Rural Wiggers

Whilst now in today’s contemporary, planetarily extended, post-colonial, post-Fifties/Sixties, neo-Liberal moment, these Human Others to Man2, include the now institutionalized Welfare Mom/Ghetto “Black” Others (including their Trailer-Park Trash, Wigger “White” counterparts) as the extreme expression of the category of the non-Breadwinning “planet of the slums” Jobless Poor and, at the world-systemic level, of the category […]

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To the black cutter

To the black cutterthis epistle is penciled with memories of wished-for pistols                                                                                                 memories of those mental recitals of the poetic suicides                                                                      that never comforted the spirit enough to clear up the intensity                                                                 of that pounding in your chest. To the black cutterthis epistle is penciledwith memories of when you recognized that there was still                                                                     eight pills of […]

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What Is A Black Man?

[T]he black Atlantic has always been the queer Atlantic… Omise’eke Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic” Running the risk of angering my black brothers, I shall say that a Black is not a man. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks And if we are at a new beginning, we got to make a man all over […]

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Perspectives on Mourning

Spoken word poem, set to the tune of: No matter how many chronicles we’ve written, the breath given to the depths of us can’t be spoken. Speak less, and yet the poet goes on. How many poems are written to the speechless? How many poems are written in the name of words that can’t be […]

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Nothingness-With Incomplete

 … the fact remains nevertheless that true love, real love – i.e., wishing for others what one postulates for oneself when this postulate integrates the permanent values of human reality – requires the mobilization of psychological agencies liberated from unconscious tensions. The ultimate sequels of a gigantic struggle waged against the other have long vanished. […]

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The End of America

  You are uneven. hanging halfway between             the                         ending                                     and                                       an                                     [emergency exit].                                                 – Koleka Putuma, “In Limbo”[i] There are movies that discuss moments like this. A true ‘alien’ enemy threatens the survival of the planet and the only thing left to do is come together, to “spare […]

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THEORIZING IN A VOID: A Reading List

THEORIZING IN A VOID: A READING LIST Week 1: THEORIZING IN A VOID “Theorizing in a Void” by Zakiyyah Jackson +  “The Lie At the Center of Everything” by Christina Sharpe    Week 2: INTRODUCING SYLVIA WYNTER “Homo_Narrans_and_the_Science_of_the_Word” by Bedour Algara  +  And What About the Human? by Anthony Bogues +  “Before Man: Sylvia Wynter’s […]

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prose on the (im)possibility of black love // the (im)possibility of black study

) These scars on our bodies are impossible. These scars that we carry can’t be. These scars that we share are impossible. These scars on our body can’t be.   “These undecipherable markings on the captive body render a kind of hieroglyphics of the flesh whose severe disjunctures come to be hidden to the cultural […]

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