1. thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

    There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

    Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

    LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

    7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

    17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

    Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

    Eleanor Bumpurs

    Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

    Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

    Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

    Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

    Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

    Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

    After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

    Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

    Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

    Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

    Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

    Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

    Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

    Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

    The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

    Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

    $2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

    No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

    Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

  2. sea-glass-siren:

    Mental Health Awareness Week from October 5-11

    Even mermaids can have a mental illness, for a mermaid has no tears and therefore suffers so much more.

    I’m that one person out of every five who has an invisible illness. I’m a suicide survivor. These are two reasons why I chose to per-sue Counseling Psychology in college. It’s also why I wanted to become a mermaid; not just to make myself happy, but to make others happy as well. Help raise awareness for mental illness by sharing this post.

    Know that you are not alone.

    (Source: mermaidmargo)

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  4. black-culture:

    Response to the fatal police shooting of Vonderrit Myers

  5. huffingtonpost:

    Transgender Actress Erika Ervin On Her ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Role

    We couldn’t be more thrilled for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.

    For more on Erika’s remarkable life including her time as a lawyer and her encounter with AIDS in the nineties watch the full mini-doc here. 

  6. theyoungradical:

mass producing your fake revolution

    theyoungradical:

    mass producing your fake revolution

    (Source: fuzzyhorns)

  7. That didn’t take long

    cypheroftyr:

    So, the trolls and #GamerGate fools have already found #INeedDiverseGames.

    So tread the tag carefully, report trolls. Thanks to Karnythia for the heads up.

    Don’t engage, just block and go on. I’m not going to give the any of my time and you shouldn’t either.

  8. The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest.

    — This statistic was recently released in United Nations report that uses Oxfam figures. It’s also a huge wake-up call for anyone who doesn’t consider income inequality a major issue in global politics. (via micdotcom)

  9. http://www.inclusivestreetstyle.com/post/99402168647/inclusivestreetstyle-ok-followers-heres-the →

    inclusivestreetstyle:

    ok followers, here’s the thing

    a student org I work with has created a petition to ask the Board of Trustees at my womens college (Smith College) to allow trans women

    there are thousands of you, it would help SO MUCH if you all could sign this, you DON’T have to…

  10. goddess-of-mischief-from-221b:

girl scouts take no shit

    goddess-of-mischief-from-221b:

    girl scouts take no shit

    (Source: fatanarchy)