Positive news from Newark, NJ… If you live in my former city or are close enough to it, make sure to check this out… Here’s a little info from the site which you can read and view in full by clicking the link at the end of the post… Or you can reserve a spot by clicking here. This kind of positivity is NEEDED; especially now… So please share… Thank you! 🙂
As the birthplace of celluloid film, Newark, NJ seeks to revolutionize the creation, immersion, submission and viewing process of filmmaking with the commemoration of the Newark International Film Festival. With a groundbreaking 365 strategic approach, we will empower diverse voices, create a unique space for emerging talent through fellowships and developmental mentoring and revolutionize the industry for generations to come.
Introducing the Newark International Film Festival
The 3-day festival will showcase the breadth of the film industry including screenings at a number of cultural anchor institutions and outdoor screenings (weather permitting), stunt exhibitions, pitch opportunities and auditions for TV and film, acting, directing, producing and crowd funding workshops, and much more. The NIFF is the first international film festival hosted in Newark. A main feature of the NIFF will be the Hannibal Goodwin Award for Innovation in Filmmaking in homage to Hannibal Goodwin, the Episcopal priest who invented celluloid film 1887 in Newark, NJ.
The Newark International Film Festival (NIFF) is dedicated to the art of storytelling through film. The NIFF puts filmmakers in front of major players in the film industry and movie lovers from around the world. NIFF’s audience is important, affluent, and eager to celebrate.
Happening today October 18th, 2017, one starts at 3pm, the other at 6pm in Newark, NJ; if you are in the metro area, NYC, Newark, anywhere near… Please make sure to join and check it out… And as the photo to the left says,
“…we must be ready at a minutes notice to respond to the needs of our communities and our families!”
Not only is that real, but you can be a part of it and I hope you will be. Please share!
As a Latina with disgustingly, annoyingly, FRUSTRATINGLY, white skin I only wish I could trade in, I was glad to see there are other light / white skinned people in the Hispanic community who think along the same lines. Sadly, of course white privilege is given to hispanics of light or white skin. I don’t want it! But before I post my video, let me start this by saying what you best already know:
I WOULD GIVE UP THIS SICK ‘PRIVILEGE’ IN A HEARTBEAT IF I COULD!!! I do not see it as a good thing; until ALL of us have it, NONE of us should have it! The light/white skin tone of mine is the misfortune of my existence. But I do pose a question which is below the following video…
What fellow light / white skinned Hispanics feel about this curse of a ‘privilege.’ So… Do you deny it exists; do you abuse it like too many ‘caucasian’ people?
Whether you want to accept it or not; white privilege is real. White supremacy is a lie as “whites” does not mean a person is better than any other person; skin color alone does not mean any more than the size shoe you wear. Sadly, however, it is still an ongoing issue in racist America; built on lies and evil cruelty, still going forward with those same ‘ideals’ trying to brain wash as many as possible.
NEVER FORGET THIS TRUTH: being of European or Irish or whatever descent does NOT mean they are better. That is a force fed lie and it’s time we blow it out of the water with education on real history and culture; on what they tried to erase after stealing from the people there, too.
Admitting it exists leaves a sickening taste in your mouth to speak it, I know, but speaking it and being aware that it is going on and it is not okay! That you CAN do something, even if it won’t remove the unjustified and selective “privileges” given without any logical, emotional, intelligent, understandable, rational reason, at least you can take pride in knowing you are doing your part.
It’s time -far past time- the hispanic and the Black community unite fully and fully. No, I’m not limiting the unification to only us but it just seems like a natural and normal starting place once the communities of our own stop killing… Any and all colors or races should join in on this 100% acceptance and intolerance towards racists. I hope to see this come true one day; even if it isn’t all, I hope the majority….
Something worth fighting for… If you are in or around Newark, NJ, or if you can make it out for this, please do come out and join; or at the least please share the message with others who may can make it, in a united effort thanks to the efforts of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) in standing up for the people and the community; helping put an end to violence…
“The mighty Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) is calling on 10,000 Strong! On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00pm in Newark, NJ in the middle of Broad and Market Streets (Downtown Newark). We will condemn the recent spate of violence in the city by holding a mass rally against all forms of violence (i.e. Domestic Violence, Black on Black Violence, Police Violence, etc) the influx of assault rifles, and proliferation of drugs in Black and Brown communities.
Also, we are calling for Black people to get organize for BLACK POWER and for people to get organize for people power. Joining in solidarity with us will be community activists, community organizations, community organizers, progressives, educators, clergy members, the youth, Pan-Afrikanists, revolutionaries, street organizations, parents, students, and you!
PLEASE PASS THIS TEXT TO ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXT 10 PEOPLE. THIS TEXT MUST CIRCULATE TO ALL CELL PHONES. “
Reposting for my personal hero, I’m honored to also say my fam and a dear friend; Bashir. Every Thursday you can go and learn new things that you won’t learn anywhere else…. Below is this weeks info; please spread it around and check it out if you in NYC or Newark, NJ, or anywhere else making Newark accessible. His PR begins:
“I was told tonight by the Vice Chairperson of POP, Ms. Ingrid Hill, that sister Durden will be at this Thursday’s POP meeting. She will be reaching out to the mighty Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) for additional support. Let see if support is there for an action. If you are serious about justice, then we will see you at POP’s weekly meeting this Thursday! POP’s meeting place is at Abyssinia Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07101. The meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Stop the Violence!!! Black Power!!! All Power to the People!!! Hotep!!! Peace in the Streets!!!
