April 18, 2014
The Cops Who Killed Ramarley Graham Walk Free (#NOJUSTICE)

Sign the ColorOfChange.Org petition and demand the D.O.J. to take immediate action by seeing to it that NYPD Officer Richard Haste is put away where he can no longer harm unarmed teenagers on the streets of New York.

April 18, 2014

caseybruce:

Black and unarmed. A black man is killed every 28 hours by a cop or vigilante.

Remember the names of unarmed Black men who were killed by police or vigilantes. This is only a short list, please reply with other names so we may remember these men.

Trayvon Martin
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.  Martin was a 17-year-oldAfrican American high school student. He was unarmed and headed home after buying skittles and sweet tea from a gas station close to his home. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old multi-racial, Hispanic-American, claimed to be the captain of the Neighborhood Watch was the neighborhood watch coordinator cl for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Zimmerman, against the instructions of the Emergency dispatcher pursued Martin on foot calling him “the suspect.” When the case garnered international attention, sparking protests all over the world, the state of Florida filled charges against him 46 days after Martin’s death. Zimmerman was tried for second-degree murder and manslaughter, and found not guilty on July 13, 2013.

Ervin Jefferson
The 18-year-old was shot and killed by two security guards — also African American — outside his Atlanta home on March 24, 2012. He was unarmed and his mother says he was trying to protect his sister from a crowd that was threatening her.

Amadou Diallo
22-year-old Amadou Ahmed Diallo, a Guinnea-Bissau immigrant, was killed when four white, New York police officers in plain clothes fired 41 shots at him; 19 of which hit his body. The officers said they thought Diallo was reaching for a gun when they shot him in the doorway of his apartment. It was just his wallet. During the trial, the officers admitted that they never considered the situation (four strangers in an unmarked car with guns approaching a guy on his stoop at night) from Diallo’s point of view. They were acquitted of all charges

Patrick Dorismond
The 26-year-old father was shot to death in 2000 during a confrontation with undercover police officers who asked him where they could purchase drugs. An officer claimed that Dorismondwho was unarmed, grabbed his gun and caused his own death. The incident made many wonder whether the acquittal of officers in the Amadou Diallo case (see above) sent a signal that police had a license to kill without consequence

Ousmane Zongo
In 2003 Officer Bryan A. Conroy confronted and killed Zongo in New York City during a raid on a counterfeit-CD ring with which Zongo had no involvement. Relatives of the 43-year-old man from Burkina Faso settled a lawsuit against the city for $3 million. The judge in the trial of the officer who shot him (and was convicted of criminally negligent homicide but did not serve jail time) said he was “insufficiently trained, insufficiently supervised and insufficiently led.”

Timothy Stansbury
Unarmed and with no criminal record, 19-year-old  Timothy  Stansbury  was killed in 2004 in a Brooklyn, N.Y., stairwell. The officer who shot him said he was startled and fired by mistake. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called his death “a tragic incident that compels us to take an in-depth look at our tactics and training, both for new and veteran officers.” A grand jury deemed it an accident.

Sean Bell
Hours before his wedding, 23-year-old Sean Bell left a strip club that hosted his bachelor party, jumped into a car with two friends, and was killed when police fired 50 shots into his vehicle. Police say they opened fire after Bell rammed his car into an unmarked police van filled with plainclothes officers. They say they followed Bell and his friends outside the club suspecting that one person in their group had a gun. Referring to Bell and his friends, Mayor Bloomberg told the Associated Press ”there is no evidence that they did anything wrong.” A judge acquitted the officers of all charges in 2008. 

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April 14, 2014
Does God Love Uganda? – new film explores the ways in which Western Ideologues are at the root of country’s anti-gay laws

