders-nda.html When Bernie Sanders Almost Primaried Obama: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/02/sanders-obama-primary-challenge/606709/ Opening Audio Clip 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z8ffPhFqLk Opening Audio Clip 2: https://twitter.com/KHiveQueenB/status/1235329502542278658 Bernie Sanders Vote on the 1994 Crime Bill: https://mobile.twitter.com/kfile/status/1221468426855755776 Episode Sponsored by You. To monetarily support HRHW you can do so at Venmo: @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner (go download that Bad Nature by him, too!) Support Fatima Jamal's Indiegogo for her forthcoming film, No Fats, No Femmes https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-fats-no-femmes?fbclid=IwAR0l9mr_xmb_Rz4q25BJ9--IUdGYWyNry-Fl7IcCmUkJrDRM7E1CvlucZxs#/
Mar 10, 2020
Love is Love...Or is it Tho? The Interracial Dating Episode
Does black love include white people (or anyone who isn't black)? We all know the answer to that. Pack a lunch---this is a long one with an extended review of Queen and Slim *SPOILER ALERT* at some point but not spoiley in beginning. Skip review if you haven't seen it yet. Highly Recommended Reading Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (available for purchase online, fuck Amazon). Register for Ericka's first live webinar-Gender 101!! December 12, 11am PST/2pm EST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN___4Vk0cST6SS18NoWa7paA References Bechdel Test for Trans Actors https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_ca/article/7x5nje/there-wasnt-a-bechdel-test-for-trans-representation-so-i-made-one Queen and Slim Interview Links https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiewire.com/2019/11/queen-and-slim-lena-waithe-melina-matsoukas-interview-1202191741/amp/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/entertainment/why-queen-slim-star-jodie-160026506.html National Geographic predicted Americans will look like in 2050 (not 2024 or 2030* as stated in the podcast) https://www.mic.com/articles/87359/national-geographic-determined-what-americans-will-look-like-in-2050-and-it-s-beautiful Wack basketball player Patrick Patterson's anti-black statements can be found here: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2019/11/26/clipper_s-patrick-patterson-slammed-for-referring-to-black-women.html Music-Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner Podcast sponsored by you and consider donating to Activist and Writer Gia Love's college fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/gia039s-return-to-college-fund?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=38e6d6760d8644cbbdc01cf155ab69e5 and The Marsha P. Johnson Institute at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzA3MDk=?fbclid=IwAR2whgNasaYmVhRi0CW_UgAbp2z3K-1UH0bKtBMqgzhxb8BHb6v6SqyrOWY Bonus:
Dec 03, 2019
Toxic Masculinity: How to be a White Cis Man 101
From Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly of America's early industrialization period to the "only Christopher we acknowledge", the drive to forgive the transgresses of abusive cis men celebrated the world over for the exploitative power of their influence and the allure of toxic masculinity across the gender spectrum has gone seldom challenged for millennia. Yet it's not the love of cis men that excites or attracts us to white supremacist patriarchy, but the hatred of black femmes. Join us in the first of two installments as we make the case that toxic masculinity aint nothing but an attempt to be like white cis men and we might need a better term for it. Highly Recommended Reading 'You Promised You Wouldn't Kill Me' by Kimberly Crenshaw https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/opinion/police-black-women-racism.html History of Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez anti-indigenous tweets and a fact check of all of them: https://factcheck.afp.com/did-bolivias-interim-president-delete-anti-indigenous-tweets Episode Sponsored by You. To monetarily support HRHW you can do so at Venmo: @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner (go download that Bad Nature by him, too!)
