A photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.
But they teach a Hip Hop History class at Harvard. How about teaching about how to respect People Of Color, instead?
My godson, EJ, already cynical as hell about this thing called life or pissed off about that cap….that’s my boy!
Check out this swagged out, pimp my ride, sexy ass Mickey D’s with curb appeal. Now I know where all that money that you saving on minimum wage is going. I see you working it, McDonald’s. You can’t pay Jose but you can pay that mofo Feng Shui?
Drug Sniffing Dog says: “This is all of Mr. Hoffman’s stash I could find before my nose gave out…”
Marissa Alexander now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.
How the fuck do you go to jail for NOT killing someone oh wait I forgot as a colored person we could be standing fifty yards away from a gun and still get penalized for association because we saw the white person who picked up and shot
Clueless, indeed. Nice video, with your racist tweeting, Tairrie B looking, you ain’t original, ass.
Three covers I photographed for Catapult.org's International Women's Day viral campaign
I’m enormously proud of the work Catapult and I did together, and hope this campaign will help draw attention to important issues women are facing today, such as forced marriage, child slavery, and forced prostitution.
Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.
Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.
The magazines display the grisly names Child Bride, Good Slavekeeping and Thirteen — wordplays on the popular magazines Brides, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen, respectively.
Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.
A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.
Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.
The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. “They said they asked for ID. I didn’t hear them,” reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters’ headscarves were ripped off.
"I kept saying, ‘I’m 14! What are you doing? We’re not bad kids,’" explained Wilson.
When their 15-year-old brother, Shytike Wilson, saw the police assaulting his younger sisters from a window, he ran to their aid. “I asked them why my sisters were in handcuffs,” he said, when the police, “charged me, picked me up, and slammed me on the floor.”
An 18-year-old college student, Jonathan Harris, became involved when he heard the girls screaming and ran to the park to help. He told the cops to leave the teens alone and took out his cell phone to record the incident, but was also subjected to police abuse.
Police say they were escorting the girls from the park when they became disorderly. Yeah right. Fuck the NYPD.
Oh man, he went there…the brother who’s married to this sista
pulled the wig/weave/natural hair card? Damn, I don’t know if he knew better than to say that, but he gon’ learn, today…
Noooooooo, Jeffrey! Black women can be proud, self aware and strong, no matter what their hair looks like! Why we gotta be demonizing black lady’s choices all the time?? There was a time, long ago, when straightening black hair was a means of survival, an attempt to assimilate because natural beauty was not praised or appreciated. While it’s fair to say that some black people might still deal with this struggle, it is by no means fair to generalize and say that all black women who straighten their hair are un-proud of their heritage or want to “look” white. Maybe she just likes the sleek way straight hair frames her face, maybe it’s faster and easier to style than figuring out how her natural hair works (cause I know that took me DECADES), maybe it’s a means of navigating whitewashed job markets, maybe it’s just a personal preference and it has nothing to do with wanting to look more white and maybe it’s none of your business! When you stigmatize black women for making a decision about how to wear their hair, whether chemically straightened or natural, you’re taking choice away from them. That is oppressive! Black women deserve to have the choice on how to present themselves just like white women do. This kind of thinking does no one any good, and it’s not elevating us as a community. Compassion and understanding goes a long way. A long, straight, flowy way.
…and lo, it hath begun