Pambazuka – Fuel scarcity and renewable energy option for Nigeria’s South-South
The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, announced on its 7:00am network news of 14 February 2012, perhaps, as a Valentine gift to the people of Rivers State, that the nearly four days of painful experience of staying without fuel for transportation and power generating sets in homes and businesses, now waiting for full deregulation of the power sector before seeing electricity, is the result of conflict between Eleme youths and petroleum tanker drivers.
Black Women of Brazil: The meaning of Whitney Houston and the obstruction of a black female pop superstar in Brazil
Now while it is true that Whitney’s albums were definitely short on gritty Soul and R&B, it is also true that there was no black voice in mainstream American music making these types of songs and selling millions of records in the meantime. True, much of Houston’s music was lightweight fluff and carried music arrangements that wouldn’t be out of place on a Musak channel or Barry Manilow concert, but Whitney represented yet another signal that black folks were “movin’ on up” as the Jeffersons theme song would say.
Colored Frames: A Visual Art Documentary (2007) Looks at Art and Racism – Technorati Film
A startlingly impressive collection of art work by African American artists is interwoven with the memories of artists who experienced discrimination throughout their lives and their careers in a documentary relevant to Black History, filmmaker Lerone D. Wilson’s Colored Frames.
In examining the deadly logic of inclusion into (some) modes of queer citizenship, this
special issue turns to the notion of ‘queer necropolitics’ to critically interrogate the political
formations of both sexuality and inclusion itself. Moving away from the narrow focus of sexual
citizenship as coterminous with ‘rights’, and from the idea of inclusion as positive and desirable,
it attempts to create space for new kinds of feminist and queer politics that are not premised on
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\”Am I Troy Davis? A Slut?; or, What’s Troubling Me about the Absence of Reflexivity in Movements that Proclaim Solidarity
But in the weeks since Davis’s execution, I have been wondering if people really understand how and why Davis came to be murdered at the hands of the state. People insist that “I am Troy Davis,” but what does that mean?
SlutWalk: A Stroll Through White Supremacy « To the Curb
f SlutWalk truly wanted to bring attention to the systematic ways in which women are harmed by regressive and misogynistic thinking, they could have done the heavy lifting of reaching out and supporting black, poor and transgender women in New Orleans, for whom the word “slut” carries a criminal sex offender record. Instead, they force us to keep bearing the multiple burdens that come with not only being a woman, but also being a working class woman of color.
An Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk September 23, 2011
We are deeply concerned. As Black women and girls we find no space in SlutWalk, no space for participation and to unequivocally denounce rape and sexual assault as we have experienced it. We are perplexed by the use of the term “slut” and by any implication that this word, much like the word “Ho” or the “N” word should be re-appropriated. The way in which we are perceived and what happens to us before, during and after sexual assault crosses the boundaries of our mode of dress
The L’Ouverture Project: Haiti
Standing in Solidarity with Africans against Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
UAF-Africa stands in solidarity with all Africans who stand up, raise their voices, and defend the full equality and human rights of all, including LGBTQI people. We call upon the Ugandan parliament to dismiss the Bill when it comes to the floor of the house for debate. The Ugandan government should be cognizant of its responsibility to promote, protect, and respect the human rights of all citizens including putting measures in place that assure everyone of this protection instead of taking away this fundamental human right.
Occupy as Form: Judith Butler
Ever since the Occupy Movement emerged onto the political landscape, critics and skeptics have both asked, “so, what are the demands?” And in more recent months, skeptics have asked whether the movement has lost momentum since many of public sites occupied have been cleared by state-ordered police power. Let us consider first the question of demands, and then turn to the question of where the occupy movement moves now.
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