Bashir Muhammad Akinyele
-Member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)
I can’t believe my eyes. They tell these people to sit and “stay put”… I don’t care what country you are in, you need to watch this, you need to read this, and you need to protest this. This could have been prevented; these people could still be here!!!! Between a ghetto alarm system, people telling them to stay put, the sign in their “flats” (see below)…. I am speechless. These people should not be dead. To all of you in the states with me; this could be OUR projects; don’t turn your back on other humans simply because of location, or any other pointless BS! DO SOMETHING! Like the man in THIS video… we need to UNITE. If you wanna see what REAL men do, click here. If you can’t even spare a few minutes for this, you need to get off my page.
THESE LIVES SHOULD NOT BE GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WAS PREVENTABLE AND A WRONG ANYWHERE IS SOMETHING I WILL STAND AGAINST, ALWAYS! IF YOU ARE A TRUE SOULJAH THEN YOU’LL STAND UP TOO!
And, to all the victims of the -COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED- horrific fire in the London apartment / flat building…. my heart and soul is with you all…. bless souls like this man…. and my god wtf is wrong that the gov or SOMEONE didn’t have a better plan in place than to “stay put” X( ….. im shedding tears, how can anyone turn away and ignore this ???? …. im heartbroken for every last victim…. i wish i could say more…. we need more men like this though…. do what’s RIGHT,!!! we need more selfless, good men… sending all my love to you guys in London…
Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country,” she said.
Black and Missing works with law enforcement officials nationwide, the Justice Department, and related stakeholders to spotlight missing persons of color. The organization provides vital resources to families, delivers educational training on personal safety, and more.
Derrica Wilson, a law enforcement veteran, said while many cases involving missing White women tend to garner publicity and sympathy, Black America’s missing sons and daughters, mothers, fathers and elders, are often obscured or ignored.
“We know Blacks and Latinos or any persons of color who go missing, oftentimes don’t receive much-needed media coverage, which could drastically increase the odds of their safe recovery,” said Wilson.
“According to the latest FBI data, as of February 2017, there are a total of 13,591 active missing person records for African American women stored in its National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Of that total, 8,042 were of the ages of 18 and under; 1,419 were between the ages of 19 to 21.
The numbers trouble Natalie Wilson, 47, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., (BAM FI), a nonprofit she launched with her sister-in-law, Derrica Wilson, 38, back in 2008.
“Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country,” she said.
Black and Missing works with law enforcement officials nationwide, the Justice Department, and related stakeholders to spotlight missing persons of color. The organization provides vital resources to families, delivers educational training on personal safety, and more.”
Last question for now… Are either of the following CHILD AGENCY’S INVOLVED???
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Hotline: 1-800-The-Lost
If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888.
I made this video yesterday morning, so it’s a bit behind late but I still want to post it for we should always be thankful and remember those who have given their lives for the fight of gaining the right to equal opportunities, treatment, respect and freedom. Especially when these people were taken away wrongfully for they weren’t violent just as today we aren’t hateful or violent but the media and government try to portray all of us as such. Despite no threats of mindless violence, only self defense at most… but nothing remotely dangerous, unlike the other side; the KKK and their sub-groups. For some reason, though…
Somehow, however, it has been and still seems to be the supporters of equality, ending double standards, humane treatment for all and other born rights in the Black community that are deemed thugs and terrorists by the media and brainwashed America. Any of us, especially if you are Black though, but any whom support and work together for these things in America are deemed ‘racist against whites’, ‘hateful and dangerous’, ‘terrorists’ and other deceptive titles; titles which actually should be placed on white ‘supremacy’ groups like the KKK. [*Below, I will explain a bit of how people become so misinformed and legally deceived when it comes to anything, especially race. They don’t want to portray the Black community in particular in good light, so they don’t- and they legally don’t have to show truth so…But I’m ahead of myself.]
The following video he talks about the actual claims the lying “woman” is making against him. Sickening.
After you watch those two, go check out his page and look through his videos, listen to him teach… He is a brilliant man; he has confidence and is clearly someone who knows more than all of these racist idiots together… When I first started watching his videos and studying, I should have been able to tell right away these people wouldn’t want someone this special speaking to a platform of other people…
It’s so important we give him some kind of exposure or support, I believe. He has no business being taken to court, he is being put through BS for his intelligence, his stance and because he is a Black man. Period. And we gotta stop this; if it’s not the gun or a beating; or leaving people to die in a cell…now they are trying to get rid of leaders like Tony Soto who is in jail waiting to hear anything as I hope we can somehow find a way to raise that 900,000 bond… (see previous post for that information and story please).
Now they are doing it to this young man, and I know we all always are saying how wrong things are, how we need to do something; and we all know we do… So I ask; what? What is the next step? Do we get together and figure it out together online even; what can we do? There is no way we can let the government treat people like this… correction, CONTINUE to treat people like this.
Some will read this and think it’s all hopeless and give up. That’s the problem, or a huge part of it. Sigh. Well, I won’t give up. We can’t let innocence be slaughtered, stolen while freedom of speech (especially when that freedom of speech applies to truth!) is being treated as a capital punishment it would seem.