Our options, the possibilities, the paths before us, the doors we could open, or will close. Whether taken, ignored, forgotten, or lost.
I was involved with the Black Liberation Movement/Black Live Matter movement in Des Moines, Iowa. Shit hit the fan on June 22nd, 2020.
Leading up to the election, 95% of my email inbox has been full of dramatic panic messages from various elected officials and their endorsed political hopefuls needing donations tonight or risk losing the entire election.
The Wowing 20s
By: Call Me. Ishmael
Oct 23, 2020
The year 2020 will go down in history as a time that most would say “ The world is ending!”
TRIGGER WARNING: This post includes discussions of rape, sexual assault and sexual violence.
Africa is a beautiful continent and to see it in such havoc breaks my heart. It's such a shame to see such a beautiful continent have to deal with the worst, ugliest, corrupt government there is. Africa needs justice.
Devlin Bronte Rachele
Monday, October 19, 2020
So, what is Americanism? How does it work? What are its roots? These are very good questions. I think a great way to start to gain a good grasp of it would be in an example.
Where to begin? When it comes to BLM--whether taken as ‘black’ or ‘blue’--I am an expert of neither. So whenever I bring up topics related to either, qualities of Impostor Syndrome make sure to gouge me with their talons the moment I feel any hesitation. But perhaps because I am neither black nor a police officer, I have an outsider’s perspective that could aid with impartiality? Or perhaps this is just hopeful, daft naïveté?
It’s not looking great at the minute, is it? The world has descended into a dystopian Hades and people are turning on each other like the plastics. Half the world has shut down because of Covid, and the other half is trying to pretend it doesn’t exist. Lives, jobs and hopes have been lost. People are angry, frightened, and they’re taking it out on each other. There are 2 phrases I can’t stand right now, one is “The new normal.” The other is, “We’re all in this together,” because we’re not. We should be, but we’re not. A worrying amount of people are out for themselves and have lost every single iota of compassion for their fellow human beings.
The young people are doing it.
We are living through a monumental time right now in Nigeria. The youths of the nation have taken to the streets to protest against the menace that is the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) here in the nation. For a long time, officers in the SARS force have oppressed Nigerians and used their position of power to bully and harass innocent civilians, especially the youth. The youth are fighting back.
It is all of our duty to do our best to defeat racism. Regardless of your ethnicity or the colour of your skin, the world needs you to be an active anti-racist in order to finally get the situation under control. No one should be treated differently because of where they are from or what they look like. Here are some things you can do to help.
Only a couple of miles from Downtown Los Angeles opened Lupita's Corner Market in the city's Westlake neighborhood. Almost thirty years after the fact, the store exists, standing apart as one of not many in a region with a deficiency of markets. For quite a long time, it has sold the run of the mill corner store admission—pop, chips, and candy. Yet, well that is changing because of Lupita's association in the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network. An undertaking of the LA Food Policy Council (LAFPC), the Network prepares entrepreneurs in financially burdened networks with the help they have to sell the sorts of food that are rare in numerous areas.
Half of the global population already lives in cities – by 2050 two thirds of the world's people are expected to live in urban areas. The global population is at 7.2 billion, it is growing by 1billion every 12 years. By 2050 there should be 10 billion souls on this planet and the equivalent of nearly the current world population will be in urban areas with a need to be housed, nourished and have transport.