Nov 21, 2019
Everything's #Epic, Everyone's #Iconic, Everybody's #Dead: The Internet
This internet shit is fake as fuck and it's hard to navigate--join us as we attempt to. Highly Recommended Reading: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg---for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non Profit Industrial Complex by Cory Morningstar http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/01/17/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/ In Defense of Cory Morningstar's Manufacturing for Consent Series by Hiroyuki Hamada http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/20/in-defense-of-cory-morningstars-manufacturing-for-consent-series/ Music: Apathy Happy By Benjamin Earl Turner, get into my brother tho Episode Sponsored by You, to monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com
Sep 30, 2019
The Light Skin Elephant in the Room---Colorism
Join us for one of an ongoing conversation on colorism--the light skin elephant in the room; seldom talked about but no less visible when we walk down there street, turn on the television, roll over next to your partner in bed, scroll IG, go to the racial justice workshop or slide to the function. Highly Recommended Reading: My Face is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/12958/my-face-is-black-is-true-by-mary-frances-berry/9780307277053/ Highly Recommended Viewing: Eight Black Women Discuss the Politics of Skin Tone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3rEZnxOWcw The Inventor--Story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos Edit: I mentioned that Elizabeth Warren is offering 50 million toward HBCUs as part of her reparations support--the correct (heretofore imaginary) number is 50 billion, still a pittance in comparison to most contemporary calculations that put the number somewhere in the trillions like in this article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/40-acres-and-a-mule-reparations-in-2019-190018747.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb&utm_content=bufferf8266&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1zHBtViUGJdRRfqsPxqqQV5stJ0ArD4dMAAdqgPAPfCF-Me4wQDvCxdiI Music by Benjamin Earl Turner ("Apathy Happy")
Jul 12, 2019
Two Geminis and a Sag Walk into C.O.G.I.C. on Mothers Day feat. Elle Hearns (@soulfreedreams)
Ramadan Mubarak! Join us for an intimate conversation with our special guest veteran organizer, renown writer and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Network and Executive Director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute (www.marshap.org), Elle Hearns aka our pookie bear baby butt. It's hella raw, it's mother's day coming up on Sunday, we thinking about clear nail polish and stockings and talking about Gods that don't serve white supremacy. Recommended Reading: Redoshi--the last living survivor of the transatlantic slave https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/us/transatlantic-slave-trade-last-survivor.html Donate to Support the Launch of the Marsha P. Johnson Foundation Here: https://www.gofundme.com/trans-people-will-never-be-erased Help #BlackMamasDMV Bail Black Mamas out before Mother's Day: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/freeblackmamasdmv#/ Music: Apathy Happy by @benjaminearlturner Episode Sponsored by You **Happy Birthday Milan and Happy Mother's Day to Mama Rose**
May 10, 2019
What is Black? Happy April Fools Year & the Words They Say to Make us Think They Aren't Bigots.
And what exactly do ya'll mean by "woke" when you say it in response to people resisting their own subjugation? Why would Van Jones applaud right wing views and also herald Kim K as the next coming of Malcolm in criminal justice reform? Why is the Mayor of Chicago so upset with one case, considering this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theroot.com/feds-confirm-that-the-chicago-police-dept-is-as-corrup-1791173264/amp Are you melting too? Also, what is the line between conservatism and racism? Well, there is no line so why does that word conservative exist? What could possibly be conserved? Join us as we parse out "bold, left leaning ideas", red, blue, progressive, liberal and all the ways that white supremacy is upheld by any other name. The rhetoric is deadly. Recommended Reading: The Sarah Lawrence Protests, please stand with them and demand the university to meet the students' demands https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/03/13/students-sarah-lawrence-want-review-tenure-conservative-professor-who-criticized What happened there in New Zealand isn’t isolated, it becomes inevitable when islamaphobia is fostered in our government at the federal and state level it’s connections to all of the aforementioned (There is in danger in not considering all forms of violence and how they lead to death—- Ilhan Omar vilification leads to this kind of islamaophibia that is fatal) Excellent article on the white terror attack in New Zealand by Sahar Ghumkhor https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/hypocrisy-zealand-claim-190319104526942.html?fbclid=IwAR1-8BMzamsE04e1Zz5s07an6MgV2PWDTs5jj_0aq7dQoL7U4oTapCpxdhM Ebony and Ivy by Craig Steven Wilder (black author) https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/ebony-and-ivy-9781608193837/ Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's Comments on Reparations https://medium.com/@SIIPCampaigns/the-congressional-black-caucus-needs-to-pass-a-reparations-bill-before-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-c3ef3c6ee438 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bet.com/news/national/2019/03/19/_who-is-black-_--alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-erasure-of-blackness-.amp.html Willie McCoy https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theroot.com/bodycam-footage-shows-vallejo-police-shoot-willie-mccoy-1833688793/amp Theme Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner https://open.spotify.com/album/56MVukuaZLRsSvMHErDNo0 This episode is dedicated to Victor McElhaney and Ashanti Carmon
