blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Born on this day…July 16, 1947

Assata Olugbala Shakur: Black Activist

Book:

Assata: An Autobiography

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder.

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.

In her own words:

“My name is Assata (‘she who struggles’) Olugbala (‘for the people’) Shakur (‘the thankful one’), and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984. I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one. In the 1960s, I participated in various struggles: the black liberation movement, the student rights movement, and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. I joined the Black Panther Party. By 1969 the Black Panther Party had become the number one organization targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO program. Because the Black Panther Party demanded the total liberation of black people, J. Edgar Hoover called it [the] ‘greatest threat to the internal security of the country’ and vowed to destroy it and its leaders and activists.”

white people make up black attackers: master post.

writeswrongs:

writeswrongs:

Okay I am posting this just because I want to save it and keep it for future reference. There is nothing in here that hasn’t been said before. Please print this out and put it on your damn fridge or in your first aid kits along with a set of pliers to pull your own damn teeth out when you can’t handle saying the same shit 20 times a day to grown white people.

White folks like to do heinous shit and blame it on mysterious generic black men and women.  This isn’t just a dated thing from some long ass time ago, this is a current and normalized trend and here are just some of the biggest stories I could find.

Okay, let’s look at some examples of white people doing shady insane shit and blaming generic black men and women.

okay? Remember Bethany Sorro?

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Bethany Sorro claimed a black woman threw acid on her face.  Turned out to be a hoax - there was no black woman attacker, she did it to herself.

How about Bryan Douglas Wells, the pizza-delivery man turned bank robber?

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He told a bank that three black men had tied a bomb under his neck in order to rob a bank.  Turns out he and his white friends were full of shit, but that didn’t stop them from accidentally detonating the bomb and killing him in the process.

Or hey, how bout Susan Smith? 

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The white woman who murdered her own children and then claimed a black man had done it? Huh, sounds familiar.  Turns out she didn’t really like her own damn kids.

Or Charles Stuart  who killed his own wife n kids and then claimed a generic young black man had enacted this horrific tragedy on his whole damn family?

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He only got caught because his brother admitted to helping him kill his wife n kids, and up until then the police had booked a slough of young black male suspects in hopes of pinning this shit on someone.

or Ashley Todd, 

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who, in the midst of the 2008 US presidential election, claimed a black Obama supporter had attacked her in a politically-motivated “mugging.”  Turns out, she was full of shit.

or Philidelphia Police Sgt. Robert Ralston, who claimed a black man shot him in the foot?

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But actually he admitted to shooting himself in the foot, and had no reason when questioned why.  

Or how about, Conrad Zdzierak, this white man from Ohio who robbed banks:

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dressed in this black mask:
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so that he would look like a black dude:

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and so that, he would hope, a black man would be arrested and charged in his place?

So, can I just say, I and any other folks of color who ain’t got no fucking time for you and your white tears have good cause.  I’ll reserve my damn judgement for when yall aint consistently full of shit.

Okay.  If you know more of these stories please add them and feel free to edit this post.  I came back and added a few based on stories I simply had not noticed.

Thank you, this has been a post.

Oh look one of many new stories to add to this list: 

White babysitter has her white boyfriend rob her employer’s house, blames random black man when it was really her white boyfriend.

(via rebelbaes)

sancophaleague:

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Just wanted to share this story, I think it’s sad that these kids are that ignorant that they didn’t see anything wrong with mocking this girls rape using and hashtagging “Jadapose”.  
 

"A teen’s rape went viral in the past few weeks after photos, videos, memes and other foul jokes were made at her expense. Jada, a 16-year-old from Houston, Texas, said she and other girls were drugged and raped by 17-year-old Innel Yahia and other teenage boys two months ago at a party.  Yahia, goes by the name @WhiteboyLaflare on Twitter. Jada, 16, was openly mocked on Twitter, Instagram and other social media when lewd pictures of her nude and passed out were distributed among her high school classmates. They were using the hashtag #Jadapose to mock the position she was in after she was raped.

 
Yahia been disputing what happened during the gathering, which lasted until the early hours of the morning. Even though he admitted during a phone call to taking pictures of Jada while naked and sharing them without her consent— “I’m childish,” the teen said— he also claimed that she was the one who poured herself a drink.
 

"She brought the drink herself from my fridge asked if we could drink it," he tweeted Saturday to his over 5,000 followers. "She knew what she was doing before she came," he continued in a separate tweet that has now been deleted."She never let me hit, she gave me d—- twice," he added— incriminating himself, as that act that could still fall under the bounds of sexual assault under the law.

Now that Yahia has been exposed for his sexual crimes, Jada is campaigning for his arrest. She held a press conference in front of the home at which she was assaulted. The home is reportedly owned by a parent who lives out of the state, while the son lives there alone.

