Here is the video proof of my previous post about this officer forcing his way into my moms house (without legal documentation) and arresting my brothers friend without explanation. PLEASE REBLOG TO RAISE AWARENESS!!
This honestly made me incredibly uncomfortable and upset. He asked repeatedly why he was using such force, and essentially begged for his life when the cop reached for his gun.
Just wanted to share this with everyone really quick. The reason is because we need to be aware of what kind of people are within the law enforcement branch. This man forced his way into my moms house (without any proper documentation) AND did not specify why he was arresting my brothers friend. He was asked countless times why and he NEVER answers him. He didn’t even read him his rights!…I’ll post the video up later….smh Louisiana AND Jefferson parish…..
"…the police are simply the hired enemies of [the black] population. They are present to keep the Negro in his place and to protect white business interests, and they have no other function. They are, moreover—even in a country which makes the very grave error of equating ignorance with simplicity—quite stunningly ignorant; and, since they know that they are hated, they are always afraid. One cannot possibly arrive at a more sure-fire formula for cruelty.
This is why those pious calls to ‘respect the law,’ always to be heard from prominent citizens each time the ghetto explodes, are so obscene. The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer. To respect the law, in the context in which the American Negro finds himself, is simply to surrender his self-respect.”James Baldwin, “A Report from Occupied Territory” (1966)
'In a society where all adventure has been destroyed, the only adventure left is to destroy that society.'
Excited to announce Askari González just confirmed for this panel!
I will be moderating a panel on queer and trans POC art activism at Mills College in Oakland, CA on April 5th as part of the National Association for Ethnic Studies annual conference. The discussion will take place from 4 - 5:30 PM in the Natural Science Building, room 217, and feature the following fine folks:
Amirah Mizrahi is a queer, Arab-Jewish poet, educator, translator, comics artist, and cat-sitter. Her work is multilingual, mixing Hebrew, Arabic, and English in the spirit of Gloria Anzaldúa. She misses warm oceans, dreams of a free Palestine, and makes a mean shakshouka. Her works are featured in the zines Mixed Up! and Uproot: Queer Voices on Migration, Displacement, and Diaspora, as well as Cartographies, a collection of her own works.
Manish is an activist life coach and the Artistic Director of Peacock Rebellion, a queer people of color -centered crew of artists, activists and healers who use the performing, literary and media arts to help build social justice culture. He’s shared his spoken word and comedy work most often as part of Mangos With Chili, the performance cabaret that Bitch Magazine calls “a grassroots miracle,” and at the National Queer Arts Festival, the United States of Asian America Festival, and the United States Social Forum. This year, look for his writing in the anthology Poverty Skolarship 101 - A Peoples Text: Words, Art, Theory & Tears on Decolonization; The Icarus Project blog; his first book, Love Poems for Haters, due out this Fall, and, with an anonymous co-author, in the anthology Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism. He is a former co-coordinator of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action and a survivor of intimate and state violence.
Lexi Adsit is 23 years old and a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with her degree in Women & Gender Studies. She is currently a columnist for The Rainbow Hub and Program Intern for the Youth Leadership Institute in Marin County. She has worked in various capacities with Non-Profit organizations for the past six years. She has also worked with Research and Academic institutions for the past two years. Last Summer Lexi was one of six Summer HIV/AIDS Research Fellows at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and conducted a secondary analysis of semi-structured interviews with HIV positive black trans women living in Oakland, CA. She is currently in the process of preparing her project and others for submission to journals and conferences.
—-Magnoliah Black has a touch of class to match her crass and is every bit as spicy as the New Orleans dishes she was raised on. She has been promoting body positivity, fat sexuality and marginalized communities though kink, dance and public speaking for the past 5 years. As a certified massage therapist, core member of award winning and international traveled troupe Rubenesque Burlesque, Full Figure Entertainment (FFE) Model and solo performer she believes in passionately embracing exploration with all of the senses. When she is not jiggling her bits or giggling while being strapped to a cross you can find her at missadventuresofanungratefulphatbitch.com or rubenesqueburlesque.com.—-Lyric Seal, the pornographer also known as the performance artist and contemporary dancer Beast Ly, wants to know why these monsters cannot be one and the same. A postmodern lesbian Peter Pan, an acrobatic bottom who always ends up on top, they do not want to have sex with you, but would like for you to think about them, and you, having sex… near each other. Lyric collaborates frequently with that artist of great porn starhood, and their dear friend, Jiz Lee. Lyric is part of the artist’s collective and lesbian fraternity Poppers’ Creek. You can find things they wrote in the punk rock publication Maximum Rock n Roll and forthcoming in the feminist publication, LIES. They write curriculum about loving yourself, knowing yourself, and being nice to other people for the anti-bullying, community movement building non-profit, Not in Our School. They recently toured the piece “Bardragon: a piece of my flesh for the hungry-lonely” with the cabaret revelation, Mangos with Chili. Lyric hates words almost as much as they love talking and they love dance like water. They are a fan of pastels and bloody meat. Lyric would like to love you. Lyric would like you to love yourself. They’re a beast. You’re a beauty. You may book them to gogo your party.—-Askari González es una bruja, a magical gurl dropout, a wannabe xingona, a genderescent divinity, y a political trans woman of color. She is a poet, a mixed media artist, and the author of Trauma Queen (available here: http://publish.biyuti.com/traumaqueen/). She aspires to create films centered on queer and trans people of color. Her hobbies include online shopping, copious amounts of anime marathons, and unraveling her inner trauma healer.—-
see ya’ll laterrrrrr ;)
bay peeps better check this out
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is trying to replace streetlights with glow-in-the-dark trees using “the bio-luminescent qualities of jellyfish and mushrooms.” The glowing plants are created by “splicing DNA from luminescent marine bacteria to the chloroplast genome of a common houseplant, so the stem and leaves emit a faint light similar to that produced by fireflies and jellyfish.”
yes! we should do this everywhere
Acceptable GMO when it replaces a non sustainable system!
Head Walk Photography Patrice Letarnec
Photographer and art director Patrice Letarnec love with his series, to remember that we get crazy with the french expression that we “all walk sometimes on the head”. A simple and crazy idea!
my grandmother lives where that last picture was taken.
"Stop the Devaluation of Feminized Jobs" - Lillian Cuda.
This piece is a commissioned t-shirt and sticker design for MisogynistShaming. I’m excited to see the final garment. If you’re interested in a commissioned piece, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking as a social work student, I wish my field was valued more. We have one of the most stressful white collar professions and still get paid fairly low for the amount of education we have.