Nobrow 5 Spread (by Ben Newman82)


I want to casually remind all of you young writers of color (especially black women writers on this site) that your words here are currency. I see you writing essays on Michael Brown and Ferguson and leaving them up for free on this website. I know in some cases it’s easier to just share these thoughts on our blogs. But keep in mind that so many of these essays you are writing are valuable enough to see publishing - even unpaid publishing - that would offer you more legal protection and visibility as an author than tumblr. Salon, The Rumpus, For Harriet, XOJane, Jezebel, Hyphen, Thought Catalogue, The Toast - submit! Submit these brilliant essays you’re leaving up here for buzzfeed to screencap and loot! 

And yes I know all of the publications I listed vary in their problematic fanbase, editors, and articles. But I want you to be the change at any website or literary organization you submit to. The point I’m trying to make here is that while you sit here creating wonders, white folks are reading your info and regurgitating it for money or at least credit.

Stop underestimating yourselves. When was the last time you said to yourself, I deserve more than this?


"Institutions work this way. A son is murdered by the police, and nothing is done. The institutions send the victim’s family on a merry-go-round, going from one agency to another, until they wear out and give up. This is very effective way to beat down poor and oppressed people, who do not have the time to prosecute their case. Time is money to poor people. To go to Sacramento means loss of a day’s pay - often loss of a job. If this is democracy, obviously it is a bourgeois democracy limited to the middle and upper classes. Only they can afford to participate in it.”- Huey P. Newton, Sacramento and the “Panther Bill”
Photograph by Huy Mach



Outreaching for LOOKING (HBO TV show)

Seeking talent who are Transgender Identified/ Trans Actors

2 Roles:

Sammie and Andie - MTF and FTM Talent Age Ranges: 18-22 (Must look 18-years old). Any Ethnicity. Transgender Youth at a Shelter.

Shoots: Sept-October 2014 (SF, CA).

Please email headshot/resume to: info@tinadelia.com.

Thanks Tina D’Elia, Casting Associate - Nina Henninger Casting, CSA

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Infinity Gauntlet #3Art by George Perez
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