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    Building Intergenerational Communities

    Photo by Stephen Shames | Words By Maria P. Chaves Daza

    A few weeks ago, while visiting Ithaca, NY, my partner and I found a copy of the Black Panther Party’s own words while  browsing an antique store. On one of the magazine shelves stood an unassuming publication edited by the Black Panther Party. In 1974 they guest edited The CoEvolution Quarterly, a supplement to the Whole Earth Catalogue. After purchasing this for six dollars (!) I went home and poured over all of the amazing information about their programs and reflected on their work and how it informs my own personal and political commitments; specifically how we construct and take care of our communities.

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    Allies at Last

    Photo by EPA | Words by Jazmin Zayuri Gonzalez

    My father went missing in October of 2015. When I found out I tried to remain calm and collected, but deep down I feared the worst. He traveled to Texas for work, but never arrived at his destination. With said situation at bay all I wanted to do was cry, but what I needed to do was to find my father. I channeled the strength he taught me and exhausted all resources to find him. I filed a missing person report while my mother and sister wept uncontrollably behind me. I plastered his image throughout the city and all my social media platforms. I even had a family friend drive to Texas just to post flyers along various routes. I called every hospital, jail, and morgue, from California to Texas to no avail. I called ICE and they too told me he was not in their custody.

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    11 Black-Made Apps: On The Emergence of Black/POC-Oriented Digital Spaces

    Image of laptop, glasses and comic books

    By Taylor Steele

    Over the past few years, there has been a rise in apps and sites dedicated to Black people, focusing on their interests and their needs. The reason being, Black people don't just face racism in real life — on the street, at work, at school, in banks, in relationships — we also face it online and in digital spaces. From being told we can’t stay at Airbnb listings by racist homeowners, to being silenced or harassed on forums meant for people to indulge in their particular interests, people of color are treated like invaders.

    To meet these needs, more and more people of color in technology are creating startups and apps specifically for us. Here are 11 Black/non-white apps people can look to for resources, fun, and inspiration.

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