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#BlackandCuba

(via ​Prisons, poverty & socialism: An interview with Cecily McMillan — RT Op-Edge)

Cecily McMillan reflects on her time on Rikers Island and the Occupy Movement: “I think we need to begin building toward a social movement that is as inclusive of as many different classes and cultures, races, and genders, at the outset, to address the problems we have now.”

" The core problem, as the U.S. Conference of Mayors lays out, is not only the long period of economic stagnation for nine out of 10 Americans but the fact that, even in years of economic growth, only a handful benefit. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has stated repeatedly since 2000, nine out of 10 dollars from the nation’s economic growth have gone to the top 1 percent. What this means is that even though the economy has recently been growing at 2 percent annually—already a low number—less than 10 percent of that is left for the remaining 99 percent of the people. The bottom line is that the wealthy are capturing the lions share of income. "

Thank you #VWFoundation for the private screening of #BlackandCuba at #HerrenhausenPalace in #Hannover #Garden #Migrating2014 (at Black Studies Blvd)

Progressive Pupil makes Black studies for everybody by creating and sharing documentary films and social media that expand knowledge about the history, cultures and politics of communities of African descent, promote civic engagement and encourage collaboration between activists, students, scholars, artists, teachers and their allies. 

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" 32,975 "

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That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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liberalsarecool:

mediamattersforamerica:

Bill O’Reilly “does not believe in white privilege,” saying it’s a “big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential.”

Now back to reality:

  • One in 3 black men can expect to go to prison at some point. 
  • A black college student “has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school dropout.” 
  • Media cover 19.5% of cases with missing African American children, while 33.2% of missing children cases involve black kids. 
  • At least “4 million African-Americans and Latinos experience housing discrimination each year.” 
  • While black Americans make up 14% of monthly drug users, “they are 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses.” 
  • We could go on and on and on

White privilege is best explained by a privileged white guy.

Thanks to @iamzakee and @NRDC for their beautiful interactive activity on #ActivismRow calling for an end to #policebrutality. #MikeBrown #EricGarner #handsup #ActivismLives @AFROPUNK (at Black Studies Blvd)

To those who donate $200 to our Indiegogo campaign, you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind gift from Progressive Pupil. We’ll be giving away signed posters of our feature documentary film Black and Cuba, signed by director and Principle Organizer of Progressive Pupil Dr. Robin J. Hayes! 

Black and Cuba follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful documentary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. Featuring Angela Davis, Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Ché Guevara, Malcolm X and Assata Shakur in rarely seen footage.

Additionally, for those who donate between $25 and $75, both Progressive Pupil and AFROPUNK we’ll be giving out shout outs to thank those who have contributed to our campaign. Shout outs can be seen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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