There is no revolution without love.
# taught me that.
Electric Picnic sept 2014
highschool training ground
it is never too late .. for your time
dec 2013 never too late
my grandfather ran out of time before he was ever too late
purchase a new beginning..
Malcolm London Visits Noble Impact Students
words mean things
who are you, who were you, and who do you need to be…
like you have a history that you’re not allowed to know.. why you talk like that
may 2013 ted talks ed:
my highschool is chicago
capitalism raises you but you have to step on someone else to get there
the need for degrees has left so many people frozen
reading does not matter when you feel your story is already written
open mic tribute #
dec 10 at youmediachicago
5:45 – Malcolm London – so many people grew up in this place. we were part of a group of kids who started this.
7 min – i thought about a million things to stay till i got up here and my heart is in my stomach. we were just kids. people that have come out of this space have done amazing things.. we was just kids.. we needed a space to write poems and talk sh&t.. and that saved our lives. we literally grew up here..
10 min -he definitely taught me that revolution starts with love. that was the first man that taught me how to cry.. and here i am crying.. and i don’t care.
11 min – we have to pass that torch. we had millions of kids in here all a time.. and we were kids.. no one was special… we were kids..
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/669537060890525697
@CornelWest police abduct poet and @BYP_100 Malcolm London.charged him with felony.Did nothing #FreeMalcolmLondon https://t.co/7ZXMqima5x
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Nate_Rasmussen/status/669537522163281921Kevin Coval @kevincoval
CHARGES DROPPED!!!!!!!!!!! #FreeMalcolmLondon
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KatieOsgood_/status/669600094912651264
from 2012 – reading fred hampton
on the need for re imagination at the root
we have a larger problem than just one superintendent
not just changing the face of an already failing system
i’ve been organizing in this city for the last 6 yrs
there’s only one kind of activist…. that’s one that wants to see the world change… we need as many solutions as possible
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
on the Green Line today I spoke to Cortez Hall and his two precious daughters Mckenzie &… instagram.com/p/BN-XcFUgQSO/
malcolmlondon on the Green Line today I spoke to Curtez Hall and his two precious daughters Mckenzie & Madison. I asked if I could photograph them as we left the train because seeing him play with his children on the Green Line made me smile. I wanted to share this image with people because there are so many images that don’t bring this sentiment. There is a lot of tragedy. We must fight & imagine a world where Curtez can walk his daughters home safely, where other families like theirs don’t have to worry about genocide, don’t have to worry at all. I don’t always have tangible ideas of what the world should look like after we dismantle these systems, but this is pretty damn close.
don’t know if this next tweet is referencing the above.. they were sent 30 min apart
I think this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
we say “everything happens for a reason” to explain personal obstacles or to cope with not knowing. but it cripples our collective imagination
yes there are things we don’t know and having faith in something better isn’t wrong until it prevents us from examining the world.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MalcolmLondon/status/947976722787467264
okay because when Malcolm London said “I don’t hate you, I just haven’t figured out how to love yet” I really felt that
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cit_cit98/status/956762519678275584