1. cultureunseen:

    The Black Panthers ‘Black Community News Service’…

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  2. america-wakiewakie:

    "Hey Hey, Ho Ho, These Racist Cops Have Got to Go": Oakland, CA, marches in solidarity with Ferguson | AmericaWakieWakie 

    August 20th, 2014

    Tonight, just over a week after the killing of an unarmed black teen at the hands of Ferguson, MO police, Oakland residents took to the streets in solidarity with protesters across the country to demand an end to police brutality against black (and brown) communities. Centered around the failure of Ferguson’s local authorities to arrest killer cop Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s death, protesters in Oakland rallied to demand “Justice for Mike Brown.”

    SF Gate reported:

    The marches started in four separate locations - Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Jack London Square, the main branch of the Oakland Public Library and the African American History Museum - but came together outside of Oakland Police Headquarters around 6 p.m.

    Protesters from the different marches were briefly prevented from joining up with each other by a line of police.

    Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans, an Indian protest group was angered by police attempting to block the marchers from uniting.

    "They won’t even let us walk on the public street," he said. "I don’t feel safe. It is what it is, and they hate us. When they put on a badge, they’re allowed to kill us."

    Several protesters and family members had recently returned from Ferguson, where police have been criticized for their heavy-handed tactics, and urged support for their counterparts there.

    Oakland certainly is not unfamiliar with police brutality. Like today, it was not long ago that the community was in the streets over the death of Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009. Or the nearby deaths of Alex Nieto and Andy Lopez, who both died at the hands of law enforcement officers.

    Even more recently, however, over the death of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by Oakland police on May 6, 2012. His mother, Jeralynn Blueford, along with Grant’s mother, attended the protest tonight.

    As quoted by SF Gate, she rallied the crowd with chants of “They say get back! We say, fight back,” as police formed a line to block merging groups of protesters.

    She went on to tell the folks to take the fight to Washington D.C., saying “We’re going to change this crooked system. Obama, if you hear me, Alan Blueford’s life matters. Mike Brown's life matters.”

    (Photo Credit: Top by Scott Strazzante | All remaining by AmericaWakieWakie)

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  3. tashabilities:

    christel-thoughts:

    • Eric Garner (July 17)
    • John Crawford (Aug 5)
    • Michael Brown (Aug 9)
    • Armand Bennett (Aug 10)
    • Ezell Ford (Aug 11)
    • Dante Parker (Aug 12)

    Black Summer 2014.

    Aug 21 9:26PM
  4. (Source: aspiegirlspeaks, via mamashug)

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  5. brownfatfemme:

kararikue:

altersociety:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.

Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.

Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do. 

    brownfatfemme:

    kararikue:

    altersociety:

    kateceratops:

    People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

    This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

    Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

    Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.

    Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.

    Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do. 

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  6. inlovewiththepractice:

    thebluelip-blondie:

    lovelyandbrown:

    y’all are too, too gotdamn foolish out here.

    that’s a damn shame

    jesus

    these aren’t even the worst of it

    (Source: thebusstop, via infamousnfamous)

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    Aug 21 8:43PM
  7. christel-thoughts:

    thepageofhopes:

    antisjwyellowfang:

    Just your daily reminders:

    • Racists are a problem
    • White people are not
    • Homophobes are a problem
    • Straight people are not
    • Transphobes are a problem
    • Cis people are not
    • Sexists are a problem
    • Men are not

    And most importantly,

    • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

    Just some actual daily reminders:

    • All white people do racist things without being aware they are
    • All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
    • All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
    • All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
    • Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
    • When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.

    And most importantly,

    • It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.

    And just as important,

    • The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.

    the OP was wrong anyway… 

    • Racists are a problem
    • White people who don’t actively speak out and fight against racism as well as recognize white privilege and take steps to correct it are too.
    • Homophobes are a problem
    • Straight people who don’t actively speak out and fight against homophobia as well as recognize hetero privilege and take steps to correct it are too
    • Transphobes are a problem
    • Cis people who don’t actively speak out and fight against transphobia as well as recognize cis privilege and take steps to correct it are too
    • Sexists are a problem
    • Men who don’t actively speak out and fight against sexism/misogyny as well as recognize male privilege and take steps to correct it are too

    (Source: antifeministyellowfang)

    Aug 21 11:49AM
  8. kakaphoe:

jellybeanzombie:

Soft bat, warm bat, little ball of glee. Happy bat, sleepy bat, kree kree kree.

Bat therapy.

    kakaphoe:

    jellybeanzombie:

    Soft bat, warm bat, little ball of glee. Happy bat, sleepy bat, kree kree kree.

    Bat therapy.

    (via face-down-asgard-up)

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  9. soprie:

    Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

    It is not a riot.

    Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

    Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

    Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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  10. poetic-ness:

    augenss:

    - Tupac Shakur

    we needed him, i wish his time didnt come to an end so soon.

    (via blackourstory)

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