Home

Quote for Today

Leave a comment

“I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich, and rich is better.” – Bessie Smith

Advertisements

Quote for Today

Leave a comment

“I don’t know everything. I know a fraction of what there is to know and I don’t think I will ever know everything, but it’s important to me to constantly challenge myself, to understanding different viewpoints, really understanding nuance in topics, so I can feel qualified in what I say, so I’m not preaching falsely of what I’m unaware of.”  Yara Shahidi

Quote for Today

Leave a comment

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  Ida B. Wells 

Peace of Mind

Leave a comment

Abuse in the Irish Catholic Church: Sexual Abuse and Horrible Sick Racism

Leave a comment

What It Means To Say Sally Hemings By Ashley M. Jones

Leave a comment

What It Means To Say Sally Hemings

Bright Girl Sally
Mulatto Sally
Well Dressed Sally
Sally With the Pretty Hair
Sally With the Irish Cotton Dress
Sally With the Smallpox Vaccine
Sally, Smelling of Clean White Soap
Sally Never Farmed A Day In Her Life
Available Sally
Nursemaid Sally
Sally, Filled with Milk
Sally Gone to Paris with Master’s Daughter
Sally in the Chamber with the President
Sally in the Chamber with the President’s Brother
Illiterate Sally
Capable Sally
Unmarried Sally
Sally, Mother of Madison, Harriet, Beverly, Eston
Sally, Mother of Eston Who Changed His Name
Sally, Mother of Eston Hemings Jefferson
Eston, Who Made Cabinets
Eston, Who Made Music
Eston, Who Moved to Wisconsin
Eston, Whose Children Were Jeffersons
Eston, Who Died A White Man
Grandmother Sally of the White Hemingses
Infamous Sally
Silent Sally
Sally, Kept at Monticello Until Jefferson’s Death
Sally, Whose Children Were Freed Without Her

Ashley M Jones

For Further Reading: Thomas Jefferson’s: Notes on the State of Virginia. He writes of his eager participation in horrible violent, evil abuse.  Jefferson believed the people he enslaved in Virginia should  be sold with animals; they didn’t experience pain like other humans; that enslaved Africans did not and could not love.

Read This

Leave a comment

Elsewhere there are no mobile phones. Elsewhere sleep is deep and the mornings are wonderful. Elsewhere art is endless, exhibitions are free and galleries are open twenty-four hours. Elsewhere alcohol is a joke that everybody finds funny. Elsewhere everybody is as welcoming as they’d be if you’d come home after a very long time away and they’d really missed you. Elsewhere nobody stops you in the street and says, Are you a Catholic or a Protestant, and when you say neither, I’m a Muslim, then says yeah but are you a Catholic Muslim or a Protestant Muslim? Elsewhere there are no religions. Elsewhere there are no borders. Elsewhere nobody is a refugee or an asylum seeker whose worth can be decided about by a government. Elsewhere nobody is something to be decided about by anybody. Elsewhere there are no preconceptions. Elsewhere all wrongs are righted. Elsewhere the supermarkets don’t own us. Elsewhere we use our hands for cups and the rivers are clean and drinkable. Elsewhere the words of the politicians are nourishing to the heart. Elsewhere charlatans are known for their wisdom. Elsewhere history has been kind. Elsewhere nobody would ever say the words bring back the death penalty. Elsewhere the graves of the dead are empty and their spirits fly above the cities in instinctual, shapeshifting formations that astound the eye. Elsewhere poems cancel imprisonment. Elsewhere we do time differently.

Every time I travel, I head for it. Every time I come home, I look for it.

By Ali Smith. Please click to read more.

Older Entries

THE REBEL MAMA

DON'T CALL IT A MOM BLOG

heavenali

Book reviews by someone who loves books ...

Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell

Mornings With Erica Campbell

Vanessa Mártir's Blog

Digging into memory

j. p. bohannon

{A journal of words, sounds, images and ideas}

Author on Adventure

the chronicles of a writer who can be found at her desk or on the road

Kamus Istilah

Yang Pernah Mbuat Aku Bingung

SamilzSays

Allow me to share what I'm learning along the way.

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

Nicola Griffith

British-American in Seattle. Novelist.

Bald, beautiful and ballsy bint gets on her bike ...

And then there's the art, tea and cake, the garden and music; in no particular order and with fun ... then there will be days when there is no order and or fun. Either way my day posts from the print room, the cafe or the bike (which incidentally is usually parked in the garden when not in use) will be tempered accordingly

Angel Daniel Matos, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof. of English and Comparative Literature - Specialist in Y.A. Fiction and Queer Studies - San Diego State University

Reading Matters

Book reviews of mainly modern & contemporary fiction

Kushite Kingdom

Sanctuary for Black Gods

Black Women Of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

MAD NEWS UK

Entertainment News & Everything In Between!

Bundle of Books

Thoughts from a bookworm

GOOD BLACK NEWS

The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

The Edge of Autism

........the journey back

Captain Awkward

Advice. Staircase Wit. Faux Pas. Movies.

Order of the Good Write

That Magic Feeling When the Words Flow. A Blog by Debi Rotmil

Bookshelf Fantasies

A Life Amidst Books

The Terror of Knowing

An ex-literature student who can't quite kick the habit.

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

Rhapsody in Books Weblog

Books, History, and Life in General

iafrofuturism

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (Oct 2013) www.iafrofuturism.com

RED POWER MEDIA

Indigenous Issues and Resistance

My life as a dissociative

A blog about living life with alters, maintaining recovery and remembering my past.

Grady P Brown - Author

Superheroes - Autism - Fantasy - Science Fiction

THE LEON KWASI CHRONICLES

"THE REVOLUTION WILL BE DOWNLOADED" -LKC

Timothy Egan

The Official Website of Timothy Egan, Author and New York Times Columnist

Legal Legacy

Law and Legal History

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Running away from the thought police on wings of gossamer and lace...

HelloBeautiful

Celebrity News & Style for Black Women

Of Snailmail, Books & Vanities

The highs and lows of being a SAHM in a foreign country

lifewithlilred

Life is better in red

Heirloom Teas and Herbs

Traveling Apothecary

Scattered Thoughts

A haven for release

Power Plant Men

True Power Plant Stories

Dr. K. L. Register

Just a small town girl who writes about Christian stuff.