activism

SheeRo

In a world where men are consistently idolized, Id like to use my platform not to idolize woman

but to appreciate their everyday

fight to do something more than what the norm expects of them.

They say its a mans world

But it would be nothing without a WOMAN’s touch.

To put Woman on a pedestal highly, back where they belong

Is for nations to never suffer again!

Today my SheeRo is

Ty Black, also known as Queen Blizzy age 27 from East New York, Brooklyn,

known for her Hip Hop, activism, and community work.

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Here are a few questions i asked to help get to know her better.

BWB

How do you use what you do to create social justice awareness to your people?

QB

By placing social topics in my music, activism, and community work. Spreading awareness, knowledge,

and solutions for social justice in all avenues I embark on.

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BWB

What does culture mean to you ?

QB

Culture means a way a life. A bond with communities and race.

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BWB

How do you feel about the current white washing of black and brown communities? And what

message/advice do you have for white people moving in?

QB

I feel, just like damn near everything else in America, gentrification is a way to keep black and brown people

oppressed. I also feel that after years of this, we should be tired of the cycle, and fighting harder

then ever against it. I don’t have any advice for white people moving in. I do have advice for the

black and brown people being pushed out. Unite and build.

Understand that all this oppression is coming from the same source. The people united can never be defeated.

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BWB

What are some of the projects you a are currently working on?

QB

June 17th makes 11 months since the murder of Eric Garner. Im assisting Jewel, the mother of

Eric’s 1 year old daughter with an action. This action is powerful and creative. People will be organizing

together to spell out Eric Garner on the ground with  their bodies. This is something I encourage everyone to partake in.

For more info like the page facebook.com/LegacyGarner.

Another program I’m working on is “Warrior Queen Wednesdays”. Stay updated on facebook.com/TyBlizzyBlack

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BWB

As powerful as your voice is, is their anything you fear?

QB

What I ultimately fear is staying still. Not growing and progressing. Life is constant and about evolution.

If you aren’t growing, your dead.

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BWB

What does black and brown success mean to you ? How does it look ?

QB

Black and brown success is black and brown people being Creatively great and powerful. No oppression, and no

boundaries of fear. Peace and unity among one another.

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Brooklyn Queen Reppin

Leaders Look Like This

Stylin on Them

 

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Bushwick Events This Weekend

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER

This march is going to be massive and is organized in a very short time, we can use all the support we can get. So we would like to reach out to all of you who are able to step up and fill support roles.

TODAY 6-9 PM

RSVP HERE

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For those art lovers. Come on out and support a dope underground Graffiti Movement by Brooklyn Artist

All art will be for sale.

1 718 Collective will be donating 25% to Educated Little Monsters Youth Group

All info on Flyer

*Music

*Drinks

Join The EVent on Facebook

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No one should spend the Holidays Alone

Swerve Church a local ministry will be putting a community potluck together

Saturday December 13th at Express Yourself Cafe 

82 Central Ave, Brooklyn New York

Join their Facebook Event Page

Click Here 

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#FeministsOnTheMove Contingent at Millions March NYC

Led by AF3IRM NYC and the Sister Circle Collective.

The meetup location is at Washington Sq North and 5th Avenue at 1pm. Wear as much purple as you can!

All signs, chants etc should be in honor of the women, girls and LGBTQ, gender non-conforming folks who have lost their lives to state and police violence. In particular, we will honor Black women, girls and LGBTQ folks such as Aiyana Jones, Kayla Moore, Nizah Moore, Rekia Boyd, Shantel Davis and more.

RSVP HERE

Introducing the Brooklyn Solidarity Network

by Sarah Quinter

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The Brooklyn Solidarity Network is a newly formed project based in Bushwick. They are a group of people who are passionate about finding ways to combat the displacement and mistreatment by landlords and employers that is affecting their neighbors. They are inspired by other solidarity networks around the country, such as Seattle Solidarity Network, the East Bay Solidarity Network, and the Southwest Defense Network in Houston, Texas. These groups have won victories such as reclaiming stolen rent deposits and wages by holding pickets, pressuring landlords through phone calls, and more. I sat down with members of the Brooklyn Solidarity Network, or BSolid, and developed this article based on our conversation.

Solidarity can take numerous forms, and it is up to the situation to determine which forms are best. A tenant may need access to legal resources or someone to watch their kids while they go to housing court. They may just want someone to talk to, or they may want a big group of people standing in front of their house with banners on eviction day. With about a core group of a dozen, and 25 in their extended network, BSolid is committed to growing. Everyone is welcome to join.

BSolid believes in building genuine relationships with everyone involved. This aids their vision of “Solidarity, Not Charity”. By recognizing that everyone has both strengths and struggles, needs and gifts, the boundary between “helper” and “helpee” is broken down. All of us are vulnerable to financial problems and mistreatment by those in power, and also all of us are capable of supporting others to fight this mistreatment. That is why BSolid asks that those who have been supported by a solidarity network in turn join and stand up for others. This is the vision of BSolid. The other important aspect of their vision is the building of community in a city where we are often divided, isolated, and pressed for time. In community, people realize that they are not alone in their difficulties, and that they have the power to act together.

BSolid is against the idea that if someone is poor or struggling, it’s their fault. They recognize that we live in a society that is profoundly unequal, and that we have an economic system that perpetuates this inequality. They believe that homes should exist to provide shelter, not to make their owners rich. BSolid is a step towards building power to begin combating the larger global neo-liberal economic forces that are responsible for the crises in affordable housing New Yorkers are seeing today.

Although meetings are currently conducted in English, BSolid is committed to providing bilingual resources. They believe their direct action approach can compliment other kinds of approaches as part of the larger fight against displacement in Bushwick and beyond. If you are interested in BSolid, either to offer aid or because you seek support, you can get in touch. Meetings are friendly and informal, and held every 2nd and 4th Thursday (may no longer be true) at 8:30pm at the Base, located at 1302 Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn. You can leave a voicemail for them at (315) 55SOLID, or send them an email at bklynsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/bklynsolidaritynetwork