…the Black male consciousness must be raised to the realization that sexism and woman-hating are critically dysfunctional to his liberation as a Black man because they arise out of the same constellation that engenders racism and homophobia. Until that consciousness is developed, Black men will view sexism and the destruction of Black women as tangential to Black liberation rather than as central to that struggle.
― Audre Lorde, “Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface,” Sister Outsider, p. 64 (via daughterofzami)

voicesandsounds:

#69) George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue 

(performed by Leonard Bernstein and The Columbia Symphony Orchestra)

American music at its best. Kind of long be well worth the listen.

dancybutt:

"what state do you live in?"

constant anxiety