11:05pm. November 12, 2015. San José, California.

Lindsey Leong reads a poem at her Cito.HELLA.Famous open mic. She has been keeping this downtown space warm every Thursday for a number of years now. There is a home here for poetry, music and hip hop, amongst the late-night burritos, nachos, and horchata. #poetsinbw (at Iguanas Burritozilla)

Bay Area: New writing workshops beginning this Saturday afternoon and evening at Studio Bongiorno in Santa Clara, California. Poetry session facilitated by Tshaka Menelik Imhotep Campbell and a story writing session facilitated by Shawn Taylor. Then you can sign up and share them right there at our story and poetry open mic, The Burning Tale: Chapter VIII!

https://www.facebook.com/events/438789069650952/

africanmelanin:

nico-incognito:

lyonnnss:

teaforyourginaa:

dmc-dmc:

africanmelanin:

Watch this video until the end.

This sums it up. Obama need to play this shit on national television, through everyone damn cellphone, tablet, game console ect.

I wish I could see more

what is this called? i need the rest.

“That’s what it means to be white: to say every man is standing on his own ground when you’re literally standing on someone else’s…” Wow.

It’s called “The Color of Fear” if you’d like to do more research to watch more.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Perfect Lovers)

moma-works-81074Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) 1991. Clocks, paint on wall.

Untitled (Perfect Lovers) consists of two clocks, which start in synchronisation, and slowly, inevitably fall out of time due to the failure of the batteries and the nature of the mechanism. In a moving comment on his personal experiences, the piece refers to Gonzalez-Torres’ HIV positive partner Ross Laycock, and his slow decline and inevitable death due to AIDS. The clocks act as two mechanical heartbeats; representative of two lives destined to fall out of sync, and holds a poignant poetry about personal loss and the temporal nature of life. (From the web.)

“Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, time has been so generous to us…We conquered fate by meeting at a certain time in a certain space…we are synchronized, now forever. I love you.”