More pretty philosophy.
As a new rule I’m only reading pretty philosophy.
Inspired by this post, I’ve been revisiting (that’s the theme this week) some of my favorite works by Harlem Renaissance writers overseas. The photo above is of Langston Hughes and Dorothy West on route to Russia.
Claude McKay - “Soviet Russia and the Negro”
Langston Hughes - The Big Sea and I Wonder as I Wander (honestly, read these. They’re wonderful).
David Chioni Moore - “Langston Hughes in Central Asia”
Wayne F. Cooper - Claude McKay: Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance : a Biography
Minkah Makalani - In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism…
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jackie Anderson stands in the center of the campaign office she helps run on Maryhill Road in north Glasgow. Her white T-shirt is emblazoned with a single word in bright blue print: “Yes.”
On Thursday, Scotland holds a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Pollsters say the race is too close to call. But Anderson has no doubt about the way the residents of Maryhill will vote.
“Independence has won the hearts and minds of people here,” she says. “They want a return to old Labour and socialist values. It’s not about hating the English. It’s about the sense that Westminster is totally detached from ordinary life.”
Photo by Ben Stansall
Written by James Maxwell
“They want a return to old Labour and socialist values”
Can I be Scottish?
Here’s the thing, for-profit colleges have manipulated a system primed for manipulation. No doubt about that. But eliminating for-profit colleges does not eliminate the conditions that cause people to seek them out.
-Tressie McMillan Cottom
“Debbie Downerism: John Oliver and For-Profit Colleges.” TressieMC.com. 9 Sept. 2014.
This September we’re going to revive the old book group. But instead of looking at the Civil…
What I love right now:
ecology without nature
This afternoon, members of Slam Nahuatl and the Feminist Student Organisation gathered in the VCU Compass in protest against police brutality. Thank you to everyone who came out, got involved, and took part in the conversation.
Our first Open Mic of the season will be September 15th at 9PM in the Commons Underground. All are welcome to attend and participate. We will keep you updated as it gets closer!
HOW am I just discovering object-oriented ontology?
minorhistory has been traveling for all of time and I’m reblogging all her photos.
Hotel Titanic, Vank
Ramadan in Istanbul
This guy has the task of waking everyone up to eat before sunrise. The tradition dates back to a time before iPhones and alarm clocks. The first night, I didn’t know what was happening. He came down our street at around 1.45am. Every night I watched him.