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melonin:

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This picture reminded me of the picture in 1965

“Hog-spitting – not just spitting,” Tonja Bulley emphatically clarifies.

“He just hog-spit at my baby. He hog-spit. He took everything out of him and spit in my daughter’s face. She is a minor. That’s the absolute worst thing you can do, when you spit on another human being. She was just saying ‘No justice, no peace’ and he hog-spit (at) and then smacked my baby. At that time — there was no more being peaceful.”

Bulley and her daughter, Brandy were released from jail last night after being arrested by police outside the St. Louis Rams game the previous day after a violent clash with football fans.

As the Rams were completing an impressive 28-26 victory over the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks, Tonja and Brandy were outside the stadium participating in a non-violent protest calling for justice for Mike Brown, and the immediate arrest of his killer, Darren Wilson.

Tonja, known affectionately to her friends as “Tiny,” continued:

“We were peacefully protesting. We were saying something that this big, tall White man did not like. He should’ve been locked up, and they did not lock him up. One slapped my daughter and another hit her with his fist. Another woman threw her drink on me – and I retaliated. I’m not coming out to fight, but I have the right to protect myself.”

Tiny would eventually get punched and knocked to the ground. “I got hit by a couple people. I have a mark behind my ear.” She was initially charged with two felonies for throwing punches after the initial altercation. No violent Rams fans were arrested.

She says the racial double-standards were apparent: “We had a right to protest without anybody interfering. When the White people protest, there are no problems. Nobody is spitting on them. When we try to do it, the media goes around and acts like we started (the fighting.) We did not start it. I peacefully protest every day in Ferguson, and it’s never a problem.”

In Ferguson, Tiny and Brandy have been protesting since Brown was killed in August, and have become unofficial members of the Lost Voices—a spirited and well-known group of young leaders who led Sunday’s protest.

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this is disgusting! they get assaulted and then get arrested for retaliating. why isn’t the man spitting at a minor behind bars? i know why, bc the justice system is fucked up and not in favour of poc

And the media is claiming they attacked the man. He was interviewed, they were not

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eldungeon:

Conrad Ricamora aka Oliver from How to Get Away with Murder singing Ordinary People. 

HIS VOIIIIICE. OMG. OBSESSING.

❤️😍❤️😍

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jopara:

izotecipotx:

Latinx Challenge: watch the Calle 13 - Latinoamérica video and try not to cry.

i cant listen to that song in public it is too real

dynastylnoire:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

dynastylnoire:

darvinasafo:

Mainstream rappers…

Ahh yes, the respectability politics of rap, never attacking the industry that owns the rappers they despise.
And lets not act like old school rappers that spoke to all the issues above exclusively.

Let’s also remember that 70% of the listeners of said rappers are white . Hence white owners using black bodies to preach their patriarchal values to white children .

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WINNERTHAT RIGHT THEREGOSPEL

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dynastylnoire:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

dynastylnoire:

darvinasafo:

Mainstream rappers…

Ahh yes, the respectability politics of rap, never attacking the industry that owns the rappers they despise.

And lets not act like old school rappers that spoke to all the issues above exclusively.

Let’s also remember that 70% of the listeners of said rappers are white . Hence white owners using black bodies to preach their patriarchal values to white children .

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WINNER
THAT
RIGHT THERE
GOSPEL

^

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My job has gotten in the way of many important things. I don’t like working full time and school full time.

I’m so upset that I might not be able to go to the Afro Latino conference because someone else has that day off too.

I requested it a month ago but apparently so did the other person.

:/ fml I told my boss I might have to get penalized and just not go to work.

The ladies I buy my coffee from take pleasure in making me flustered

Lady 1: hola joven, tus lentes se ve muy bonito
Me: Aww gracias!
Lady 2: y tu también te ves muy bonito.
Me: *blush*

These are the same ladies that tried to hook up me with some lady.

hopeinnegativespaces:

tyrantzilla:

humansofcolor:

guitarsandcontrabandx:

christel-thoughts:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Remembering African-American Victims Injured By Police Brutality In America
Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. (Pennsylvania): Tased By Pittsburgh Police While Praying & Giving Last Respects For His Deceased Stepson In A Hospital, Survived The Taser Attack, Has Now Sued Pittsburgh In A Civil Rights Lawsuit Over The Tasing
Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. of Pittsburgh filed a civil rights lawsuit against police after they allegedly restrained and tased him in a hospital emergency room. Baldwin claims he was trying to pay his last respects to his dead stepson when the incident occurred.
According to Baldwin, he was trying to pray for 23-year-old Mileek Grissom in the UPMC Mercy Hospital, when officers pulled him away and tased him. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK,” Baldwin explained to WPXI. “I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK.”
Video from a hospital camera shows a distraught Baldwin handcuffed and surrounded by several officers trying to pull him away from his son, and one of the officers shooting him in the back with a taser. Officers say Baldwin was interfering while doctors tried to revive Grissom, but a family attorney says Grissom was dead and not being treated at the time.

The police department has not issued a statement about the lawsuit, but UPMC refutes Baldwin’s claim. “Clearly this was a stressful situation and a tragic loss for this family,” it said. “However, the allegations about the circumstances are inaccurate.”
Tori Baldwin, Grissom’s mother, was denied entry into the hospital at the time.
Source: Carimah Townes for ThinkProgress

2014

Are you kidding me

I’m fucking sick of this

This is the city I grew up and live in.

I was working at the hospital at the time. The horror felt by all the black employees in the kitchen was enough to cause an uneasy quiet from our white coworkers

hopeinnegativespaces:

tyrantzilla:

humansofcolor:

guitarsandcontrabandx:

christel-thoughts:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Remembering African-American Victims Injured By Police Brutality In America

Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. (Pennsylvania): Tased By Pittsburgh Police While Praying & Giving Last Respects For His Deceased Stepson In A Hospital, Survived The Taser Attack, Has Now Sued Pittsburgh In A Civil Rights Lawsuit Over The Tasing

Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. of Pittsburgh filed a civil rights lawsuit against police after they allegedly restrained and tased him in a hospital emergency room. Baldwin claims he was trying to pay his last respects to his dead stepson when the incident occurred.

According to Baldwin, he was trying to pray for 23-year-old Mileek Grissom in the UPMC Mercy Hospital, when officers pulled him away and tased him. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK,” Baldwin explained to WPXI. “I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK.”

Video from a hospital camera shows a distraught Baldwin handcuffed and surrounded by several officers trying to pull him away from his son, and one of the officers shooting him in the back with a taser. Officers say Baldwin was interfering while doctors tried to revive Grissom, but a family attorney says Grissom was dead and not being treated at the time.

The police department has not issued a statement about the lawsuit, but UPMC refutes Baldwin’s claim. “Clearly this was a stressful situation and a tragic loss for this family,” it said. “However, the allegations about the circumstances are inaccurate.”

Tori Baldwin, Grissom’s mother, was denied entry into the hospital at the time.

Source: Carimah Townes for ThinkProgress

2014

Are you kidding me

I’m fucking sick of this

This is the city I grew up and live in.

I was working at the hospital at the time. The horror felt by all the black employees in the kitchen was enough to cause an uneasy quiet from our white coworkers

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La Lupe- Guaguanco Bembe

nauseabonde:

when somebody joins tumblr

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socialjusticekoolaid:

My Ferguson October fam out wilin’. Civil disobenience can be fun too. #PumpkinRiot for all. #staywoke #cackling #nojusticenopeace

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