What is the role of the planner in the revolution for Black liberation? Do regional and city planners even have a role? Community building will be necessary to life post revolution. Cities that are centered around love and meeting the needs of the people are vital. . . .
Community Control for who? We still have too many hierarchies and contradictions within the Black community to ensure a subset of people with police power would not replicate the same violent institution power. The problem with policing is not who controls it or who can enforce its protocols. The problem with policing is that policing is inherently violent and always patriarchal. Campaigns like #sayhername (though co-opted/erased/reduced to now include #sayhisname) was a recognition that non-cishet men experience police violence. The violence may not be out in the open or in the streets, recording on a cell phone, or public in . . .
Our obsession with electoralism is a masochistic love affair with the machine that’s set to kill us. And no matter how much people claim “we can do both”, history shows us that until we prioritize organizing ourselves, we will continue to rely on presidential elections to address the societal problems that it has proven to be unequipped to fix. . . .
We made this for our community after a lot of research and a lot of discussion. This is a compilation of African people need to know about the coronavirus and how we can take care of each other right now. What we Know So Far African People and Coronavirus African people are not immune – there are an increasing number of confirmed cases on the continent and in the diaspora. The first confirmed death from the virus on the continent happened this week in Burkina Faso. African people are particularly high-risk, not just elders and immuno-compromised folks. Medical complications caused . . .