Armed for Change: Love as Political Practice

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6 pm, our Co-Founder, khoLi., chatted live with Kate EllenKingston Farady, Monique Hankerson, Maggie Owsley ... and a few members of our extended community.

Khafra & Company understands that in these times, we must use all of our tools to create, effect, encompass, engender, negotiate, and perform the futures we envision. We must create a practice that serves us.

Using June Jordan as a grounding voice, the group joined together to crowdsource ways of using love as a political tool for a brighter, more equitable future.

Below, you'll find a list of of decontextualized links as resources that emerged from the group's hour-long discussion.


Doesn’t your freedom deserve more?

Our CEO, @kholi, just shared her thoughts on the election ...


2016 election results trump clinton

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything … OR … “Doesn’t your freedom deserve more?”

Honestly, every time some “post-racial” “tragedy” has occurred during the last three years, I’ve believed it my duty to respond with some type of khoLi.-created language or tool.

In reverse order, there’s been:

  1. The Oscar/Grammy Response
  2. The Reaction to Beyonce’s “Formation” Release
  3. The Murder of Eric Garner
  4. The Death of the Miracle Disguised as Flesh: Amiri Baraka

And my all-time favorite piece … wait for it …

if God can cook

To many, a few of those links might not seem tragic. I understand this.

It’s difficult to immediately parse out the ways in which one of the leading entertainment award shows negating (entirely) the work of black people, is inextricably linked to (or perhaps, simply telling of) American race relations.

The thing is, everyone didn’t/doesn’t feel this way.

Many of us (read: all your black friends) have continually made requests of all of us to critically discuss and challenge institutionalized racism and its affects on … well … all of us. And honestly, so many of us (read: mostly white people, but other ethnicities too) have refused to do so. Many of us have made racism — and all of its lasting attributes — a black thing.

INSERT 2016 election results, also known as, a swift kick in the face of white liberal smug and sarcasm, also known as forcible disillusionment.