Here in East New York, residents, activists and supporters are are raising funds to build a community garden on a vacant lot in one of Brooklyn’s most hungriest neighborhoods.
We are working with 596Acres.org to turn 1118 Blake Ave, an abandoned lot owned by the city, into a community garden.
The food grown from the garden will allow us to create East New York’s first Food Not Bombs chapter.
This project is a form of Mutual Aid. It is free to join and participate in, and all activities will be voluntary. Anyone within the New York City area is welcomed to volunteer. Contact me if you’re interested.
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awww white people are trying to do more than just raise the rents in BK
I’m Puerto Rican and I was born and raised in East New York.
This project isn’t about gentrifying, believe me, that is the last thing I want.
Besides, white hipsters would be terrified of living two blocks away from Cypress Hill Projects. But the low-income residents are the people we hope will benefit from a community garden with edible fruits and veggies.
I’m happy to say this is not another ‘white savior’ project and I would appreciate it if you recognized the effort I and a few other POC are putting into this.
San Francisco has a project like this in Bayview Hunter’s Point! It’s called the Oakdale Community Farm and youth from that area (mostly public housing) volunteer their time on the weekends to grow it. They have a beautiful garden in a location that really needs it! After much success, families asked for help making their own gardens at home. And the neighborhood (which is a food desert I think) has four healthy gardens growing crops! Awesome to hear about other community gardens! Good luck!
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"I like to play local artists and frequently have community members on my radio show such as record label owners, artists, musicians, and people who like to explore and talk about Los Angeles. I think it’s important to highlight local artists because it validates that what they’re doing is worthy, encourages others to create and introduces their work to people in the community."
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We charge the United States with the genocide of Black bodies.
Black lives matter.
Ya’ll they so badly are hoping we forget. That this will lose steam..
CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.
Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)
The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.
33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?! #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson
don’t stare at the moon too long or else you’ll remember that nothing in this stupid fucking world makes sense