Phylicia Rashad’s Letter to 21-Year Old Self:
Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first. There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.
With high hopes for you,
wow…. this is so incredibly relevant to me. hmph.
…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
Hundreds of teachers and school staff are being laid off in two of the largest cities in the country—both run by Democrats. In Chicago and Philadelphia, a total of 4,633 people, including many teachers, will lose their jobs. Both cities, run by Democrats, claim they are closing schools because they need the money. Yet near both cities, money for prisons is somehow found.
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Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
We can’t let Cathy Brennan get away with this! Share Phylicia’s campaign on Facebook, twitter, tumblr and instagram. Here are some things you can do TODAY to help:
- Tell your friends why it is important that they donate to this campaign.
- Donate what you can.
- Write to your favorite feminist blog and ask them to cover this campaign
Also? Productivity gains equal job losses. Higher productivity often means the same work, done by fewer people. We’ve largely bought the notion that big businesses and their owners/backers are “job creators”, but they’re actually profit creators, and jobs == overhead. If a CEO stood before the board of directors or a meeting of shareholders and said, “My goal is to be a job creator”, they’d get the sack so fast it would break the sound barrier.
The awesomeness of this, man…
Love this rendition! My Morning Jacket feat Erykah Badu - Tyrone
Black Liberation Struggles
With Paul Le Blanc, Brian Jones and Matthew Nichter
A panel from the Historical Materialism New York 2013 Conference.
Listen to audio from this panel here:
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), a former OB/GYN, urged for an abortion ban even earlier than 20 weeks. Why? Because he’s seen male fetuses masturbate at 15 weeks. (Not sure why female fetuses don’t masturbate [or maybe they dont matter], but whatever.)
Putting this here for future reference.
I want this poster sized for my classroom. Not every job is going to be, “Well, I just walked in wearing my street clothes and McDonald’s hired me…I dunno what the big deal is…”
Can you imagine what it is like for someone with social anxiety disorder? The sweat alone can make an interviewer think something is wrong with a potential job seeker. It’s hard when you’re really paranoid around people.