Instagram Deleted Our Account
This morning, we found that our Instagram account ‘@TheDreamDefenders’ has been deleted by Instagram administrators, without any warning, after posting graphics that detailed questionable quotes by GOP Presidential candidates via the hashtag #KKKorGOP. Other #KKKorGOP participants who shared graphics using the hashtag #KKKorGOP individual posts were deleted, but our entire account was deleted.Continue reading…
Overtown Rising: Gentrification and the Fight to Thrive
Miami is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is a popular destination that attracts people like me with its warm weather and beautiful beaches. Miami is also a place where the wealthy are able to hide their money in overpriced luxury housing; where the people who call Miami home don’t make a livable wage ; where HIV/AIDS is infecting people like no other city in the US; and where corrupt politicians make underhanded deals with rich developers that slight local residents.Continue reading…
Who Is Burning Down Black Churches?
On the night of June 30th, the historically black church of Mount Zion AME church was covered in flames in the small town of Greeleyville, S.C. Only two decades ago, this same church was set on fire by the KKK. The town of Greeleyville is only an hour north of Charleston, South Carolina, the city in the Black Belt South where white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered 9 African Americans at Emanuel AME church on the evening of June 17th, 2015. Since the horrific white supremacist terror attack at Emanuel AME, 6 African American churches have been on fire, with only 3 not including Mount Zion AME being investigated by the Feds as arson attempts and others still under investigation.Continue reading…
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