(source: Hammer Museum)
(source: Hammer Museum)
One of the main philosophies at URBAN Teens eXploring Technology, the three-year old organization based in South Los Angeles, is that “nothing is hard, just a lot of work.” The teens and staff live this mentality, making URBAN TxT’s new crowdfunding campaign on Razoo that much more exciting as the organization works to raise $100,000 between now and November 13th.
"Over the past years we’ve served more than 100 teens, reached over 400 families, have a 95 percent retention rate and 100 percent of students that completed our program have gone into four-year universities," said Oscar Menjivar, founder of URBAN TxT. "It’s time to make a bigger impact, and our goal is to reach five additional schools, expand our summer coding academy and to start an innovation hub for the South Los Angeles community."
We are the children of an epoch,
the epoch is political.
Everything of yours, ours, theirs,
daytime affairs, night-time affairs,
are political affairs.–Wislawa Szymborska
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I’m down for this but I do NOT understand how #1 works. At all
My 12-year-old son has noticed this as well. He’s determined that he needs to write his own novel so that there’s a character that looks like him on the page.
By Malinda Lo
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I suffered a minor bout of rage-blindness when I read Jack Shafer’s post about journalism’s “Marquee brothers” just one week after Bryan Goldberg bragged about the millions he scored to found a website for women. In Shafer’s telling, there is a “brotherhood” of powerful men in media who…
Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions.People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president and a janitor etc. It took almost 8 years for Mark Laita to complete the project.(Click the photos to see the captions)1. Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers2. Marine / War Veteran3. Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 20044. College Graduate / High School Dropout5. Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple6. Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 20067. Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan8. Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes9. Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer10. Gang Member / Mafioso
This right here is SO on point. Amen to all of this.
When POC are having a discussion about racism and how it effects them, you do not have the authority to barge into the conversation and tell them what they should be focusing on instead. You repeatedly came onto my Facebook page and rhetorically asked why we weren’t talking about “the…
Amen! I’m tired of folks saying, “Well maybe if you all focused this much on all the murders in Chicago…”
This is our reality.