j4ya:

when all the white friends in your squad know their boundaries

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invisiblelad:

trcunning:

twerks4loanpayments:

ladytatyana:

darvinasafo:

Tulsa, Oklahoma near the original Black Wall Street.

Just sad

I guess that meme of DaQuan—the one y’all thought was funny—came true mhmmm 😒

These people

  • kicked their daughter out (left her at a homeless shelter)
  • found out she had left the shelter to live with a guy
  • tracked them down at 9 at night to yell at her
  • shot her unarmed boyfriend (killing him)
  • shot at her after she ran to hide in the bushes
  • shot at the bf’s 13 yr old brother (hitting him in the arm)
  • fled the scene 
  • were allowed to turn themselves in
  • were put on PAID suspension

Such bullshit

Attempted murder (and shooting at minors!)  only gets paid leave. The more one scratches the surface..

(Reblogged from cleophatrajones)
One group of people is decidedly happy about the militarized response in Ferguson: those who work in the weapons industry. The array of police forces–the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the St. Louis county and city police and local Ferguson officers–that descended on the largely black Missouri city have used the products these corporations are selling in abundance. Tear gas, rubber bullets, smoke bombs, stun grenades, armored personnel carriers, sound cannons and high-caliber rifles have all been deployed to quell the unrest, though they have contributed to anger over police tactics.
(Reblogged from blacksupervillain)
He’s black, male and autistic," she says. "[I] never know if he’ll be accosted. You ask questions later and you shoot first. It’s happened too many times all over this nation.
Lorraine Spencer, about her son Jermaine, “For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police” (via disabilityhistory)
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thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases (Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

(Reblogged from odinsblog)
stillstealing:

ursulatheseabitchh:

50 Songs; 50 Nicki Verses:

// MonsterKanye West // Love MoreChris Brown // LowJuicy J // I Ain’t ThruKeyshia Cole // Make Me Proud Drake // Out of My Mind B.o.B // Raining Men Rihanna // Up Out My Face (Remix) Mariah Carey // Get Like Me Nelly // Roger That Young Money // So Bad Cam’ron // Somebody Else Mario // Take it to the Head DJ Khaled // My Chick Bad Ludacris // Tapout Rich Gang // Woohoo Christina Aguilera // Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix) Carly Rae Jepsen // True Colors Wiz Khaifa // Up All Night Drake // Where Dem Girls At David Guetta // Bottoms Up Trey Songz // She Came to Give it to You Usher // Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) Britney Spears // Whip My Hair (Remix) Willow Smith // #twerkit Busta Rhymes // 5 Star Bitch (Remix) Yo Gotti // 2012 Jay Sean // All I Do is Win (Remix) DJ Khaled // Fireball Willow Smith // Bang Bang Jessie J // Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber // Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna // Teqkilla (Remix) M.I.A. // Clappers Wale // Shakin’ it 4 Daddy Robin Thicke // Livin’ it Up Ciara // Dance (A$$) (Remix) Big Sean // I’m Out Ciara // Entertainment 2.0 Sean Paul // Flawless (Remix) Beyonce // I Luv Dem Strippers 2Chainz // Freaks French Montana // Get Low Waka Flocka Flame // Lil’ Freak Usher // the Creep the Lonely Island // Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys // Dark Fantasy Kanye West // Hands Up Swizz Beatz // Born Stunna (Remix) Birdman // In My Head (Remix) Jason Derulo //


i was just thinking about this.. also i want her, missy elliot and eve on a track together (*dreams*)

stillstealing:

ursulatheseabitchh:

