Jess, 20, MA is where I reside but RI will always have my heart ♥.

 

did-you-kno:

Inspired by events similar to the recent Michael Brown case in Ferguson, three teen siblings in Georgia are about to release an app that allows users to report incidents of police brutality and rate the offending officers by name.
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did-you-kno:

Inspired by events similar to the recent Michael Brown case in Ferguson, three teen siblings in Georgia are about to release an app that allows users to report incidents of police brutality and rate the offending officers by name.

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itsdleon:

A mother lost her child. A father lost his son. A young man lost his life. #JusticeForMikeBrown

gisshh:

lullabysounds:

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

I am so proud of this oh my GOD

Oh my gosh. This is so important.

malcolmxvideos:

“You can’t call a man defending his home a rioter. You can’t call a man who is defending his babies and his children and his woman, a rioter. You call the rioter the one who is attacking—those white people down there, who are policemen in uniform. The law itself is what is attacking our people and that law could never attack black people unless the Federal Government of the United States condones it, and it is not the crackers in the South who are responsible for this, it is the people right here in the White House in Washington, D. C. because the man in the White House has more power than the Governor of Alabama and if he doesn’t exercise his powers as the President of the United States to protect black people in this country against the lawless, vicious Ku Klux Klansmen who today are disguised as policemen, then it is not the policemen who are the brutes who can be responsible, it is the President, the Attorney General, the senators and the congressmen and the cabinet and the Supreme Court who are responsible for it.”http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/

malcolmxvideos:

“You can’t call a man defending his home a rioter. You can’t call a man who is defending his babies and his children and his woman, a rioter. You call the rioter the one who is attacking—those white people down there, who are policemen in uniform. The law itself is what is attacking our people and that law could never attack black people unless the Federal Government of the United States condones it, and it is not the crackers in the South who are responsible for this, it is the people right here in the White House in Washington, D. C. because the man in the White House has more power than the Governor of Alabama and if he doesn’t exercise his powers as the President of the United States to protect black people in this country against the lawless, vicious Ku Klux Klansmen who today are disguised as policemen, then it is not the policemen who are the brutes who can be responsible, it is the President, the Attorney General, the senators and the congressmen and the cabinet and the Supreme Court who are responsible for it.”

http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/

thepeoplesrecord:

Palestinians express solidarity with the people of FergusonAugust 17, 2014
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.  
And we stand with you.
We recognize the disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life endemic to the supremacist system that rules the land with wanton brutality. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight our own battles for basic human dignities. We continue to find inspiration and strength from your struggles through the ages and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.
We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university.  And we honor the far too many more killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.
With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.
Signatories
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thepeoplesrecord:

Palestinians express solidarity with the people of Ferguson
August 17, 2014

We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.

From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.

We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.  

And we stand with you.

We recognize the disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life endemic to the supremacist system that rules the land with wanton brutality. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight our own battles for basic human dignities. We continue to find inspiration and strength from your struggles through the ages and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.

We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university.  And we honor the far too many more killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.

With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.

Signatories

Anonymous asked
why dont you ever post about the latinos who have been shot and brutalized by the police? recently, a salvadoran immigrant who was unarmed was shot by cops in salinas, california. no one has even bothered to mention it. never mind that i have never seen a single post about andy lopez.

postracialcomments:

radicalrascality:

postracialcomments:

why dont you post about it yourself?

Andy Lopez is actually featured on a photoset of @ShaunKing’s tweets about unarmed men and boys being shot and killed.

Anon, where you been?

thank you!

On top of the fact that I definitely created a vigil yesterday..honoring him along with other victims of police brutality…but oh yea… 

let them keep thinking that

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