By Tekiah Jones
Peace of Mind
By Tekiah Jones When I tell people about the Revolution Hunger Campaign and my role in it, I am always asked the same thing. “Oh, so you give out food and stuff?’’. I then fluster with my words and try to explain exactly what I do. I’m not giving out peices of food and ‘stuff’. To Read More…
By Tekiah Jones Rotating stomachs, confusion of sound Negative imagery, holding us down Social delusion, clearly constructed Human kept hungry, morals corrupted Trapped in reaction, lawlessness war Dissatisfaction from bowels to core To Read More..
Free Rice, Free People
By Jessie Chen Hunger is an unfortunately depressing and harsh reality. We hear about hunger every now and then, but never really touch upon the idea of helping those who suffer from hunger. Recently, I stumbled across a website titled freerice.com. For every mini quiz-question answered correctly on the site, Free Rice will send 10 grains of rice to a country in need. I was swiftly browsing...
By Tekiah Jones Earlier this month, I read a newspaper article about how food banks in the area are getting a higher demand for food from families who can’t afford it anymore. Food banks distributed over 30 million pounds of food this year—that’s over two percent more than last year. The most surprising? A little under half of the food is fresh produce…. but it ain’t always fresh. The...
Fighting Hunger From DC!
By Tekiah Jones Hunger might seem like an issue that is distant or far off from reality to some of us. Sure, you hear hunger being talked about and yes, you know that people die from hunger and yes, hunger is something that “grown-up organizations” probably have under control. But no, I feel hunger is a pressing issue that isn’t talked about enough, and no, people aren’t aware that not only...
Self for One Love
By Tekiah Jones Two weeks ago, I had a three day training with other Revolution Hunger Team Members from other cities. We held the meetings in a dope art gallery in Washington DC, my own city. I didn’t exactly know what we were going to do, but then we started talking. We talked about gentrification and institutions. We discussed -isms and, the most important, POWER. Sitting in a semi-circle,...
Hunger Ain't A Joke
By Tekiah Jones Hunger doesn’t go away in a couple of hours, a couple of days, or a couple of months. The feeling stays in the pit of your stomach, lingering like an odor. Hunger is not something one can explain, but only experience. Many families experience the feeling everyday. Many of them are minorities, too. Sure, DC has food resources like soup kitchens and programs like free lunch...