Blk Grrrl Book Fair Presents Elie Wiesel’s “Night” Read-Aloud, Saturday, December 10

Blk Grrrl Book Fair Presents Elie Wiesel’s “Night” Read-Aloud, Saturday, December 10Montclair, NJ December 2,  2016 /BRICKBATPR/ — BGBF Read-Aloud, Saturday, December 10Blk Grrrl Book Fair Presents Elie Wiesel’s “Night” Read-Aloud Saturday, December 106 p.m.. to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church located at 40 S. Fullerton, Montclair, New Jersey, 07042 Blk Grrrl Book Fair…

Did USC and Los Angeles Forget about the Violent Misogyny of N.W.A.’s Dre?

By Teka Lark On August 14, the N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta of Compton,” will be released in theaters nationwide. It is being distributed by Universal Pictures, one of the largest film distribution companies in the world and which is owned by NBCUniversal which in turn is owned by Comcast/General Electric. I remember the casting call:…

The Scary Gangsters of South Central Los Angeles

By Teka Lark In South Central Los Angeles there is a gang war going on, but not the one they are writing about. There will be #100days100nights of terror, because every day a person gets foreclosed on in South Central. Everyday a person loses their job and every day someone joins the ranks of our…

The Blk Grrrl Show! with Linda Kite and Nana Gyamfi

The Blk Grrrl Show! with Linda Kite and Nana Gyamfi. A commentary on anti-black racism on the left or rather a challenge that the idea of racism is strictly a symptom.

I talk to civil rights attorney Nana Gyamfi about white supremacy, the 14th Amendment, the 4th Amendment and the importance of the law in getting justice for African-Americans. Then I talked to Linda Kite.director of Healthy Homes Collaborative who used Prop 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement of 1986) to clean up substandard housing conditions in Wyvernwood in the Eastside Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights 90s and the current fight to save Wyvenrwood.

Teachable Moments #GrowingUpWithMyName

By Teka Lark About 12 years ago me and and a bunch of poetry asshole types were hanging out after a poetry reading at Pete’s Cafe in downtown L.A. A person who constantly pronounced my name incorrectly overheard another person say my name correctly and in the ‘I’m just saying way’ asked me, “Am I…

Gangs, God and the Great Society

Never married women poverty rate in the U.S. is 21%. Married women poverty rate in the U.S. is 6%. You compare women without children the poverty rate for unmarried women in the U.S. is 18% and the poverty rate for married women without children is 4%.
That smells like sexism to me.

Nonprofits: The Drug of Choice for Social Justice Junkies

Nonprofits are the cheap perfume on the sociopath drug dealer that is capitalism.

Private industry will not fund nonprofits enough to do anything, but to prepare to write more grants to foundations and to go to more parties for networking.

Instead of making change, nonprofits beg for change.

A short story: At Least I’m Not in East Texas

By Teka Lark July 14, 2015 Sandra Bland was found hanging in a cell in Waller County Jail in East Texas after being arrested after a traffic stop on her way to start a new job. On July 16, 2015 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Blue Line Train celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. My…