Mathematiques Noir

Hello Brooklyn! At the Brooklyn Book Festival with La Casa Azul Bookstores! Come see me in booth 227.  (at Brooklyn Borough Hall)

Hello Brooklyn! At the Brooklyn Book Festival with La Casa Azul Bookstores! Come see me in booth 227. (at Brooklyn Borough Hall)

This Dark and Stormy is dedicated to my future students. I wish you well.  (at Yerba Buena - Avenue A)

This Dark and Stormy is dedicated to my future students. I wish you well. (at Yerba Buena - Avenue A)

In that case,  I might do this just to see their faces. (H/t @idollaz)

In that case, I might do this just to see their faces. (H/t @idollaz)

I need to remember this every so often. (Via @mama_bklyn)

I need to remember this every so often. (Via @mama_bklyn)

If you can’t teach, don’t. But if you can, do. Go hard or go home. We go hard.

If you can’t teach, don’t. But if you can, do. Go hard or go home. We go hard.

We must make sure all parties are involved in our children’s futures.

We must make sure all parties are involved in our children’s futures.

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. But when he stood at the railing of the ship and saw the white promontory of the colonial district again, the motionless buzzards on the roofs, the washing of the poor hung out to dry on the balconies, only then did he understand to what extent he had been an easy victim to the charitable deceptions of nostalgia.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera (via i-am-a-hot-day)
thesmithian:


There are border crossings and hyphenations. Dominican, but not. Haitian, but not. Black Latino. Father. Poet. One of the fiercest writers…One of the most tender. Back-and-forth between Spanish and English. Rakim name-dropped alongside Ravitch. Some references cited and explained—Paolo Freire, for example – but the hip hop lyrics aren’t; it’s up to the reader to decode, not to Vilson to translate. That flips the rules of power and culture and literacy…

more.

Yessir!

thesmithian:

There are border crossings and hyphenations. Dominican, but not. Haitian, but not. Black Latino. Father. Poet. One of the fiercest writers…One of the most tender. Back-and-forth between Spanish and English. Rakim name-dropped alongside Ravitch. Some references cited and explained—Paolo Freire, for example – but the hip hop lyrics aren’t; it’s up to the reader to decode, not to Vilson to translate. That flips the rules of power and culture and literacy…

more.

Yessir!

Rap hero. (Thanks @elliottwilson)

Rap hero. (Thanks @elliottwilson)

Confession: I only feel like being #2 to those who’ve withstood the tests of time, greatness, and ardour. I’m on a whole opposite field right now …

Confession: I only feel like being #2 to those who’ve withstood the tests of time, greatness, and ardour. I’m on a whole opposite field right now …

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