Mathematiques Noir

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)

Reblogged from go little bad girl

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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My galleys are here. This is about as real as it gets. I haven’t been excited this entire time about any of this yet, but it’s finally starting to sink in. This is it.

My galleys are here. This is about as real as it gets. I haven’t been excited this entire time about any of this yet, but it’s finally starting to sink in. This is it.

Arundhati Roy and I, chilling. @haymarketbooks #writers  (at Parsons The New School for Design)

Arundhati Roy and I, chilling. @haymarketbooks #writers (at Parsons The New School for Design)

I’m happy for all the false hope this brings us @nyknicks fan. You think Dolan is giving up control that easily?

I’m happy for all the false hope this brings us @nyknicks fan. You think Dolan is giving up control that easily?

My next Halloween costume. You like? Thanks @digodcmusic

My next Halloween costume. You like? Thanks @digodcmusic