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cihuaton:

on Sunday Night she was attacked by 5 Alameda Police Officers, put in the ground, beaten and arrested, she spend the night in the jail and she received no care while in custody. All this because she asked the officer to explain why her sister was being arrested and beaten. She was treated like a criminal, this 5’0’ 136 pounds girl was abused with excessive use of force by Alameda Police Officers. She wants her story to be told, shared, and she wants Alameda Police Officers to be held accountable. She will be represented by a Lawyer and latino media will cover her story. In the meantime on her behalf, please shared this posting and before she leaves to College, we together will go to the Alameda Police Department and City Hall and ask for an investigation. They dropped all charges to her only but now we want a public apology, a disciplinary memo from all officers involved and charges drop for her sisters. They are charge in resisting arrest and attacking a police officer. Please share and come and meet us when we are ready to protest and hold the City of Alameda Accountable. Keep posted!

cihuaton:

on Sunday Night she was attacked by 5 Alameda Police Officers, put in the ground, beaten and arrested, she spend the night in the jail and she received no care while in custody. All this because she asked the officer to explain why her sister was being arrested and beaten. She was treated like a criminal, this 5’0’ 136 pounds girl was abused with excessive use of force by Alameda Police Officers. She wants her story to be told, shared, and she wants Alameda Police Officers to be held accountable. She will be represented by a Lawyer and latino media will cover her story. In the meantime on her behalf, please shared this posting and before she leaves to College, we together will go to the Alameda Police Department and City Hall and ask for an investigation. They dropped all charges to her only but now we want a public apology, a disciplinary memo from all officers involved and charges drop for her sisters. They are charge in resisting arrest and attacking a police officer. Please share and come and meet us when we are ready to protest and hold the City of Alameda Accountable. Keep posted!

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?

"Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

The night’s carnage left some 3,000* African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.

The best description of Black Wall Street, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini Beverly Hills. It was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure. That’s what Black Wall Street was all about.

The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15 minutes. As for resources, there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys and doctors. One doctor was Dr. Berry, who owned the bus system. His average income was $500 a day, hefty pocket change in 1910…”

*Other sources state that the death toll was 300, thanks to those who pointed that out. However, whether 300 or 3,000—the destruction and lasting effects are no less devastating. And, really, accurate records weren’t kept, so we’ll never know the actual number of casualties.

(via angrywocunited)

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on Sunday Night she was attacked by 5 Alameda Police Officers, put in the ground, beaten and arrested, she spend the night in the jail and she received no care while in custody. All this because she asked the officer to explain why her sister was being arrested and beaten. She was treated like a criminal, this 5’0’ 136 pounds girl was abused with excessive use of force by Alameda Police Officers. She wants her story to be told, shared, and she wants Alameda Police Officers to be held accountable. She will be represented by a Lawyer and latino media will cover her story. In the meantime on her behalf, please shared this posting and before she leaves to College, we together will go to the Alameda Police Department and City Hall and ask for an investigation. They dropped all charges to her only but now we want a public apology, a disciplinary memo from all officers involved and charges drop for her sisters. They are charge in resisting arrest and attacking a police officer. Please share and come and meet us when we are ready to protest and hold the City of Alameda Accountable. Keep posted!

on Sunday Night she was attacked by 5 Alameda Police Officers, put in the ground, beaten and arrested, she spend the night in the jail and she received no care while in custody. All this because she asked the officer to explain why her sister was being arrested and beaten. She was treated like a criminal, this 5’0’ 136 pounds girl was abused with excessive use of force by Alameda Police Officers. She wants her story to be told, shared, and she wants Alameda Police Officers to be held accountable. She will be represented by a Lawyer and latino media will cover her story. In the meantime on her behalf, please shared this posting and before she leaves to College, we together will go to the Alameda Police Department and City Hall and ask for an investigation. They dropped all charges to her only but now we want a public apology, a disciplinary memo from all officers involved and charges drop for her sisters. They are charge in resisting arrest and attacking a police officer. Please share and come and meet us when we are ready to protest and hold the City of Alameda Accountable. Keep posted!

cultureofresistance:

descentintotyranny:

What They Saw: 5 Eyewitnesses to the Michael Brown Shooting  
These individuals gave their versions of the Ferguson, Mo., teenager’s last moments.
Aug. 19 2014

As of press time, at least five eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case have come forward. All five witnesses had distinct vantage points: One person was with Brown during the incident, one woman was inside her vehicle, another woman observed the incident from her apartment balcony, one man was inside his apartment and another man was standing outside.


