iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

“The founders of the United States understood that freedom for white Americans was built on the enslavement of black Americans. Their wealth and that of the nation as a whole depended on the production of tobacco, cotton, sugar, and other commodities with slave labor… the rights of enslaved people to liberty were repeatedly sacrificed to protect the property rights of their owners.
Greta de Jong, Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965, 2010, pg. 15 (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

(Source: daughterofzami)

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Fox News’s coverage of Ferguson, Missouri.

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Fox News’s coverage of Ferguson, Missouri.

siddharthasmama:

fiftyshadesofmacygray:

whatisthat-velvet:

#rp #dontshoot

Okay, this is really important.

this is much needed right now in the midst of everything else we’ve been doing in solidarity for mike - let’s not forget how Black, disabled folks are also targets, especially those with autism, due to behaviors cops love to read as “aggressive”, on top of their racism.

siddharthasmama:

fiftyshadesofmacygray:

whatisthat-velvet:

#rp #dontshoot

Okay, this is really important.

this is much needed right now in the midst of everything else we’ve been doing in solidarity for mike - let’s not forget how Black, disabled folks are also targets, especially those with autism, due to behaviors cops love to read as “aggressive”, on top of their racism.

“It is time to speak your truth. Create your community, Be good to each other. Do not look outside yourself for a leader…We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
~excerpt from Hopi Elder’s prophecy (via imaniuzuri)
“I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression. Because the levels of disillusionment are so deep.”
rs620:

"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel 

rs620:

"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel 

innerlifemining:

Never Forget Them

Images from a candlelight vigil for Mike Brown in Boston, MA on August 22, 2014

“32,975”

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

(via micdotcom)

“Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”
Malcolm X (via thotdreyhepburn)
“Journalist Gary Webb unearthed the CIA’s dual imperial role in the “War on Drugs.” In his 1996 investigation, Webb found that cocaine was being smuggled into the US and sold in Los Angeles by Contra terrorists fighting a US proxy war against Nicaragua’s Sandinista movement. The smuggled cocaine was sold in its crack form and intentionally distributed in the Black community to provide justification for rampant policing and imprisonment, including the mandatory 100 to 1 difference between crack powder cocaine prison sentences. Profits from the US sponsored drug trade were funneled back to the Contras to help pay for arms from US coffers.​ Both on the domestic and international front, Webb’s findings revealed that the US imperial “War on Drugs” was a dual war on the Black community and the oppressed peoples of the world.”

ohfalada:

"Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America — including Argentina and Uruguay — mostly from central Africa, particularly from the former Kongo Kingdom.

Director Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos Caceres.”

Directed by Dom Pedro, 2013, 93 min., France, Documentary , French/Spanish/ English subt. - US Distributors - ArtMattan Films www.AfricanFilm.com