And there is now a new, more diverse facebook group for the people who got kicked off Planet Roller Skaters! Do you have any recs for youtubers who arent like this? I was shocked, seeing how most of these women are supposed to be so pro diversity. Keep rolling and spread the good vibes . (aka political topics) are frequently allowed. Medical marijuana usage has garnered recent controversy regarding addiction potential and regulation among government officials and the media in recent years. For years, she's been the primary face of Planet Roller Skate, a skate shop based in Long Beach that sponsors a lot of popular skaters and runs a huge Facebook page for the skating community - Planet Roller Skaters. LMAO at whoever downvoted btw, you live a sad life! If you have a local skate shop, rink, or derby team, I'd recommend reaching out to them - they can give you lots of advice from their own experience (and they're always happy to help fresh meat get into skating). I came across this video while I was looking at other skating videos. This actually isn't the first time that Indy has shown herself to racially tone-deaf (at best). SO FINALLY, all the backlash has resulted in Indy and the mod Jen DeFalco being fired from Planet Roller Skate (which is now named Pigeon's Roller Skate Shop). Indy Jamma Jones followed up to say that they would start an offshoot of the Planet Roller Skater page for "adult content". I was shocked, seeing how most of these women are supposed to be so pro diversity. (Cheesy nicknames like that are a Derby thing.). I didn’t know if this was posted yet so I posted it just in case. :). An online community dedicated to quad skating in all its various forms: park, dance, street, etc. You mean like multiple personalities within the hobby dropping the sponsor, a large online community being split, and high profile members of said community being fired? See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Skating Rinks in Ann Arbor, MI. Edited and managed by the students at the University of Michigan since 1890. It especially is a pain because I'm gay and black, and rollerskating has been a thing in our communities for a long time, as you mentioned. This was a very informative video. weak attempt at a save, PRS! So it seems like Black experiences and Black rights are the only ones that are too political. About a month ago, as told by Faeiryne Faun, a Black woman posted on Planet Roller Skaters describing how she was racially profiled by the police while skating. City Councilmember Chuck Warpehoski, D-Ward 5, explained dispensaries in the city have certain regulations they must follow in order to operate, such as designated locations and proximity to other dispensaries. “We provide our patients with the best service and quality of medicine available. Copyright © 1998-2020, all rights reserved. If passed, the law would make possession and sale of marijuana up to 2.5 ounces legal and impose a 10-percent excise and 6-percent sales tax on retail purchases. City Planning Manager Brett Lenart told The Michigan Daily the dispensary met the requirements for approval. Indy (a white woman, if you hadn't guessed) is probably the first person who will pop up when you search "roller skating" on YouTube. ♥️. Planet Roller Skate is a creative project dedicated to the experiences of skaters around the world. Cookies help us deliver our Services. A ballot proposal to be voted on in November could legalize marijuana usage across the state of Michigan, which Warpehoski believes could assist law enforcement. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. [Roller Skating] Racism on Planet R... -,*, Faeiryne Faun -,*, Queer Girl Straight Skates -,, I am just a simple bot, not a moderator of this subreddit | bot subreddit | contact the maintainers, Just an acknowledgement that white privilege is alive and well in roller skating. A lot of skaters had been given free pairs to try out and advertise on social media, but it turned out that a lot of white skaters were actually being paid for that work, while NO skaters of color were compensated, even when they had bigger followings than white people who got paid. ‍♀️. According to Warpehoski, the city has not received any recent complaints regarding dispensaries. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Rollerskating community. Hi everyone! I've been really into queer girl straight skates! It’s super important!! Thank you for sharing this video, very informative and full of factual detail. Green Planet is one of many new dispensaries opening in the Ann Arbor area after the legal changes put into effect earlier this year. Thankfully someone in the comments linked to Faeiryne’s video explaining all that happened on Planet Roller Skate FB group. Amid a new Michigan licensing act and an updated Ann Arbor ordinance, a new marijuana dispensary has opened near the University of Michigan’s campus. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 90.1k Followers, 1,203 Following, 460 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Planet Roller Skate (@planetrollerskate) The skating community in general prides itself on being inclusive to everyone, and it's true that skating has an important history for women, queer people, and (in particular) black folks. Probably down voted since there are already a few threads with the video linked, I'd guess, I came across this video while I was looking at other skating videos. I believe that this woman and Karen The Karrot are right to expose (drag) her. Green Planet dispenses medical marijuana to registered patients and is located at 700 Tappan Ave., across from the Ross School of Business and the Law Quadrangle. what on earth would make a black issue more "adult" than any of the other topics they allowed? In December 2019, she recorded a video with a couple skaters to discuss drama around the roller skate maker Impala. However, a lot of the biggest faces with the largest followings are white women who don't really represent the diversity of talented skaters. Press J to jump to the feed. I also learned a lot of basic skills from Queer Girl Straight Skates on YouTube! Amid a new Michigan licensing act and an updated Ann Arbor ordinance, a new marijuana dispensary has opened near the University of Michigan’s campus. Green Planet dispenses medical marijuana to registered patients and is located at 700 Tappan Ave., across from the Ross School of Business and the Law Quadrangle. Thank you for taking time to learn about the situation with an open mind. It was a lot of dancing around the topic but never explaining why PRS had to put out a town hall discussion. He also said the city has a history of supporting marijuana usage. “The Planning Commission did find that 700 Tappan Ave met the requirements set forth by City Ordinance, and recommended approval of a Special Exception Use Permit,” Lenart wrote in an email interview. Also, several popular YouTubers who were sponsored by Planet Roller Skate (including Queer Girl Straight Skates) … I really like Moxi Roller Skates videos to understand gear. The shop owned by Pigeon was originally called the Moxi Skate Shop, then she and Indy discussed rebranding and decided to join together Pigeon's physical shop and Indy's online store and brand a short time before COVID and this all happened, and it seems Pigeon has had to go and rename her store again while kicking Indy out. interesting they think skating while black stories would be political, and only suitable for "adults", when black children get profiled too, just like any women's issues, they can happen to under-aged girls, and LGBTQ issues can affect young girls! The drug has not yet been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. and yes, "adult content" does sound like nude skating. Hope you enjoyed this peek into roller skating drama if you made it all the way through. This brings us to our main character here - Indy Jamma Jones, real name Amy West. Many of Green Planet’s workers are U-M alumni. I’m not on FB but I got wind of this situation via this reddit and this explains everything. According to its website, the dispensary is part of a non-profit group aiming to assist medical marijuana patients and share information about marijuana’s medical benefits.