lovelylisa22:

Stop saying POC when you mean Black People.

Stop saying Racism when you mean White Supremacy. 

Make it plain.

Thank You

sancophaleague:

It’s levels to this Coon shit…
When white ppl kill blacks make sure you deflect the blame back to the victims.
Rights of passage to being a good coon.
Its st8 coonin because ppl who said that usually never ever voice their concern about black on black crime UNTIL white people are being criticized.
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#sancophaleague

sancophaleague:

It’s levels to this Coon shit…

When white ppl kill blacks make sure you deflect the blame back to the victims.

Rights of passage to being a good coon.

Its st8 coonin because ppl who said that usually never ever voice their concern about black on black crime UNTIL white people are being criticized.

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#sancophaleague

welcome2quannyvill:

This Mike Brown Story is sickening. For those that don’t know, the cops shot an 17 year old kid because they suspected he stole candy from a store. They shot him 10 times, killing him, then leaving his body in the streets for hours. People from the community protest and rally against the cops and what do they do? Bring military weapons out and police K9’s. I’m sorry, but I was under the impression that police dogs were for sniffing drugs, no? This is crazy. This is what modern day genocide looks like. There is no article on it as of yet, why? Cause Amerikkka don’t care about brown boys and girls. The fact that one has to learn this from twitter says it all. Again, this is modern day genocide. White people are always the quickest ones to defend the cops because they’re not on the receiving end of this bullshit. Telling black people “don’t give the police a reason to fuck with yo black ass” is up there with telling women “don’t wear provocative clothes so you won’t get rapped.” The worst part about all of this is that A: this boy was schedule to start his freshman year of college this upcoming Monday and B: those cops are going to get away with it. John Crawford, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Andy Cruz, Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Darius Simmons, Johnathan Ferrell Trayvon Martin… when does it end? #MikeBrown #Ferguson #Missouri #PoliceBrutality #Cops #YoungBlackTeen #Genocide

Black people please stop saying “When will it end”. that’s slave/ domesticated animal thinking. Make it end, you have control over things that happen. White supremacy cannot exist without your compliance. There is a reason the system was shook in the 60’s because Black folks said they weren’t about to take this shit anymore. Stop standing around doing nothing. If someone did this to my wife or someone else in my family i am fully prepared to do 100 years in prison or give my life. People sit around being liberals talking about shaming,not being represented by their(white) media, not being accepted and all kinds of other non productive shit that wont fix the ACTUAL root of the problem. You don’t give a lung cancer patient cough medicine  so why the hell are we constantly talking about other things that will not fix the root of the problem? We need to wake the hell up and stop worrying about simple shit and worry about the survival of you and your people. Genocide is not a joke. White supremacy is not a joke, but most of the other things our people talk about is. This will stop when we make it stop  This has been happening for hundreds of years how much more evidence do we need?

welcome2quannyvill:

This Mike Brown Story is sickening. For those that don’t know, the cops shot an 17 year old kid because they suspected he stole candy from a store. They shot him 10 times, killing him, then leaving his body in the streets for hours. People from the community protest and rally against the cops and what do they do? Bring military weapons out and police K9’s. I’m sorry, but I was under the impression that police dogs were for sniffing drugs, no? This is crazy. This is what modern day genocide looks like. There is no article on it as of yet, why? Cause Amerikkka don’t care about brown boys and girls. The fact that one has to learn this from twitter says it all. Again, this is modern day genocide. White people are always the quickest ones to defend the cops because they’re not on the receiving end of this bullshit. Telling black people “don’t give the police a reason to fuck with yo black ass” is up there with telling women “don’t wear provocative clothes so you won’t get rapped.” The worst part about all of this is that A: this boy was schedule to start his freshman year of college this upcoming Monday and B: those cops are going to get away with it. John Crawford, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Andy Cruz, Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Darius Simmons, Johnathan Ferrell Trayvon Martin… when does it end? #MikeBrown #Ferguson #Missouri #PoliceBrutality #Cops #YoungBlackTeen #Genocide

Black people please stop saying “When will it end”. that’s slave/ domesticated animal thinking. Make it end, you have control over things that happen. White supremacy cannot exist without your compliance. There is a reason the system was shook in the 60’s because Black folks said they weren’t about to take this shit anymore. Stop standing around doing nothing. If someone did this to my wife or someone else in my family i am fully prepared to do 100 years in prison or give my life. People sit around being liberals talking about shaming,not being represented by their(white) media, not being accepted and all kinds of other non productive shit that wont fix the ACTUAL root of the problem. You don’t give a lung cancer patient cough medicine  so why the hell are we constantly talking about other things that will not fix the root of the problem? We need to wake the hell up and stop worrying about simple shit and worry about the survival of you and your people. Genocide is not a joke. White supremacy is not a joke, but most of the other things our people talk about is. This will stop when we make it stop  This has been happening for hundreds of years how much more evidence do we need?

