19 8 / 2014

tarynel:

whitegirlsaintshit:

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.

YES, BIL!!!!!

Few folks on tumblr need to read this.

(via afrojabi)

19 8 / 2014

"I don’t have to do nothing but stay black and die!"

African American Proverb (via chainoir)

(Source: blackproverbs, via godswerepoetsonce)

19 8 / 2014

thatdudemcfly:

#Ferguson

thatdudemcfly:

#Ferguson

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19 8 / 2014

jamaicanamazon:

-imaginarythoughts-:

cupcakeluvsmb:

Bruh when will this stop ???

Y’all think we crazy?

Smfh I’m so tired.

(via highoffriva)

17 8 / 2014

17 8 / 2014

"

I wake up each
morning wanting
more of you.

First, it was your
lips, then it was
your hands, now

it is your heart.
Now, it is always
your heart.

"

17 8 / 2014

thebeautyjunke:

K r y p t o n i t e.

thebeautyjunke

(via beardedandblack)

13 8 / 2014

submissivefeminist:

thinksquad:

Last night police in riot gear marched down West Florissant Avenue, ordering people to leave the area and firing tear gas onto the streets. Police even fired tear gas into the backyard of a home where several people held their “hands up” in what’s become a symbol of protest over the shooting of Michael Brown.
Daily RFT caught the melee on video.
The incident occurred after police had already evacuated nearly everybody on West Florissant Avenue. Between tear gas firings, a police officer bellowed “go home” into a loudspeaker. It took about an hour, but nearly everybody within vicinity of the police left the streets.
Yet a group of four male protesters remained defiant on West Florissant, screaming profanities at the police and putting their hands in the air. The police responded with threats of tear gas.
"Turn around and leave or we will deploy gas," shouted a police officer through a loudspeaker. Residents in their backyards pleaded for the men to get out of the street. After a few minutes of prodding, they did so. But the police still decided to advance.
Standing in his backyard along with a few friends and family was 24-year-old Rich West. And after seeing the police deploy tear gas as they marched down the empty street, West and his friends felt like protesting.
"You go home! You go home!" they chanted. As the police come closer, they all put their hands up.
Once again, the police officer with the megaphone ordered the protesters to go home.
"We’re in our yard!" they responded.
At one point West walked to his fence with his hands high up in the air.
"This my property! This my property!" he shouted, prompting police to fire a tear gas canister directly at his face. He moved at the last second.
"This my shit!" West screamed irately after narrowly avoiding the gas canister. Eventually a friend grabbed him and pulled him back to calm him down.
"This is my backyard! This is my shit!" West continued screaming into the camera. He turned to the police: "Y’all go the fuck home!"
"This is our home. This is our residence," West’s brother added. "Why do you think people say ‘fuck the police?’ Because of that shit."
Flora Busby, West’s mother, a soft-spoken woman in her 60s, came into the backyard to see if her sons were alright.
"We in our backyard!" she said. "Why you gotta shoot us?"
Again West shouted at the police. And again they fired another gas canister into the yard — this one nearly hitting his house.
"It’s pure ignorance," West responded after catching his breath. "I pay property taxes here. I should be able to be in my backyard any time."
He said that regular harassment by the Ferguson police department, often in the form of traffic stops, has been occurring ever since he was sixteen years old.
"They ain’t gotta be throwing tear gas in my backyard," added Busby. "This is my property. We were just standing back there, my son was standing back there, and I go to see about him and they threw it."
She continued: “I’m angry about that. They shouldn’t be doing that. And they didn’t need to kill the poor little boy.”
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/police_in_ferguson_fire_tear_gas_on_protesters_with_hands_up_in_their_own_backyard.php

This whole fucking thing is sickening. People in this area aren’t even safe on their on own property. So many of the stories I’ve read from this can be considered acts of fucking terrorism against this community and its protesters. These cops make me sick.

submissivefeminist:

thinksquad:

Last night police in riot gear marched down West Florissant Avenue, ordering people to leave the area and firing tear gas onto the streets. Police even fired tear gas into the backyard of a home where several people held their “hands up” in what’s become a symbol of protest over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Daily RFT caught the melee on video.