Apr 02, 2019
Stop KonMari'ing Ya'll racism: Bernie, Kamala & What Won't Bring You Joy (reparations) in 2020
Happy Black Everything At All Times and Happy Black Hixtory Month. Join us for our first lil episode of 2019 and I'm already not having it. Alternative Titles: Stop Playing and Let a Real Nigga Bring You Joy in 2020 What Might Bring You Joy in 2020 Might Bring You Hell in 2021 What Bring You Joy in 2020 Won't Bring Reparations, Liberation, Justice for Black People or anyone, really in 2020 Do Marie Kondo Owe Anita Baker Some Money? Bernie Sanders for State Comptroller Music: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner- Go Listen!! Highly Recommended Reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bernie Sanders and the White Liberal Imagination https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/bernie-sanders-liberal-imagination/425022/ The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison Bonnie Kristian for The Week: Bernie Sanders is not nearly as progressive as you think: https://theweek.com/articles/603044/bernie-sanders-not-nearly-progressive-think More on Bernie Sanders: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/30/bernie-sanders-campaign-harassment-1077014 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-bernie-sanders-changes-his-message-to-black-voters-racism-is-alive/2019/01/22/6c2b5466-1dbe-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8aec01ae20eb Zak Cheney Rice: Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White Voters: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/bernie-sanders-and-the-lies-we-tell-white-voters.html Jared Beck Comments: https://www.inquisitr.com/5268724/bernie-sanders-supporter-kamala-harris-willie-brown-penis-twitter/ 400 Years of Inequality--Jamestown 1619: http://www.400yearsofinequality.org Mollena William's Haas: http://sunnymegatron.com/mollena-williams-sobriety-submission-hyena/ Episode Sponsored by The Pleasure Chest and You
Feb 01, 2019
So We All on the Same Page in 2019: Gentrification is not Normal, it's Intentional ft. @Ecofeminista
FREE CYNTOIA FIRST AND FOREMOST: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-cyntoia-brown Get this so we can all be on the same page in 2019: Gentrification is not a normal process whereby increased real estate development in a once systemically neglected area leads to greater economic change but rather it is the targeted displacement of "undesirable" groups in a given area to attract "desirable" (read: white) groups whose purpose can serve to reserve capital for the wealthy and significantly reduce availability of resources to poor residents from marginalized identities, many of them Black and Brown. This is a byproduct of white supremacist patriarchy, the transatlantic slave trade, colonization, widespread racial and social injustice compounded by white people's genteel urban planning policy and biased anthropological rhetoric in the academy that often overlooks institutional and governmental policies designed to support the disenfranchisement of black folk, indigenous and POC via early 20th Century discriminatory housing laws. Join us and our love/special guest Cynthia Malone (@ecofeminista) and bear with me and my cringeworthy amount of "likes" when I talk cus a nigga (Ebony) is tired at the end of the year. Two hours long pack a lunch to this clean up to this before New Years especially if your family is black and superstititous Highly Recommended Reading: On plantations, prisons and a black sense of place by Katherine McKittrick: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=2ahUKEwj6tqqbkrDfAhXSJt8KHWbSBhUQFjADegQIBRAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmyelms.umd.edu%2Ffiles%2F45965850%2Fdownload%3Fdownload_frd%3D1&usg=AOvVaw0VLa2VcqgXgW0XoGHP_nnq "Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland": https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-forces-driving-gentrification-in-oakland/Content%3foid=20312733&media=AMP%2bHTML "Six figure low income salary in Oakland": https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfgate.com/expensive-san-francisco/amp/low-income-families-sf-bay-area-hud-statistics-13024580.php "Summer hill fake bullet holes in crown heights": https://www.google.com/amp/s/ny.eater.com/platform/amp/2017/9/20/16339246/summerhill-bullet-hole-walls-crown-heights A dream deferred exhibit is an excellent resource on how gentrification, redlining and gentrification have historically disadvantaged Black and Asian American and Asian immigrant communities in Philadelphia: https://www.adreamdeferredphl.org/exhibition/ Episode Sponsored by YOU and The Pleasure Chest.
