mightyflynn:

"People say to us, ‘Oh, your players are so well-mannered, so poised and disciplined,’ and [I’m] like ‘What do you expect? Compared to what?’ These kids are baseball players. Some of them are third-generation members of this organization. It’s not, ‘Look at these little black kids playing ball,’ with us. We’re just playing baseball, something we do all of the time. It’s a way of life for us."

- Mike Kelley, district administrator for Little League District 4
Read more: "Chicago’s needed moment of pride" (ESPN Chicago)

Photo via Sun-Times

mightyflynn:

"People say to us, ‘Oh, your players are so well-mannered, so poised and disciplined,’ and [I’m] like ‘What do you expect? Compared to what?’ These kids are baseball players. Some of them are third-generation members of this organization. It’s not, ‘Look at these little black kids playing ball,’ with us. We’re just playing baseball, something we do all of the time. It’s a way of life for us."

- Mike Kelley, district administrator for Little League District 4

Read more: "Chicago’s needed moment of pride" (ESPN Chicago)

Photo via Sun-Times

bluebeachsong:

THROWING LIKE A GIRL: Girl Pitcher, 13-Year-Old Mo’Ne Davis Throws Shut Out, Leads Team to Little League World Series

mightyflynn:

San Clemente
Inspired after reading this interesting piece about Roberto Clemente being canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.
Illustration and text by Alex Leshansky (electricm)

mightyflynn:

San Clemente

Inspired after reading this interesting piece about Roberto Clemente being canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.

Illustration and text by Alex Leshansky (electricm)

unisect:

siddharthasmama:

niqabisinparis:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

Homegirl started off lowkey and sweet and went straight for the jugular. I love her. 

omg yaaaaasss! As I read on, I got more and more excited like yes, boo, slay those Western imperialist/colonist ideologies, fuck ‘em up!

go in ma!

unisect:

siddharthasmama:

niqabisinparis:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”
     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”
     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”
     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”
     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

Homegirl started off lowkey and sweet and went straight for the jugular. I love her. 

omg yaaaaasss! As I read on, I got more and more excited like yes, boo, slay those Western imperialist/colonist ideologies, fuck ‘em up!

go in ma!

(Source: portraits-of-america, via jennyismybabe)

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

(via revolutionary-afrolatino)

yaaaladin:

"woman as body spirit of cosmic woman"phillip lindsay mason

yaaaladin:

"woman as body spirit of cosmic woman"
phillip lindsay mason

(via jasoniaistheway)

If Elvis Presley / is
King
Who is James Brown,
God?

— 

amiri baraka, in the funk world. (via black-poetry)

Rest In Power Amiri Baraka

(via lyfestile)

(via deux-zero-deux)

13 Jul 2014 Reblogged from black-poetry

dynamicafrica:

As we reported in June, US actor Don Cheadle has begun efforts to help fund his biopic project on Miles Davis. Now, a video has emerged that shows Cheadle in conversation with members of Davis’ family, and Cheadle playing the trumpet to channel his inner Miles.

Miles Ahead, the title of the upcoming film, is five days away from ending its indiegogo campaign but has only met 65% of its goal.

(via ethiopienne)

"The Dead Past"
The civilizations of the past have been used as the foundation of the civilization of today. Because of this, the world keeps looking toward the past for guidance. Too many people are following the past. In this new space age, this is dangerous. The past is DEAD and those, who are following the past are doomed to die and be like the past. It is no accident that those who die are said to have passed since those who have PASSED are PAST.

— Sun Ra