A MANTRA FOR PROTECTION ON INAUGURATION DAY

A MANTRA FOR PROTECTION ON INAUGURATION DAY In trying times, we lean on our traditions and practices, ones we have inherited and ones we have evolved, to better reflect who we are as people in the highest vision of ourselves, decolonized in mind, spirit, skin and love. The plagues of cynicism and despair hunt us in these moments looking for our vulnerabilities. They try to convince us that our lives are not worth fighting for, but our rituals and legacy …

Make No Mistake: Resisting the North Carolina Coup

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Photo Zaina Alsous Last week in North Carolina, we witnessed the latest right wing Southern coup. During an emergency special session on “hurricane relief efforts” called for by outgoing Governor Pat McCrory, who was ousted by popular demand (cough, the election), right wing leaders of the NC General Assembly found a new low. They forced an extra special session to bulldoze through legislation — deliberately without warning or public input — that will dilute and neutralize the power of incoming …

Water Is Life: In Defense of Sovereignty at Standing Rock

  #OcetiSakowin #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #Resist Coya Hope White Hat-Artichoker Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed the growing movement and active resistance led by the Lakota/Dakota Nations, or the seven council fires that make up the Oceti Sakowin. Many more indigenous nations, brave and visionary elders and young people, women and two spirit warriors from around the world have joined them, because they know the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is part of the long-standing battle against colonization …

Election Day 2016 Poem

“We woke up this morning with our minds stayed on freedom.” – Woke Up This Morning by the Staple Singers We love you. We see you. We have always been each others salvation in times of uncertainty and crisis. We affirm our rightful place as Southern LGBTQ Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, working class and rural people who are even more committed to bring about liberation in our lifetime. We got questions about the path forward but we know together we will …