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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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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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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. 

Contribute and share this campaign to receive great perks, and also support local organizations with important missions. Activism Row because #ActivismLives!

We’re giving away AFROPUNK VIP Tickets (Saturday, Sunday or BOTH) as well as an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the AFROPUNK FEST 2014 in action with Jocelyn Cooper, founder of Activism Row! By contributing to our campaign, you’ll receive the chance to see D’Angelo, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and other legendary acts up close. 

We’re also giving away signed AFROPUNK T-shirts (signed by one of the co-founders!) and a number of shout outs on stage! Check out our perks starting at $100 and upward to receive these awesome items! 

To those who donate to our campaign within the $20-$50 range, you can receive some great Progressive Pupil perks including a Progressive Pupil tote bag, and a subscription to our blog The Progress. With a blog subscription, you’ll be able to share your creativity, donate and shop, spread the word about your work, share notes with your classrooms, connect with community-based organizations and inform readers.

Contribute and share this campaign to receive these great perks, and also support local organizations with important missions. Activism Row because #ActivismLives!

Support Activism Row at AFROPUNK

Progressive Pupil is teaming up with AFROPUNK FEST 2014 to co-curate Activism Row because #ActivismLives. You can support this informative, interactive and educational opportunity (and get rock star perks) by making a contribution and sharing the link to its crowdfunding campaign with your friends, family and colleagues:

Activism Row is Progressive Pupil and AFROPUNK’s  attempt to shed light on the many different kinds of good work being done in New York’s minority community. The activist spirit is alive and well in this city thanks to organizations like exaltGirls for Gender EquityMilano, the ONE Campaign, and Green Mountain Energy, all of whom will be front and center at the Row.

None of this would be possible if weren’t for the activisim of our friends and Progressive Pupil family that have been supporting our crowdfunding campaign, but we still need your help. Our campaign still has a long  way to go and for your support we are willing to out your name on the official “Friends of AFROPUNK” banner, a backstage tour of AFROPUNK with the founder of Activism Row Jocelyn, and shout outs on each other main stages. There are only a couple of weeks left before AFROPUNK, and we need all of your good will. Hope to see you at Commodore Barry Park this August 23-24 for the festival.

#DontShoot #Ferguson @PPupil #MichaelBrown (at Black Studies Blvd)

AFROPUNK and Progressive Pupil are co-curating Activism Row: an interactive, inspirational and informative experience to be featured at AFROPUNK Fest 2014 (August 23 and 24 at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn). Activism Row’s goals are to inform youth about civic participation opportunities and to encourage the festival’s multicultural audience to envision themselves making a difference. Highlighting social justice as a work of art, Activism Row shows activism lives today in communities of color.

The Indiegogo campaign will raise funds for the costs associated with producing the festival, which include staff, signage and programs. You can support this effort by making a tax-deductible contribution and sharing this link ( friends, family and colleagues. Rock star perks are available for your generosity including VIP passes to the festival, which features D’Angelo and Meshell Ndegeocello, a chance to get on stage and more.

Activism Row features local non-profits that advance racial equality by solving urgent community problems such as violence, mass incarceration and HIV/AIDS. In addition, voter registration will be available. On-line and in person, Activism Row will provide AFROPUNK’s audience—who are predominately youth—the empowering opportunity to see themselves as agents of social change. By showing #ActivismLives, this exciting exhibition reveals that the best time for social change is NOW!