Creative / Literature / Political Theory / Sound

A Mote and A Minute: Deranged Facets of We and the Making

Facet 1 Untimeliness “The problem to be considered here is one of time” —Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Mask Another one left smoldering and empty, and only time will tell. Michael’s body lays splayed on hot asphalt in the sun uncovered for approximately 4.5 hours. Sun overseeing the passage of time and the truth of … 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

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