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      The highly-esteemed director of the 2010 Academy Award-winning film, Music by Prudence, is back with a movie that critics call the most eye-opening documentary in years. Roger Ross William’s latest work, God Loves Uganda, brings to light a disturbing truth that many Americans will have difficulty coming to terms with: that America’s leading evangelists and “Holy people” are among the primary architects and proponents of Uganda’s incredibly repressive Anti-Homosexuality legislation. The bill, which previously included a provision allowing death as the penalty for homosexuals in Uganda, was slightly amended last year after an immense amount of international pressure. The punishment of death for one’s sexuality was “reduced” to a lifetime of imprisonment and signed into law this February. The movie appalled audience members when it initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013 to mostly rave reviews. Film critics described it as “shocking”, “terrifying” and “disturbing”, with the New York Times describing it as “a searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans.” In addition to allocating ample time for Christian missionary groups to speak and defend for themselves the work they’re doing, the movie also exposes the ways in which modern-day politicians have deliberately and hypocritically distorted past historical events to make the present agenda able to appeal to anti-colonial sentiments. God Loves Uganda has been screening in selected movie theaters and churches nationwide including with dates in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Richmond, San Francisco and dozens more to come! A complete list of showtimes and locations can be found by visiting GodLovesUganda.com, and the DVD which will be released May 19th is available for pre-order now.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAILER AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS BEHIND THE FILM:

April 8, 2014
yazzyshakur:

Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni Shakur
I LOVE THE CONCEPT OF THIS PHOTO

yazzyshakur:

Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni Shakur

I LOVE THE CONCEPT OF THIS PHOTO

April 4, 2014
sancophaleague:

Kemet probably the most popular Ancient African civilization if you haven’t heard about it already. Kemet (Khemet, KMT) was located to what is known today as Egypt.
Egypt is the Greek word for “Black” and Egyptian is an Afro-Asiatic language.The original people of this land were black people. During their Era they ruled almost all of Africa and a huge portion of Asia.  Great Kemet is matched by no other civilzation in the world history. It is through Kemet that all major religions are formed. All majors religions share direct passages from the Egyptian book of dead. The Black Kemeties made extraordinary advancements in Language , Mathmetics, and Scientists. Pyramids, Hieroglyphs the first written language,  They created the 365 day calender. EGYPT had 24 dynasties.
Through these dynasties their success attracted the attention of many outsiders. Kemet would be invaded many times and the Black Kemeties would eventually start mixing with Arabs and Europeans. The remaining original people would eventually be driven out and dispersed throughout Africa. People who you see today came After the invasions and are given credit for their accomplishments.
European scientists, politicians,  and historians pushed racist agendas to deny Africans credit. They could not accept that there was a Black face on such an important part of history.  
They also plagarized Egyptian Mythology.  Greek Mythology is a CLEAR plagiarism of Egyptian Mythology.
Why is this relevant? Even today Hollywood, The education system, historians still push propaganda to keep blacks ignorant of the most important legacy in world history. This is used to continue to control blacks and push white supremacy.
Know thy self and know your history black people. It’s important  that you know your self-worth in a system designed to profit off Black destruction. If you are looking to learn more about this read “The Destruction of Black Civilization” by 
Chancellor Williams or “The Origin of Africa Civilization” By Cheikh Anta Diop
Peace!
Post written by @Solar_InnerG

sancophaleague:

Kemet probably the most popular Ancient African civilization if you haven’t heard about it already. Kemet (Khemet, KMT) was located to what is known today as Egypt.

Egypt is the Greek word for “Black” and Egyptian is an Afro-Asiatic language.The original people of this land were black people. During their Era they ruled almost all of Africa and a huge portion of Asia.  Great Kemet is matched by no other civilzation in the world history. It is through Kemet that all major religions are formed. All majors religions share direct passages from the Egyptian book of dead. The Black Kemeties made extraordinary advancements in Language , Mathmetics, and Scientists. Pyramids, Hieroglyphs the first written language,  They created the 365 day calender. EGYPT had 24 dynasties.

Through these dynasties their success attracted the attention of many outsiders. Kemet would be invaded many times and the Black Kemeties would eventually start mixing with Arabs and Europeans. The remaining original people would eventually be driven out and dispersed throughout Africa. People who you see today came After the invasions and are given credit for their accomplishments.

European scientists, politicians,  and historians pushed racist agendas to deny Africans credit. They could not accept that there was a Black face on such an important part of history. 
They also plagarized Egyptian Mythology.  Greek Mythology is a CLEAR plagiarism of Egyptian Mythology.

Why is this relevant? Even today Hollywood, The education system, historians still push propaganda to keep blacks ignorant of the most important legacy in world history. This is used to continue to control blacks and push white supremacy.
Know thy self and know your history black people. It’s important  that you know your self-worth in a system designed to profit off Black destruction. If you are looking to learn more about this read “The Destruction of Black Civilization” by
Chancellor Williams or “The Origin of Africa Civilization” By Cheikh Anta Diop

Peace!

