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Last Meals of Innocent Men

Campaign for Amnesty International, displaying the final meal requests of prisoners executed on Death Row, who were later found innocent.

Photographed by James Reynolds

disturbing and sad.

remember the dead - fight like hell for the living! no justice, no peace!

this is why we are fighting!

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wow. no joke

kemetically-afrolatino:

De Blasio Faces Protest for Picking Bill Bratton, “Architect of Stop and Frisk,” as New NYPD Commissioner (Democracy NOW!)

A protest was held in New York City on Monday against incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio’s appointment of William Bratton as the next police commissioner.

Bratton returns to the job after leading the New York City Police Department in the mid-1990s, embracing a controversial strategy of cracking down on low-level offenses.

De Blasio campaigned on a promise to curb the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, but Bratton actually expanded the program while heading the Los Angeles police.

See video of the protest, and a random convo w/ Lewis Black about Bratton, here

more info here

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Let’s hope they don’t bring the same ‘ole shyt to a different toilet

beother:

StereoTypes - LA: Porn and Fakeness

Does everyone in LA work in porn? Are those breasts real? With an abundance of nature, diversity and creativity in Los Angeles, why does everyone stereotype it as a wasteland of shallowness and broken dreams? Ryan Hall takes StereoTypes to LA to find out if there is anything beneath the surface. 

This guy, lol

“How you vibrate is what the universe echoes back to you.”
Panache (via ignitingenergy)
revolutionary-mindset:

Sapelo Island, Georgia — It’s a culture struggling to survive. Fewer than 50 people — all descendants of slaves — fear they may soon be taxed out of the property their families have owned since the days of slavery.
They are the Gullah-Geechee people of Sapelo Island off Georgia’s coast, near Savannah. This small, simple community is finding itself embroiled in a feud with local officials over a sudden, huge increase in property assessments that are raising property taxes as much as 600% for some.  Many say the increase could force them to sell their ancestral properties. “Sapelo being the only intact Gullah-Geechee community in the country that’s left, that is a part of history. It will be a shame not to preserve””That’s part of the American history. That’s part of what built this country,” said Charles Hall, 79, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who was born under a midwife’s care in the same home he lives in today.
McIntosh County’s decision to reappraise homes on the island sparked the problem.

revolutionary-mindset:

Sapelo Island, Georgia — It’s a culture struggling to survive. Fewer than 50 people — all descendants of slaves — fear they may soon be taxed out of the property their families have owned since the days of slavery.

They are the Gullah-Geechee people of Sapelo Island off Georgia’s coast, near Savannah. This small, simple community is finding itself embroiled in a feud with local officials over a sudden, huge increase in property assessments that are raising property taxes as much as 600% for some.
Many say the increase could force them to sell their ancestral properties. “Sapelo being the only intact Gullah-Geechee community in the country that’s left, that is a part of history. It will be a shame not to preserve””That’s part of the American history. That’s part of what built this country,” said Charles Hall, 79, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who was born under a midwife’s care in the same home he lives in today.

McIntosh County’s decision to reappraise homes on the island sparked the problem.


Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958)

Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958)

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dynamicafrica:

Born and raised in Gastonia, John Biggers was one of North Carolina’s most honored and beloved artists.

Throughout his long career as both an artist and educator, Biggers sought to reforge the link between African and African American cultures. In paintings and large-scale murals, he employed a rich visual language to address-often in the same image-the past, present, and future of Africa’s scattered children.

In this highly symbolic painting, three generations of a Southern black family emerge from a pool of water, a reference to both ritual purification and the primordial beginnings of life.

Flanked by monumental female figures — symbolic perhaps of maternal Africa — this community stands together facing the dawn.

dynamicafrica:

Born and raised in Gastonia, John Biggers was one of North Carolina’s most honored and beloved artists.
Throughout his long career as both an artist and educator, Biggers sought to reforge the link between African and African American cultures. In paintings and large-scale murals, he employed a rich visual language to address-often in the same image-the past, present, and future of Africa’s scattered children.
In this highly symbolic painting, three generations of a Southern black family emerge from a pool of water, a reference to both ritual purification and the primordial beginnings of life.
Flanked by monumental female figures — symbolic perhaps of maternal Africa — this community stands together facing the dawn.

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atribecalledgoodbreed:

Michael Jackson - I Can’t Help It

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incomparable

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Okkk.

