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EWG’s Skin Deep® adds more than 1,000 products marketed to Black women Source: Big Market for Black Cosmetics, but Less-Hazardous Choices Limited
In this @designopssummit presentation, Jennifer Kanyamibwa shares six life lessons that have informed her work as a Design Program Manager. via Creating the Blueprint — Natalie Hanson
In her new book Resilience for All: Striving for Equity through Community-Driven Design, author Barbara Brown Wilson seeks to confront the failings of traditional planning and design practices in vulnerable low-income communities. While others have pursued landscape-based solutions to this issue — think community gardens — Brown suggests there is a larger role for landscape […] … Continue reading Re-Blog Ω Resilient Design for Low-Income Communities |THE DIRT🏡🌅🌇
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Young Artist, Tory Bullock’s interactive game idea to help people understand the issues around Gentrification at the former Citizen’s Bank in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester.
The mission of the project is to spark discussion around the city’s current housing crisis. As Boston’s burgeoning population demands additional affordable options, lower-income residents struggle most with high rents and displacement. In August 2018, the median rent, according to a Zillow survey, for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston was $2,366 — an exorbitant price for many. Mayor Marty Walsh’s housing plan calls for the preservation and construction of affordable apartments and home ownership opportunities to relieve renters and would-be owners. By 2030, the city aims to bring the total number of income-restricted units from 54,000 to 70,000.
Check out Tory Bullock’s “Gentrification Game” continues on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 572 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester. Admission is…
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The Indomitable Tina!
BBC Interviews Tina Turner in Switzerland ~ Survivor of Stroke, Cancer, Kidney Failure, Kidney Transplant and her Son’s Suicide and Still Standing Strong!
Twenty years later, Tina Turner is publishing part two of her autobiography, “Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography) Hardcover – 18 Oct 2018. Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a musical icon celebrating her 60th year in the industry. In this dramatic autobiography, she tells the story of a truly remarkable life in the spotlight.”
Tina, a new musical that would be based on her life, with Phyllida Lloyd and Stage Entertainment is scheduled to debut on Broadway in 2019. Stay tuned.
Excerpt: The launch of Rastafari Rootzfest 2018, which took place at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road on Wednesday, was filled with informative and passionate speeches, as well as captivating performances by reggae singers Richie Spice and Lila Ike - two of the entertainers billed to perform at this year's festival. The three-day festival, which speaks to the education on Rastafari ideology and culture, is in its fourth year.
This week, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new regulation that would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain migrant children and their parents indefinitely, upending 20 years of legal precedent. Critics have decried the sadism of such a proposal, but few have acknowledged how multiple Democratic administrations helped pave the way for the Trump administration’s violence and cruelty. Immigration attorney Helen Sklar reminds us that it was President Bill Clinton who first branded immigrants without the necessary documentation an “unlawful presence in the U.S.”