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menifee901:

goldie-glockss:

theeblackcarriebradshaw:

Best thing I’ve ever reblogged. Ever.

I will always reblog this no matter what.

Aw man, I feel special..

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17mul:

dawntheswan:

thuginsince95:

She said it!!!!

🙌 PREACH!

No lies ^^^^^ they are benefitting from oppression

17mul:

dawntheswan:

thuginsince95:

She said it!!!!

🙌 PREACH!

No lies ^^^^^ they are benefitting from oppression

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beemill:

84yo Asian American victim of NYPD brutality to sue city for $5 million

I blogged earlier this year about the story of Kang Chun Wong, the 84 year old Chinese American man who was brutally beaten by New York City Police Department officers after he was stopped for an alleged incident of jaywalking. Wong, who speaks predominantly Cantonese and Spanish, was walking on the Upper West side when he was stopped by Officer Jeffry Loo at the intersection of 96th and Broadway.

According to the NY Daily News, Officer Loo asked for Wong’s identification, which Wong provided. However, when Loo began to walk away with the ID, Wong — not understanding what was happening — protested. That’s when Loo, along with several officers pushed Wong against the wall of a building and then slammed him to the ground, bloodying his head. Witnesses were horrified, capturing graphic pictures of Wong being handcuffed and taken away.

Wong was eventually charged with jaywalking, along with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, however the Manhattan district attorney’s office decided not to prosecute the case.

Now, Wong — through his attorney Sanford Rubenstein — is suing the city and the NYPD for $5 million dollars.

Read More: http://reappropriate.co/?p=6585

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heroineheroine:

Saw this on my Instagram TL
#justiceforjulia
Instagram _locstarrr

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dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.
Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.
Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.
Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.

Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.

Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.

Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Help me locate my younger brother.

genuinelyawful:

His name is Rayshawn. He ran away to NYC and is believed to be somewhere in Manhattan (i know, it’s huge). We haven’t seen him in over 2 weeks and have no way of contacting him. I’m very worried about his well being.  He skateboards so he might be riding around on one. Idk. I just really need to talk to him or at least know that he’s okay. 

I don’t really have any good pics but here are twoimage

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I’d appreciate it if you reblogged this and spread the word. 

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breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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blacksupervillain:

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hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

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talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

:/

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oinonio:

swolizard:

darvinasafo:

These two intellectually disabled half brothers, at the ages of 15 and 19, were coerced into signing statements, after hours of interrogation that would lead to their incarceration.
THEY HAVE BEEN IN JAIL LONGER THEN MUST OF YA’LL HAVE BEEN ALIVE FOR SOMETHING THEY DID NOT DO.

police aint shit bruh I hate them so much at this fucking point

Not just police: 

Their release concluded a judicial horror story in which the two men were sent to death row though no physical evidence linked them to the murder. At the same time, a serial sex offender who lived less than 100 yards from the crime scene — and who, a few weeks after that murder, would kill a teenage girl nearby in strikingly similar circumstances — was never pursued as a suspect.
But if the case was finally closed, the episode reopened ugly memories of what critics say was a merciless criminal justice system that ran roughshod over helpless people for decades in this poor, sprawling, racially volatile county sometime known as the Great State of Robeson.
At the heart of that is the legacy of Joe Freeman Britt, who earned a spot in “Guinness World Records” and a “60 Minutes” profile for his prowess in sending people to death row. (read more)

oinonio:

swolizard:

darvinasafo:

These two intellectually disabled half brothers, at the ages of 15 and 19, were coerced into signing statements, after hours of interrogation that would lead to their incarceration.

THEY HAVE BEEN IN JAIL LONGER THEN MUST OF YA’LL HAVE BEEN ALIVE FOR SOMETHING THEY DID NOT DO.

police aint shit bruh I hate them so much at this fucking point

Not just police: 

DEADLIEST D.A.’ District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt, in 1987, the man who prosecuted Mr. Brown and Henry McCollum. Credit Jim Bounds/The News & Observer, via Associated Press

Their release concluded a judicial horror story in which the two men were sent to death row though no physical evidence linked them to the murder. At the same time, a serial sex offender who lived less than 100 yards from the crime scene — and who, a few weeks after that murder, would kill a teenage girl nearby in strikingly similar circumstances — was never pursued as a suspect.

But if the case was finally closed, the episode reopened ugly memories of what critics say was a merciless criminal justice system that ran roughshod over helpless people for decades in this poor, sprawling, racially volatile county sometime known as the Great State of Robeson.

At the heart of that is the legacy of Joe Freeman Britt, who earned a spot in “Guinness World Records” and a “60 Minutes” profile for his prowess in sending people to death row. (read more)

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extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

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myvoicemyright:

Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

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soulbrotherv2:

Billy by Albert French
Albert French lights up the monstrous face of American racism in this harrowing tale of ten-year-old Billy Lee Turner, who is convicted of and executed for murdering a white girl in Banes County, Mississippi in 1937. Billy is about the deaths of two children, one girl, one boy, the girl’s death an accident, the boy’s a murder perpetrated by the state. Though the events Billy records occur during the 1930s in a small Mississippi town, the range of characters, emotions, and social forces, and the inexorable march to doom of a ten-year-old boy and the society that dooms him, catapult the story far beyond a specific time and location.
Narrated by an anonymous observer in the rich accents of the region, constructed in a series of powerfully lean vignettes, Billy imparts an intensity that is nearly unbearable. It is a tour de force of dramatic compression. Albert French evokes with cinematic vividness the picking fields and town streets; the heat, the dust, the unrelenting sun, the poverty of 1930s Mississippi. High-spirited Billy; his mysterious and passionate mother, Cinder; his friend, Gumpy; and other characters black and white are realized with depth and authority. Told in classic, unrelieved terms yet with remarkable compassion and restraint, their story is an unsentimental and ultimately heart-rending vision of racial injustice. Billy is, quite simply, one of the most powerfully affecting novels to come along in years.
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soulbrotherv2:

Billy by Albert French

Albert French lights up the monstrous face of American racism in this harrowing tale of ten-year-old Billy Lee Turner, who is convicted of and executed for murdering a white girl in Banes County, Mississippi in 1937. Billy is about the deaths of two children, one girl, one boy, the girl’s death an accident, the boy’s a murder perpetrated by the state. Though the events Billy records occur during the 1930s in a small Mississippi town, the range of characters, emotions, and social forces, and the inexorable march to doom of a ten-year-old boy and the society that dooms him, catapult the story far beyond a specific time and location.

Narrated by an anonymous observer in the rich accents of the region, constructed in a series of powerfully lean vignettes, Billy imparts an intensity that is nearly unbearable. It is a tour de force of dramatic compression. Albert French evokes with cinematic vividness the picking fields and town streets; the heat, the dust, the unrelenting sun, the poverty of 1930s Mississippi. High-spirited Billy; his mysterious and passionate mother, Cinder; his friend, Gumpy; and other characters black and white are realized with depth and authority. Told in classic, unrelieved terms yet with remarkable compassion and restraint, their story is an unsentimental and ultimately heart-rending vision of racial injustice. Billy is, quite simply, one of the most powerfully affecting novels to come along in years.

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okaywork:

when you wanna call somebody out but then you remember you’re too grown to be acting petty

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