“Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now-
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”—"Mother to Son" Langston Hughes
Today is Halloween, the unofficial cosplay holiday! But even more than dressing up it is also the official holiday of free candy! When I went trick or treating I would get home and divide all my candy up into piles, first piles of candy that matched, then the stuff that I wanted to trade.
and apparently, there is no coverage of this and no arrest. a gunman on the top of a building starts targeting children at school and a number of people are injured and one killed.
yet none of this is on the news?? like the link says, if this had happened in Manhattan, they woulda been coverage to no end. the racial segregation of the schools in NYC is very disturbing. and when you look at the amount of funding each borough received for education, it’s a wonder whether integration ever happened within the city limits. not to mention, if this woman had been white, they would have sent out the federal reserve.
what surprises me is that i’m still amazed at shit like this.
“Zurana Horton, the 33-year-old pregnant woman, was hit in the head in front of the Lucky Supermarket at Pitkin Ave. and Watkins St. after she threw herself over a group of children, cops and witnesses said.
…If this horrifying episode, which has not yet resulted in an arrest, had happened in Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side neighborhood instead of one of the poorest communities in New York City, news copters would still be flying overhead, and the networks would be all over it. Zurana Horton is a heroine who followed her instincts. Her bravery should not be ignored simply because of her ZIP code.”
how the fuck is this not all over the news? and fucking every damn where?
Why doesn’t this surprise me?
Black and poor. Of course they’re not covering it.
CNN’s Geek out has an article on women and comics that should raise a few eyebrows and ire. The issue covers just about every topic that has come up around women in comics over the last few months - lack of female creators, lack of marketing to women, The Batgirl of SDDC, and Womanthology.