KICKSTART YOUR DAY WITH: “Because Of Them, We Can…” by Eunique Jones Gibson
This amazing photo campaign for kids where African-American children pose as the great African Americans of our past and present that helped PoC to become who they are now, started out as a project for Black History Month. The photographer behind the project, Eunique J. Gibson, then realized that doing this for only 28 days out of the month of February couldn’t and wouldn’t do.
Extending it to a full year where everyday, she would post a new photograph up on social networks, Gibson started the Kickstarter to turn her photo series into a book. She hopes to raise $80,000 by mid June, and has so far raised a little over $9,000.
Want to help the cause? Click the title to support!
Katrina Casiño, writer, organizer, and itinerant queer barber, is today’s Filipino American History Month Hero! Katrina writes for Autostraddle, is an editor at Youngist, and is one of the key organizers of PHRESH CUTZ, a pop-up queer barbershop in Brooklyn, NY.
For Filipino American History Month, we’re highlighting Fil-Ams who are carrying on a proud legacy of activism & organizing. Who’s your hero?
Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program.
“I want to help somebody’s child go to college,”
“I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”
Everyday heroes, mexican immigrants in New York doing everyday activities. Dulce Pinzon intends to show them as Superheroes.
Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr.
It makes my heart smile to see him laughing like this.