Communion and romantic friendships on the 5th floor over a portion of £3.50 chips. We pounded Harlem’s pavements and stood on the steps of Langston’s brownstone hoping to smell his kitchen awake, his name on the door still. 135th and Gil Scott-Heron. Have you ever seen the sun colour in five miles of concrete? A green-eyed sister sang to me about Black love in a uptown bookstore but I learned my accent from the BBC that I can’t pronounce and responded with cut off vowels, imitating a war of roses, feeling closer to my colonisers than ever. We were superheroes or revolutionaries rolling rizlas, I can’t remember the difference, but only in South London parks, on cheap blankets, on high hills. Homegrown. I choked myself on my 21st birthday with home truths, my throat was dry for 3 days, I stopped drinking. I saw Zora Howard read ‘Waffles’ twice with crispness similar to her chicken. Morrison, Baldwin and Díaz. Men that weren’t him said my name with urgency, believed in my thighs laid compensation and told me I would birth something each belonging to them. I preferred when I was too fat and they kept their distance with snakes around their necks in Brooklyn hallways. Now when the women are in bible class I obsess over illustrations and comics book characters feeding a carnal appetite church never did.
Tupac Shakur Talks Life and Death In Newly Released 1994 Interview
This is fucking incredible. The latest edition of the PBS web series Blank on Blank provides some artistic animation set to an unreleased 1994 audio interview with Tupac Shakur, originally captured on microcasette. I guarantee you’ll appreciate this.
I just read KOBK, and if you haven’t heard about it, you should definitely check it out. I’m a big fan of the whole urban-educated-successful-blackness thing, but it is pretty lacking from a feminist standpoint; there are a few really cool, strong female characters, but it barely comes close to passing the Bechdel test and keeps maleness at the forefront. There’s also no representation of queerness, but whatever.
I really enjoyed this. Writing was intelligent, the artistry was really cool and clever, and it was made by C.J. Johnson and Sean Mack, two talented people of color. It’s totally worth the $4 and you should totally support them!
I co-sign. It’s a really good comic and a plus is that Sean and C.J are pretty cool dudes.
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