"It’s really sad. I’m hurt— just being here, knowing that that happened to me. … It’s very embarrassing," she told KHOU news.

Police are currently investigating the alleged rape. No charges have been filed against Yahia or any of the other teen boys in attendance.”  (Source :http://gnli.christianpost.com/)

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#sancophaleague #iamjada

brosif123:

newwavefeminism:

toastyslayingbutter:

dynastylnoire:

siddharthasmama:

nezua:

Never forget the foundation of Law and Order.

People really don’t know that America’s first police force was made to keep watch for runaway slaves and keep free ones in check. This has carried over into today and will never stop, unfortunately.

KRS One tried to tell us

The first police “organizations” were Rattle Watches. The first police officers were Runaway Slave Patrolman, which started in 1705.

Historical context is significant

America’s first police where guards who watched over camps in the night when the first Natives arrived here.

brosif123:

newwavefeminism:

toastyslayingbutter:

dynastylnoire:

siddharthasmama:

nezua:

Never forget the foundation of Law and Order.

People really don’t know that America’s first police force was made to keep watch for runaway slaves and keep free ones in check. This has carried over into today and will never stop, unfortunately.

KRS One tried to tell us

The first police “organizations” were Rattle Watches. The first police officers were Runaway Slave Patrolman, which started in 1705.

Historical context is significant

America’s first police where guards who watched over camps in the night when the first Natives arrived here.

(via ijustglow)

PSA: Police Brutality Please Reblog

theblackarchitect:

Can some educated person in Black Tumblr please put together some info on how to deal with brutality of the police? I am at a loss on how I should handle myself as a petite black woman (5’4”) who can possibly have a run in with multiple white 200+lb officers socking me in the face and jumping on…

In reality for you there is nothing. The only thing that sista could’ve done to help her situation was cover her head the entire time. The only way a people can and ever combat this when the warriors(which we have few of due to white socialization and fear of Black masculinity) of the people stand guard. Basically a Black man, if there was one that saw it should have done something. If that were a grown 200lb man that wouldn’t have happened. He would’ve just pulled his gun knowing he would loose the fight because pigs/white supremacists are the biggest cowards in the world when it comes to Black men. Our people need security in the neighborhoods like we used to have but with the dislike, and the constant using white supremacy as a crutch against each other nobody is willing to put their saftey on the line for anyone. There are men that would have done something though they just wern’t around.

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sancophaleague:

#sancophaleaguethrowback
Independence Day is a Widely Celebrated National Holiday here in America, “Land of the Free”. I laugh every time I hear the phrase. Every year millions of Black People spend billions of dollars celebrating July 4th, America’s Independence, but I wonder if we know our history. On July 4, 1776, America would adopt the Declaration of Independence which would mark its Independence from Britain but whose Independence was it? The harsh reality is that while “Americans” were celebrating their Independence, Black People were still being beaten, raped, and tortured. While the “Bombs Burst in Air”, Africans in America would continue to be enslaved. The adoption of the Declaration of Independence meant nothing to Black people who would still suffer enslavement for almost 100 more years. So with that in mind, I ask just as Frederick Douglas asked in 1876, “What is July 4th to me?”
Written by: @KingKwajo

sancophaleague:

#sancophaleaguethrowback
Independence Day is a Widely Celebrated National Holiday here in America, “Land of the Free”. I laugh every time I hear the phrase. Every year millions of Black People spend billions of dollars celebrating July 4th, America’s Independence, but I wonder if we know our history. On July 4, 1776, America would adopt the Declaration of Independence which would mark its Independence from Britain but whose Independence was it? The harsh reality is that while “Americans” were celebrating their Independence, Black People were still being beaten, raped, and tortured. While the “Bombs Burst in Air”, Africans in America would continue to be enslaved. The adoption of the Declaration of Independence meant nothing to Black people who would still suffer enslavement for almost 100 more years. So with that in mind, I ask just as Frederick Douglas asked in 1876, “What is July 4th to me?”
Written by: @KingKwajo

themaroonvillage:

plantdaddy:

White people go to Africa to legally kill already endangered animal species for fun, but let me walk down the street and kick little Suzie’s dog. I’ll be in jail and on the news by 2pm.

