Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Memphis Black Restaurant Week

Hey it's Memphis Black Restaurant Week! Participating restaurants are listed below. Be sure to go out and support your neighbors.

The week culminates in Soulful Food Truck Sunday at Clayborn Temple. Follow on Facebook for more information!

  • The HM Dessert Lounge, 1586 Madison
  • DeJavu Restaurant, 51 S. Main
  • Scoops Parlor, 106 E. G. E. Patterson
  • The Office@Uptown, 594 N. Second
  • The Choo, 3045 Southern 
  • Cafe 7/24, 94 S. Front
  • Sweet Potato Baby, 1005 Tillman
  • Perignons Restaurant & Lounge, 2818 Coleman Road
  • Two Vegan Sistas, 6343 Summer, Suite 110
  • Underground Cafe, 2299 Young
  • Best Friends Grille,  823 Exocet Drive in Cordova
  • Guilt Free Pastries, 344 S. Main
  • Cupcake Cutie Etc., 109 S. Court St.
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates, 798 Cooper

Friday, February 3, 2017

A list of things the president got wrong on Twitter this week

From the Washington Post

Where to get real news

This Forbes article (http://www.forbes.com/sites/berlinschoolofcreativeleadership/2017/02/01/10-journalism-brands-where-you-will-find-real-facts-rather-than-alternative-facts/#6f84532d29c1) lists 10 reputable publications/outlets where you can get real news, not "fake news":

• The New York Times
• The Wall Street Journal
• The Washington Post
• The Economist
• The New Yorker
• Wire Services: The Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News
• Foreign Affairs (bi-monthly magazine)
• The Atlantic
• Politico

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Organizations to support

These are just a few of the organizations we can support to help continue the fight against racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia... oh there's a list for you! I've seen these recommended on social media and have donated to some myself. Please let me know if you have suggestions to add!

Trans Assistance Project
Planned Parenthood (PPGMR for locals)
Southern Poverty Law Center
Black Lives Matter
National Organization for Women
National Immigration Law Center
International Refugee Assistance Project
Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee
Council on American-Islamic Relations
NARAL Pro-Choice America

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Supporting local immigrant-owned businesses *updated*

I can't say for sure that these are all immigrant-owned, but I feel pretty confident about this list. Though I'm trying not to eat out so much lately, I'll be eating lunch at these places over the next couple of weeks:

  • The Little Tea Shop, 69 Monroe Ave
  • Cafe Med, 1817 Kirby Parkway
  • Casablanca, 5030 Poplar Ave and 1707 Madison Ave
  • Zam Zam's, 7706 Winchester Rd
  • Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill, 5800 Raleigh Lagrange Bartlett (This one is new to me.)
  • Jerusalem Market, 4794 Summer Ave
  • Al-Rayan, 288 N. Cleveland St
  • (with treats from) The Peanut Shoppe, 24 S. Main St
Thanks to everyone for sharing more ideas!

  • India Palace, 1720 Poplar Ave
  • Saffron Indian Restaurant, 3810 Hacks Cross Rd
  • Mayuri Indian Cuisine, 6524 Quince Rd
  • Golden India Resaurant, 2097 Madison Ave
  • Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana, 1215 S Germantown Rd
  • Ethiopian Restaurant and Coffee, 8195 Dexter Rd
  • Queen of Sheba, 4792 Summer Ave
  • Cedars Restaurant, 694 N Germantown Pkwy
  • Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant, 6195 Macon Rd
  • Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, 2600 Poplar Ave
  • Arepas Deliciosas, 3698 Summer Ave
  • Blue Nile, 1788 Madison Ave
  • Sabor Caribe, 662 Madison Ave
  • New Orleans Seafood Market, 942 EH Crump Blvd (former owners of Saigon Le)
  • Phuong Long, 306 N Cleveland St
  • Tacos Los Jarochos, 4900 Summer Ave
  • Casbah Restaurant, 1890 N Germantown Pkwy
  • Tycoon Asian Noodle Shop, 3307 Kirby Parkway
What else can we add to this list?

Who to vote out in 2018

Someone put together this very useful list of US Senators' responses to the Muslim ban.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Everything this president has done so far has been a threat to people of color.

When we said he was too racist to be president we meant it.

  • Signed executive order to build a wall at the US-Mexican border
  • Signed executive order to temporarily ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and ban all refugees from entering the US; also indefinitely bans all Syrian refugees and establishes a RELIGIOUS TEST (outraged all-caps my own) for refugees, prioritizing Christians
  • Reversed the Obama administrations's decision to halt the building Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines 
  • Reinstated the Global Gag Rule
  • Says "voter fraud" will be investigated
  • Ordered a weekly list of crimes (allegedly) committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities
  • Appointed Steve "Brietbart" Bannon as his chief White House strategist
  • Appointed Michael "fear of Muslims is rational" Flynn as national security adviser
  • Appointed Ben "efforts to enforce the Fair Housing Act are communist" Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jeff Sessions
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