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The Establishment's Blog – October 2014 Archive (7)

ENVIROMENT: AFROPUNK and The Friends of Commodore Barry Park's 'It's My Park Day"

Last weekend, AFROPUNK teamed up with The Friends of Commodore Barry Park for 'It's My Park Day' to plant and clean in the park we call home year after year for AFROPUNK FEST. Check out some of the photos here, and make sure you "Like" The Friends of Commodore Barry Park page to hear more about other volunteer…

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Added by The Establishment on October 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: “Things I Wish I’d Known Growing up as a Black Girl Nerd”

Growing up is always tough. But there’s something unique about the black girl nerd experience. There’s no prototype for the black girl nerd; no famous fictional adolescents whose path we could mirror and cling to. I think many of us had to go our own way, figuring everything out as we went along because it felt like we were the only ones. For me, it felt like isolation heaped atop a pile of loneliness. Who can forget those feelings of euphoria upon actually meeting a fellow…

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Added by The Establishment on October 28, 2014 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: The North Star School in Ghana Needs a Bus and You Can Be A Part of the Adventure!

It was Saturday night, October 11, 2014, and I was back at Rafa's magical art lounge in Echo Park, which has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA to check out local bands. It's where I first heard the soul-transforming guitar solos of possessed axe-man Edgar Hernandez, of Blind Owl, after the…

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Added by The Establishment on October 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Voter Suppression Is Very American

Democracy is a word in the United states used very freely and undoubtedly something everyone within this country believes is actively practiced within the confines of the 50 states that come together to make this great union. By definition democracy means, a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representative. Plainly speaking a nation governed by it’s citizens, whom may be elected to lead and…

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Added by The Establishment on October 20, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

ESSAY: Ferguson - Make It Count

Ferguson. So much has been said. Yet there is still so much left to say. The voices of the masses often abstracted and assigned to the seemingly 1-Dimensional of the "black" or of the "poor" has been pushed to their breaking point. Yet again. Structural Racism and Police Brutality have an awful historical Intersection. And you better believe I mean this too in the present tense. This goes for Ferguson as it does…

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Added by The Establishment on October 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Edward E. Baptist's novel, 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism''

In a time where more and more people are in favor of reparations for slavery, Edward E. Baptist, a history professor at Cornell University has written a new piece of work on the slave trade and its impact on America's economic innovations: 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism' . In a recent interview with The New York Times, the writer states: “The idea that the…

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Added by The Establishment on October 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jamie Kapp's comic strip on "White Privilege"

Check out this funny comic strip regarding white privilege, illustrated by artist Jamie Kapp (via filmsforaction.org).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…









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Added by The Establishment on October 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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