#HipHop Music Practitioner
@ Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz
"We are particularly interested in scholars/practitioners with lived and professional experience in Hip Hop who champion perspectives from the #BIPOC, #queer, #trans, #womanist, and #feminist communities."
I'm that kind of humanitarian & environmentalist bitch who doesn't give a fuck about how popular/how many followers you have.
If you post ignorant bullshittery, especially BS that tries exploiting us #BIPOC folks - I'm coming after you & will give you time to explain & rectify yourself. I remove gloves when you refuse to deal with your own personal poor choices AND choose to double down on them instead of doing better.
Fuck your feelings if you're too dumb to be accountable for yourself.
Space Afrika w/ Jessica Ekomane
context: selection by @jessicaekomane initially for DeForrest Brown Jr.'s book "Assembling a Black Counter Culture" #Berlin - reframes the history of techno through Black experiences in industrialized labor systems
Feminismus kann nicht nur bedeuten, gegen Unrecht zu kämpfen, das eine*r selbst widerfährt. Wir müssen das Gemeinsame in unseren unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen entdecken, erklärt @carli_is_real : #BiPoC #Feminismus #intersektional https://eulemagazin.de/feminismus-heisst-solidaritaet-bipoc-womanism-rassismus-intersektional/
Saiful Khan remembers growing up in #Jamaica, Queens, in a tight-knit #Bangladeshi community until his family moved when he was in third grade. The #relocation to #Levittown, #LongIsland, would leave lasting scars.
Khan, who now lives in #Montclair, recalled a walk home with his mother from the grocery store.
The “conditions, the conditions,” as Angela Davis often used to often say, in community accountability work: https://thirdeyecollective.wordpress.com/2021/12/28/the-first-successful-community-accountability-process-ever/
#transformativeJustice #justice #noPolice #noPrison #boundaries #anger #BlackFeminism #community #facilitation #process #BlackMastodon #BIPOC #intergenerational #sociology #ethics @ethics @sociology @socialpsych by Délice Mugabo
Der Tod von Mouhamed Dramé im August 2022 löste bei jungen Black, Indigenous und People of Color (#BIPoC) in #Dortmund viele Emotionen aus. Im #Theaterprojekt "Être Mouhamed" im Fritz-Henßler-Haus können sich junge BIPoCs damit auseinandersetzen.
Why not Zoidburg? 🦀
Why not #nailsthatglow 🦇
I only make about a buck from each sale so buy lots! Support the small cat in the city!
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I haven't followed the #TheBadSpace discussion in all details... but isn't the whole point of the #Fediverse that people can curate their own experiences rather than having their own timeline be determined by corporate algorithms?
And obviously, different users with different backgrounds have different perspectives and needs. Obviously, #BIPOC people - who represent a _much_ smaller percentage of users of Mastodon than it is the case with, say, Twitter - have different perspective on what they need for curating block lists.
Thus, I think the concept behind TheBadSpace is sound. And if it doesn't work out in practice, then I hope that other BIPOC Mastodon users come up with their own systems.
But "one size fits all" lists for defederation are not and will never be sufficient. We desperately _need_ different perspectives if we are to grow, and hopefully supplant corporate social media.
And supplanting corporate social media _should_ be the goal, since they are all riling people up against each other for the sake of "engagement". We are already seeing where this leads.
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And, this is only the beginning! (*DUN TA DUN*)
BC Passed an Anti-Drug Law. Community Groups Say It Will Target Unhoused and Racialized People.
A coalition of drug users in Surrey, BC say a bill against outdoor drug-use will disproportionately impact unhoused people and target Indigenous and racialized communities.
One of my personal missions with my art is to have a diverse representation of race, body type, and ages in my artwork.
Characters like my rat Nash Ashton who is Mexican and fat ended up being one of my most popular. Brevin the bull horse is styled after a middle aged black man. Adoptables that I do like Alan the mouse and the (un-named) horse give an opportunity to experiment with black hair textures, styles, and skin tones.
Representation matters. Be inspired by everything and everyone around you. There is a place in furry art for every race, every body type, and every age. Celebrate it all!
