1. nvanreece:

I literally took this photo by accident, I found it in my camera roll and it cleaned up nicely. it reminds me how Nashville needs to keep an eye on the past for lessons learned while it’s moving ever so quickly into it’s future. The legacy of a city happens because of the people in it . #nashvilletn #nashville #musiccity @piclab_hd! #piclabhd #snapseed (at Nashville, Tennessee)

    nvanreece:

    I literally took this photo by accident, I found it in my camera roll and it cleaned up nicely. it reminds me how Nashville needs to keep an eye on the past for lessons learned while it’s moving ever so quickly into it’s future. The legacy of a city happens because of the people in it . #nashvilletn #nashville #musiccity @piclab_hd! #piclabhd #snapseed (at Nashville, Tennessee)

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  3. majiinboo:

    • Do not forget Michael Brown
    • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
    • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
    • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
    • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
    • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
    • Do not forget Ferguson 

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    ghdos:

    I’m sure other people have posted about it by now, but there is nothing that made me smile harder today than the NFL finally taking a real stance on domestic violence. It’s something that should have been put into place a long time ago and I’m glad that it’s no longer being…

  5. dynamicafrica:

    Some of my favourite Lupita Nyong’o magazine covers.

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  6. arabellesicardi:

    Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

    Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

  7. thecommonraven:


sassysinglelady:



  compliments don’t get people killed. 

    thecommonraven:

    sassysinglelady:

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      compliments don’t get people killed. 

  8. sinidentidades:

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder
On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.
Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  
Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 
Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.
The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

    sinidentidades:

    Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder

    On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.

    Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  

    Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 

    Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.

    The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

  9. keithboykin:

    Police in Forney, Texas pull over Kametra Barbour, order her out of her car, and place her hands behind her head while her 4 kids (6, 8, 9 and 10) watch. “We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate pointing a gun out the window,” the officer says on video. Police were allegedly following up on a report involving a tan-colored Toyota. The problem, of course, is that Barbour was driving a burgundy Nissan Maxima.

  10. guatepolitics:

"It doesn’t matter who I was, what matters is that I am a trans women and I demand my rights today." — Leslie Graciela, age 7, who was accompanied by community members as a show of support
17 years after the organization Entre Amigos organized the first gay pride march in El Salvador, organizers continue claiming their rights and calling on the state to resolve the problem of hate crimes against the LGBTI community.
(Foto: Fred Ramos | elfaro.net)

    guatepolitics:

    "It doesn’t matter who I was, what matters is that I am a trans women and I demand my rights today." — Leslie Graciela, age 7, who was accompanied by community members as a show of support

    17 years after the organization Entre Amigos organized the first gay pride march in El Salvador, organizers continue claiming their rights and calling on the state to resolve the problem of hate crimes against the LGBTI community.

    (Foto: Fred Ramos | elfaro.net)