How aggressively the body claims that which dares to open it
Chace And/Or Mic Write
ISU theatre student Rob Hornbostel hosts a racist Martin Luther King Jr Day “celebration” claiming to represent his legacy by serving fried chicken, cornbread, “purple drank” and watching Black Dynamite. Now he’s been awarded with a nomination for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Foundation (KCACTF) national competition for sound work on Naomi Iizuka’s “Anon(ymous),” a play that focuses on the very racism Hornbostel is perpetuating. Sign this petition to make ISU take action by barring Hornbostel from representing ISU at the KCACTF’s competition, and hold him accountable for these egregious, public and widely self-publicised acts of racism and bigotry. /micdrop
You should sign this petition.
thanks guise :’)
This has been one of the hardest poems I have ever written. I tried ignoring it but it would not let me move until I wrote it. It will likely see at least one more drat but I am finally willing to put this out there.
Tragedy By Rachel Wiley
They used to call us…
Besides rocking the poems from side to side, I am also 1/4th of a rather formidable quartet of emcees, cleverly named Cold Men Young. This here is our latest video for our song “The Comeback” off our recently released head-nodder “You Should Be A Fan” #YSBAF (*hint-hint*: I’m the one in the furry hat & stylish mitt-gloves. SWERVE)
We rappity rap about alotta things & stuff that generate record amounts of HELL YEAH, but whats most important is that we do so very dope-like. I believe it would behoove you to take a gander, then travel over to ColdMenYoung.com & immerse yourself in
ALL OF THE THINGS!!! *insert grandiose echo here*
Give her an academy award or the Bathtub will rise up and get ALL OF YOU AND YOURS.
Another one of the joints I performed during my feature @ the incredible Soapboxing Slam Series & Button Poetry. I cannot emphasize enough how my peoples in the Twin Cities held me down. Too dope!
The full title of this poem is “Series Of Letters From Uninsured Poet To Irregular Heartbeat Because He Couldn’t Afford The Doctor”, but you can call it “To The Wardrum” for short lol. Enjoy. Share. Comment. Cook-Dance to.
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.
Junot Diaz (via Tatiana Richards)