The Historical Product of White Supremacy & Violence (7 Accounts)

  Towards the Lakota   With the advent of white Europeans to what is known today as the United States, the once-proud Lakota found their free-roaming life and lifestyle destroyed: the buffalo were gone and the Indians themselves were confined to reservations dependent on Indian Agents for their existence. The 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee took place on the morning of 29 December 1890, when Lakota chief, Spotted Elk, and…

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Puerto Rico, Trump & The Argument Against Neutrality

    In 1943, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army was sent to Panama to provide protection on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the isthmus. The 65th Infantry Regiment was an all Puerto Rican unit of conscripts and enlistees that, in September 1944, traveled to North Africa before continuing on to Piera Cava in the French Maritime Alps. This action was in Europe and it…

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Freelance Writing: A Hard Knock Life

  I was six years old when I wrote, what I would consider, my first thoughtful, meaningful collection of words on a piece of paper—a song of loneliness written on a yellow steno pad. As I grew older, I continued to write more and more. Starting at around 11 years old, I even began writing a novella of sorts; on weekends, my younger brother and I would act it out,…

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Racism Is the American Way

The police, especially the racist police, gets to officially flaunt their radical contempt for the individual citizen and to demonstrate just how much he loves guns and violence when used against the people he hates for no other reason than the color of their skin. This is nothing new; the history of this country is peopled with incidents of the police’s systemic abuse of, more often than not, the Black…

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El payaso de Kierkegaard

Durante una representación sobre la etapa mundial, un auditorio miró embelesado como actores que juegan el papel de civiles se ven forzados a cavar fosas comunes para los miles de cadáveres insepultos que cubrían la instalación de un campo de concentración; un complejo gigantesco poblado con 5.000 cadáveres. Más de 1.200 personas adicionales, que se encuentran aferrándose desesperadamente a la esperanza y la vida, fueron evacuados. Quince murieron en camino…

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Why Art?

Art is a revelation of the world; a responsibility. On a strictly personal level, art allows me to feel essential to the world; it gives meaning to what would otherwise perhaps be a meaningless existence. This is a motive that grew within me as I grew as an artist. Even before committing—for example, a drawing to paper—I am conscious of bringing together the various elements of the composition (motif, color,…

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