Dec 21, 2018
Gone til November: You Want Voting to End Oppression So You Won't Have To Featuring @iischristy
"I know there's voter suppression but... "I know it won't change anything but... "Stop complaining and vote but... "Don't you dare sit at home and do nothing" Voting simply isn't a sufficient means to end systems of oppression because our political system remains invested in keeping power concentrated in the hands of a small few whom we elect to represent our interests every two to four years, often to our disappointment when they uphold the law of the land via racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, transphobic and homophobic policies and modest liberal reforms. So cut the shit and cast down your bucket... I mean your ballot. Support Danye Jones's family as they mourn and petition the police for a thorough investigation into his death: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-danye-jones "Voting Does Not Make a Difference" by ancestor W.E.B. Du Bois: https://www.thenation.com/article/i-wont-vote-2/ Christy Degallerie IG and Twitter: iischristy "Why the 'Hate U Give' is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie" by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Melina Abdullah Voter Suppression in the US, implications on 11/6 midterm elections (I don't like title of article but it's comprehensive): https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45986329 Referenced Reading: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein LeanIn Initiative https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/latina-equal-pay-day-2018/ Lyft using big lobby dollars to stop initiative to house homeless in SF http://www.sfexaminer.com/lyft-drops-100k-sf-tax-fund-housing-homeless/ Notes: Set it Off screenplay co-written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford Episode Sponsored by You and the Pleasure Chest
Nov 06, 2018
Will the World Ever Change or it Will it Continue to White?
Is the World Cruel or is it just White? Will it ever change? How is changed defined? Who gets to decide? Greater good or creating change---are they real or some veiled gospel of prosperity that’s mostly self interested and leaves us, the “change makers” at the center of it? Examples Jeff bezos Anne Hathaway HRC Non profits—origin of non profits, where did they come from? Why do we need them? A way to pacify activists and neutralize grassroots movements and embed them into the same oppressive institutions they were formed to absolve? Are we a less radical generation than before us? Do we just have more words to describe fucked up shit? Maybe we just gotta call shit what it is, be clear and explicit by what we mean dismantle white supremacy Join us in our attempt to make sense of the swirl. Recommended and Referenced Reading: Winners Take All by Anand Giriharadas: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/anand-giridharadas-on-winners-take-all.html Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex: https://incite-national.org/beyond-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/ Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton's Thoughts on Reparations for Slavery: https://splinternews.com/bernie-sanders-and-hillary-clinton-both-supported-repar-1793854216 HRC Executive Resigns After Using N-Word https://www.advocate.com/politics/2018/8/24/hrc-executive-resigns-after-using-n-word Episode Sponsored by The Pleasure Chest: https://thepleasurechest.com/new-york-ues-location
Oct 04, 2018
Everybody wanna be black til it's time to be white: Non-Black POC & AAVE in service of Antiblackness
AAVE=African American Vernacular English POC= People of Color This Episode could have had a couple of names: No one wins when veiled anti-blackness among non black POC is a proxy for solidarity no one wins when you use AAVE and you're not black: the anti blackness of non black POC no one wins when you're neither black nor really my family so don't call me sis: POC and anti blackness this episode is onfleeklitbrosishomie Everybody wanna be black til it's time to dismantle white supremacy Both vilified and stolen, black folks aren't the only ones benefitting from black linguistic and cultural production. Get into 20 minutes of outtakes at the end...this episode could have also gone on for hours. We're taking this baby on the road! New Orleans, we aren't like Drake, come fuck wit us at the Ace Hotel for a LIVE recording of Hoodrat to Headwrap for our Toxic Masculinity Episode on Sunday, September 2nd from 1pm-3pm as part of the CAKE series. For more info visit: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/neworleans/blazelikefyre-presents-hoodrat-headwrap-live-erick-hart-ebony-donnley @AceNewOrleans on Twitter Facebook: facebook.com/threekeysnola facebook.com/acehotelneworleans; and Instagram: @ThreeKeysNola @BLAZELIKEFYRE @AceNewOrleans. Recommended Reading: That the Blood Stay Pure by Arica L. Coleman: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=806959 More information on Pleasure Chest Sex Stores Workers' Struggle to Unionize: www.liberationnews.org/for-pride-thi…nt-on-strike/ Episode sponsored by you and the Pleasure Chest
