My wish is for people to keep in mind the concerns of what people of color might be saying on your timeline. These issues didn’t just pop out of thin air. There is a problem with racism still prevalent in this country and the only way we can move forward is to address these issues and stop trying to invalidate people’s concerns.
Statements like “all cops are bad” and “those people are thugs” are detrimental and have no place in an open discussion for progress.
I also hope that when someone makes a racist comment, you speak up. When someone refers to black men as “thugs” you speak up. When a person of color says “I am angry,” you try to understand why instead of talking over them. I ask that you be as open as you can and to educate yourself as much as possible.
And keep in mind that silence and ignorance is in compliance with the status quo. Equality comes from addressing these issues and working to find a solution, not trying to sweep them under the rug or reverting to name-calling.
He’s conquered the music world and now punk icon Iggy Pop is stepping into the world of fashion. In collaboration with Sailor Jerry Clothing, the legendary musician launched “The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop” Oct. 22 at the Garret in Miami. The event featured delicious cocktails with Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum and a special performance from The Jacuzzi Boys.
This post was originally for Life&Style but since I’m not working this weekend, I decided to post it here.
In the immortal words of Britney Spears, “you better work b***h!” Missy Elliot, who has been flying under the radar since her last studio album in 2005, has stepped back into the spotlight – and she looks AMAZING!
After performing at Alexander Wang’s H&M Collection launch in New York City on Oct. 16, the rapper and producer shared this photo on Twitter:
Net Neutrality is very important to me. Major corporations already own our televisions and newspapers. I’d rather they not take my Internet as well.
If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!