Baton Rouge cops barge into woman’s yard to arrest Black Lives Matter protesters she invited

Baton Rouge cops barge into woman’s yard to arrest Black Lives Matter protesters she invited

Reading this and time traveling to “…no rights which the white man was bound to respect….” From Baton Rouge:

….in a video clip posted by CBS Newscorrespondent David Begnaud, the woman who hosted the protest said she was “stunned” after officers moved onto her property and told protesters to disperse. Once some of the protesters left her property and moved onto sidewalks, officers arrested them because they were allegedly going to block the nearby interstate highway.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“It is a remarkable picture. A single woman stands in the roadway, feet firmly planted. She poses no obvious threat. She is there to protest the excessive force which Baton Rouge police allegedly deploy against the city’s black citizens. She stands in front of police headquarters, on Saturday. And she is being hauled away by officers who look better prepared for a war than a peaceful protest…” Continue reading Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Manigault-Bryant on Intellectual Hunger vs. Academic Thirst | @AAIHS

My, my!!! My colleagues are giving me so much to think about this week!

Here fellow AAIHS blogger Rhon Manigault-Bryant writes about immediacy, thirst, and hunger, and I can’t help but think about recent honest (and dishonest) conversations about capitalism, the academy, feminism, and even black history that have been circulating lately.

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Piepzna-Samarasinha on QTPOCSD Writing/Publishing at Third Woman Pulse

Piepzna-Samarasinha on QTPOCSD Writing/Publishing at Third Woman Pulse

“When I was coming up, as a person, as a writer, reading abuse survivor narratives was one of the things that saved my life-no lie. I am beyond grateful for the writers in the 80s and 90s who broke the world open writing our stories about the violence we endured. We were able to do this work because of the existence of grassroots queer and feminist literary and political movements that made queer, feminist and/or people of color zines, presses, bookstores, and reading series. From the zines like Body Memories and Fantastic Fanzine, that I mailed two well-wrapped dollar bills and some soaked stamps to get a copy of, to the first time I heard Sapphire perform her poem “Micky Mouse was a Scorpio” live in 1994 when I was 19, from second wave queer white feminist incest survivor books like Louise Wisechild’s The Obsidian Mirror and Elly Danica’s Don’t: A Woman’s Word to the copy of Bastard Out of Carolina I shoplifted from the Framingham, MA, Borders, and the poems by Chrystos I read standing up in the bookstore, I would be nowhere without this cultural movement—wildly not remembered or included in literary cannons—of survivors speaking about and being the experts on our own experiences. We changed the fucking world though writing about how very common sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and partner abuse are, and through writing our lived experiences as real and authoritative, in all the weird, perfect, dissociated glory….”

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