Moonlight: So good, we don’t deserve it | Film Review

Juan: I’ve been here a long time. Out of Cuba. A lot of black folks are Cuban. You wouldn’t know from being here now. I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old… this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda of a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said “Running around, catching a lot of light”. “In moonlight, black boys look blue”. “You’re blue”. “That’s what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”
Little: Is your name ‘Blue’?
Juan: Nah. At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.

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10 Slam Poems Explaining why #notmypresident

We have all seen the protests, the news, the disgust, going around after the “election” of Donald Trump as president, which have done nothing to deter him and his administration from going against the majority of people, including constitutional rights and the court system. Unluckily, there are those out there who do not seem to comprehend why this is a bad idea for the “minorities” in the US. Hopefully these poems will show the experiences that those less privileged than us suffer through, and will continue to suffer through this racist, homophobic, sexist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, transphobic, et al administration from hell. 

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Women’s March in Las Vegas | Justice Peace, and Equality for ALL.

On Friday, January 20th of 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the Unites States of America. Saturday, January 21st of 2017, people across the globe marched as a stance of union for equality, justice, and peace for all. 

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Recent Reads: Let Them Eat Chaos, Secret Path, and Another Day in the Death of America

What a brilliant way to start the new year! Each of these books targets a different aspect of life in the new era, from racism, to sexism, to gun violence, to the horrors of residential schools. 

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Top Books I want to read in 2017

My  goal for 2017 on the Goodreads Challenge is 50 books, which is significantly smaller than the number I aspired to in 2016. However, my desire this year is to read more quality texts, in all genres possible, and perhaps have an average rating of 4 this year, in contrast to previous times, where it was below that line, quite liberally.  So here is a list of all those books, stand-alones and sequels, that will hopefully help me fulfill the challenge. May the odds be with us! 

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