This App Lets You Bail Out Black Prison Inmates with Your Spare Change

This App Lets You Bail Out Black Prison Inmates with Your Spare Change:


The function of the app is simple: In less than 60 seconds, connect the account you use to make everyday purchases. Here, your purchases will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to automatically donate each time you reach at least $2 in spare change. Users can pause and resume their contributions at any time. On the topic of his goals with the project, Ziegler explains:

“Our short term goals are to get as many folks home for the holidays as possible so we hope many folks join the platform for Giving Tuesday and contribute their holiday spending change to those in need.

Long term, we see the platform being used in a variety of ways to bolster the voices of those in need beyond just a financial contribution.”

This now exists. Today I’m linking my bank account to become the first customer.

theblackoutofficial: March 6th, 2018: The Three Year…


March 6th, 2018: The Three Year Anniversary of the very first #Blackout Day.  

Three years ago today, we shifted the internet. Black Tumblr and Black Twitter really showed up and showed out. Three years later, we’ve expanded beyond being a selfie movement. Black people from all over the world have posted their art, their music, their photography, their gaming skills, and so much more. 

Why are we still doing this work? Why is #Blackout still important three years later? Because as long as anti-Blackness exists, Black people need accessible spaces to celebrate themselves and each other. 

We’re entering this year with a new look and a new mission statement: To curate sustainable online spaces of positivity for Black people all over the world. In addition to a year-long partnership with Tumblr and the return of themed Blackouts, we have SUCH good things planned for this year, including…

Our VERY FIRST #Blackout meet-up. 

Post today! Celebrate! You’ve earned it. 

Got a question? Check out of FAQ for answers.

Can’t find an answer? Hit our Ask Box.

latinosexuality: It’s HERE!!!!! The inaugural Women of Color…


It’s HERE!!!!! The inaugural Women of Color Sexual Health Network curriculum: Communications Mixtape: Speak On It Vol 1. featuring lesson plans by yours truly, Bianca, Lacette Cross, Ashleigh Shackelford, Elicia Gonzales, Mariotta Gary-Smith, and Abeni Jones (also designed curriculum). Purchase from one of the writers $50 for individuals and $125 for organizations as we keep all profits as writers!

Times like these we need to have a plan to cope, heal, observe, grieve, mourn, and be in community. I know this as someone who is actively in this space constantly for over a year. Sometimes folks think that curricula is only for classrooms. This is not true. There are several lesson plans in the curriculum about self care and community care. One thing about the curricula I write, it’s never single issue lessons because we are not single issue people. My editing and writing goes to support the entire person and that is what you will find in the Communications MixTape. It’s not only for classrooms, it’s for families, communities, organizations, its for all of us!

There’s so many uses for this curriculum. It’s for every single space that is focused on equity and justice. Organizations that need support on creating a plan to support the health and well-being of staff and clients; educational ways to support a variety of participants in understanding messages, communicating effectively, and ways to explore community care and support. View the introduction and receive a FREE lesson plan on my website where you may also purchase the curriculum. $50 individuals; $125 organizations.

Please share this in spaces where I may not be yet that value and would be interested in receiving and supporting this work. Purchase directly from each author as we keep 100% of the sales.

The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.

The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.:











Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality”

  - Fight For The Future

we’re almost ¾ of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

will it ever stop

fucking signal boost



Start a civil war against the US government.

Signal boost for my us followers

I try to keep the things I reblog as blog/mun-centric as possible, but this is something I just can’t let slide.

I’ve been following this cause since last year.  I’ve signed petitions, I’ve called representatives, I’ve been to protests, the whole nine yards.

This right here?  This is not a joke.  This is seriously happening, guys.

Remember the Wikipedia shutdown?  That was to protest this right here.  If you haven’t taken action against this yet, frankly, what is wrong with you?  If this doesn’t get stopped, we’re going to lose the thing that brings us all together unless we shell out huge sums of cash to these corrupt bastards.

Do not just sit there and keep browsing.

Do not scroll past this.


yo this shit important okay? im pretty worried myself

theoffingmag: After observing a lack of female net artists…


After observing a lack of female net artists online, Acidwinzip, Ursula Zavala focused on positive images of the female digital experience. This project attempts to build unity within women arts communities online in order to form a powerful and fearless unified voice.

Read: “Cyborg Mestiza: Borderland Feminism Today & Tomorrow”

We Snuck into Seattle’s Super Secret White Nationalist Convention

We Snuck into Seattle's Super Secret White Nationalist Convention:






White nationalists generally don’t want to look like characters out of American History X anymore. Fashion choices at the convention ranged from Ruby Ridge to Mad Men, but most of the people there looked like you might run into them on Capitol Hill or in the U-District. That said, there is a type. According to my observations, the standard Seattle Nazi is a white male under 30 who either works in the tech industry or is going to school to work in the tech industry. “You’re also a coder? Do you mind if I send you something I’ve been working on?” I heard that more than once.

“That movie Hidden Figures was bullshit,” a guy dressed like John Goodman in The Big Lebowski said out of nowhere. “We never went to the moon, Stanley Kubrick faked all of it.” Water almost squirted out of my nose and it was the closest I came all night to breaking character.

It really makes me wonder though, like why do people who work in tech tend to lean to the far-right? Like I’ve met Islamists who do networking and programming and they tend to spout cringe-worthy / fundamentalist rhetoric.

There’s a theory among at least some sociologists that the kind of person who is into Islamic fundamentalism likes to find a single answer to a single problem, no nuance. In tech, a specific problem has a specific solution which is all down to the mechanical nature of things and can be found by having sufficient knowledge (knowledge which usually only comes from the creator of the product). There are no grey areas, something either works or it doesn’t, no need for wisdom or empathy. It’s also important to be right all the time because since there’s only one solution to every problem, all the other ‘solutions’ are worthless. 

^^^^ Reblob for Commentary & File Under; Things That Make You Go- Hmmmm!

+++Article is a Good'un & embedded NYT link are WELL worth the long read.