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nevermindreal:

How can some black people say they’re not African? If you take an African lion and put it in a zoo in America does it make it an american lion? No It’s an African lion in america. You are an African in America

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thepeoplesrecord:

Man who shot unarmed black teen Renisha McBride found guilty of second-degree murderAugust 8, 2014
A white suburban Detroit homeowner was found guilty on Thursday of second-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teen on his porch in a case that set off protests and fanned racial tensions.
Theodore Wafer, 55, sat stone-faced, staring straight ahead as the jury delivered its verdict after less than two full days of deliberations. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter and firearms charges.
The airport maintenance worker faces up to life in prison for killing Renisha McBride, 19, with a shotgun blast through his locked screen door after he was awakened in the early hours of Nov. 2 by repeated, violent knocking on his door.
McBride, who had been drinking and smoking marijuana, was apparently disoriented when she arrived Wafer’s house seeking help after getting in a car crash, according to testimony.
Although the killing sparked protests in Dearborn Heights and comparisons to the 2012 Florida shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was also unarmed, race played little role in the 11-day trial.
"Her life mattered and we showed that," Monica McBride, the victim’s mother, told reporters after the verdict, hugging Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney Patrick Muscat.
Wafer said that he had been alarmed by the loud knocking on his front and side doors. He said he “shot in fear” in self-defense through the screen door but was not aiming at anything.
But Muscat told jurors Wafer treated his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun “like a toy” instead of a deadly weapon.
"He should have called 911," McBride’s mother said. She has described her middle daughter as a dog lover and "mama’s girl" who would call to check in during breaks from work.
"That could have been anybody’s kid," said Walter Simmons, Renisha McBride’s father, when asked if race was a factor. "I think he was ready for whoever came to his door."
Jurors and Wafer’s defense attorney, Cheryl Carpenter, declined to talk to reporters.
Wafer was sent to jail before his Aug. 25 sentencing before Judge Dana Hathaway.
The McBride case initially sparked controversy in the Detroit area, which has long been troubled by racial tensions between the mostly black and impoverished city and the mostly white suburbs.
But unlike the case of Trayvon Martin, charges were filed quickly against Wafer - less than two weeks after McBride’s death. That appeared to calm community concerns.
Experts said Wafer’s claim of self-defense during the trial was hurt by a lack of evidence, such as physical marks from a struggle.
"If the outside door was pulled off its jamb or kicked in, it would have been a completely different case," said Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning.
Wafer’s testimony, in which he admitted to intentionally pulling the trigger after earlier telling the police that the shooting was an accident, also failed to win him an acquittal.

"If they didn’t believe him, they were going to convict him," Henning said.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Man who shot unarmed black teen Renisha McBride found guilty of second-degree murder
August 8, 2014

A white suburban Detroit homeowner was found guilty on Thursday of second-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teen on his porch in a case that set off protests and fanned racial tensions.

Theodore Wafer, 55, sat stone-faced, staring straight ahead as the jury delivered its verdict after less than two full days of deliberations. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter and firearms charges.

The airport maintenance worker faces up to life in prison for killing Renisha McBride, 19, with a shotgun blast through his locked screen door after he was awakened in the early hours of Nov. 2 by repeated, violent knocking on his door.

McBride, who had been drinking and smoking marijuana, was apparently disoriented when she arrived Wafer’s house seeking help after getting in a car crash, according to testimony.

Although the killing sparked protests in Dearborn Heights and comparisons to the 2012 Florida shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was also unarmed, race played little role in the 11-day trial.

"Her life mattered and we showed that," Monica McBride, the victim’s mother, told reporters after the verdict, hugging Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney Patrick Muscat.

Wafer said that he had been alarmed by the loud knocking on his front and side doors. He said he “shot in fear” in self-defense through the screen door but was not aiming at anything.

But Muscat told jurors Wafer treated his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun “like a toy” instead of a deadly weapon.

"He should have called 911," McBride’s mother said. She has described her middle daughter as a dog lover and "mama’s girl" who would call to check in during breaks from work.

"That could have been anybody’s kid," said Walter Simmons, Renisha McBride’s father, when asked if race was a factor. "I think he was ready for whoever came to his door."

Jurors and Wafer’s defense attorney, Cheryl Carpenter, declined to talk to reporters.

Wafer was sent to jail before his Aug. 25 sentencing before Judge Dana Hathaway.

The McBride case initially sparked controversy in the Detroit area, which has long been troubled by racial tensions between the mostly black and impoverished city and the mostly white suburbs.

But unlike the case of Trayvon Martin, charges were filed quickly against Wafer - less than two weeks after McBride’s death. That appeared to calm community concerns.

Experts said Wafer’s claim of self-defense during the trial was hurt by a lack of evidence, such as physical marks from a struggle.

"If the outside door was pulled off its jamb or kicked in, it would have been a completely different case," said Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning.

Wafer’s testimony, in which he admitted to intentionally pulling the trigger after earlier telling the police that the shooting was an accident, also failed to win him an acquittal.

"If they didn’t believe him, they were going to convict him," Henning said.

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"I’m just curious to how calling a Black person an ‘ankh’ constitutes an insult. I really don’t get it. Enlighten me please."
- DARVIN ASAFO (via darvinasafo)

soulrevision:

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Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.

While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.

CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.

GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.

When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv. 

*I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*

As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!

Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu

CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA

GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd

Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p

GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/

CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/

- soulrevision

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