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  1. kendronamore:

    jiggalopuff:

    what the fuck

    No way

     
     
  2. Don’t test be bitch!

    I may appear a little nerdy, a little sociological with just about everything I come across, a little “pretentious” because I listen to music other than pop and because I like museums, a little “uptight” because my identity performance does not present “hood” but does present “queer” and “alternative”… Pass those judgements, I’m okay with it.


    But don’t you ever call me white to knock me down the “latino enough” chart, because I do not present as authentic enough. I have overcome the internal battle of “authentic enough”. As a latino from the suburbs, i had to deal with shade on both sides. One for not being latino enough or two for being too latino. In academia, for working harder for being latino, while being judged by poc for being a sellout. At work when promoted, treated like shit by peers because I was a “kiss ass”, and by superiors for being their token latino in an all white staffed work environment.


    Don’t put your shit on me bitch; I’ve home through it before and don’t intend to revisit that place. I’m happy with who I am. So don’t come at me because I don’t fit your standards of authentic performance. Fuck out if here with that shit.

    Getting to know someone romantically and they come at me for not fitting their standards. Don’t put your fantasies and expectations of an ideal lover on me and when I am not what you desire, don’t try and break me down. No sir, nah-ah!
     
     
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  4. thepeoplesrecord:

New Orleans PD shoots unarmed black man in the head, doesn’t report incident for 2 daysAugust 17, 2014
While most of the nation’s attention has been focused on the police shooting deaths of unarmed African Americans around the country — most notably Michael Brown and Ezell Ford — one story managed to slip under the media’s radar. News of a young African-American man shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer on Monday managed to go unreported because the police department never released details about the shooting.
The victim, identified as 26-year-old Armand Bennett, was shot in the head Monday during a traffic stop with a New Orleans police officer. He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a local hospital. Armand’s attorney Nandi Campbell told UPTOWN via email, “My client was shot in the head and staples were required to close the wound.”
He was with his brother in a parked car, near the Tall Timbers subdivision, when officers confronted them with their guns drawn. Tall Timbers is a fairly affluent neighborhood, where Armand’s brother is a resident. The brother reported that a female officer fired two shots at them.
Campbell also tell us, ”He was not armed. After the first [shot], Armand started running toward his brother’s home. He was fired upon again as he was running. I’m unclear about whether he was in car when first shot was fired, but he was close to the car when the first shot happened.”
The story was first reported on Monday, which had a bare bones report that an “officer needs assistance” call was placed on the 3700 block of Mimosa Ct. in Algiers, a community in New Orleans. The NOPD reported an officer, recently identified as Officer Lisa Lewis, suffered a minor injury to her right hand during a scuffle with a combative suspect around 1:30 a.m. Details were not released that anyone had been shot or what the confrontation was about.
Campbell said there is an ongoing investigation into her client’s ordeal. At this time, Bennett has been charged with five outstanding warrants, including illegal possession of a weapon, resisting an officer (Gretna, LA), resisting an officer (New Orleans), possession of marijuana, and criminal damage to property, according to WWLTV.
A public records request for information fell on deaf ears over at the NOPD until Wednesday evening when the following statement was released:
On Sunday, August 10, 2014, around 1:19 a.m., a Fourth District NOPD officer was conducting a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Mimosa Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer was injured and the suspect, 26-year-old Armand Bennett was shot.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas publicly apologized on Wednesday for taking two days to release details about the shooting. “In this particular case it’s a complete snafu on the part of my team. I take responsibility for it, I apologize for it, and I don’t want it to happen again,” said Serpas. He said that a press release was prepared on Monday, but somehow slipped through the cracks.
“I find it simply unacceptable to you and to the public that our office failed to get the information out,” Serpas added.
After the information was made public Wednesday evening,  Campbell had this to say via email, “Normally traffic stops do not include officers approaching the car with guns drawn. [The NOPD] Chief cannot decide if it was a traffic stop or if [the] officer stopped my client because she was aware of [the] outstanding warrant.”
She continues, “According to my client and his brother, there was no tussle, wrestling, or physical altercation with my client and the officer. They totally dispute the statement made by the chief.”
Photo credit: Bennett Family
Source

    thepeoplesrecord:

    New Orleans PD shoots unarmed black man in the head, doesn’t report incident for 2 days
    August 17, 2014

    While most of the nation’s attention has been focused on the police shooting deaths of unarmed African Americans around the country — most notably Michael Brown and Ezell Ford — one story managed to slip under the media’s radar. News of a young African-American man shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer on Monday managed to go unreported because the police department never released details about the shooting.

