In this series, I have discussed the potential, possibility and overall positive promise of new media in the queer community of color. From health and education on bgclive.com, to using Facebook as a tool to break down decades of invisibility within identity politics— I now must ask myself, is it all just a bunch of hype? Should we be so naive as to think that new media is really changing democracy or politics, or even the social interactions of queer communities of color? Or, is New Media simply retelling the same stale story? I must admit that all of my thoughts and ideas are rooted in the concept of hope and optimism. In a world where people cannot even blow their nose without being criticized for it, I think it provides some balance to the universe to generally focus on the light at the end of the dark tunnel. However, I also believe any project without nuance is doing an injustice to the discourse. Thus, this blog is to bring all the new media revolutionaries back down to earth. I think we can understand the potential while taking into consideration limitations.
Why take the pledge?
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!
Black Youth Project on Facebook
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