26 9 / 2011

deeskee77:

mzcigz:

eclecticalexandria:

kozamilion:

It’s hours and hours of random white people who don’t do shit… until finally 2 black guys that are normally stereotyped as drug dealers and thugs are the ones who step up to save the little white girl. Fuck you, stereotypes.

 I’ve seen this before many times with my friends. I remember this guy was bad mouthing his girlfriend/partner/wife in the store…like she was a dog. My friend did not know them at all, but he intervened when the man looked like he was going to grab her and told him to stop disrespecting her. This is why I love the black man. There are still ones who believe in protecting women and children.

The mother said she had tears in her eyes. I did, too. To see them just snap into action like that to save her. It was a beautiful thing. Loved this video.

I was glad to see them step up. I came to a young girl’s defense before when an older guy just started randomly threatening her on a public bus. The driver and other passengers did NOTHING to help this girl when he was in her face saying when she stepped off the bus he was going to beat her up. I took the heat for the young lady to run and the guy followed me for blocks, on my heels, threatening to kill me. I had to walk into a store and say I didn’t know the man before he ran off. Mind you I was downtown during the height of pedestrian traffic. All it takes is to think for a second, what if it was YOUR relative in that situation and no one helped? 

LOL Son said “TV! TV!” with the quickness. That’s whassup though. I don’t know what I would’ve done though to be honest. I hear kids screaming and shit everywhere I go. Half the time, I just assume it’s their parents but I really don’t pay attention.

(via deezcandiedyamztho)

20 9 / 2011

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Grassroots International Rally to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
Tuesday, September 20 ·  6:00pm -  8:30pm
Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

I wish I could go.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Grassroots International Rally to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Tuesday, September 20 ·  6:00pm -  8:30pm

Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

I wish I could go.

(via howtobeterrell)

16 9 / 2011

thesolprovider:

More Black Men Now in Prison System than Were Slaves

timetruthhumor:

“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation.

Alexander, currently a law professor at Ohio State, had been brought in to discuss her year-old bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Interest ran so high beforehand that the organizers had to move the event to a location that could accommodate the eager attendees. That evening, more than 200 people braved the pouring rain and inevitable traffic jams to crowd into the library’s main room, with dozens more shuffled into an overflow room, and even more latecomers turned away altogether. Alexander and her topic had struck a nerve. 

Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice  Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.”

“Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes. […]

(Source: truth-has-a-liberal-bias, via thesolprovider-deactivated20111)

14 9 / 2011

fatpeopleofcolor:

Image description: A person leans down towards the camera with a slightly carefree look about her. She is wearing a black body suit, with blushing lips and a necklace in memory of her grandfather.

Damn.

fatpeopleofcolor:

Image description: A person leans down towards the camera with a slightly carefree look about her. She is wearing a black body suit, with blushing lips and a necklace in memory of her grandfather.

Damn.

09 9 / 2011

Incredible.

Incredible.

(via forbrowngirls)

09 9 / 2011

beardedandblack:

Heeeeeey Andre!!!
FAP FAP FAP!


Serious beard envy.

beardedandblack:

Heeeeeey Andre!!!

FAP FAP FAP!

Serious beard envy.

(Source: abstractelements, via forbrowngirls)

08 9 / 2011

notesonascandal:

rosaflora:

US actor Danny Glover, who plans an epic next year on Haitian independence hero Toussaint-Louverture, said he slaved to raise funds for the movie because financiers complained there were no white heroes.

“Producers said ‘It’s a nice project, a great project… where are the white heroes?’” he told the press during a stay in Paris this month for a seminar on film.

“I couldn’t get the money here, I couldn’t get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. You wouldn’t believe the number of producers based in Europe, and in the States, that I went to,” he said.

D”The first question you get, is ‘Is it a black film?’ All of them agree, it’s not going to do good in Europe, it’s not going to do good in Japan.

“Somebody has to prove that to be a lie!”, he said. “Maybe I’ll have the chance to prove it.”

“Toussaint,” Glover’s first project as film director, is about Francois Dominique Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803), a former slave and one of the fathers of Haiti’s independence from France in 1804, making it the first black nation to throw off imperial rule and become a republic.

The uprising he led was bloodily put down in 1802 by 20,000 soldiers dispatched to the Caribbean by Napoleon Bonaparte, who then re-established slavery after its ban by the leaders of the French Revolution.

Due to be shot in Venezuela early next year, the film will star Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett.

How the fuck can a film about the Haitian Revolution/Fight for Independence/Black Slave Revolt have “white heroes”?? 

People just make me sick sometimes. 

Gon’ Danny Glover, make that film. I promise to go see it. 

Smh. At the end of the day, I hope it gets made. If not, don’t worry Danny. Your boy got it in 2016.

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

06 9 / 2011

"We need to teach our youth our history does not begin with American slavery."

@ZellieImani

(Source: black-culture)

03 9 / 2011

bemorefoxxi:

thagoodthings:

thekendroshow:

heeyymicah:

cocoadoll:

This is what I saw when I logged onto FB, a mother perming a kindergartens hair for the fist day of school. The caption says cry baby Morgan. Sad huh, her daughter is in pain, yet and still she takes time to take a picture.

=(

-________________- ugh why would you give a baby a perm man

 OH HELL NO.
This is child abuse at it’s finest. Children are NOT supposed to get perms/relaxers until their scalp is fully developed and that is at the age of 8-10.
HAYSUS CHRIST.

 Fucked up in EVERY way…Let that baby learn what it feels like to love her NATURAL state before you brainwash her into believeing pretty=straight. SMDH

Fact: My daughter will have natural hair until she pays for the perm herself.

bemorefoxxi:

thagoodthings:

thekendroshow:

heeyymicah:

cocoadoll:

This is what I saw when I logged onto FB, a mother perming a kindergartens hair for the fist day of school. The caption says cry baby Morgan. Sad huh, her daughter is in pain, yet and still she takes time to take a picture.

=(

-________________- ugh why would you give a baby a perm man

 OH HELL NO.

This is child abuse at it’s finest. Children are NOT supposed to get perms/relaxers until their scalp is fully developed and that is at the age of 8-10.

HAYSUS CHRIST.

 Fucked up in EVERY way…Let that baby learn what it feels like to love her NATURAL state before you brainwash her into believeing pretty=straight. SMDH

Fact: My daughter will have natural hair until she pays for the perm herself.

(via hi-imcurrentlyobsessed)