An opportunity to be homophobic, racist, sexist and possibly make transphobic jokes?
This bastard is on it like white on rice.
can people stop allowing this douchebag to make movies?
How do movies like THIS get development when Red Tails could barely squeak into production??
Because his movies put down people, reinforces stereotypes….keeps the status quo.
POC-only Tumblr Conference in the Bronx, NY on Sat. June 16th, 2012
iite so here’s the deal. the NYC tumblr meetup/conference is officially on for Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 10am. it’s at the Rebel Diaz Art Collective (RDACBX) in the South Bronx. for those who driving, the address is 478 Austin Place 2nd Flr. South Bronx, NY 10455 (by 149th and Bruckner Blvd). MTA folks, take the 6 train to 149st, or the 19bx bus to 149th and southern blvd.
here’s the tentative agenda»
so, to be honest i dont wanna od on this and make it some extravagant event. what i really want is for ppl to just come thru to chill and meet each other. we needa get that out the way at least. i’m just formulating an agenda so we have at least some kind of direction for the day. but if ya don’t want that lemme know, we can switch it up.
to sum up the agenda, i wanna be talking about (not limited to) knowledge of self, kemetic sprituality, food and health, sex, body, art, photography, music, and poetry. i’m not worried about having facilitators cuz i think we as adults can hold down a respectful convo.
now, there are TWO things i ask from you who wish to come:
- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP so i know who is coming/who might come in order to tally up the numbers
- donate whatever you can. RDACBX is asking for $400 to reserve the spot. so far ppl have donated $39.00. Donate!»»
hope to hear from you soon
spread the word plz!
Ayeee BX ! that’s not far from me :)
ugh!! i wanna goooo!!
Dr. Cornell West was arrested today protesting the NYPD’s use of “stop and frisk” searches:
Princeton professor and noted activist Cornel West was arrested last weekend for protesting in front of the Supreme Court, and on Friday afternoon he repeated the experience in New York City.
West was part of a demonstration against the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, in which individuals considered suspicious by the police are searched without due cause.
According to Salon’s Justin Elliott, the NYPD carried out 600,000 such searches last year, with 87% of the targets being black or Hispanic. Only 7% of the searches resulted in arrest, and critics of the policy say it does little to reduce crime and is probably unconstitutional.
Here’s the speech he gave moments before the arrests began:
These searches, even if they yielded arrests the majority of the time, have enormous potential for abuse - evident with the NYPD’s application of stop and frisk searches. To me, the searches are a morally reprehensible violation of a person’s civil rights.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Keep fighting, folks. King wrote in the same letter, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
“After a Harlem street rally, one of these downtown ‘leaders’ and I were talking when we were approached by a Harlem hustler. To my knowledge I’d never seen this hustler before; he said to me, approximately: ‘Hey, baby! I dig you holding this all-originals scene at the track…I’m going to lay a vine under the Jew’s balls for a dime—got to give you a play…Got the shorts out here trying to scuffle up on some bread…Well, my man, I’ll get one, got to go peck a little, and cop me some z’s—’ And the hustler went up on Seventh Avenue.
I would have given it another thought, except that this downtown ‘leader’ was standing staring after that hustler, looking as if he’d just heard Sanskrit. He asked me what had been said, and I told him. The hustler had said he was aware that the Muslims were holding an all-black bazaar at Rockland Palace, which is primarily a dancehall. The hustler intended to pawn a suit for ten dollars to attend and patronize the bazaar. He had very little money but he was trying hard to make some. He was going to eat, then he would get some sleep.
The point that I am making is that, as a ‘leader,’ I could talk over the ABC, CBS, or NBC microphones, at Harvard or at Tuskegee; I could talk with the so-called ‘middle class’ Negro and with the ghetto blacks (whom all the other leaders just talked about). And because I had been a hustler, I knew better than all whites knew, and better than nearly all of the black ‘leaders’ knew, that actually the most dangerous black man in America was the ghetto hustler.”
-The Autobiography of Malcolm X