Aug 21, 2018
Whathahappened Was: Niggas in Andalucia & also Paris & London (Ep. Dedicated to Milan & Mama Rose)
Back like we left something, Ericka and I just been in Europe where global anti-blackness (and baguettes) abound. It was hella racist but was it worth it? Recommended Reading: Scathing read of Drake's wack ass new album: https://www.refinery29.com/2018/07/203408/drake-scorpion-album-review More information on Pleasure Chest Sex Stores Workers' Struggle to Unionize: https://www.liberationnews.org/for-pride-this-year-pleasure-chest-workers-went-on-strike/ https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/07/06/tight-knit-family-loses-mother-daughter-in-antioch-double-homicide/ ***This Episode is Dedicated to Milan Ardoin and Rose Scott***--mourn you til I join you, Love Eb
Jul 24, 2018
Happy Pride: We are Coming OUT!
You want me to come out but get mad when I call you out. The name of this episode could have been "Congratulatory, Aggrandizing and Gross" but it's Pride month, so any talk about white folks being entirely interested in their internet outrage and disdain for the systems of oppression they benefit from most will be postponed til July 1st. Recommended, Referenced Reading: Tulsa Oklahoma Massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood erroneously considered a "race riot": https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/05/31/615546965/meet-the-last-surviving-witness-to-the-tulsa-race-riot-of-1921 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/31/roxana-hernandez-transgender-honduran-woman-dies-us-ice-box *Editor's Note: We intentionally referred to Roxana Hernandez's death at an ICE facility as murder. Here is an article detailing the substantially documented inhumane conditions inside of ICE facilities that may have contributed to her death at the hands of a racist, criminally negligent state. Do not donate to LGBTQ corporate non-profits. Donate here instead: National Bail Out Fund https://nomoremoneybail.org/ Free Black Mama's DMV: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dmvbailout Episode Sponsored by the Pleasure Chest
Jun 05, 2018
This is America: Black Cis Men Never Held Accountable for Selling Out Black Pain for White Pleasure
WHITE CIS MEN HAVE COMMITTED MORE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE US THAN ANY OTHER GROUP...but I'm sleep. Black people are murdered and it’s an idea for a storyboard for a rap music video without a trigger warning. Black people are not paying attention, while the world continues to kill us. We only pay attention when black cis men tell us to. Listen to them. Black cis men know what we need. And we should listen. They are geniuses. They win Pulitzers for their music without having to reckon with the misogynoir conveniently overlooked to get them there. And slavery was a choice. But, just hear him out. And he’s the King so he doesn’t give head. But he is not really Black, so it’s different. We spend hours talking through our pain from being re-traumatized and he “just wanted to make good music”. He could care less that people actually died. But but they are just destroying a Black man’s legacy. He got his money And will continue to And we will sit by and watch him dance On the tv Never at a rally And keep giving him money for the value of his meta distraction We get tired of calling him in He doesn’t listen Why talk. He’s talking. Just let him speak! Just a body on his way to fame To the white girl across the room We are just a body To be used At the cookout on 4th of July At his leisure Our pain is a joke And a moment, Not happening all the time. Join us for another episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap as we distract you from black cis men centering whiteness again (are you entertained?). Recommended Reading: Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and ethnographic blerd. Read this article from 2018 to better understand DJ Khaled's tweets in 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/world/canada/incel-reddit-meaning-rebellion.html Episode sponsored by The Pleasure Chest https://thepleasurechest.com/educator-picks
May 09, 2018
Black People Die and People Theorize about their Deaths: Typical Day in America
