Notes from The Classroom Starter
fastcompany:

Classes are starting back up again and that means thousands of underfunded schools and teachers are in need again.
This weekend, for any donation you make to projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for teachers that was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies this year, none other than Bill and Melinda Gates could help your donation go further.
Friday through Sunday, for all projects that raise 50% of their goal, the Gates Foundation will contribute the other half. So, say a $500 project raises $250 in donations—the Gates Foundation will give the other $250 (it will spend up to $1 million dollars). Essentially, it’s a 50%-off clearance sale on doing good.
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fastcompany:

Classes are starting back up again and that means thousands of underfunded schools and teachers are in need again.

This weekend, for any donation you make to projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for teachers that was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies this year, none other than Bill and Melinda Gates could help your donation go further.

Friday through Sunday, for all projects that raise 50% of their goal, the Gates Foundation will contribute the other half. So, say a $500 project raises $250 in donations—the Gates Foundation will give the other $250 (it will spend up to $1 million dollars). Essentially, it’s a 50%-off clearance sale on doing good.

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phiife:

kjohnlasoul:

By Trecey Cunningham 

IG: @kjohn_lasoul

Oh my

© Spike Lee (Mo Better Blues, 1990)

Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups.
Patricia Hill Collins  (via ethiopienne)
Please stop calling this a nation of immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of colonizers, ex-slaves, ghosts of genocide victims, and preferred immigrants.
Maurice Lucas Goes IN (via sonofbaldwin)

White supremacy is the “ethnic” section of the hair aisle. It’s the “African-American” section of the bookstore that’s mostly romance novels for some reason. It’s the prison-industrial complex. It’s Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra.

It’s the fact that most of the wealth and power in the western world sits squarely in the hands of white people. It’s any part of society that treats white as the default and everything else as “other.”

White supremacy is a holdover from the days of colonialism and slavery, but it’s been largely upheld by people who either pretend it’s not there, consciously sustain it, or reinforce it to survive. Respectability politics falls in the latter category.

createandcelebrate:

David Hammons

Above making Body print images

Below - Spade 1969 - Body printimage and silkscreen

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Benjamin Franklin

Sistas, how y’all feel?
Brothas y’all alright?

kingjaffejoffer:

This may be a little naive of me.

But I really didn’t know that eyewitnesses were considered worthless if they were Black until 2 weeks ago. 

I assumed that if 5 or 6 random people who didn’t know each other all said they saw the same thing it would be considered damn near gospel.