Post written by @Solar_InnerG

March 31, 2014
INFO-GRAPHICS: Militarization of the U.S. Police Forces + Racism in the Criminal “Justice” System

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March 31, 2014
The State of Hip Hop: That Gun Ain’t Smoking (rap lyrics as criminal evidence)

The State of Hip Hop: That Gun Ain’t Smoking (rap lyrics as criminal evidence)

Caleb Gee:

excerpted the post:
“…when the police are looking for a suspect and the courts are looking for a conviction, Freedom of Speech is an expendable privilege.”

Originally posted on The Angriest Black Man in America:

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The Story

According to Lorne manly of the New York Times, other have been more than three dozen prosecutions in United States courts that have admitted or made reference…

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March 27, 2014
The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements

growsinspirals:

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Speech given by Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers, August 15, 1970

During the past few years strong movements have developed among women and among homosexuals seeking their liberation. There has been some uncertainty about how to relate to these movements.
Whatever your personal…

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March 27, 2014

beybad:

A Conversation with Chimamanda Adichie and Zadie Smith

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March 27, 2014
reverseracism:

panic-phoenix:

p0kemina:

daniellemertina:

mixunit:

Thank God We Solved Racism…

This epitomizes why the politics of respectability is so pointless and a ridiculous way to solve racism.
O’Reiley himself claims that if black men dress right, stay in school, and etc that they will be treated with respect. And yet, he blatantly disrespects a Columbia Professor dressed in a suit by reducing him to a cocaine dealer. This is how white people work. They give conditions for you to be treated with humanity, but even when you meet those arbitrary conditions you’re still treated as less than human.
And black people need to become wiser to these tactics. Because then Don Lemon wouldn’t have made the silly statements he made. 

Bill O’Reily strikes me as some kind of sick joke

"This is how white people work" You’re inferring that all white people act the same way is racist as well. I would have agreed with you fully if you had not said that one little phrase. Now all I can see is that YOU are racist towards white people. Which would put you in the same boat as Bill O’Reiley.

Reverseracism is a myth. Racism is institutional. ALL white people benefit from racism. Most of you participate in subtle racism and if you don’t, you still benefit from racism. Most of you are ignorant to the fact that the world is not a ‘post racial’ society. Most of you are either : active bigots, timid bigots, fair weather bigots.
Active Bigot – “All-weather bigot" – Example: Openly racist and makes racial remarks regardless of audience.
Timid Bigot – prejudice but afraid of the consequences of discrimination.
Fair-weather Liberal (Reluctant Liberal) – Discriminates without having personal prejudice. Will not call out another person for being racist, will usually laugh at racist jokes/actions. These people almost always think they are not “racist”.

reverseracism:

panic-phoenix:

p0kemina:

daniellemertina:

mixunit:

Thank God We Solved Racism…

This epitomizes why the politics of respectability is so pointless and a ridiculous way to solve racism.

O’Reiley himself claims that if black men dress right, stay in school, and etc that they will be treated with respect. And yet, he blatantly disrespects a Columbia Professor dressed in a suit by reducing him to a cocaine dealer. This is how white people work. They give conditions for you to be treated with humanity, but even when you meet those arbitrary conditions you’re still treated as less than human.

And black people need to become wiser to these tactics. Because then Don Lemon wouldn’t have made the silly statements he made. 

Bill O’Reily strikes me as some kind of sick joke

"This is how white people work" You’re inferring that all white people act the same way is racist as well. I would have agreed with you fully if you had not said that one little phrase. Now all I can see is that YOU are racist towards white people. Which would put you in the same boat as Bill O’Reiley.

Reverseracism is a myth. Racism is institutional. ALL white people benefit from racism. Most of you participate in subtle racism and if you don’t, you still benefit from racism. Most of you are ignorant to the fact that the world is not a ‘post racial’ society. Most of you are either : active bigots, timid bigots, fair weather bigots.

Active Bigot – “All-weather bigot" – Example: Openly racist and makes racial remarks regardless of audience.

Timid Bigot – prejudice but afraid of the consequences of discrimination.

Fair-weather Liberal (Reluctant Liberal) – Discriminates without having personal prejudice. Will not call out another person for being racist, will usually laugh at racist jokes/actions. These people almost always think they are not “racist”.

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