Typical day in America: people die at the hands of antiblack racism, people theorize about their deaths. An intellectual distancing from the deaths of black people doesn't stop it from happening. What are our options? Join us for a live episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap and if you feel some type of way, email us at **hoodratsandheadwraps@gmail.com** Recommended Reading: Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Episode brought to you by our sponsor, The Pleasure Chest: www.thepleasurechest.com
Apr 12, 2018
Diversity and Inclusion is for White People: Beyond Bruno Mars, and the Love of Light Skin
https://www.patreon.com/seren_sensei "The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations which we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us."---Audre Lorde To preamble the episode: We didn't talk about how Twitter and companies like it-Google, Facebook, etc. have whole diversity departments, committees and initiatives and make marketing videos featuring a whole bunch of black folks but employee less than 3% of us. How the conversation about representation allows the system to continue to work--as long as we are used for aesthetic, put on display, "visible", the world is completely content with whiteness remaining dominant. Join us on a furiously tender conversation. Recommended Reading A New Nielsen Report Puts Black Buying Power at $1.2 Trillion: http://fortune.com/2018/02/28/raceahead-nielsen-report-black-buying-power/ Check out Luminance Skin Care's fundraiser: https://luminanceskincare.com/products/special-edition-ginger-peach-bar-soap?variant=14256321735
Mar 14, 2018
A Revolution Televised and Paid for by Disney: Black Superheroes for the White Imagination
Imagine that: a vision of Africa that puts the onus of "what it could have been" on an imaginative restructuring of a whole 53 country continent while failing to hold the European countries and institutions responsible for its perceived degradation accountable inside of a fictional universe created by a white person in the 60s, adapted to a film, produced by Disney. And it's only February. Join us as our faces melt off. if you feel some type of way, email us at **hoodratsandheadwraps@gmail.com** Recommended Reading: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/ethiopias-state-emergency-20-180219112158956.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/opinion/france-racism-rokhaya-diallo.html
Feb 21, 2018
Astrology Takin' Over for the 99 and the Two Thou: A Chani Nicholas Gamesgiving
Lots of memes declaring snarky platitudes and generalizing quips about astrological signs (e.g., what each sign would do in a horror movie, lots of other ones we can Pinterest lol)circulating round the net. Needless to say, the younger generation is getting witchy, but it wasn't cool to be witchy back in the day outside of 90s pop culture references, movies like The Craft w/ the tartan skirts, white shirts and suspenders (only one black girl in the craft now that I think of it!). So join us in parsing that out on Hoodrat to Headwrap's first episode of our Gamesgiving Series with... ***Chani Nicholas*** Don't miss this generous game give out on what the hell is happening in the heavens, and what it has to do with Mesopotamia, hippies in the sixties, white supremacy and most importantly, you. www.chaninicholas.com Recommended, Referenced Reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/arts/how-astrology-took-over-the-internet.html Bonus: Techgnosis by Erik Davis (thank me later)
Jan 31, 2018
#TimesUp on Defending Rich White People and Oprah: A Defense of Those Who Don't
H & m and how companies stocks go up when they stoke black peoples' anger in order to get a rise out of the market and oh, yeah, the Golden Globes. This is your bonus episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap Recommended Reading: Excerpt from Nicole Ashcoff's book, The New Prophets of Capital: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/may/09/oprah-winfrey-neoliberal-capitalist-thinkers At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle McGuire, who wrote at length about Recy Taylor's story in 2011 and was largely responsible for the public apology the Alabama House of Representatives gave to Recy on behalf of the state: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/111678/at-the-dark-end-of-the-street-by-danielle-l-mcguire/9780307389244/ Unrecommended, poorly written but referenced: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-lefty-critique-of-timesup-is-tired-and-self-defeating/ For backstory on Golden Globes Time's Up Movement and insanely rich and powerful people just "doing what they can", visit ihartericka on Instagram and watch the highlighted stories.
