Well it’s January 2 and we’ve reached 5 percent of our goal for our Winter Fund Drive and thank you to everyone who has contributed. It means a lot and will go a long ways in keeping JasmyneCannick.com around for the next year.
You depend on JasmyneCannick.com to bring you reliable, in-depth news and information and commentary that you will not read or hear about other places from a decidedly and unapologetically Black point of view.
Contributing is quick, easy and secure. All you need to do is click on the box at the top of the middle column for the fund drive and make your contribution. You can give $5, $50 or $500. Whatever you can give will make a huge difference. Given the amount of readers that JasmyneCannick.com receives on a daily basis, it shouldn’t be a problem to reach our goal of $3,000 by February 29, 2008.
JasmyneCannick.com is a labor of love. It’s not my money maker, please refer to my #6 on my Frequently Asked Questions page.
Now you may be sitting back asking yourself, why should I contribute to this campaign? Naturally, I’m two steps ahead of the game and below I’ve listed the top five reasons why you should contribute to JasmyneCannick.com’s Winter Fund Drive today.
5. You can always count on me to call it like I see it, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Even if it means protesting an alleged Grammy award-winning pedophile who married a 15 year-old when they were 27 or a white gay drag queen who gets his kicks off of dressing in Blackface and mocking African-American Southern women.
4. You don’t ever have to worry about me switching teams and then trying to convert all of you through my website. I’ll always be one of the gays!
3. Where else are you going to be able to have a real discussion about the issues in the Black lesbian community online like the subject of Perpetrating Lesbians, Lesbians Who Don't Reciprocate, and Exactly Who Is A Lesbian.
2. You don’t ever have to worry about me sugarcoating or downplaying the racism that exists in the gay movement or homophobia in the Black community, it is what it is. My only allegiance to my people and even though sometimes they have to be called out.
1. It’s no easy task putting your business all out in the streets. I spent the better part of this year chronicling my weight loss journey from fat to phat for the entire world to see and read. I think that should count for something. How many women do you know willing to let everybody and they momma know they got dumped, weighed 236 pounds, and suffered from extreme insecurity only to bounce back singing “told y'all I was gonna pump like this. Y'all didn't think that I could pump like this…”
Thanks in advance for your support and I am looking forward to a great '08 with all of you.