July 26, 2014
socialismartnature:



NewsOne:
Denzel “Jaba” Curnell, 19, died from a bullet wound to the head after an encounter with a South Carolina police officer on Friday night in, what authorities claim, was a suicide. But witnesses tell a different story. Several witnesses say that Officer Jamal Medlin told Curnell to get down and put his hands behind his head before he shot him. An autopsy revealed that Curnell died from a bullet wound to the right side of his head. Curnell, according to family, is left-handed. MORE HERE: http://newsone.com/3026965/denzel-jaba-curnell-unarmed-sc-teen-killed-by-police-officer/

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Translation: This man was lynched by a racist cop in South Carolina — a state which still openly flies the Confederate Flag at its Capitol building.

socialismartnature:


Denzel “Jaba” Curnell, 19, died from a bullet wound to the head after an encounter with a South Carolina police officer on Friday night in, what authorities claim, was a suicide. But witnesses tell a different story.

Several witnesses say that Officer Jamal Medlin told Curnell to get down and put his hands behind his head before he shot him. An autopsy revealed that Curnell died from a bullet wound to the right side of his head. Curnell, according to family, is left-handed.

MORE HERE: http://newsone.com/
3026965/denzel-jaba-curnell-unarmed-sc-teen-killed-by-police-officer/

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Translation: This man was lynched by a racist cop in South Carolina — a state which still openly flies the Confederate Flag at its Capitol building.

(via cyb3ranthy)

July 26, 2014

piggyazalea:

black-australia:

In this video, Iggy Azalea is interviewed by The Citizens of Sway in the Morning. She talks about how Aboriginal peoples are treated and I have got to say that I am blown away by her ignorance. 

When asked by the interviewer how Aboriginal peoples are treated - she goes to explain that Aboriginal peoples believe that they shouldn’t live in a “confined space”, so they destroy the houses the government has built for them to then sleep under the stars because “that’s how they live” (mind you, housing projects are a rare occurrence and are hardly ever delivered). If she did her research instead of relying completely on what she thinks she knows, she would’ve discovered the real reasons behind poor housing in Indigenous communities. Her comments erase any kind of urban identity that Indigenous peoples have. I’m a little grossed out by the interviewer’s use of outdated and offensive terminology, too

In Walter Kerinauia’s words, from this article which talks about the failure of Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory: "All I want to see is a new house," Kerinauia says. "I would be happy and proud. People here want proper houses to live in. They don’t want overcrowding. If the young people get a new house, they won’t do anything like suicide any more. When they know they are getting a house, they’re going to be really proud, and they’ll look after it. I don’t want to live in this old house any more." This is a clear indication that proper housing is wanted and desperately needed, but the government is not aiding in this issue. 

There are many reasons as to why there is poor housing in remote Indigenous communities… 

  • Severe overcrowding where diseases then spread fast as a result. The average number of people living in houses on Palm Island (one of Australia’s biggest Aboriginal communities) is 17 people
  • Aboriginal peoples are semi-nomadic, so it just doesn’t work for those who are connected strongly to their culture to live in a house for the rest of their life. 
  • Domestic violence, drugs and alcohol plays a big part 
  • Empty promises and  by the government (the housing is never built, even after months of discussions and planning)
  • Fractured families and lack of vital life skills as a result of the Stolen Generations
  • The aftermath of the Northern Territory Intervention 
  • Many Aboriginal peoples have a cultural obligation to take care of and take in anyone who isn’t sleeping in a house. This is then used against them in conjunction with overcrowding to justify the eviction of tenants. The whole cycle then repeats itself WITHOUT the implication of proper housing
  • Materials from the houses are sometimes burnt in an attempt to be warm in the cooler months as the structures are so old that the facilities simply don’t work
  • The houses are falling apart due to neglect and their old age
  • Builders failing Aboriginal housing. They don’t do their job correctly either because they are under-qualified, use solutions that don’t work according to the climate in different areas or because they’re just lazy and they don’t care

I will not accept statements saying we’re feral/uncivilized/stuck in the old ways and that we need to try harder or integrate with white society. Our problems are the white man and the government’s doing, not our doing. Because of this, we have been deprived of equality and a fair go in many areas in the past. We still are today, so let’s start talking about real solutions.

