Multiple workers coalitions shut down Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges this morning. NY has denied financial assistance to unemployed and undocumented workers, failed to cancel rent, chooses not to tax the rich, and underfunds public schools.
The government’s response to COVID on all levels is now a year-long failure to contain the virus and support workers. Over half a million people nationally were left to die.
HOW TO DONATE TO BLM WHEN YOU HAVE NO MONEY! a black woman named zoe amira posted a video on youtube. this video is an hour long and filled with art and music from black creators. 100% of the ad revenue from the video will be dispersed between various blm organizations, including bail-out funds for protesters. it has a ton of ads, and in result will rack up a ton of revenue. turn off your adblocker and do not skip ads. between each time watch 3-5 other videos (mix it up) before restarting. this will ensure you aren’t marked as spam by youtube. don’t mute the video itself and let it play.
donations will be dispersed among the following organizations:
Today we honor Juneteenth, which refers to June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read out federal orders declaring that all people previously enslaved in Texas were free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed people who were enslaved two and a half years earlier, these orders extended the Proclamation to more than 250,000 people in Texas, the most remote of the former Confederate states. While legally binding, these orders did not enable the freedom of people who were previously enslaved, and those who acted on the news risked violence and terror to actualize their rights. Through grassroots efforts, Black people in Texas reclaimed June 19 as “Juneteenth” a year later, in 1866, and it continues today as a celebration of Black liberation across the country.
To learn more, see Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “What Is Juneteenth?”
All of these elements come together in the Juneteenth flag, which uses the red, white, and blue color scheme of the American flag to honor the Black American experience during and after slavery. Created by Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF), and illustrated by Lisa Jeanne Graf, the flag also features a star in the middle as a reference to the Texas flag, paying homage to the state where Juneteenth was first celebrated. The 12-pointed burst spanning the curving blue and red planes represents the dawning of new rights and freedoms for previously enslaved Black Americans.
If you are in the New York City or the surrounding area. Go and support this beautiful young lady. Black hair care is a multiBILLION dollar industry. Everyone else is making millions off us, except us. The black dollar barely circulates one time in our community. We complain about the disrespect and mistreatment when other groups of people open up shops in our community and we want change, well here it is! In order to build a nation we MUST support one another.
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