The incident occurred after police had already evacuated nearly everybody on West Florissant Avenue. Between tear gas firings, a police officer bellowed “go home” into a loudspeaker. It took about an hour, but nearly everybody within vicinity of the police left the streets.

Yet a group of four male protesters remained defiant on West Florissant, screaming profanities at the police and putting their hands in the air. The police responded with threats of tear gas.

"Turn around and leave or we will deploy gas," shouted a police officer through a loudspeaker. Residents in their backyards pleaded for the men to get out of the street. After a few minutes of prodding, they did so. But the police still decided to advance.

Standing in his backyard along with a few friends and family was 24-year-old Rich West. And after seeing the police deploy tear gas as they marched down the empty street, West and his friends felt like protesting.

"You go home! You go home!" they chanted. As the police come closer, they all put their hands up.

Once again, the police officer with the megaphone ordered the protesters to go home.

"We’re in our yard!" they responded.

At one point West walked to his fence with his hands high up in the air.

"This my property! This my property!" he shouted, prompting police to fire a tear gas canister directly at his face. He moved at the last second.

"This my shit!" West screamed irately after narrowly avoiding the gas canister. Eventually a friend grabbed him and pulled him back to calm him down.

"This is my backyard! This is my shit!" West continued screaming into the camera. He turned to the police: "Y’all go the fuck home!"

"This is our home. This is our residence," West’s brother added. "Why do you think people say ‘fuck the police?’ Because of that shit."

Flora Busby, West’s mother, a soft-spoken woman in her 60s, came into the backyard to see if her sons were alright.

"We in our backyard!" she said. "Why you gotta shoot us?"

Again West shouted at the police. And again they fired another gas canister into the yard — this one nearly hitting his house.

"It’s pure ignorance," West responded after catching his breath. "I pay property taxes here. I should be able to be in my backyard any time."

He said that regular harassment by the Ferguson police department, often in the form of traffic stops, has been occurring ever since he was sixteen years old.

"They ain’t gotta be throwing tear gas in my backyard," added Busby. "This is my property. We were just standing back there, my son was standing back there, and I go to see about him and they threw it."

She continued: “I’m angry about that. They shouldn’t be doing that. And they didn’t need to kill the poor little boy.”

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/police_in_ferguson_fire_tear_gas_on_protesters_with_hands_up_in_their_own_backyard.php

This whole fucking thing is sickening. People in this area aren’t even safe on their on own property. So many of the stories I’ve read from this can be considered acts of fucking terrorism against this community and its protesters. These cops make me sick.

(via negritaaa)

13 8 / 2014

quentintortellini:

History Parallels

1st image: 1967 Newark Riots

2nd image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

3rd image: 1964 Harlem Riots

4th image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

(via yearningforunity)

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13 8 / 2014

gorlt:

toehairs:

gorlt:

dynastylnoire:

queerblackbuddhist:

isharedfoundlove:

downzeealleyway:

It’s 2014 and racism is alive and well everyone…

WOOOOOOOOOW. WHAT THE ENTIRE F*CK?!?!?!?!

notice theyre not being tear gased tho

I have tears in my eyes man. I’m not even there and I am so freaking tired of this.

i hate white people

Literally you might as well just say I hate countries. Such a wide variety of people, you can’t generalise white people. It’s idiotic.

i love how you see the klu klux klan in a photo disturbing a peaceful protest for a slain boy but the fact that i said i hate white people is what’s making you upset. white people in a nutshell. lacking the basic empathy needed to understand why black people hate our oppressors. and, on the note of generalizing: when white people are generalized, it keeps black people safe from potentially violent racists. when black people are generalized, we’re deemed worthless and our murdered bodies don’t mean a damn thing to the majority of white people. but, please. let me know how i’ve hurt your feelings for simply hating the way me and my people are treated.

(via blackgirlblues)

11 8 / 2014