What's your tech: Canadian fintech CEO Joins Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders class of 2023 https://whatsyourtech.ca/2023/11/17/canadian-fintech-ceo-joins-google-for-startups-accelerator-black-founders-class-of-2023/ #gaming #tech #CanadianInnovation #blackentrepreneurs #CanadianBusiness #blackfounders #entrepreneurs #Trending #Business #Featured #BIPOC
:boosts_appreciated: I've held off on doing this for as long as I can (I have a hard time asking for help), but I've hit a point where I really need to ask for help again. (If you can't help financially, helping me spread the word does wonders as well :espeon_love: )
I'm a disabled BIPOC trans woman who's been having a fair bit of trouble sustaining herself through her usual means (performing on the violin).
Between physical disabilities (I get to go to physical therapy for knee *and* shoulder/neck/back issues :zerotwo_dead: ) and mental disabilities (which is a cocktail we're still trying to tease apart and address, including very probably cPTSD :axolotl_shock: ), it's become far more difficult than I would have imagined even just a year ago :cat_frown:
I'm trying to get $500 as a goal which would make sure I can survive the rest of the month, and more if I'm lucky.
:zerotwo_learn: 60 will go straight to my phone bill (which was due yesterday...), and the rest will be split between food, rent, and cat supplies. :boosts_ok:
If you've read this far, thank you for giving me a bit of your day :zerotwo_hearts:
Paypal: (please message me since it's under my dead-name)
I've been reported over 10 times and it was always something #BIPOC related
The ruling class will ALWAYS do EVERYTHING in its power to eliminate the political power of underlings bc they ALWAYS fear that we'll figure out how few of them there actually are & how much of what could be used to eliminate human misery they're hoarding
#Solidarity from Tacoma
:BLM: :af: :iww: :better_pride:
People really would stand in solidarity with other humans if so much 💵💵💵 wasn't invested in telling us to identify with a silo called 'US' and then telling us those folks outside our silos (THEM) aren't human
Have you nominated your favorite #IndieBooks for the #IndieInkAwards yet? Nominations are open for the month of November for several awards from Side Character MVP to Wittiest Character, & to highlight amazing #LGBTQ Representation, #MentalHealth Rep, #Disability Rep, #BIPOC Rep, & more. Open to all fiction genres and YA, NA, & Adult books. While you're there, you might find more #BooksToRead !
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Entertainment #Movies #IndigenousPeople #BIPOC #Racism #Representation #Culture #BlackMastodon
If any #BIPOC need a server that actually gives a shit about them, I'm certain I have some invites lying around.
@VeselijLis it's usually a presentation that helps to re-frame of common misconceptions about racism in society from a #bipoc point of view with some history for context. a lot of folks feel like we've "solved" #racism, but there's still so much in society that we need to work on. it's necessary, now more than ever, to be #antiracist.
I'd forgotten how sore gym nights can make me :zerotwo_dead: Making extra-sure to have proper dead-lift technique because of a knee issue I have just makes it *harder* because I'm making muscles that are used to being lazy actually work for it :zerotwo_yikes:
The good news is that I get to take a nice, long, hot bath afterwards to help ease the soreness :birb_bath:
Here's a little glimpse into the music I have on tonight :shiba_excited:
It's one of only a small handful of piano accompaniments I managed to learn to play back when I had easy access to them. I used to be able to sing it, too, but now, I'm not sure :cat_sad:
It was so near and dear to my heart and, even now, when I hear it, I can smell the wood of the classroom, the slight chalkiness of the air, the feel of the wooden piano stool beneath me, and the voices on the wind from outside on those lazy, late-spring afternoons that seemed to stretch into infinity yet end all too soon :cat_frown:
Little Traveller...it's a piece that reminds me that I \*have* been a traveller, with all of the wonder, loss, and nostalgia that entails. Luckily, I have music to give me a glimpse back into those wonderful times I might not otherwise be able to :zerotwo_cry: :zerotwo_hearts:
Early in my information technology career, I worked at a company that later became Fortune 500 NASDAQ.
I got transferred to corporate around 1991 or 1992. 3/4ths of the employees were office personal, the rest warehouse. There was one black guy that worked in the offices, one. No women of color. Only a couple of non-secretarial white women.
Everyone kept saying #BIPOC and women don't like technology, no one knew why, just a big "mystery".
5. Version upgrades happen same day within hours of release. This can be critical since there are often security issues addressed.