    The victim, identified as 26-year-old Armand Bennett, was shot in the head Monday during a traffic stop with a New Orleans police officer. He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a local hospital. Armand’s attorney Nandi Campbell told UPTOWN via email, “My client was shot in the head and staples were required to close the wound.”

    He was with his brother in a parked car, near the Tall Timbers subdivision, when officers confronted them with their guns drawn. Tall Timbers is a fairly affluent neighborhood, where Armand’s brother is a resident. The brother reported that a female officer fired two shots at them.

    Campbell also tell us, ”He was not armed. After the first [shot], Armand started running toward his brother’s home. He was fired upon again as he was running. I’m unclear about whether he was in car when first shot was fired, but he was close to the car when the first shot happened.”

    The story was first reported on Monday, which had a bare bones report that an “officer needs assistance” call was placed on the 3700 block of Mimosa Ct. in Algiers, a community in New Orleans. The NOPD reported an officer, recently identified as Officer Lisa Lewis, suffered a minor injury to her right hand during a scuffle with a combative suspect around 1:30 a.m. Details were not released that anyone had been shot or what the confrontation was about.

    Campbell said there is an ongoing investigation into her client’s ordeal. At this time, Bennett has been charged with five outstanding warrants, including illegal possession of a weapon, resisting an officer (Gretna, LA), resisting an officer (New Orleans), possession of marijuana, and criminal damage to property, according to WWLTV.

    A public records request for information fell on deaf ears over at the NOPD until Wednesday evening when the following statement was released:

    On Sunday, August 10, 2014, around 1:19 a.m., a Fourth District NOPD officer was conducting a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Mimosa Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer was injured and the suspect, 26-year-old Armand Bennett was shot.

    New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas publicly apologized on Wednesday for taking two days to release details about the shooting. “In this particular case it’s a complete snafu on the part of my team. I take responsibility for it, I apologize for it, and I don’t want it to happen again,” said Serpas. He said that a press release was prepared on Monday, but somehow slipped through the cracks.

    “I find it simply unacceptable to you and to the public that our office failed to get the information out,” Serpas added.

    After the information was made public Wednesday evening,  Campbell had this to say via email, “Normally traffic stops do not include officers approaching the car with guns drawn. [The NOPD] Chief cannot decide if it was a traffic stop or if [the] officer stopped my client because she was aware of [the] outstanding warrant.”

    She continues, “According to my client and his brother, there was no tussle, wrestling, or physical altercation with my client and the officer. They totally dispute the statement made by the chief.”

    Photo credit: Bennett Family

    Source

     
     
  5. markusbones:

    misandryad:

    Another aboriginal girl has been found dead in my city

    Allah yerhamo, may He grant you jannah

    this makes me reflect so much on how many aboriginal women and girls (trans, cis, and intersex) we lose daily in this country
    it’s disgusting and makes me ache when I think about all the powerful, incredible, important first nations, metis, and inuit women I’ve met who have taught me so much.

    shit needs to change, but I feel so helpless about it, and I think a lot of other folks do too. I think white people and settlers use that as an excuse to ignore what is happening. and that is so fucked up.

     
     
  6. Fucking transplants.

     
     
  7. covenesque:

hopunk:

lowcutcaesar:

ishyagrrrl:

seeszarun:

This is deeper than color .

One white woman being kicked in the head doesn’t make it NOT about race.

Sza I was rooting for you and your thin ass vocals why would you post this?

