#RepostSave @defendnela with @repostsaveapp ・・・ A quick recap video we put together from yesterday’s #freegladis action @stp_la @defendboyleheights @iceoutofnela @undeportables. Street Vendor Gladis Hernandez was deported by iCE recently and we recognize that the #lapd , iCE and the city work in a coordinated effort to deport our folx from the community to further their plans for #gentrification and erase our neighborhoods.
A quick recap video we put together from yesterday’s #freegladis action @stp_la @defendboyleheights @iceoutofnela @undeportables. Street Vendor Gladis Hernandez was deported by iCE recently and we recognize that the #lapd , iCE and the city work in a coordinated effort to deport our folx from the community to further their plans for #gentrification and erase our neighborhoods.
It is heartwarming watching the inseparable bond between the homeless and their pets. There are many on the streets who choose to continue living on the streets instead of seeking warmth and food at the shelter as there are only a handful that allows pets. To them, their pup may be their only source of unconditional, unjudgmental love.
This old lady(not pictured) named this poodle, Candy. She rescued Candy from her then-neighbor who used to kick and beat Candy. Candy is ~7-8 years old now. Candy has been by her side ever since. As heartbreaking as it is to see an old lady my grandma’s age begging at a cross junction, it was also heartbreaking to see the state that this poodle was in.
I am fully aware that this lady is one out of many out there with similar circumstances. However, we can all play a small role in alleviating their suffering through the provision of basic human and animal needs. Nope, I am not asking for a donation. What I hope is that the next time you go to a grocery store or a dollar store, just get a small bag of dog food and some human food. With just $5, I was able to get 4 boxes of dog food and a dog bowl. So save a little space in your trunk and have some dog and human supplies as you’ll never know when you’ll encounter someone in need.
Right now, in these comments, show love to someone in Oakland killing it right now. —
Our city is shinin’ right now with movies, music, clothes, scholars, teachers, athletes, trendsetters, reformed thugs, philanthropists, writers, EVERYTHING.
Everybody wanna be here because this OAKLAND DRIP got everyone on high alert. I’m blessed to be able to call a bunch of these folks friends. -
If you’re still waiting on your turn or been losing, keep working at it and keep rooting everybody else on. When the city wins, you win. You’re part of the city. You add to the richness. Give out good energy and it’ll come back to you. Oakland is having a moment right now, bask in it. When I was in NY a few weeks ago, some of the East Coast homies said we were the West Coast Harlem. Respectfully, Bc I know it was a compliment, I said, nah, we’re Oakland. Look at our city’s glow up with everybody doing their own thing, man, just imagine if we really rocked with each other the way we should. Blood, we’d be unstoppable.
#oakland#northoakland#westoakland#eastoakland#polarbears fight #gentrification#beastmode#dopeera#dopeonly#warriors#raiders#oaklandas#bart#actransit
*Swipe* Let us remember that slaves built the White House. This fact still haunts me, along with the crushing realization that although wer’e fighting for equity, it will only be a something to yearn for through art, literature and other forms of self-affirming expression. As long as our socio-economic status is linked the dollar sign, we’re unable to be set free. You can’t unlock the door without the key, and you can’t copy that key if it’s been labeled “Do Not Duplicate”. Realize that there was never a lock to begin with, and create your own reality - as rather than conforming to others’. New additions to the Archive. 35mm Film. 4x6 Inches, Color. //josiahgreen.com// click link in bio——————————————————————————
this is going to be incredible and beautiful!
get your tickets, come down, bring friends (I'll be there, camera in hand!). Full details below. feel free to repost to share the word, or RT on twitter.
repost: @nclusivemosqueExcited to announce the next #RaiseYourGaze event.
Our Prayer is Protest is a Healing Arts festival organised by the Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Healing Justice LDN, and @voicesthatshake and curated by Farzana Khan.
The day will feature speakers discussing community building, gentrification, racism, health, wellness and repair, as well as holistic workshops on zine-making, breath work, yoga, dance, herbal walks, and creative writing. We will be using different art forms and non-eurocentric methods to deepen our understanding and approaches to mental well-being, collective healing, and undoing violence/harm for ourselves and our communities.
10.00 - Doors open
10.30 - Opening prayers
11.00 - Movement and breath work session
12.30 - Lunch (vegan ang gluten free)
13.30 - Panel discussion on body and mental health, state violence, community repair & food and land justice
15.30 - Break
15.50 - Writing, zine-making and herbal walks workshops
17.30 - Closing and music performances
18.00 - End
Confirmed speakers & facilitators:
Zahrah Awaleh (Still I Rise), Saara Jaffery-Roberts (Kula Roots), Farzana Khan (Voices That Shake!), Guilaine Kinouani (Race Reflections), Rabiah Mali (The Herbal Blessing Clinic), Sai Murray, Temi Mwali (The 4Front Project), Akeim Toussaint Buck (Toussaint To Move)
A little over 30 years ago I decided to return to Los Angeles, the city I was born and raised in, to put down stakes. I grew up in a part called Beverly Hills - not sure if you’ve ever heard of it - but suffice it to say, I never fit in, nor ever wanted to. If you’d like a primer on my childhood, watch the film, ‘The Slums of Beverly Hills’ for a near autobiographic take. But long story short and a small about movie women killing aliens, I came back, bought an old house, raised three children on my own, and fell in love with a neighborhood in East Hollywood without a name. I am very grateful to @thissideofhoover who is documenting the people of this neighborhood, their work and stories and starting a very important conversation about what is gained and what is lost when neighborhoods change. Check it out. Síguele. #gentrification#neighborhoodpride#virgilvillage#communidad
The idea that artists cause gentrification is a false one, but my latest blog post takes a look at why this accusation is so popular and asks what led us here. Click the #linkinmybio 👉📱💻 to see why scapegoating artists is problematic!