Jan 11, 2018
When Black Scholars Fonk, a Cismas Miracle, a Look Ahead on the Late Night Tip
Our last episode of the best and blackest year yet, we leaving 2017 with a pillar of salt in its wake. Recommended Reading on Obama Admin's mixed, nuanced immigration legacy: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/obama-record-deportations-deporter-chief-or-not
Dec 29, 2017
Cuffing Sagittarius Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter with the shit
A special winter is coming edition of HRHW where we reveal the ultimate gag about instagram activism, GOP tax cuts and how to be sad, mad and possibly okay. References: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/08/bill-gates-jeff-bezos-warren-buffett-wealthier-than-poorest-half-of-us http://www.dazeddigital.com/politics/article/38006/1/in-the-trump-era-money-is-black-peoples-greatest-weapon
Nov 27, 2017
October is Weird
Strange happenings that have nothing to do with Halloween, roaches at the W, one #metoo too many, and a live troll on this latest catch-up episode of HRHW
Oct 20, 2017
How We Love and Why Even Bother: The Black/Queer Way
We're just being hella vulnerable with each other about relationships, including friendships, how and why they end and the traumas and triumphs that inform them.
Oct 05, 2017
Can Distraction be Decolonizing?
Said lil b***h (anxiety) you can't f**k w/ me (you could) if you wanted to: Fenty, Football, Fanfare and Puerto Rican-U.S. diplomacy for dummies Tips to help folks help folks in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: 1. Call Congress 202-224-3120 and tell them to release disaster aid now 2. Donate to mariafund.org, NOT the red cross *Correction of acronym: LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Update: Jones Act rescinded as of 9/28
Sep 29, 2017
Gender 101: The Binary Won't Save You
Refusing to acknowledge how gender works isn't doing you any favors, so gather round for this long awaited, very special teach-in episode w/ Resident Headwrap Sexuality Educator Ericka Hart as she helps you help us destroy white supremacist cis het patriarchy. Referenced Reading: http://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/straight-black-men-are-the-white-people-of-black-people-1814157214
Sep 20, 2017
DACA is Racist and Anti-Poor
While DACA certainly isn't the enemy, patently xenophobic and anti-poor US Immigration Policy is certainly not a friend to those seeking refuge and opportunity in the land of the broke and home of the slave. Talking DACA, West Indian Day Parade, and a lil' bit of gender.
Sep 08, 2017
AFTERPunk: We Reminisce Over You, My God
Ya'll remember that song by J. Cole featuring Drake, "In the Morning", where Drake's voice is hella scratchy as if the song was recorded in the morning and you couldn't tell if that was intentional or if the nigga throat was sore? Well, that's how we sound after this past weekend at Afropunk---the good, the bad, the binary. Find out if this shit was for us.
Aug 29, 2017
Eclipsing Whiteness
When even saying, "I hate white people" is a privilege.
Aug 23, 2017
Melanated Alt-Right
Self-care, shit talk and real shit for Black and POC in Perpetual Charlottesville. Music by Nappy Nina https://soundcloud.com/nappy_nina
Aug 15, 2017