None of the eyewitnesses in this roundup—save for two—knew each other prior to the shooting. They could not have imagined that their lives would forever be intertwined as a result of what they allegedly witnessed that sunny afternoon in Ferguson, Mo.

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#Ferguson #Racism #Police Brutality

cultureofresistance:

descentintotyranny:

What They Saw: 5 Eyewitnesses to the Michael Brown Shooting 

These individuals gave their versions of the Ferguson, Mo., teenager’s last moments.

Aug. 19 2014

As of press time, at least five eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case have come forward. All five witnesses had distinct vantage points: One person was with Brown during the incident, one woman was inside her vehicle, another woman observed the incident from her apartment balcony, one man was inside his apartment and another man was standing outside.

None of the eyewitnesses in this roundup—save for two—knew each other prior to the shooting. They could not have imagined that their lives would forever be intertwined as a result of what they allegedly witnessed that sunny afternoon in Ferguson, Mo.

sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

(via cultureofresistance)

poopsapiens:

I had the opportunity to view ~30 minutes of the lovely documentary film Tejiendo Sabiduría (We Women Warriors) today.  You can find the trailer here on Vimeo.  Below is a brief description of the film from wewomenwarriors.com:
"In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Warfare between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug trade, native women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.”
Portions of the film were presented during a wonderful talk given by Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo of the University of Evansville.  Dr. Quevedo spoke about the continuing conflict in her native Colombia, and the pervasive violence many indigenous peoples face.  A brief Q&A session was also held after Dr. Quevedo’s talk, and it was immensely enlightening.I’d like to pass along Dr. Quevedo’s urgings to contact your government representatives (particularly those of you in the United States, as the United States is one of the primary sources of funding in the Colombian conflict), and urge them to back peaceful measures of support.  Health and educational resources are much needed. 
Hopefully I’m able to find the time later to write a text post about how great the talk and Q&A were!  So many amazing topics were covered during the session that my mind is still a bit of a blur, trying to take all of it in and process it.  After the Q&A when I was speaking with Dr. Quevedo, she even showed me the handmade Colombian bag her mother had purchased for her as a graduation gift and it was breathtaking.  I wish I had an image of it, but truly that wouldn’t even begin to do it justice.
For now, I wanted to make sure that I at least passed on the info about Tejiendo Sabiduría (We Women Warriors).  I think a lot of you would really dig the doc.

poopsapiens:

I had the opportunity to view ~30 minutes of the lovely documentary film Tejiendo Sabiduría (We Women Warriors) today.  You can find the trailer here on Vimeo.  Below is a brief description of the film from wewomenwarriors.com:

"In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Warfare between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug trade, native women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.”

Portions of the film were presented during a wonderful talk given by Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo of the University of Evansville.  Dr. Quevedo spoke about the continuing conflict in her native Colombia, and the pervasive violence many indigenous peoples face.  A brief Q&A session was also held after Dr. Quevedo’s talk, and it was immensely enlightening.

I’d like to pass along Dr. Quevedo’s urgings to contact your government representatives (particularly those of you in the United States, as the United States is one of the primary sources of funding in the Colombian conflict), and urge them to back peaceful measures of support.  Health and educational resources are much needed. 

Hopefully I’m able to find the time later to write a text post about how great the talk and Q&A were!  So many amazing topics were covered during the session that my mind is still a bit of a blur, trying to take all of it in and process it.  After the Q&A when I was speaking with Dr. Quevedo, she even showed me the handmade Colombian bag her mother had purchased for her as a graduation gift and it was breathtaking.  I wish I had an image of it, but truly that wouldn’t even begin to do it justice.

For now, I wanted to make sure that I at least passed on the info about Tejiendo Sabiduría (We Women Warriors).  I think a lot of you would really dig the doc.

(via cultureofresistance)

hershethings:

Again the media won’t this…stay strong brother ✊

hershethings:

Again the media won’t this…stay strong brother ✊

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monicalewinskys:

EARL WENt OFF!

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cruelladetrillaa:

Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.

cruelladetrillaa:

Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.

(via thebrowngrrlzproject)