From March, 2020

Lessons from the Damned

In “Solidarity Is Not a Market Exchange,” an interview with Robin D. G. Kelley conducted by Jack Amariglio and Lucas Wilson, Kelley pays tribute to Lessons from the Damned: Class Struggle in the Black Community, a fugitive book from the 1970s: Lessons from the Damned is this book that is black feminist practice laid out. In…

Joshua Williams on Friendship

What is a friendship? Is it two people that hang around each other or talk to each other every day, or just two people that party together? No—a friendship is a bond you make with someone. A bond you can’t break. A bond so strong that no matter what happens it won’t break. But when…

Fragments of Autobiography by Afeni Shakur

I was born in Lumberton even though my mother and my father and my sister were living in Norfolk, Virginia at the time, but my grandmother who lived in Lumberton got sick, so my mother went to Lumberton to see about my grandmother and I was born while she was there. A midwife delivered me.…

Q&A with LaToya Maria

February 2020–February 2021, Black With Plants will publish Q&A’s on generating socioecological value in landscapes of exclusion, and on instituting—in historically emarginated environs—networks of decentralized survival programs rooted in African Diaspora agrarian and liberation strategies. Black folx (artists, Earth workers, plant-based healers, emerging revolutionaries) from across the thirteen hardiness zones in the United States—a global…

NURA #1

The sun’s red sparked my orange passion, I’m light like yellow. Fire raging inside of me, I’m a young mad nigga, mad with love, and rage, and hope that is contagious. Faith flew from my heart and took my veins with it. Still tethered to my being, my spirit lay out of me. Cast in…