mardi, octobre 11, 2005

Slam the [man]child on the hard concrete

64 year old Robert Davis battered into arrest on charges of
public intoxication on Bourbon St in N.O. French Quarter.

...or the reason why I don't smile at the popos.
~Long ass interview with Emmanuel Jal, conscripted as a child into the Sudan's People's Liberation army, journeyed by foot to Ethiopia and back and now holds court as a rapper. Terry Gross, the interviewer, has the same effect on me as most palm-pigmented: she makes me want to vomit. You can hear the racism in her liberal well-intentioned voice. Black disdain is just embedded in her speech. You can hear it in the air.

~And Mtume ya Salaam on Damian Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock" at Breath of Life spelling out why that song and video don't sit right with me. And as a bonus they also quote good peeps and writer extraodinaire Clover Hope.