The picture in question is from 2012, when a Lincoln police officer kicked a white woman in the head while she was handcuffed.
This officer was put on unpaid suspension, eventually resigned from the force and convicted of felony battery with a dangerous weapon.
Mike Brown, an 18 year old black boy, was shot in plain daylight for no reason, while stating that he was unarmed. his body was left out on the street for hours and Ferguson police called for back-up forces before they called the paramedics. The officer who shot Mike has not been named. The people of Ferguson, majority black residents, have been teargassed, shot at with rubber bullets and greeted by tanks and assault rifles in their attempts to protest and their calls for justice have been greeted by silence and SWAT teams. The officer has not been arrested and has not been named. He’s on PAID suspension. The police have been illegally arresting people and not telling them why and they still aren’t answering questions about the shooting.
so, tell me, you sing-sighing on the track ass bitch, is this deeper than color?

Spend more time drawing on them freckles, girl

ugh! the response tho.

    covenesque:

    hopunk:

    lowcutcaesar:

    ishyagrrrl:

    seeszarun:

    This is deeper than color .

    One white woman being kicked in the head doesn’t make it NOT about race.

    Sza I was rooting for you and your thin ass vocals why would you post this?

    The picture in question is from 2012, when a Lincoln police officer kicked a white woman in the head while she was handcuffed.

    This officer was put on unpaid suspension, eventually resigned from the force and convicted of felony battery with a dangerous weapon.

    Mike Brown, an 18 year old black boy, was shot in plain daylight for no reason, while stating that he was unarmed. his body was left out on the street for hours and Ferguson police called for back-up forces before they called the paramedics. The officer who shot Mike has not been named. The people of Ferguson, majority black residents, have been teargassed, shot at with rubber bullets and greeted by tanks and assault rifles in their attempts to protest and their calls for justice have been greeted by silence and SWAT teams. The officer has not been arrested and has not been named. He’s on PAID suspension. The police have been illegally arresting people and not telling them why and they still aren’t answering questions about the shooting.

    so, tell me, you sing-sighing on the track ass bitch, is this deeper than color?

    Spend more time drawing on them freckles, girl

    ugh! the response tho.

     
     
  8. rafi-dangelo:

    We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.

     
     
  9. Entitled

    1. Me: This older generation pisses me off so much
    2. Therapist: Why?
    3. Me: Because when I was growing up, we were forcefed the idea that if we didn't want to be 'flipping burgers at McDonalds,' then we'd better go to college.
    4. Therapist: And?
    5. Me: And now we've all gone to college, have degrees, can't get a damn job, and the same people that told us to go to college call us entitled assholes because we refuse to flip burgers
    6. Therapist: Touche
     
     
  10. sun-thief-rai:

    No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

    So.

    Yeah.

    I’m weary.

     
     
  11. micdotcom:

    Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

    Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

    Let us not forget their voices

     
     
  12. Thanks!
    asked by johnnydelasoul
    answer:

    De nada

     
     
  13. bigmankuma:

    the latest jiraiya men… cribbed from the web. ;)

     
     
  14. Six Feet Under <3

    (Source: decapitated-unicorn)

     
     
  15. blacksupervillain:

    deedeecontroversy:

    contaminatedbreastcheese:

    mnatazon:

    jean-luc-gohard:

    Black protesters telling off white agitators. (x)

    LOL
    I know who this guy is
    He’s one of the bob avakian followers from the revolutionary communist bookstore I interned at. They’re all like…old white ppl who love agitating police in the name of communist revoltion. Fucking assholes obsessed with promoting their brand.

    Why am I not surprised. What has everyone been saying about these garbage white “revolutionaries.” You’ve got anarchists and the RCP (and possibly the KKK) trying to weaponise protesters and incite an all-out confrontation on one end, and then the police who are just looking for an excuse and are already provocative enough on their own.

    It all must be a game to them, or an exercise in abstraction. Because I know they must be aware at least subconsciously that they are in little danger of retaliation. If they are hurt, it would be circumstantial or accidental; the black citizens would be brutalised.

    "They’re hurting our kids," the white man tells the Black man. No, they aren’t hurting white kids. White people need to have a seat.

    white devils.

    I promise thehijackers tend to be communists.