(Source: trickylake)

thepeoplesrecord:

Hey, New York City friends: You’re going to want to download NYCLU’s Stop & Frisk app
Stop and Frisk Watch” is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.
The app is available in English on both Android andiPhone devices and Spanish in the Android version, thanks to a translation by Make the Road New York. Stop and Frisk Watch allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.
It has three primary functions:
RECORD: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. Shaking the phone stops the filming. When filming stops, the user immediately receives a brief survey allowing them to provide details about the incident. The video and survey will go to the NYCLU, which will use the information to shed light on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices and hold the Department accountable for its actions.
LISTEN: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. When other app users in the area trigger Stop and Frisk Watch, the user receives a message reporting where the police stop is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity.
REPORT: This prompts the survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it.
The app includes a “Know Your Rights” section that instructs people about their rights when confronted by police and their right to film police activity in public. Stop and Frisk Watch is intended for use by people witnessing a police encounter, not by individuals who are the subject of a police stop.
To uninstall be sure to uncheck “Lock Screen on Trigger” under the app’s “My Settings” tab. You will then be able to uninstall by accessing your phone’s application settings.
The NYCLU developed Stop and Frisk Watch with Jason Van Anden, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and software developer who previously developed the Occupy Wall Street app, “I’m Getting Arrested.”
You can download it for your iPhone or Android here.

thepeoplesrecord:

Hey, New York City friends: You’re going to want to download NYCLU’s Stop & Frisk app

Stop and Frisk Watch” is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.

The app is available in English on both Android andiPhone devices and Spanish in the Android version, thanks to a translation by Make the Road New York. Stop and Frisk Watch allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.

It has three primary functions:

  • RECORD: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. Shaking the phone stops the filming. When filming stops, the user immediately receives a brief survey allowing them to provide details about the incident. The video and survey will go to the NYCLU, which will use the information to shed light on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices and hold the Department accountable for its actions.
  • LISTEN: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. When other app users in the area trigger Stop and Frisk Watch, the user receives a message reporting where the police stop is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity.
  • REPORT: This prompts the survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it.

The app includes a “Know Your Rights” section that instructs people about their rights when confronted by police and their right to film police activity in public. Stop and Frisk Watch is intended for use by people witnessing a police encounter, not by individuals who are the subject of a police stop.

To uninstall be sure to uncheck “Lock Screen on Trigger” under the app’s “My Settings” tab. You will then be able to uninstall by accessing your phone’s application settings.

The NYCLU developed Stop and Frisk Watch with Jason Van Anden, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and software developer who previously developed the Occupy Wall Street app, “I’m Getting Arrested.”

You can download it for your iPhone or Android here.

medievalpoc:

ananiujitha:

medievalpoc:

eisenblume:

medievalpoc:

The all-white reinvention of Medieval Europe commonly depicted in popular fiction, films, tv shows and art is entirely that: a fiction. An invention. An erasure. Obviously, people of color have been an essential and integral part of European life, European art, and European literary imagination since time immemorial. To cite “historical accuracy” as a means to project whitewashed images of the past into the future to maintain a fiction of white supremacy is an unconscionable farce.

People of Color are not an anachronism.

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Remember, if a historian doesn’t think black people were in Europe before the modern age as anything but slaves DON’T TRUST THEM AS HISTORIANS.

If this blog has a moral, this is probably it.

And not only Black people; there were also Native Americans in Holland as early as 60 B.C.E.

And also the Mongolian Empire and the Silk Road existed.

But, you know. What are facts?

Do you know the original source(s) regarding Native Americans in Holland? Because, unfortunately, popular history can be full of rumor, with one author offering a speculative interpretation, and another citing it as fact. Shannon cites Loewen, and Loewen is more than aware of this, but I don’t have a copy of Loewen’s work to see who he cites.

Well, this question has a complex answer.

There’s some racist white guy here who decided to do a “HA I DEBUNK U!!!” blog post about it, and keeps using the word “Afrocentrics!!!!!!” and “Native American Activists!!!!!” as ad hominem attacks on the sources used.

Speaking of ad hominem attacks, his d00d is apparently in love with virulent racist H. P. Lovecraft's work and mainly writes about “Xenoarcheology”, which is basically the *ahem* “study” of “POC didn’t build the pyramids, ALIENS DID!!!!!”.

Anyhow, the bottom line is, there is a specific trail of sources for the claim made in the book, and  while interpretations of the evidence vary, the evidence is THERE to interpret.

P.S. anyone who yells “Afrocentrist!” as a means of somehow discrediting someone is pretty much on my “ignore” list. FYI. A lot of people say the same thing about me.

I mean, you can believe Pliny, or you can believe the above d00sh who worships the guy who wrote On the Creation of N*****s and thinks it’s more likely aliens built the pyramids than people of color had pyramid-building technology before white people.

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: history and its interpretation does not exist outside of the context of the people writing it. No one is “objective”. Everyone is accountable.