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A palestinan protester climbs the west bank barrier on Friday (16.08.13) in the village of Nilin, close to Ramallah, Palestine. On the wall is a graffiti saying: “Freedom is never given by the oppressor - It must be demanded by the oppressed”. The weekly taking place protest between IDF and locals guides often into clashes.

We hope this photo further inspires you to speak truth to power.
POC have used street art and independent publications such as zines, chapbooks and pamphlets for decades to share the truth about institutional racism and other oppressions.
POC have also used - and continue to use - independent publications to bring POC together in an exchange of ideas, often forbidden or censored by mainstream media.
A zine can be many things, including a catalyst for change.
If you haven’t already read FIRE!! Devoted To Younger Negro Artists (1926), please check it out today.  

zwei-perspektiven:

A palestinan protester climbs the west bank barrier on Friday (16.08.13) in the village of Nilin, close to Ramallah, Palestine. On the wall is a graffiti saying: “Freedom is never given by the oppressor - It must be demanded by the oppressed”. The weekly taking place protest between IDF and locals guides often into clashes.

We hope this photo further inspires you to speak truth to power.

POC have used street art and independent publications such as zines, chapbooks and pamphlets for decades to share the truth about institutional racism and other oppressions.

POC have also used - and continue to use - independent publications to bring POC together in an exchange of ideas, often forbidden or censored by mainstream media.

A zine can be many things, including a catalyst for change.

If you haven’t already read FIRE!! Devoted To Younger Negro Artists (1926), please check it out today.  

#IZM2013 ZINE MUST-READ: FIRE!! Devoted To Younger Negro Artists (1926)

Today’s International Zine Month suggested activity is to reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much. Here’s a favorite from our archive: 

In the spirit of #IZM2013, we are excited to announce that the first zine in POC Zine Project’s Legacy Series, FIRE!! Devoted To Younger Negro Artists (1926), is now available to read online, for free:

POCZP helped to liberate this groundbreaking zine by people of color from 1926 in collaboration with firepress.com

ABOUT FIRE!! Devoted To Younger Negro Artists

In November of 1926, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Aaron Douglas, Richard Bruce Nugent, Gwendolyn Bennett and John P. Davis released FIRE!!.

Excerpt from description on harlemsreflection.tumblr.com:

Fire!! was conceived with the notion of expressing the Black experience during the Harlem Renaissance in a modern and realistic fashion, using literature as a vehicle of enlightenment. The authors of this magazine wanted an arena to express the changing attitudes of younger African Americans and used Fire!! to facilitate the exploration of issues in the Black community that were not in the forefront of mainstream African American society such as homosexuality, bisexuality, interracial relationships, promiscuity, prostitution, and color prejudice within the Black community itself.

The publication was so named, according to Langston Hughes, “to burn up a lot of the old, dead conventional Negro-white ideas of the past … into a realization of the existence of the younger Negro writers and artists, and provide us with an outlet for publication not available in the limited pages of the small Negro magazines then existing.” Ironically, the magazine’s headquarters burned to the ground shortly after releasing its first issue.

We’re kicking off our Legacy Series initiative next week by celebrating and analyzing FIRE!! in a series of multimedia posts (read our original Legacy Series announcement).

Stay tuned for more coverage, but in the meantime, enjoy and share this digital version of FIRE!!

- POC Zine Project

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Legacy Series Update
Hi y’all! We’re excited to share FIRE!!, an African American literary magazine published in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance. Only one issue exists. The original title read Fire!! A Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists.
We had planned on sharing a digitized version today, along with some surprises, but shipping delays made it impossible to scan/organize this post in time for today’s reveal. 
But we have Fire!! at POCZP HQ in the South Bronx right now, and we’ll share it ASAP.
In the meantime, we’ll roll out another legacy zine over the weekend <3
For more information about the Legacy Series, click here.
Happy Friday!
- POC Zine Project

Legacy Series Update

Hi y’all! We’re excited to share FIRE!!, an African American literary magazine published in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance. Only one issue exists. The original title read Fire!! A Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists.

We had planned on sharing a digitized version today, along with some surprises, but shipping delays made it impossible to scan/organize this post in time for today’s reveal. 

But we have Fire!! at POCZP HQ in the South Bronx right now, and we’ll share it ASAP.

In the meantime, we’ll roll out another legacy zine over the weekend <3

For more information about the Legacy Series, click here.

Happy Friday!

- POC Zine Project