My friend Dominique had his everyday wheelchair that was built specifically for him stolen (who does that!?!?) in Southeast Albuquerque; without it he has no way to get around independently. Dom is an amazing individual and deserves to be helped out! Please click on the link below and donate. ANYTHING HELPS! Please reblog and share.
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
Ruddy Roye was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck the city. While photographing the aftermath, he wished he had a service that could quickly publish his images.
Years later, when Hurricane Sandy hit New York, Instagram was becoming the method of choice for many photojournalists. He writes:
My Instagram account has become a way for me to question everything around me. The media has a way of deleting the stories of people who society does not want to deal with. This is my humble way of putting these stories back in people’s faces — forming a real and active dialogue about these issues.