6. Configuration files, media and database storage are backed up daily to a remote secure object storage.
7. TurtleIsland.social & Allies.social can handle multiple high demand or celebrity accounts without a wink.
8. TurtleIsland.social & Allies.social both run a Tier 0 blocklist.
Both TurtleIsland.social & Allies.social are hosted by Masto.host, a professional Mastodon hosting company.
1. This means the best technical support, all the way up to the Mastodon developers.
2. TurtleIsland.social & Allies.social are not going away & can handle any level of growth.
3. Newest stable versions - you don't have to miss features by being on a 4.1 or even older server.
4. Version upgrades take mere seconds, you probably won't even notice it happening.
#Rassismus ist "allgegenwärtig und unerbittlich", und er nimmt tendenziell zu. Aber nicht überall in der #EU. Am meisten aber in #Deutschland und #Österreich.
Über 6.700 #BIPoC afrikanischer Herkunft in 13 EU-Ländern wurden 2016 und dann noch mal 2022 die gleichen Fragen zu ihren Erfahrungen mit Rassismus gestellt. Und das sieht so aus wie auf der Grafik unten. Quelle ist dieser lesenswerte Artikel im #Guardian:
FYI We intend to eventually have a moderation team of allies & for now registrations are open with moderator approval, but later it will be fully open.
Give it a spin.
Thanks for caring!
Maybe you're an ally that would appreciate some comradery with others that believe as you do.
Maybe the admins, moderators and/or users on your instance suck.
Maybe you want to make the Fediverse a better place.
Or numerous other scenarios.
Well now Turtle Island is giving #BIPOC allies an option:
Currently in release candidate form. There is still some configuration.
One thing I have learned on the Fediverse is there are a lot of absolutely great allies for #BIPOC people.
Also that BIPOC people are weary from attacks, micro-aggressions and educating etc. We need allies to step up and call out racism, as well as train others to be true allies.
Turtle Island instances are big believers in BIPOC only safe communities and that it would be great to have Ally-only communities as well, so what Turtle Island has done is create one.
I am so not kidding.
It would be a much greater undertaking for #BIPOC to be the majority of commercial social media, but the Fediverse is totally doable.
We can dismantle the racist systems on the Fediverse. Equality can be the majority. Entitlement can go away.
This is better for everyone.
Don't just tell your kin and friends to come here, but also tell them why.
Seriously, BIPOC can rule the Fediverse.
There are more BIPOC than white people in the world. There is no reason to be on the run & harassed on the Fediverse, except lack of organization.
Stop playing with Twitter, Bluesky, Threads, Instagram, Facebook etc. Think strategically - tell your people to come now.
And there are more...
Eben klingelte bei mir ein flüchtiger Bekannte, der hier ganz in der Nähe jetzt wohnt und mir eben erzählte, dass er leider immernoch auf Jobsuche ist
Sein Profil: 26 Jahre, männlich
1 jährige Ausbildung zum Pflegehelfer schon vor 7 Jahren
jahrelange Pflegeerfahrung in einer Klinik
ist seit 9 Jahren in Deutschland und spricht, schreibt und versteht wirklich sehr gut deutsch (wahrscheinlich besser als manch eine Kartoffel, die hier das Licht der Welt erblickt hat).
Ich habe mir seine Bewerbungen durchgelesen und seinen Lebenslauf angeschaut - die sind sehr ansprechend gestaltet. Und die hat er ganz alleine geschrieben.
laut seinen Angaben astreines polizeiliches Führungszeugnis und hat sich nichts zu Schulden lassen kommen, weswegen es keinen Grund gäbe, ihn nicht einzustellen.
Hat sich in unserer Stadt schon auf ganz viele offene Stellen im Pflegebereich beworben seit 2 Monaten - so ziemlich nur Absagen!!!!
Hätte er keine schwarze Hautfarbe und würde nicht aus Eritrea stammen, würde er wahrscheinlich SOFORT irgendwo unterkommen!
