Song of the Day: On Melancholy Hill

I’m completely late to the Gorillaz. I remember when their song Clint Eastwood came out and it felt like that was all that was being played on MTV. I hated it and never invested any time into listening to any of their other music. That changed when I heard On Melancholy Hill. It’s exactly the kind of music that I […]

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Transformation of Silence

In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her function in that transformation and to recognize her role as vital within that transformation. For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we […]

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Song of the Day: A Lenda do Caboclo

Melancholy, that’s what I feel when I listen to A Lenda do Caboclo. Originally written by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, this version is by Yo-Yo Ma. The track is often translated as The Legend of the Native, as the word Caboclo is related to the mix between indigenous Brazilians and Europeans. I heard the song in the final episode of Mozart in the […]

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Radikal Readings: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me has sat on my bookshelf for months. Was it the tremendous accolades that prevented me from picking it up? I have a tendency to put books that are in the spotlight on the back burner for fear they might not live up to my expectation of them. That is not the […]

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I Don’t Know When…

“i don’t know when love became elusive what i know, is that no one i know has it my fathers arms around my mothers neck fruit too ripe to eat, a door half way open when your name is a just a hand i can never hold everything i have ever believed in, becomes magic. […]

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Lit Fire

She lit fire to the bridges and forts she built all these years, and she walked into it smiling and tears rolling down her cheeks. – Akshay Vasu

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Difficult Names

Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of the tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right. – Warsan Shire

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Song of the Day: Channa Mereya

When Karan Johar decides to direct a film it quickly turns into one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was no exception, especially with the interesting casting and a plot revolved around unrequited love. High expectations that were sadly not met. Yet as with all of Karan’s films I still fell […]

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Do the Work

“Sometimes we have to do the work even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible.” ― Angela Y. Davis

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Dismantle

“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here […]

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