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"Coalitions" / Political Theory

The Coalition Moment and a Black History

So my name is Ben (@likehercoffee). I represent a collective (@newblackschool) here in NY that works on bringing black radical politics into a range of professional fields. Much of what I say now will be a short recap of one particular line of reasoning I outlined in @newblackschool twitter/tumblr posts. I had not given #NotYourAsianSideKick … Continue reading

"Coalitions" / Political Theory

Black Imperative: A Forum on Solidarity in the Age of Coalition

by Nicholas Brady and John Murillo III “Surrender to blackness.” A grammatical imperative. Grammatical because syntactically it marks a command to or demand of a generalized addressee: “(Everyone) surrender to blackness.” Grammatical because the black flesh scarred and tattooed by these illegible hieroglyphics enunciates at the level of symbolic and ontological world orders: “Surrender to … Continue reading

Creative / Culture / Poetry / Political Theory / Sound / Stories

Hotel Oblivion: A Love Letter to Love, Blackness, and Androids

Part 1 – Apocalypse Suite: Overture John Murillo III The forthcoming, and all before and else, will be—and so, has been, and is—in a Fanon-thinking-about-and-so-blackening-Marx’s-thought sense, “poetry from the future,” or, better, “poetry [preposition] the future.” “It is a formal (“poetry,” with its associated lyricism and fragmentation) and temporal (“from the future”) disruption, which functions … Continue reading

Culture / Political Theory

Three Notes on Solidarity; or, In Want of a Requiem

John Murillo III Lacrimosa First: I want to link here, to a post on my tumblr about my (@writedarkmatter) involvement with the blackening of the #BlackPowerYellowPeril hashtag that appeared and trended on twitter a few days ago. It’s an exchange between myself and @newblackschool about the experience of and take-away from the vitriolic antiblackness expressed … Continue reading

Political Theory

The Void Speaks Back: Black Suffering as the Unthought of the American Studies Association’s Academic Boycott of Israel

By Nicholas Brady The black is off the map, and it is from this void that I encounter the discourse around the recent passing of a resolution by the American Studies Association in support of the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In spite of good intentions it … Continue reading

Cinema and Television / Creative / Culture / Poetry / Stories

Smile Undun^2: Fruitvale Station Premier

By John Murillo III Everything is out of order, nothing is constitutive to the order of chaos; the mind, the electric order of chaos, and the manifestations of the imagination—for example, memory—participate in illusory ordering for the sake of the grander illusion of wholeness, pureness, sanity, selfhood. Accuracy might not ever be a farce, if … Continue reading