I’ll waste no time and get straight to the point here. I’m not one to use harsh words, but your March 2012 cover is an insult to the global community. On behalf of women of all shapes, sizes, and skin tones, I feel…
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ there is an African saying which is: be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”—Maya Angelou (via warriorsrise )
If I had a dollar for every time some random Filipino person would come up to me and Say. “Oh yeah I have a Spanish Last name YOUR PEOPLE came to my country and changed it. That’s why I have a Spanish last name and why my language sounds a lot like yours!”. Then for some reason its followed by…
It doesn’t matter if you are guero, negro, or brown. I do not care if I live in a different pais. You and me, we are not that different. We both have been pushed out of the group for the tongue we speak. We both bleed crimson red, we both give that last breath in face of death. So why do we fight? Why don’t we try to understand each other? Talk to me brother and sister, tell me your woes, and I will share mine. Educate me on what I do not know, and I will also teach you something different. Do not let those who oppress us pull us apart. Lets stand together to form a strong band of equality. Let those who judge us for our tongue, our color, and our culture, pull their own people apart. While we stand watching, together. We will watch while hate consumes them.
In unison, we will show them how strong we are from them.
Brother and sister, I can’t see you nor touch you, but feel me. Feel my love for you burn bright and deep. I know there are many of our own people out there, who will judge us for loving who we are. For embracing it. Let them speak, but don’t let them be heard.
Love will one day fill each and everyone of our people. We will grow and spread our love like wildfire.
“The integration of the old Spanish colony to the Republic of Haiti took place without the firing of a single shot, because it counted on the support of the majority of its settlers, except for the small white colonial aristocracy and certain influential priests for those who it was a robust blow. For the majority of the town, integration meant a true one political, social and economic jump. Immediately the slavery was abolished, the society of the East of the island of Santo Domingo gave beginning to an effective process of racial integration. Blacks and mulatos jumped of the categories but low - enslaved and libertos vejados and discriminated against the steps but elevated of the social pyramid, and suddenly the political power, as much the policeman as the power station, was distributed taking into account the ethnic composition from the population. The reaction of minority the Creole and Spanish aristocracy white was immediate and began with one hurried emigration towards Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, where they initiated conspirative projects that agreed with the French plans of the recovery of their old colony.”—
J. Franco, Franklin. Historia del Pueblo Dominicano. Republica Dominicana: Sociedad Editorial Dominicana, S. A., 1993 (via fdelacruz)
the first “independence” coz we got like 3 diff dates. :/
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We need to look @ the history of the Oscars more closely. My mother was the first person who told me that she knew the original history of the Oscar. My mom said that this famous Mexican Director who she could only remember as “el indio”, posed in the nude for the sculptor who created the Oscar Statue. I decided to google that today and yes, I found that Wikipedia confirmed my mother’s claim. Emilio Fernández was the original name of the model.
“In need of a model for his statue Gibbons was introduced by his then wife Dolores del Río to Emilio “El Indio” Fernández. Reluctant at first, Fern�ndez was finally convinced to pose naked to create what today is known as the “Oscar”. ” -Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscars
So, yes, indeed, every time a celebrity says the words, Thank you to the Academy, he/she should also remember the contributions of this really amazing Mexican Director’s body. If you know your Latin American Cinema, you might remember the film, María Candelaria (1943). Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez directed that film. Emilio Fernández Born March 26, 1904(1904-03-26) Hondo, Coahuila, Mexico Died August 6, 1986 (aged 82) Mexico City, Mexico His father was a Kickapoo native american but “affectionately” called “el indio.”
I am Joaquín, lost in a world of confusion, caught up in the whirl of a gringo society, confused by the rules, scorned by attitudes, suppressed by manipulation, and destroyed by modern society. My fathers have lost the economic battle and won the struggle of cultural survival. And now! I…