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Category: Black Life x Ephemera

Cramer and Raengo’s “Freeing Black Codes: liquid blackness Plays the Jazz Ensemble” (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies

Cramer, Lauren McLeod, and Alessandra Raengo. “Freeing Black Codes: Liquid Blackness Plays the Jazz Ensemble.” Black Code: Special Issue of The Black Scholar, Edited by Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 8–21.

Gumbs’s Coal: Black Matter Oracle (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies #BlackMatterOracle

Gumbs, Alexis Pauline. “Coal: Black Matter Oracle.” Black Code: Special Issue of The Black Scholar, Edited by Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 3–7.

Johnson & Neal’s Introduction to “Black Code Studies” – Wild Seed in the Machine (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies

Johnson, Jessica Marie, and Mark Anthony Neal. “Introduction: Wild Seed in the Machine.” The Black Scholar 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 1–2.

Repost and a reminder to “buffalo on”

Seems appropriate to return to this now, again, with the murder of the young white woman protestor Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, but also with the Trump on the verge of pardoning Joe Arpaio, the truly disgusting racist and vile sheriff in Arizona whose detention centers were notorious spaces for rape and humiliation. This is also a Now when well-meaning liberals and humanists are expressing their fears that dismantling Confederate statues may lead to dismantling monuments to people like Columbus (Story of OJ “…..ok?” shrug), and news has been circulating that a Puerto Rican man, Alexander Ramos, was identified as one of the white supremacists marchers beating young Deandre Harris in a video from the rally….

femmescapes

“We asked our contributors a central question: How do we understand our femininity in this changing world, where fascism is escalating every day? Death, by murder and suicide, is present in the work they sent us.”

Charles Theonia and Julieta Salgado, “Letter from the Editors,” @femmescapes, vol 2. (2017)