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Aug 20, 2014 / 3,818 notes

planetfaraway:

For those who continue to leave nonsensical messages claiming that I hate white people, here you go. My need to even explain myself is telling and relates to the last tweet.

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Aug 20, 2014 / 83 notes
Aug 20, 2014 / 244,686 notes

isleswoman:

dichotomized:

aileen22273:

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assbutt-in-the-garrison:

bloodwort:

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janefondle:

xpsycho:

eatimitationcrab:

setbabiesonfire:

Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

Sign the Change.org petition and get this story out there.

SIGN THE PETITION. Still at least 1,000 signatures needed. SIGNAL BOOST THIS or i will judge you.

This post has 140k notes, yet the change.org petition only has 44k. Sign the damn petition! 

This broke my fucking heart.

hey this needs about 16k more signatures

SIGNAL BOOST

i don’t usually sign petitions because they’re ineffective, but i did. and it still needs a little more than 6000 more. fucking do it. 

Stop with the cop hating——this man pulled a gun on the officer! None of you know the truth…

Why am I not surprised that you have previously defended white cops for using excessive force against people of colour? 

First of all, evidence shows that Felton is telling the truth when he said he wasn’t even carrying a gun. His fingerprints nor DNA were on the weapon in which he supposedly threatened the cop with, witnesses were harassed into silence by authorities and there were countless discrepancies in police testimony.

BUT HEY, the cop was white and the “perpetrator” was black, so the cop MUST be telling the truth, right?

-_-

 

Tuesday 19th August 2014 still needs just under 53,000 signatures. Please people lets get some justice for a man, who clearly is not getting any. 

http://www.change.org/p/every-urban-community-in-the-usa-justice-for-kwadir-felton 

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atane:

A tweet from Amnesty International.
Aug 19, 2014 / 1,838 notes

atane:

A tweet from Amnesty International.

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Aug 19, 2014 / 82,436 notes

"4-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

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Aug 19, 2014 / 3,924 notes

thepeoplesrecord:

7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014

Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.

1)      Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram

2)      Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website

3)      Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter

4)      Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter

5)      Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram

6)      @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter

7)      Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter

Source

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shortformblog:

fastcompany:

It almost looks like a nuclear war played out on the Internet.
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The anger permeates through this graphic.
Aug 18, 2014 / 4,179 notes

shortformblog:

fastcompany:

It almost looks like a nuclear war played out on the Internet.

Read More>

The anger permeates through this graphic.

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louxthevintageguru:

#LOUX
Aug 17, 2014 / 24 notes
kingtexas:

blackcontemporaryart:

VISUALIZING QUEERNESS: 7 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Curated by Beck Feibelman and PJ Gubatina Policarpio

The American queer community has made dramatic progress in visibility and in the exercise of social and political power in recent years. But really, it is not so much a singular queer community, but a diverse and complex array of multiple queer communities.
 Art has always been one of the most vital ways in which these communities have communicated to themselves, to each other, and to the outside world. This exhibition brings together work by seven queer artists—including the performance by André Singleton at the opening reception—who seek to represent themselves and their circles with a combination of respect, wit, dignity, defiance, and glamour.
The artwork in this show focuses on specific, individual personalities—both actual portrait subjects and fanciful imagined figures—and do not rely on queer stereotypes or stock characters. They create beautiful and dynamic images of communities either on or just under the surface. All of these artists display the clarity of vision and boldness of expression that are important to the work of making their communities visible and powerful. As they should be.

Photo: King Texas

Come through on July 12th : 5PM - 7PM at Dixon Place in LES for this opening. Would love to see you all there. 
Aug 17, 2014 / 175 notes

kingtexas:

blackcontemporaryart:

VISUALIZING QUEERNESS: 7 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Curated by Beck Feibelman and PJ Gubatina Policarpio

The American queer community has made dramatic progress in visibility and in the exercise of social and political power in recent years. But really, it is not so much a singular queer community, but a diverse and complex array of multiple queer communities.

 Art has always been one of the most vital ways in which these communities have communicated to themselves, to each other, and to the outside world. This exhibition brings together work by seven queer artists—including the performance by André Singleton at the opening reception—who seek to represent themselves and their circles with a combination of respect, wit, dignity, defiance, and glamour.

The artwork in this show focuses on specific, individual personalities—both actual portrait subjects and fanciful imagined figures—and do not rely on queer stereotypes or stock characters. They create beautiful and dynamic images of communities either on or just under the surface. All of these artists display the clarity of vision and boldness of expression that are important to the work of making their communities visible and powerful. As they should be.

Photo: King Texas

Come through on July 12th : 5PM - 7PM at Dixon Place in LES for this opening. Would love to see you all there. 

socialismartnature:

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie
The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.
Aug 16, 2014 / 1,446 notes

socialismartnature:

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.