The Mass Grave - Pablo Picasso

The Mass Grave - Pablo Picasso

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Our white sisters
radical friends
love to own pictures of us
sitting at a factory machine
wielding a machete
in our bright bandanas
holding brown yellow black red children
reading books from literacy campaigns
holding machine guns bayonets bombs knives
Our white sisters
radical friends
should think
again.

Our white sisters
radical friends
love to own pictures of us
walking to the fields in the hot sun
with straw hat on head if brown
bandana if black
in bright embroidered shirts
holding brown yellow black red children
reading books from literacy campaigns
smiling.
Our white sisters
should think again.
No one smiles
at the beginning of a day spent
digging for souvenir chunks of uranium
of cleaning up after
our white sisters
radical friends.

And when our white sisters
radical friends see us
in the flesh
not as a picture they own,
they are not quite sure
if
they like us as much.
We’re not as happy as we look
on
their
wall.

— “And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You,” By Joe Carillo, published in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color , 2nd ed.,1983

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strandbooks:

Ridiculous vintage book cover for A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I have never seen a cover so mirror the message in the blurb. Well done.

strandbooks:

Ridiculous vintage book cover for A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I have never seen a cover so mirror the message in the blurb. Well done.

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Rappers x Pre-16th Century Art

Meet your new favorite Tumblr! B4XVI is gathering a collection of comparisons between pre-16th century art and famous rappers.

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Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.

Rumi  

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lasaraconor:

Tahar Rahim ~ Photo © Carlotta Manaigo

lasaraconor:

Tahar Rahim ~ Photo © Carlotta Manaigo

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vintageanchorbooks:

Congratulations to Eli Saslow, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on Monday. He is also the author of “Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.”
  In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother writes to express her fears about the wellbeing of a son currently deployed in Afghanistan. A young girl in Kentucky shares her frustrations while attending one of the country’s worst schools, and the president relies on her story in his push for education reform. What these ten letters reveal about the relationship between a president and the people he governs is deeply affecting, and what ultimately emerges from within the stories is the incredible endurance and optimism of the American people. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vOkXL

vintageanchorbooks:

Congratulations to Eli Saslow, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on Monday. He is also the author of “Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.”


In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother writes to express her fears about the wellbeing of a son currently deployed in Afghanistan. A young girl in Kentucky shares her frustrations while attending one of the country’s worst schools, and the president relies on her story in his push for education reform. What these ten letters reveal about the relationship between a president and the people he governs is deeply affecting, and what ultimately emerges from within the stories is the incredible endurance and optimism of the American people. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vOkXL

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Bedouins by John Singer Sargent, watercolour, c. 1905–1906.

Bedouins by John Singer Sargent, watercolour, c. 1905–1906.

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