Dr. Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African-American History at Harvard, has made study of the transatlantic slave trade accessible in a new way.
Call for Submissions
I am looking for Queer/Trans writers [everything from poetry to critical writing], musicians, photographers, DJ’s, artists, dancers, filmmakers, etcetc to interview/submit their work for the first issue. The finished product will be available online at issuu.com x where I’m uploading the mag for free download/reading. Each issue will be released on a irregular schedule. Just when I feel I have enough for an issue. I wanna keep it very loose and open so if you have anything just send it to email@example.com and we can chat. -Óscar
I plan to do the graphic design etc but if someone more experienced out there wants to volunteer and has Adobe Indesign feel free to contact me. You don’t have to be Central American, just be committed. ¡Gracias!
The stories coming out of the Philippines are unimaginable. Rushing water and wind tearing children away from their parents’ arms. A death toll that may be over 10,000. A city of 200,000 in which no buildings appear to have survived intact.
Please note that the Philippine Red Cross site uses PhP (the Philippine Peso) and not USD. 1 USD = 43.19 PHP.
Please consider donating through NAFCON instead. Grassroots orgs in the US are working in solidarity with orgs in the Philippines to bring relief to those who need it most.
About a year ago, I was in the in the Philippines and I ended up helping with some typhoon relief projects and it wasn’t Red Cross or the other large organizations (or the Philippine government) that made it out to the most devastated areas, but the smaller, more grassroots organizations that brought relief and rebuilding to the areas.
I highly recommend donating to NAFCON.
Seattle-area folks, we will be hosting a balikbayan donation box for funds & medical supplies going to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan relief and rehabilitation during our next pop-up (Inay’s, November 18, 5-9pm). Dinner-goers and general public alike are encouraged to donate what they can—every bit helps.
As some of you know, this pop-up project as well as Adobofest started initially as a fundraiser for our trip to the Philippines this November & December. Part of our trip included bringing supplies to communities in need, and will now also include delivery of funds and supplies directly to organizations in the communities affected by the typhoon. We are supporting NAFCON Bayanihan Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation's efforts to collect donations online (link here). Donations will go directly to grassroots organizations like BALSA which ensure that funds go directly to local areas affected and supplies delivered on time.
Medical supplies needed include:
- First Aid Kits
- For wounds: Agua Oxenada, gauze pads, Iodine
- Colds, coughs, fever medication
- Vitamin C
- Oral Rehydration Salts: Oral rehydration for adults and children DUCOLITE and PEDIALITE, or HYDRITE
- Medicines for Gastroenteritis (Medicine can be bought without a prescription include: Imodium, Loperamide hydrochloride, Maxolon (a brand of Metoclopramide Hydrochloride), Norimode (a brand of Loperamide Hydrochloride), and Metoclopramide)
Additionally, Food & Sh*t will donate $5 from every paid meal from this month’s pop-up to the relief effort. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding our local donation efforts.
For more information about regional collection centers and fundraising activities in your area, please go to www.nafconusa.org.
11/21 at The New Parish in Oakland! @rockyrivera’s #GANGSTEROFLOVE album release party!
Bay Area… Y’all better be here.
the Chinese presence in Cuba began in the 19th century, when ‘recruiters’ went to cities like Hong Kong…coercing men to sign contracts to work for minimal wages in exchange for eventual freedom. They functioned as a sort of supplement to slave labor, augmenting the African slave population that already existed in the country.
Rocky Rivera - Wake Up
A little over a year ago, I presented you guys with a track by Bambu and mentioned closely related artist Rocky Rivera (and by closely, I mean the two tied the knot and have a kid together and are an all-around adorable family). This week, Rivera released Gangster of Love and I fell in love with it instantly. It gave me pangs of Arular-era M.I.A, which, if you remember my list of top albums, is pretty high praise. So if you can forgive my committing the cardinal sin of comparing female rappers, I think you should give Gangster of Love a listen. See you guys next week!