Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Unarmed Black Men

Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Unarmed Black Men -

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.
It's Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops

It’s Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops -

blackaroundtheworld:

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed #MrsDoubtfire as much as the next man but I’m sure #EricGarner and #MikeBrown were “one of a kind” also. 😕#disconnected.

blackaroundtheworld:

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed #MrsDoubtfire as much as the next man but I’m sure #EricGarner and #MikeBrown were “one of a kind” also. 😕#disconnected.

daughterofrage-and-love:

ageekyfemmeforeveringlasses:

iinthebackofmymind:

"The bad part is, you have to be careful when you share all the bad with your girlfriends. Because YOU may forgive him, but we don’t, honey. That’s the thing. If he screwed you over, he screwed me over, because you’re my girl. So you have to be careful with the level of bad that you share with your girls. Because you forgive, but oh honey, mama don’t."

Preach.

THIS IS SO TRUE

jayymars:

softcore-fuckery:

makingofamelody:

makingofamelody:

1. Eric Garner executed on July 17th, 2014. Put in illegal choke hold and strangled by the NYPD

2. Pregnant lady gets put in an illegal chokehold by an NYPD officer for “illegally grilling” while her seven year old daughter watches July 27th, 2014

3. NYPD enters wrong house and drags a naked woman across the floor, then pepper sprays her four year old grandson August 2nd, 2014.

4. Man shot and killed by police for holding a toy gun in a Walmart, Dayton, Ohio - August 6th, 2014

5. Unarmed Black teen shot ten times by the Ferguson Police while walking home with his friend from the convenience store - August 9th, 2014

Since July 17th there has been five reported occurrences exemplifying the police and American justice system’s lack of reverence for Black life. These are the five stories that were able to attract at least minimal attention. Who knows what is going on out there covered up (like the Ferguson police is trying to do with Mike Brown’s murder), unrecorded, and unknown. In the past 23 days the police have perpetrated the humiliation, degradation, and murdering of Black dignity,souls, and people. Knowledge is power. Do not rely on mainstream media to give you the full/accurate story. They will always be complicit in the devaluing of Black life because Blackness has been criminalized in America. Please spread these stories and add any more that you know of under the hashtag #badges are the new hoods. We need to start documenting, and spreading information. They will try to silence us as they did to Ramsey Orta, and Alba Lekaj, the people who filmed the NYPD harasing and murdering Eric Garner. But united we can make a difference.  Knowledge is power. Stay woke Black America, Stay woke.

this happened in the past 23 days

^^^^^

fyblackwomenart:

Stary Night by Coily And Cute

fyblackwomenart:

Stary Night by Coily And Cute

Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.

ethiopienne:

how do you bring a black child into a world that plots their destruction before they leave the womb? how do you explain to a black child that their life is a crime, that they will be hated for existing? how do you weight your own love heavily enough to stand up to every force that tells a black child they are unlovable by definition? how do you bring a black child into this world?