Ask me anything
Home
© 2010.Theme Still Here by I am 7th. Tumblr
A Thousand Nebulae
About Me

I'm Bekk I'm from St.Paul/Mpls

I'm good at biking long distances, Marxist theory, and being queer

"If there's something inside

that you wanna say

Say it out loud it'll be okay

I will be your light

I will be your light

I will be your light

I will be your light"

-Dry The Rain by The Beta Band

22

Loyal to the Midwest


so hang me out to dry


at work
feel sick


lovelyydarkanddeep:

So with all the stuff going on in the world today, the first story on Yahoo was about Beiber’s bad hair day.

Glad we’ve got our priorities straight.


Reblogged from lovelyydarkanddeep

freemarissanow:

FLARE

64,000 Black women are currently missing in America

Marissa Alexander fired her gun as warning.

There is a tradition of Black women gone missing.
Black women disappeared. Poof. Sky clouds of Black women
obliterated, erased, whole geographies of Black women
floated off cliffs, mountains of daughters marched off
into somewhere other, into the pink flamingo ether of night.

Engine still running in the car. Back door flung open. Purse
jacked and peppermints strewn on the kitchen floor, in the
stairwell. A co-ed screams into flax and rope. Black women
snatched, disappeared, and no alarms set off, no search
teams in tow, no news conference at 11 or 6 or ever.

There is another tradition of Black women
fighting for their lives.

Marissa Alexander, Black woman, mother of 3,
with an MBA, with a PhD in surviving domestic violence,
a woman of faith, who had already been in the hospital,
for other beatings her husband had given her,
who decided to take her gun and do the most non-violent thing,
9 days after delivering her premature child,
as her husband went into one of his usual rages,
while fleeing for her life, she fired once into the
garage wall, a warning, a No!

a single shot,
a ruby red flare sent up into the night sky,
a signal she would not go quietly into that growing number,

I have children to raise
a life to not be missing from.

She was arrested.

Black women are not allowed to protect their children.
Black women are never allowed to protect themselves.
Black women are not allowed to say No.

If a Black woman is fired upon it is target practice.
If a Black woman fires a gun it is judicial helter skelter.

After 12 minutes of deliberation she is given 20 years,
by a peerless jury, in great civic rush to put away a Black woman
refusing to disappear into the lie of a plea.

The husband admitted
he was the aggressor, admitted
he threatened her life.

The weather in Florida is funny.
So much heat, so much sea change, so much retirement,
urchin, starfish, anemone, jellyfish laws duck & float.

Marissa Alexander has been granted a new trial.
She waits for her new day in court under house arrest.

This time she could go free.
This time she could get 60 years instead of 20.

For defending her life, her life that no one else historically has ever
stepped up to protect, for sending her ruby red flaming pink flamingo flare

into the salty air, her Black woman mama bear warning, that she was alive,
that she would not go missing, her human refusal, to not be

another Black woman legally & immorally abducted from her life.

—Nikky Finney

Learn more here: freemarissanow.org
http://nikkyfinney.net/marissa.html


Reblogged from freemarissanow

cactesse:

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

people complain sooo much about social media and “twitter activism” completely ignoring that without social media the only way anyone would know whats going on is through media controlled by straight, white, capitalist men


Reblogged from colesarar (Originally from thesoftghetto)
Source: thesoftghetto

im-simply-me:

I will never not reblog this. 


Reblogged from colesarar (Originally from myedol)
Source: myedol.com

Weird how a lot of white people love to criticize and complain about Kanye West but at the same time "forget" that Elvis liked to fuck underage girls and John Lennon beat his first wife and was an insufferable asshole

Anonymous


yoisthisracist:

Also they made just the fucking wackest music.


Reblogged from aimren (Originally from yoisthisracist)
Source: yoisthisracist

soulrevision:

[For more on social justice, follow me on Instagram: soulrevision , Tumblr: soulrevision , Facebook: soulrevision , Twitter: soulrevision]

Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.

While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.

CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.

GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.

When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv. 

*I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*

As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!

Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu

CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA

GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd

Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p

GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/

CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/

- soulrevision


Reblogged from aimren (Originally from soulrevision)
Source: soulrevision

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 


Reblogged from aimren (Originally from nowinexile)
Source: nowinexile
disloyals:

overnight-shipping:

vorpalsuicide:

average-arcana:

final-love:

wow 

This made me cry I don’t knkw what to do

Fuck.
This.
Thank you. I feel free.

Some people honestly need this and I hope they find it.

/:

disloyals:

overnight-shipping:

vorpalsuicide:

average-arcana:

final-love:

wow 

This made me cry I don’t knkw what to do

Fuck.

This.


Thank you. I feel free.

Some people honestly need this and I hope they find it.

/:


Reblogged from kingagdarofarendelle (Originally from unravul)
Source: unravul