50 Songs; 50 Nicki Verses:

// MonsterKanye West // Love MoreChris Brown // LowJuicy J // I Ain’t ThruKeyshia Cole // Make Me Proud Drake // Out of My Mind B.o.B // Raining Men Rihanna // Up Out My Face (Remix) Mariah Carey // Get Like Me Nelly // Roger That Young Money // So Bad Cam’ron // Somebody Else Mario // Take it to the Head DJ Khaled // My Chick Bad Ludacris // Tapout Rich Gang // Woohoo Christina Aguilera // Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix) Carly Rae Jepsen // True Colors Wiz Khaifa // Up All Night Drake // Where Dem Girls At David Guetta // Bottoms Up Trey Songz // She Came to Give it to You Usher // Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) Britney Spears // Whip My Hair (Remix) Willow Smith // #twerkit Busta Rhymes // 5 Star Bitch (Remix) Yo Gotti // 2012 Jay Sean // All I Do is Win (Remix) DJ Khaled // Fireball Willow Smith // Bang Bang Jessie J // Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber // Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna // Teqkilla (Remix) M.I.A. // Clappers Wale // Shakin’ it 4 Daddy Robin Thicke // Livin’ it Up Ciara // Dance (A$$) (Remix) Big Sean // I’m Out Ciara // Entertainment 2.0 Sean Paul // Flawless (Remix) Beyonce // I Luv Dem Strippers 2Chainz // Freaks French Montana // Get Low Waka Flocka Flame // Lil’ Freak Usher // the Creep the Lonely Island // Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys // Dark Fantasy Kanye West // Hands Up Swizz Beatz // Born Stunna (Remix) Birdman // In My Head (Remix) Jason Derulo //

i was just thinking about this.. also i want her, missy elliot and eve on a track together (*dreams*)

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Idris Elba with Lucy at the August 25, 2014 Emmys afterparty
Idris Elba with Lucy at the August 25, 2014 Emmys afterparty

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yungmeduseld:

grrspit:

whitetears365:

This is a great comeback for all of that “I don’t see race.” BS

AND YOU BENEFIT FROM IT EVERY DAY

Tweet by @chefnegro says: “White people wanna talk about ‘I don’t see race.’ YOUR ANCESTORS CREATED THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT OF RACE SO BITCH YOU BETTER SEE IT.”

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So let me get this straight…

miltonsong:

The Ferguson police department was forced to release an incident report with the freedom of information act by the ACLU.  When the ACLU gets the report it only has Michael Brown’s date of death and nothing about the incident and it was filed two days ago.

So that means that the Darren Wilson never filed an incident report on killing a young man and his superiors covered that up by approving and making up an incident report.

But he’s only on administrative leave?

Right.  America.

(Reblogged from cronbach)

thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

(Reblogged from reverseracism)

sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

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fuck-me-barnes:

tessalynn:

A snippet from an article on Huffington Post about what it means to be working poor.

Pretty spot on…

I got into an argument today with someone who is a landlord, and they were outraged, outraged, to find that their evicted tenants owned an Xbox 360. Never mind that the console was ten years old and worth perhaps $50 on Craigslist, they were outraged that their evicted tenants did not sell it, along with the very clothes on their back, to pay their back rent. I tried to explain to him that when you are $1800 in back rent, $50 isn’t even a dent in that debt. Why bother? Why bother selling that $50 item if it isn’t going to get you any less evicted? If it’s not going to save you, you’ll hold on to it. Money becomes meaningless when you’ll never have enough to hold onto. You just let it flow like water through your hands. It’s all gone anyways, no matter what you do. It was gone before it ever touched you.

(Reblogged from cronbach)

timballisto said: I'm writing a paper about the internalized racism in Shakespeare's Othello. Do you have any good sources about the Elizabethan interactions with people of color that can give me some context for this play? I asked my professor but he gave me the "there were no african peoples (Moors or otherwise) in England in this time period" spiel, but I'm sensing bullshit. Thank you!

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

thirddeadlysin:

medievalpoc:

Uhhhhh.

Okay well your professor lied to you.

Actually there were so many Black British at that time that Elizabeth I tried to blame the realms ills on them and have them all deported. Twice. She failed, probably because you can’t deport your own citizens very well under most circumstances. It’s actually a pretty pivotal point in English history.

