State of the Black Union
Reblogged from rebelbaes
Patricia Hill Collins (via ethiopienne)
Reblogged from uncommonstevie
The Los Angeles Police Department has blocked the release of findings from an autopsy of Ezell Earl Ford, the unarmed African-American man who was fatally shot by gang officers in South L.A.
Pay attention - they’ve hit us with a lot in a short amount of time - Eric Garner in NY, Mike Brown in MO, and also Ezell Ford in CA. Stay woke.
Reblogged from ethiopienne
A black (male) protestor/resident of Ferguson, as quoted in Newsweek.
Here is where the “talking-head”/op-ed bent of our media and culture has failed us. While they all want to bemoan the “12% voter turnout at the last election,” no one has the sense to ask about the structural forces that contribute to that low figure. Instead they (and I’m including Al Sharpton in this category) yell at black voters to do their part, or, when they’re being nice about it, try to get protestors to register to vote. But listen to those protestors who cannot vote. They’re telling us they never stood a chance.
See also: It’s a privilege to throw out “Just go vote! Get your voice heard!” because everybody doesn’t get that.
Reblogged from gabifresh
this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.
Reblogged from blackourstory
Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.