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  1. Learned Foot
    Learned Foot January 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm |

    Chef Freddie Bitsoie (Navajo) is fundraising for a cooking show called “Rezervations Not Required” that focuses on the cuisines of native and indigenous peoples in the U.S. and Canada.

    The show will be produced by Waking Giants Productions, founded by actor Irene Bedard (Inupiat, Inuit, Metis). As far as I know, it would be the first show of its kind to focus on North American native cooks and foodways. I don’t have any affiliation with the show; I just think it sounds like a great idea.

  2. Chataya
    Chataya January 1, 2014 at 5:54 pm |

    I posted this in the Ani DiFranco thread but figured it could go here as well.

    The Library of Congress has over 2,300 recorded interviews with former slaves that were conducted in the 1930s. You can access them for free here:

    1. trees
      trees January 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm |

      Courtesy of the WPA! Federal Writers’ Project!
      The slave narratives at Project Gutenberg:

    2. trees
      trees January 1, 2014 at 6:21 pm |

      Here’s a link to the audio of some of the interviews:

  3. Denise Winters
    Denise Winters January 2, 2014 at 12:02 am |

    #solidarityisfortheabledbodied is trending (is that the term?) on twitter. One linked article examines the roles of hospices in offering services to those with disabilities who have certain long-care needs that are not met elsewhere:

  4. delagar
    delagar January 2, 2014 at 7:16 am |

    Skepchick has a new page, Grounded Parents, with some interesting writers posting, including poly, queer, and feminist parents.

  5. delagar
    delagar January 2, 2014 at 8:14 am |

    Also this essay from Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Myth of Western Civilization,” is just brilliant.

  6. Bagelsan
    Bagelsan January 7, 2014 at 1:07 am |

    My New Year’s resolution was literally that I’d not post here again during 2014, thanks to the toxic stew of aimless rage that gets unleashed on anyone at a moment’s notice, but this piece is worth reading. It says, better than I can ever say, why I’ve sworn off online “activism.”

    1. Disemvoweled: macavitykitsune
      Disemvoweled: macavitykitsune January 7, 2014 at 2:01 am |

      the head of a giraffe against a bright blue sky: its mouth is pursed sideways+ kpng rsltns!

      ny tm y nd hlp wth tht lst nl t cmplt yr hrc slf-crcfxn ‘ll b hppy t vlntr.

      [Signal boosting threads are not the place for stoush. ~ mod team]

      1. macavitykitsune
        macavitykitsune January 7, 2014 at 2:07 am |

        Shit. Didn’t see that. Sorry.

        [Apology noted. Previous comment deleted. ~ mod team]

  7. ldouglas
    ldouglas January 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm |

    I realize the Good Men Project has a mixed track record, but this was a really great article on race, male parenting, and the internet:

    1. trees
      trees January 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm |

      Readers of that GMP article be forewarned.
      The author’s understanding of racial issues is sadly lacking in insight and nuance. In reference to so-called “racist” black people he says: “Grow up and stop being so fucking ignorant. You’re a damn embarrassment to Dr. King and his legacy.”

      1. ldouglas
        ldouglas January 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm |

        [this argument needs to be taken to #spillover please ~ mod team]

        1. ldouglas
          ldouglas January 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm |

          Ok, spillover it is.

          Uh- is the text of my comment gone forever?

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