coralshort:

Community Art Garden in the Lower East Side of New York called Le Petit Versailles

“There is, for me, no difference between writing a good poem and moving into sunlight against the body of a woman I love.”
— Audre Lorde   (via magnoliasroom)

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It’s the look of Kundiman South’s first virtual salon representing conjurers of Asian American poetry from Louisiana to Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida and beyond ✌

“in somali when we see injustice we say ‘dhiiga kuma dhaqaqo?’
which translates into ‘does your blood not move?’”
Warsan Shire, water   (via thepeacefulterrorist)

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jessxchen:

 ”God handed me a trash bag bloated with feathers. Turn this / into a bird, he said. He threw me a bowl of nails. And make with this, / a new father. “ -  - Eugenia Leigh, We Called It The Year Of Birthing 
Released stills from Kundiman poet, Eugenia Leighs’ book trailer for “Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows” that I directed and shot last week on the dunes of Montauk Beach.

The book is coming out via Four Way Books in October 2014. Trailer to be released in September 2014. 

 

From US-based artist Micah Bazant:

When I was in Palestine, I learned about the saber – the prickly pear/nopal cactus originally from Mexico - as a symbol of indigenous resilience and resistance. The saber are/were used as natural fences. I saw them growing up again where Israeli bulldozers had flattened entire towns - they’d show a ghost map of where Palestinian homes had been. I believe the terror and apartheid of zionism will end and free Palestine will rise, just like the beautiful saber.

If you didn’t know, LGBTQ comrades in Palestine continue to call on allies around the world to take stand in solidarity with Palestinians and pressure Israel to Stop its aggression on Gazan civilians, End its Occupation of Palestinian Land and End its Apartheid regime.

Here are some infographics with context from Visualizing Palestine.

kimberlyalidio:

signs, Edgar Heap of Birds (Southern Cheyenne)

artist’s statement:

The oppression and slaughter of human beings by white American society does not only come from hatred; greed and potential impediment to economic growth also feed the frenzy to kill and destroy people of color and spirits that grow from the soil or move the surface that is our earth. It is therefore proper we inform the Minnesota public to honor those forty Dakota tribal citizens who were executed by hanging in Minnesota in 1862 and 1865 by order of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson with the support of the citizens of Minnesota.

As a sign of respect, forty Dakota-English, red lettered metal signs were exhibited originally in 1990 in the earth in the business zone of what was called the Grain Belt.

This is a proud historical districts of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota that houses the grain and flour mills, canals, and facilities to ship out fruits to “American progress..”

It was the potential disruption of American commerce that cost Dakota people their lives. The Native tribes of the Upper Midwest were not allowed the sovereignty and dignity to provide for their own economic livelihood through hunting and gathering. The Native land base of this region, as in all America, was not given the right to exist intact in a prominent way and was automatically superseded by white invading immigrants and their hunger to cultivate and consume more of this earth.

As the forty signs are now offered in the Nash Gallery symbolically along the water called the Mississippi, which remains a highway for American business, we seek not only to extract profit from our surroundings. We also wish to honor life-giving force of the waters that have truly preserved all of us from the beginning, and to offer respect to the tortured spirits of 1862 and 1865 that may have sought refuge and renewal through the original purity that is water.

nitanahkohe:

thatonesuheirhammad:

every relic gathered here, every visage, painting, the hieroglyphs & the myths collected the stories & the story & these three. these 3 are everything. this. my. dna. palestine 2014 gaza (palestinianism)

“they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.”
Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)

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