Even when we’re upset, and rightly so, we have to be upset in a way that doesn’t make euro-Americans too uncomfortable. Remember when all of Cliven Bundy’s ARMED friends showed up to protest the fact that the govt said Cliven couldn’t continue to steal govt property? I do. I also remember that no tear gas or military weaponry was aimed at those ARMED WHITE PROTESTORS!!
& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism
HELL YEAH WE CAN, AND LET ME START IT OFF, 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1, BECAUSE I WAS HAVIN A GOOD SELFIE DAY SATURDAY AND I THINK IT’D BE INCREDIBLE TO HAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL FACES SHOWIN OUT. We out here, we alive, we survivin, and we doin thangs.
SHOW OUT BLACK TUMBLR!!!! Reblog witcha selfie/s!
"Hey my fellow beautiful black ladies! So this is me showing off my Heroine in various location, at the bar and at home livin my life just cause xD"
"No Black Person is Ugly"
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light." Keep shining from within everyone. Don’t let anybody take that from you. Protect it."
All the way from Denmark!!! chokoladeknapper
my dad and lil brother (neither of which have tumblr)
Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities. | Phillip Agnew on All In
I stopped reading when the article claimed that black people could be racist towards white people. Points for it stating that black people hold no systematic power to adversely affect the lives of white people. But overall F for making the “reverse racism” claim to begin with. Plenty of black people have prejudice against white people, but until we live in a world (and I do mean a whole world, as nowhere on this planet can a black person truly exert any form a systematic oppression for their white peers) where black people hold true economic and social power in a way that allows them to profile and disenfranchise white bodies, you can miss me with all that nonsense. Black people will never have the means to make it so that other black people literally CANNOT feel empathy for white people. They cannot make people get overlooked for job interviews because their names sound “too European or white.” They cannot suspend white people’s right to due process and murder them in the street, then make attempts to defame their character as some sort of twisted justification of their actions, all while the other person no longer has the breath to defend themselves. When’s the last time a white male mass murderer was gunned down instead of apprehended and given a trial? Many of them only die because they kill themselves.
I’ve been quiet about this on Facebook and with people I know irl, because I know how quickly I can and will be labeled “an angry black female.” But I’m tired of reading nonsense from people I thought I respected. I’m tired of not reading anything at all from people I thought had compassion for their fellow man. I’m tired of pretending like these things are not stuff I pay attention to, or that this is not my fight. Sure we all bleed red, but whose blood is flooding the streets? This is for all of the black men in my family. I’m tired of this garbage. I’m tired of the claims that dressing a certain way or “speaking with intelligence” is some kind of remedy or survival strategy when the actual solution is to find a LEGAL cure. I’m tired of fearing for my younger brother who stands over six foot and doesn’t really know how the world views him yet. I’m tired of fearing for the young autistic black boys, that I care for and teach, growing up to be gunned down because they do not understand that society fears and criminalizes people with brown skin. I’m sick and tired of feeling constant fear. And I no longer care who knows.
Mike Brown’s killer Darren Wilson “explaining” “what really happened” - he just deactivated his facebook so I can no longer post what he’s up to, but just wanted to show everyone the absolute bullshit lies being told.
Let’s keep in mind this article from the Wall Street Journal:Local police released new details in sometimes chaotic fashion Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager, which sowed more mistrust in a community already lacking faith in law-enforcement efforts. Early Friday, Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an incident that has sparked a week of unrest in this St. Louis suburb as well as protests in cities across the country.Chief Thomas Jackson also released documents and surveillance video, alleging that Mr. Brown was tied to a robbery at a convenience store shortly before he crossed paths with police. Hours later, Mr. Jackson held another news conference in which he said Mr. Wilson, who is white, wasn’t aware of the robbery when he stopped Mr. Brown.
- Lack of the alleged robbery being called in on the 911 tapes…
- Time stamp on video of alleged robbery doesn’t match …hmmm…okay
- Police report is time stamped BEFORE the alleged Mike Brown on that tape even left the store
- Wilson’s own previous admittance that he didn’t know about the robbery at the time of the murder
- MULTIPLE eyewitness accounts detailing the events of the murder…all of which said that Micheal Brown was RUNNING AWAY from Wilson until he was shot in the back, turned around, dropped to his knees with his hands raised, and yelled something to the effect of “Don’t shoot! I don’t have a gun!” before he was shot in the head and multiple times after that…while on his knees…with his hands in the air….
- Fuck outta here, you spineless bitch
Didn’t I tell y’all they’re going to try and say he was on drugs or some shit to make him have “superhuman strength” and belligerent?! Didn’t I say that shit?!
^^^ Them claiming he was under the influence of drugs is a given. It’s the only way they could even try to justify the murder.
"Michael taunts and yells ‘What are you gonna do about it’ stuff like that”. What the fuck is “stuff like that”? You mean to tell me this boy was running full speed toward a cop with a gun pointed directly at him?? How long did it take this cracker to concoct this bullshit ass story?? It could have at least made a little more sense.
I’m not trusting any toxicology or autopsy report they release at this point. Ain’t no telling what they did to his body once they opted to transport it in an unmarked SUV versus an ambulance.
7 days….it took him 7 days to concoct that bullshit ass story, twin. And let’s not forget that aside from the fact that his ass was in a fucking vehicle and should have immediately radioed for help as soon as that gun went off, officers have other items on them to include pepper spray, batons, tasers, etc….you go straight for the gun, though? On an unarmed child? You go…straight…for…the…gun…
And yeah, I called all that. The M.E. or medic is supposed to transport the body. NOT the PD, especially when it’s a cop shooting. On everything he’d better get tried and convicted of murder….
Also, police training does not teach you to shoot to kill. He shouldn’t have two bullets in his SKULL if you were simply trying to apprehend a suspect, or even trying to incapacitate someone running toward you threateningly (which he wasn’t).
I feel like if all of Black tumblr met up
it would be a whole bunch of selfies
and natural hair
& loud music
& people tryna hit on each other
aka I’d be having the time of my life.
Lord it would be so ratchet
Rachet and Blessed!
kudos to mtv for spreading this message tho
So I remember seeing commercials about how MTV was going to start some sort of dialogue on microagressions. I didn’t watch it. I only watch one show on MTV, and when its season is up, I’m done watching. Oops. But I might see if it’s on the app and try to give it a chance. My assumption, just based on the network, was that they wouldn’t handle it well. But we’ll see.