Over the last year or so, I’ve been gathering a list of links I’ve ran across online. The links range in theme, with articles and videos on Black liberation, alternative news sources, anarchism, creepy shit, cultural studies, fascism, Trans* liberation, U.S. imperialism, Marxism, nuclear catastrophe, environmental radicalism, radical jurisprudence, transformative organizing, veganism and how Slavoj Zizek aint shit.
I don’t know how many volumes this’ll be, but I’ll try to include 20 links in each volume. The links are embedded in a short description.
It was a bright and sunny morning long ago. I woke up, wiped the crust out my eyes, and regrettably reached for my phone, only to find this picture on my twitter feed. Between that, this, and this, ya’ll knew DeRay was about to get a note.
Marcus Garvey was an aspiring fascist and reactionary Black cultural nationalist. We must be vigilantly anti-fascist and anti-imperialist, which means we must be vigilantly anti-capitalist. Garvey was the opposite of any of that. Black folks need to abandon Black Capitalism, U.S. colonialism and reactionary nationalism as ways to respond to oppression.
Some info about Garvey:
“We were the first fascists.”
Garvey’s connection to fascist ideology.
This was originally written in early 2015. I feel this piece is pretty distant from where I am now. For example, the racist person I talk about clearly isn’t an ally, she’s clearly just a fucking racist. Also, no one can stay perpetually in solidarity, not even people paying me. Also, the way the section on Black liberal achievement was written could be interpreted as if those were the high points of the movement, when in reality the tail end of the 60’s, as well as the uprisings and rebellions, was way dope. But hey, read it anyway!
To be Black in the United States of America in the 21st century is to be in a constant state of assault, compromise, and struggle. I have wrestled with and struggled to destroy traditional ideologies that reinforced both black inferiority and white supremacy. Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) helped me to reposition myself during a time of renewed black political struggle. What follows is my brief overview of what dRworks taught me about post-Civil Rights Black America. I will also make the case that dRworks is not a one-time dialogue, but it is a manifestation of lived experiences and a short part of a long process of personal and social transformation. Continue reading
After a number of failed attempts to stick to a writing process that is challenging and liberating, I’ve settled on offering my thoughts online. This wordpress/blog/ whatever it is serves as a way for me to practice putting my thoughts, experiences and words in a space that will hold me at least somewhat more accountable than my personal journals.
I want to first offer a look at who I am as a being in the world, what my philosophy is and also what that leads me to do, think and believe. Next, I will discuss why I am deciding to write online. Finally, I will try to find out exactly what the heck it means to be ablackunbound. Continue reading