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An AMAZING display of solidarity from Atlanta, New York, DC, Philly, London and back to Nigeria. Men, women and children showed up in their Gele’s (headwraps) for rallies and protests today in an effort to push for more coverage and aid in finding the abducted Nigerian girls. #BringBackOurGirls

(These photos are not mine, they are photos from twitter. Please feel free to tag anyone you may know that is in these pics)

Laporshia Massey, Philly 2013. 

12 year old girl dies after asthma attack where there was no nurse on duty as a result of budget cuts. The Philadelphia School District has one nurse per 1500 students. 85% are students of color, and 87% are economically disadvantaged. Cuts to education caused low-income students to lose 50% more in state funding than higher income students.

Read more: http://citypaper.net/News/He-says-his-daughter-might-be-alive-if-not-for-school-nurse-cuts/

Rest in Power.

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Ariell Johnson, the first black woman to own a comic store on the East Coast, is on a new Marvel cover

In December 2015, 33-year-old Ariell Johnson took two of her passions — reading comic books and drinking coffee — and joined them into one business: Amalgam Comics & Coffeeshop. When Johnson opened the doors to the Philadelphia fixture, she became the first black female comic book store owner not just in the city, but on the entire East Coast.

Now, that world is giving her props in the most fitting way it can: by drawing her into it. In November, one of the variant covers of Invincible Iron Man #1 will feature Johnson laughing over coffee with Riri Williams, the new black teen heroine at the center of the series. Johnson recalled the one super hero that inspired her love of comics.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ARIELL JOHNSON, FOUNDER OF AMALGAM COMICS: “EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR STORY TOLD”

Maybe you’ve heard of Ariell Johnson and Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadephia, PA. Since opening last year, Amalgam has gotten plenty of press coverage as a comic book store/coffee shop owned and operated by a colorfully loc’d Black woman (and fellow Storm fan, OF COURSE!). She’s doing work many of us have dreamed of — owning our own spaces and showcasing Black art. We caught up with her in the midst of her busy schedule to talk fandom, snacks, and how to create a clean, well-lit place for comics and events.

Ariell Johnson is doing BIG things, read the full interview by CLICKING HERE!

This brilliant interview was orchestrated by L.E.H Light! To read more by @lehlight CLICK HERE!