Here’s one of the letters from her own hand:

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An open le[tt]re to the L[ord] Maiour of London and th’alermen his brethren, And to all other Maiours, Sheryfes, &c. Her Ma[jes]tieunderstanding that there are of late divers Blackmoores brought into the Realme, of which kinde of people there are all ready here to manie,consideringe howe God hath blessed this land w[i]th great increase of people of our owne Nation as anie Countrie in the world, wherof manie for want of Service and meanes to sett them on worck fall to Idlenesse and to great extremytie; Her Ma[jesty’]s pleasure therefore ys, that those kinde of people should be sent forthe of the lande. And for that purpose there ys direction given to this bearer Edwarde Banes to take of those Blackmoores that in this last voyage under Sir Thomas Baskervile, were brought into this Realme to the nomber of Tenn, to be Transported by him out of the Realme. Wherein wee Req[uire] you to be aydinge & Assysting unto him as he shall have occacion, and thereof not to faile.

You can read another one in its entirety here.

Elizabeth I tried to use Black British as scapegoats for some of the problems in English society during the Elizabethan Era, problems that led to the passing of the famous Poor Laws in 1597 and 1601.

From The British National Archives:

But while Elizabeth may have enjoyed being entertained by Black people, in the 1590s she also issued proclamations against them. In 1596 she wrote to the lord mayors of major cities noting that there were ‘of late divers blackmoores brought into this realm, of which kind of people there are already here to manie…’. She ordered that ‘those kinde of people should be sente forth of the land’.

Elizabeth made an arrangement for a merchant, Casper van Senden, to deport Black people from England in 1596. The aim seems to have been to exchange them for (or perhaps to sell them to obtain funds to buy) English prisoners held by England’s Catholic enemies Spain and Portugal.

No doubt van Senden intended to sell these people. But this was not to be, because masters* of Black workers - who had not been offered compensation - refused to let them go. In 1601, Elizabeth issued a further proclamation expressing her ‘discontentment by the numbers of blackamores which are crept into this realm…’ and again licensing van Senden to deport Black people. It is doubtful whether this second proclamation was any more successful than the first.

Why this sudden, urgent desire to expel members of England’s Black population? It was more than a commercial transaction pursued by the queen. In the 16th century, the ruling classes became increasingly concerned about poverty and vagrancy, as the feudal system- which, in theory, had kept everyone in their place - finally broke down. They feared disorder and social breakdown and, blaming the poor, brought in poor laws to try to deal with the problem

As you can see, Black people were a pretty important and pivotal part of English society at the time. Basically, the Queen tried to convince the people that they had to “give up” their cobbler’s apprentices and weavers and other various other workingpeople (the Black musicians in the court were of course exempt from the deportations) to the crown, on the basis that they were “vagrants” and “mostly infidels”. This was not only a wild exaggeration (most were Christian with working class jobs like ya do), but it’s not a very compelling reason to frigging report your next-door neighbor Bill the Mason to immigration. Because then who’s going to do your masonry?

So anyways, the Poor Laws had to be passed, because you can’t deport your citizens/workforce and no one would cooperate with something like that.

And it’s not like those people went anywhere. They’re still there. They were there before that! Some had been there since like, the 4th frigging century when that was part of the Roman Empire!

Also check the tag for England here. Plenty more on lots of different people of color in England throughout many eras.

* this generally refers to the “master” of a workshop or guildmaster, not necessarily the master of an enslaved person, FYI.

oh my god how is this something i never learned about in three separate elizabethan era-focused classes??? (no need to answer; i know how) 

Three? Three?

Like, I thought my capacity to be disappointed in history education was full, but I guess not.

Seriously, the next time someone sends a message about how this is stuff “everyone knows” remind me to link this.

Reblogging this for the last five people who asked me if there are enough people who don’t know that POC lived in Europe in the past to “justify” Medievalpoc’s existence….

Because sometimes those people are your professor. Or someone who took three Elizabethan Era focused classes. Because I think everyone should know these things, whether you’re a history fan or not.

(Reblogged from cronbach)