June 2017 Update: I first posted this on December 26, 2016. Since then. I've added food scraps and some other biodegradable materials into my Bokashi bin, let it sit, drain off the liquid—all the things one should do to maintain the fermentation. During this time, I saw a white, fluffy mold grow on the edge... Continue Reading →
Appetite for Justice by Food Empowerment Project: Shame on Safeway
At a public meeting, Vallejo Board of Supervisor Erin Hannigan informed us that Safeway had put a deed on their former property. This deed prevented another grocery store from using it for the same purpose. In our recently released Vallejo report, we highlight on page 15 the impact this had on the community, which left... Continue Reading →
I am not a liberal and hope I never become one.
"The difference between a liberal and a progressive is that a liberal is open to everyone’s views; a progressive is as narrow-minded and judgmental (more?) than any conservative." — Doug Reitsch, Pharmacist at Kamilche Pharmacy in Shelton, WA According to this myopic internet definition, being “open to everyone’s views” is good and something people should... Continue Reading →
Police violence, Black motherhood, and Reproductive Justice
Black women live with the harsh reality of not having full control over the ability to 1) choose to parent, 2) choose to not parent, and to 3) parent the children they have in safe and well-resourced environments. These three tenets are the core of what reproductive justice must look like. The failure of politics... Continue Reading →
Muhammad Ali and Other Black Celebrities Didn’t ‘Transcend Race’
Transcending is a perpetual one-way street for black people, yet famous white people like Antonin Scalia, David Bowie and Merle Haggard weren’t asked to transcend their whiteness for black people to recognize their importance. They didn’t have to transcend being Italian-American, British or an Okie from Muskogee. They were just accepted for being who they... Continue Reading →
What if people told European history like they told Native American history?
Before contact, Europeans had very poor diets. Most people were farmers and grew wheat and vegetables and raised cows and sheep to eat. They rarely washed themselves, and had many diseases because they often let their animals live with them. Continue reading at: An Indigenous History of North America