If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

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And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.

This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP

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This statement doesn’t surprise me, but please note how boldly and comfortably he came out of his face to say this.

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jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

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hersheywrites:

blackraystyles:

blipsterinsverige:

chiefarnook:

jessehimself:

naturee-feels:
My uncle on the left just turned 73 and his father is 96.

BITCH



because our skin is of royalty

Greatest gif placement ever. That line was written for this moment.

hersheywrites:

blackraystyles:

blipsterinsverige:

chiefarnook:

jessehimself:

naturee-feels:

My uncle on the left just turned 73 and his father is 96.

BITCH

because our skin is of royalty

Greatest gif placement ever. That line was written for this moment.

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I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction. Sometimes you just have to leave people to continue to do the lame shit that they do..

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😗

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My first year of college taught me this.

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absolutelyasianamerican:

Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.  

We must not forget. 

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tarot-sybarite said: I missed this. What's "New Black"?

dynastylnoire:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

alexischavers1993:

proteinpills:

alexischavers1993:

postracialcomments:

poeticrican:

susiethemoderator:

young-blk-panda:

futureblackpolitician:

dynastylnoire:

New Black is a term Pharrell Coined where he defines as black people beyond race. etc. "The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues”

Black twitter and tumblr dragged him in response and most of us use the term to describe black people that are so deluded by internalized racism and their class that they can no longer relate everyday black people even in the face of racism. 

For example; Keke Palmer, Don Lemon, Kanye West, Tamar Braxton, Morgan Freeman, etc

Zoe Saldana is another example.

SZA

Jhene Aiko

Childish Gambino

TI

BOB

Nelly

But what’s an everyday black person….. This is so aggy to me

A black person who is not rich and/or famous.

To me it sounds like an “everyday black person” is someone who blames the world for their current status. Black people are certainly discriminated against there’s no denying that. But why be so angry we’ve been discriminated and killed for nothing for over 500 years instead of being angry which it seems is African Americans only way of displaying emotions……others are studying and working towards the progression of our race. Instead of being hostile towards African-Americans who most would define as successful why don’t we just do our best to be the best people we can be as someone of African decent in a place that thinks so little of us. #SpreadLove

Found the new black

Indeed. For the people in my inbox seeking further explanation as to things New Black people say read the bolded then go back to the definition I gave you. It’s as simple as that.

ganjflavoredcleats:

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gang0fwolves:

holy fucking cockblock

Lmao wow

This made me laugh out loud

somebody gon have to tighten me up lol

Lmaoooooooo

naturalhairdaily:

@curlygirlmomo used sponge rollers to achieve this fab style 👌

naturalhairdaily:

@curlygirlmomo used sponge rollers to achieve this fab style 👌

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random shoot at the park.

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