Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960
“New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino has taken a series of eerie and beautiful photos that capture scenes of abandoned Hollywood film sets. Martino spent over a year traveling throughout the desert towns of Morocco and Tunisia hunting down the old Star Wars sets. ‘No More Stars’ showcases the backdrop of Luke Skywalker’s home on the fictional desert planet Tatooine, its massive structures that now stand like ancient ruins forgotten by time and man.”
Cemia Acoff’s murder was brutal. The reporting that followed it was, at best, undignified. But it does not stop there.
“This sensationalism will not be tolerated. The issue is bigger than the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It is not about a single, horrible act of violence. This is about how people treat one another. It is no surprise that Cemia Acoff’s death was treated with disrespect. The trans community is repeatedly marginalized in every aspect of daily life: in the workplace, in the healthcare community, in the press and everywhere. It has to stop.” Shane Morgan, Founder & Chair of TransOhio.
Someone thought that Cemia’s body was ‘a mannequin.’ We cannot escape the scarring analogy to Matthew Shephard’s body being mistaken for a scarecrow in 1998.
There is no enumeration of the LGBT community in the our Hate Crimes legislation. Victims and their families are on their own in Ohio.
We have to end this cycle of violence and hate. Now. We must educate our community and the press about who we are. We will not be treated without fairness and dignity.
Buried is the story about how the massive Native American shellmound found in Emeryville, California became a polarizing issue in the S.F. Bay Area. In the end, the Olhone sacred site was leveled to develop a shopping mall.