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4/31 of “The Dark Album: Conduit” – “I’m Locked Inside Dying of Thirst”

John Murillo III This project is one I came up with while dealing with the not-so-well hidden vitriol of my department toward me, my project, and my thinking. It’s called “The Dark Album: Conduit” because this is a set of conversational remixes. I’m putting myself in conversation with other poets, musicians, and artists, living and … Continue reading

"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