Thanks to whoever sent this to me, it was a good read. I’ve gotten a few messages about this video but I didn’t make a post on my own because I don’t know enough about Aboriginal peoples and wasn’t about to speak for them.

July 24, 2014
There Are No “Bad Apples”, Just An Organized Gang of Rotten NYPD Thugs

Esaw Garner (center) mourns the death of her spouse Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. National Action Network leader Al Sharpton is pictured at right.

Eric and wife Esaw Garner

Eric and wife Esaw Garner

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” says the wife of 43 year-old Eric Garner, whose videotaped death at the hands of New York Police on Staten Island last Thursday is causing outrage among members of the local community and spreading throughout the nation at-large. Though the incident happened shortly after 5:00 P.M.,…

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July 21, 2014
Free Palestine on We Heart It.

Free Palestine on We Heart It.

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July 21, 2014
Please Do Not Look Away From Israel’s Wholesale Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza - Funded By U.S. Taxpayers!

Please Do Not Look Away From Israel’s Wholesale Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza – Funded By U.S. Taxpayers!

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10513459_1444534255807899_5053076136496287146_nThe videos you are about to see are incredibly sickening and disturbing to watch. They should NOT be viewed in the presence of small children. I URGE YOU NOT TO LOOK AWAY, for as difficult as it might be for you to watch it, it pales in comparison to the 1.8 million people who are…

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July 14, 2014
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

July 14, 2014
Please Stand Your Ground: Get Armed!

Check out Angela Grant’s latest excellent post on FailureToListen.com: “When the risks of killing black people are greater than the rewards, genocide of black people will cease at the hands of the United States of White America.”

Please Stand Your Ground: Get Armed!

Check out Angela Grant’s latest excellent post on FailureToListen.com: “When the risks of killing black people are greater than the rewards, genocide of black people will cease at the hands of the United States of White America.”

July 12, 2014
Why is Hollywood Continuing to Whitewash Ancient Egyptian History in 2014?

      It’s been over half-a-century since most African countries severed the chains of European colonialism and officially gained their independence, and during the intermediate years between then and now the academic community has largely come to the point of acknowledging, albeit kicking and screaming, that humanity and much of civilization as we know it have their roots in Africa. But while science firmly places humanity’s origins inside the continent, Hollywood has apparently changed very little since the world supposedly did away with its colonial racist past. Two major studio films will be released this year - The Gods of Egypt,(directed by Alex Proyas) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (directed by Ridley Scott) – which will attempt to portray historically-based events that occurred in Ancient Africa, but with all-white actors being cast in the lead roles. Adding insult to injury is the fact the only roles in which people of color have been cast, at least in the latter film, are those of guards, assassins, “lower class civilians”, thieves, and oh yea… servants. Never mind the reality that during the historical period in which these movies are supposed to have taken place, virtually no white person had yet even stepped foot anywhere in Africa, particularly not in Egypt.

     While it is tempting to give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt and assume that it was never theirintention to be so racially-biased in favor of white actors, the images accompanying the soon-to-be-released motion picture films quickly dispel any notion of that being the case. There is no better example than that of the Exodus movie’s recreated monuments of the 19th dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II, the actual one being over 2,700 years old and located at Abu-Simbel right next to Egypt’s border with Sudan…

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July 12, 2014
Avowed White Supremacist Cop Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Child Will Not Be Charged, Says Sonoma County D.A.

Avowed White Supremacist Cop Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Child Will Not Be Charged, Says Sonoma County D.A.

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**The following article has been re-posted from the Liberation News website. All credit goes to Doug Kauffman of LiberationNew.org for writing it.

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By Doug Kauffman Jul 10, 2014
White supremacist cop walks after killing child
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On July 7, recently re-elected Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch declared that there would be no charges filed against Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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July 10, 2014
blackhistoryseries:

#Art Queen Tiye #BlackHistory Art Series 2K14 (Day 19)

blackhistoryseries:

#Art Queen Tiye #BlackHistory Art Series 2K14 (Day 19)

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