I am not always interested in “empowerment.” Womanism is not solely about that. In fact, survival and wholeness of entire people at times is diametrically opposed to “empowerment” when “empowerment” doesn’t allow nuance in the margins as the political space that Black women occupy. What is…
African Americans are being murdered in cold blood by the Ferguson regime. There is a media blackout to prevent evidence aginst the state for committing human rights violations #UnitedNations #OpFerguson #revolution #RBG #Revot #injustice #USA #AMERICA #NRA #WARCRIMES #TERRORISM
All this because one cop will not face the consequences of KILLING an unarmed teenage boy. Cops are NOT your friends nor do they give a single fuck about you. The blue code of silence will always prevail.
Cops have never and will never be there to protect you or me.
Police- to protect and serve 1: the state 2: the white middle/upper class
The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
I feel like I need to critique the messaging of this campaign. While it brings up a true fact that not all homeless people are “drug or alcohol addicted, lazy, or mentally unstable,” (quote from the campaign itself) It doesn’t bring up a much more fundamental question: why are we brutalizing people who we deem “addicted, Lazy, or mental unstable”. Why is it that these people have to be “like us” in order for us to care? Why should it matter if they’re addicted, mentally ill, or lazy? does that somehow make them less human? This campaign, while really well intentioned, appeals to this Middle/upper class belief that in order to be cared for, you have to be “productive to society” or have a pre-existing medical condition (note that I say medical and not mental, because hardly anyone cares at all for those who are mentally ill).
I wonder, can we all agree that people who lack shelter because they are suffering an addiction, Suffering from mental illness, or seen as “Lazy” don’t deserve to be beaten, arrested, killed by other citizens and police , denied a place to sleep , or have their very existence deemed illegal?
African Teenagers Take Their Own Photos To Capture A Different View Of Their Home
A photography student from the U.K. decided to gather up cameras, head to a high school in the Gambia, and teach a photo workshop that invited each student to capture images at home and in their neighborhoods.
"The students know the landscape, environment, people, and hidden secrets of their culture more than an outsider, and photograph it without prejudice or any judgment."
The saddest thing is that most people will find this humorous instead of serious. We’re standing right beside one another, and yet we text others instead of actually speaking to each other. Have you ever sat down and thought about how uncomfortable we now are around one another that it’s so bad that we literally pretend to be texting someone when we’re not, just so it’s less awkward to stand beside people? What’s supposed to strengthen our bonds has taken away from it. It’s time to take our faces out of our phones and notice the world, give a kind gesture to someone, and go SEE your friends instead of just texting them.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Ah yes let me just up and leave school right in between my classes so I can go see the friend 40 miles away that i’m currently texting instead of making idle chit chat with the people around me that I don’t particularly care for.
Fuck your pretentious shit.
"whines evil technology is making people antisocial its not real communication if its not face to face and im a pretentious self righteous shitbaby that asks random people on the street for the time and feels good about it"
Maybe the conversation should go more in the direction of “Hey we’re killing thousands of Congolese and Chinese people by having all this consumable portable tech”
Ya’ll think i’m playing. Here is proof that gentrification is heading to the Bronx, and the new Kingsbridge Armory ice skating center is accelerating this. Our landlord wants to charge us $45 more per month for “improvements” to the building. We have 30 days to respond, in English.
Tell me, how many working class tenants in this building speak or understand English? How many have the time to find out how to understand this and fill it out? How many even know that they have the right to say NO to this bullshit??! We have a lot of work to do. We’ll be doing work in my building, let me know if you wanna help us fight this.
You should contact the Crown Heights Tenants Union. They’re a grassroots movement that recently started in Brooklyn and has unionized over 40 buildings.
They can help you fight this and organize your building as well.
On June 30th (Monday), the organization is hosting a training event at 7pm in 727 Classon.
Thank you so much for this info. We started talking to tenants today and we are having a meeting this Wed. about how to deal with this rent increase request. We’re planning to send a couple of our people to the Monday session and see how we can connect with Brooklyn folks. The CHTU sounds dope and i’m feelin their politics!
No problem. Let me know how it goes, I’ll be glad to help in any way.