Tambourine Army

Tambourine Army

Thanks to Danielle Roper speaking at Hoodoise, I was informed about the Tambourine Army movement happening in Jamaica right now. This movement aims to combat sexual violence against women and girls and empower them with their basic rights. The name of the movement was coined by a woman who hit a rapist priest in the head with a tambourine. This resistance has spiked more resistance as people across the Caribbean have been marching in solidarity. As a form of intimidation to this resistance the police have arrested Latoya Nugent as she, the founder of this movement, has been demanding justice. I am unsure if she is still being held in jail. However, it is crucial that we get the word out about this movement and place some international attention on it. Our women everywhere deserve to be heard, respected, and uplifted.

CALL TO ACTION

Share this post with your friends. International pressure is vital. For more information and updated news on the movement like their page here. 

1 Million dollars to CPS schools by Chance The Rapper

1 Million dollars to CPS schools by Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper has donated 1 million dollars to CPS schools. After discussing and protesting all the cuts CPS schools have been/are experiencing, this motivating news was much needed. Seeing the divestment of both the students and teachers especially in marginalized communities is disheartening, therefore waking up to some encouragement and even a challenge can help us continue the fight to invest into the youth of Chicago.

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Drinking Water Safety Concerns

Drinking Water Safety Concerns

Everyone should have access to the knowledge of what is in their water. Many places in Chicago are at risk for hazardous lead, which Chicago should be held responsible to remove. If you are interested in learning more make sure you go see water expert, Michael Tiboris, speak at Lozano Library on 1805 S Loomis this Saturday January 28th at 2pm. This will be hosted by the P.E.R.R.O organization. Get ready to learn about the social and legal complications as well as the next steps you can take with this knowledge.

Let’s Get Involved in Local Publications

Let’s Get Involved in Local Publications

On a ‘political gossip’ story, three articles were published by three different sources.

“Egypt delays UN motion on Israel as Trump intervenes.”

– Headline from the BBC article

“Israelis called Trump to weigh in ahead of the UN Security Council vote.”

– Headline from the CNN article

“Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements.”

– Headline from the New York Times article

The purpose of sharing all three of the headlines is to display the bias in our media. Surprise. But more importantly, notice how three different stories being told on the same topic.

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The Peace Corner Youth Center: Helping the Youth of Chicago

The Peace Corner Youth Center: Helping the Youth of Chicago

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A wall of tall glass windows stands out on Madison Street in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. A deviation from the down brick buildings, large orange letters appear on the bottom right side – “The Peace Corner Youth Center” it reads.

Nestled in the west side of Chicago, The Peace Corner is open on the weekdays from 10 am to 6:30 pm. The Peace Corner provides a variety of services to the public— all free of charge.

During the morning and the early afternoon, the organization opens it’s facilities to help prepare young adults for careers. According to their website, “[they] offer assistance in computer literacy, job preparation seminars and referrals to educational resources.”

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