“Why is it important that this Southern BLACK woman used the South as the canvas for her West African journey through womanhood? Because when we were chained and shipped, it wasn’t just our stolen bodies that traveled to this stolen land, but our gods traveled with us. The Orisha (gods and spirits) of Ifa (the traditional Yoruba religion) and Vodun (the traditional Dahomey religion) have been on this journey with Afro-Americans (Africans of the Americas) for its entirety. Whatever we faced, they faced it too and it was their strength that kept us going no matter where we were delivered; whether it be Puerto Rico (Santeria), Brazil (Condomble), Haiti (Vodou), or right here in your Big Mamma’s Alabama kitchen (*insert any given Black church that probably has a “fix the roof” fund*).
“Who are these gods and wtf do they have to do with Beyonce’s damn-good Lemonade??” you ask. Thanks for being impatient, let me get to the juice”
Nothing terrible happens to you because of your race. No racial-violence, bigotry, oppression and fuckery is a result of someone else’s–be it system, culture, state, bae or boss–racial/power anxiety and need…
At some point we must realize that war is simply a state-sanctioned, license to engage in mass murder and acts of economic, psychological, sexual, political, lethal and cultural terror and…
Sex is a political act. There is liberation, consternation, affiliation and retaliation in the fucking. -Tabias Olajuwon Wilson Sex Is A Politic was last modified: September 17th, 2015 by…
There is no armor in suits or ties, they will not protect you from the lies of distance from blackness and white rage through masking performances of respectability No, death…
We seek to rest
in the absence of white indifference,
And Other facebook filters,
Unassigned to violences
On bodies of color,
That our society cosigns,
for cheap oil,
and others ways to make cents
off of bodies born free
that we refuse to let be,
but here’s the key.
we will be free from
As a family, we will decide
The unbought won’t plead for freedom
Your fear is logical.