The 'Before it's gone — Take it back' campaign started in #NYC to fight #gentrification and has supporters as far away as India. Organizer inspired by Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing.' http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/activist-selfie-ish-nabes-article-1.1876402 #bethechange

Spike Lee Had A Very Good Reason For His Gentrification Rant

Audio: Spike Lee Goes On Epic Rant Against Gentrification In #NYC

An enlightening documentary about the gentrification of #Brooklyn.

Supporters of crowdsourced art initiative say takeover of inner-city areas by affluent outsiders 'is a concern everywhere'. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/brooklyn-gentrification-project-document #NYC #bethechange

Gentrification

What is gentrification?

Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader who started the Universal Negro Improvement Association(UNIA). This organized had over fifty thousand members and created other organizations to help the black community.

Winona LaDuke. American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist & writer of Anishinaabe descent. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. Executive Director of Honor the Earth, which she founded in 1989. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985.

gentrification

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888

creative activist...and then we actually do it.

Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.

Activism is hard. No matter the cause you are fighting for.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Activists Discuss Racial Inequalities Within Feminist Movement

Maya Angelou: author, poet, civil rights activist, singer, dancer, professor, first Sanfrancisco woman cable car conductor.... the renaissance woman.

Young Black Man In A Car Crash Knocked On Doors Asking For Help And Was Shot And Killed By Police

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.