to be young, gifted, and black... and queer and conscious and living in baltimore.

i believe in christ, the cards, and candomble.

 

Peace, 

My name is Bakari Jones and I’m the Founder & Executive Director of Bois of Baltimore. We’re not a non-profit, we’re a group of local Bois that came together to change our city. With the money we raise we’re going to: secure a physical space to use as our headquarters, start a mentoring program for young Bois (including homeless youth!!), expand to other cities (so far we’ve received requests from Oakland (CA), Jackson (MS), Detroit (MI), and Houston (TX), and oh yea, sustain ourselves WITHOUT money from our oppressors!

We have until 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, Saturday April 30, 2013 to raise $20,000 or we have to return all the donations we’ve received thus far (at the time of this post over $7,000).  You don’t have to be queer or a person of color to contribute to our campaign. If you ARE a queer person or a person of color or both you should definitely consider donating $1 or more. If anyone has ever stood up for you I’m asking that you pay it forward today with as little as $1.

<Bois of Baltimore LIFT OFF Campaign Link>

In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was nobody left to speak up. ~Reverend Martin Niemoller

Your reblog would be greatly appreciated. 

Peace & Power,

Bakari

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