Ich finde solche Fälle müssen noch viel mehr an die Öffentlichkeit, damit mal deutlich wird, in was für einem verfickten Naziland wir (immernoch) leben....
hot take: a LOT of y'all have overblown @Are0h 's fediverse project out of proportion.
that means that only 0.00075% of users and 0.004% of servers are "directly impacted" by whatever """damage""" the whole project has.
relax. it's gonna be okay. let people moderate how they want. especially if it's #bipoc.
yet, i've heard that this isn't actually helpful. many people have cited this as performative #activism and useless language coddling that doesn't affect real people in a meaningful way.
Specifically want to find someone who paints (digital or phys)... I'll do the typesetting, etc; I just don't have the skills for the actual artwork
The style I'm looking for is "Lush Fantasy Oil Painting" w/ landscape & figures
Reply or DM w/ leads & please boost
I've seen a lot of voices saying that " #Mastodon does not need to grow to be successful", and "we don't need to put in more effort to welcome new users", and frankly this attitude is pissing me off.
"The reason that social media did not work as promised is not because we misunderstood the nature of the internet and the possibilities of digital connectivity, but because oligarchs took over the digital space."
If there is any chance of using social media as a force for democracy, we desperately need a system that _cannot_ be taken over by the oligarchs. And, right now, the #Fediverse is the best candidate for this.
Thus, there is homework that needs to be done. We cannot just rest on our laurels and proclaim that the tech is already good enough, and that the #Fediverse tech approach somehow magically solves all the problems of other social media platforms. We need to get away from the overwhelmingly white male European/North American user base and look for ways on how to increase #BIPOC user participation - not to mention participation of users from Asia, Africa, and South America.
If we try to maintain the Fediverse as the home of a small, incestuous group of people with a particular tech slant, the oligarchs will win.
Since I've just moved (thanks to the Sunny Garden admins/mods for this place, and Cup of Tea people for my old home)🔃
🌍 I'm Enne (ɛn), punny full name: Aily Enne Bee, they/them, e/em/eir/emself, a trans/non-binary/polygender, neurodivergent, bilingual, omni-demisexual human who happens to be visually impaired.
I have 12 years of experience in:
✔ Music production and sound design (mixing, editing, sample creating, synth programming, synthesis…).
I like nature, pets (especially cats), wind chimes, light rain, music (especially EDM), poetry, Critical Roll, Doctor Who, Formula1, audio dramas, technology, books (especially fantasy and romance), mental health, etc.
I believe in peace, treating everyone equally (with respect), and using one's privileges to benefit people who aren't as fortunate.
The rights of marginalized minorities are basic human rights.
I'm accepting of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ND and DID people, as well as everyone else.
The 23for23 initiative amplifies and elevates marginalized voices in publishing by promoting, showcasing, and celebrating the works of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color dedicated to telling stories that center marginalized identities.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
1. Read 23 books by BIPOC authors about BIPOC characters by the end of 2023
2. Review the books
3. Tag your review with the hashtag #23for23
We're still forming details, but we are accepting Native and Indigenous registrations at https://TurtleIsland.video.
There are at least 7 slots open right now.
There are no other Native/Indigenous instance requirements. Also no artist or creative requirements. Personal is fine.
I think the TurtleIsland.video PeerTube install is good. Should be permanent, but we'll call it a release candidate for now - RC1, ha!
Def have some some configuration and decorating to do...
Are there any out there, or is TurtleIsland.video the only one?
"taco, how can i go about this?"
ask about how #AffirmativeAction is being accomplished by the teams that are running your conventions!
and don't settle for "we're a diverse team of queer people", most of the #furry #fandom is #queer. we need more #bipoc voices explicitly, or we're going to fall prey to the clutches of #whiteness and #christofacist sanitation. ask why there isn't more information talking about race in the fandom and why it's important!
we as #furries should be working to elevate #bipoc voices both within and outside of the fandom regarding peoples lived experiences because they also affect us but they affect others who are a part of these intersectional experiences in a way worse way.
hear me out.
September 20, 7-9pm
I want to follow more #BIPoC voices on the Fediverse.
There is no guarantee of course, but ideally I'd like to hear about things concerning BIPoC from them first and not, as was the case with TheBadSpace, hear the "other side" first.
I still have a lot of criticism about TheBadSpace, but it was not good to pile on right then and there. Had I known about all that racist harassment at the time, I would have kept my mouth shut.
So who should I follow?
Feel free to send me PMs or something. No publicly @'ing people who did not consent to that please.