#MichaelVick

(Source: gvccishaman)

theblackarchitect:

sancophaleague:

Im not the biggest JayZ and Beyonce fan but what is wrong with their daughters hair? You rather the put that 57 inch brazalian in it? 😂😂😂
Mafuggas is ignorant. Because they allow her to rock it natural it’s “nappy” , “unpresentable” ??? Some black people be screaming their self-hate at the top of their lunges.
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#sancophaleague

I can’t argue with the fact that black people shame those who wear it natural. That happens. All. The. Time. However can they do something to it (her hair)? Comb it? Moisturize it? Something. Not everyone is saying press/perm/weave it. That child’s hair looks matted and unkept. Notice I didn’t say ‘nappy’. Beyonce doesn’t step out of the house looking less than 10. Whether you feel her 10 is realistic or not..The point is she takes the time to make sure she look put together head to toe. Now I think it’s great she is letting her daughter’s hair be natural but I think she could spend some time (or get someone to spend some time) combing/brushing/moisturizing her daughter’s hair. Natural doesn’t need to look uncared for. Just my opinion, since that has been a topic.
@sacopholeague feedmerevolution what do you think about that take?

theblackarchitect I do agree with the whole she puts all the time and money into herself but walks around with her daughter looking how ever statement. Its kinda up to whomever the parents are. My sister in law has locs she started that after a while she left them alone and just let the free form yet she always gets compliments. If she were the one holding Blu Ivy it wouldn’t seem weird or questionable.A lot of people would say they thought her hair, my hair and my wife’s hair looked unkept. I understand both sides but the majority of people speaking bad about it would rather her look like beyonce because in reality you cant tell if her hair is moisturized or not the only thing people see is twists on one side and a fro on the top, but once again its only because it’s Beyonce.

theblackarchitect:

sancophaleague:

Im not the biggest JayZ and Beyonce fan but what is wrong with their daughters hair? You rather the put that 57 inch brazalian in it? 😂😂😂

Mafuggas is ignorant. Because they allow her to rock it natural it’s “nappy” , “unpresentable” ??? Some black people be screaming their self-hate at the top of their lunges.

Post made by @solar_innerg

#sancophaleague

I can’t argue with the fact that black people shame those who wear it natural. That happens. All. The. Time. However can they do something to it (her hair)? Comb it? Moisturize it? Something. Not everyone is saying press/perm/weave it. That child’s hair looks matted and unkept. Notice I didn’t say ‘nappy’. Beyonce doesn’t step out of the house looking less than 10. Whether you feel her 10 is realistic or not..The point is she takes the time to make sure she look put together head to toe. Now I think it’s great she is letting her daughter’s hair be natural but I think she could spend some time (or get someone to spend some time) combing/brushing/moisturizing her daughter’s hair. Natural doesn’t need to look uncared for. Just my opinion, since that has been a topic.

@sacopholeague feedmerevolution what do you think about that take?

theblackarchitect I do agree with the whole she puts all the time and money into herself but walks around with her daughter looking how ever statement. Its kinda up to whomever the parents are. My sister in law has locs she started that after a while she left them alone and just let the free form yet she always gets compliments. If she were the one holding Blu Ivy it wouldn’t seem weird or questionable.A lot of people would say they thought her hair, my hair and my wife’s hair looked unkept. I understand both sides but the majority of people speaking bad about it would rather her look like beyonce because in reality you cant tell if her hair is moisturized or not the only thing people see is twists on one side and a fro on the top, but once again its only because it’s Beyonce.


"Hidden Colors 3 is currently the #1 documentary on Amazon. I want to send out love, thanks and respect to everyone who went out to the theaters and supported the film this week. We must continue to shatter the lie that the only films Black people will support are hood,ratchet,coon,or slave movies. Also, another reason why Hidden Colors 3 is number one right now is because people can only make pre sale orders. So there are no copies available for bootleggers right now. So people are making legitimate purchases of the film. This is very important. Please do not support any bootleg copies of the film when it comes out. Because we can’t track bootleg sales. And when we try to prove to the industry that there is an audience for intellectual and educational Black films, we don’t have the hard numbers to prove this. And the industry uses the lack of hard numbers and legitimate sales to justify not funding intelligent Black films. #HC3Movie #HiddenColors3" - Tariq Nasheed

"Hidden Colors 3 is currently the #1 documentary on Amazon. I want to send out love, thanks and respect to everyone who went out to the theaters and supported the film this week. We must continue to shatter the lie that the only films Black people will support are hood,ratchet,coon,or slave movies. Also, another reason why Hidden Colors 3 is number one right now is because people can only make pre sale orders. So there are no copies available for bootleggers right now. So people are making legitimate purchases of the film. This is very important. Please do not support any bootleg copies of the film when it comes out. Because we can’t track bootleg sales. And when we try to prove to the industry that there is an audience for intellectual and educational Black films, we don’t have the hard numbers to prove this. And the industry uses the lack of hard numbers and legitimate sales to justify not funding intelligent Black films. #HC3Movie #HiddenColors3" - Tariq Nasheed

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 neosweetsoul   I don’t think my message sent due to this janky ass tumblr app, and i’m unable to send on your page. I’m 15 min from downtown. It was at the midtown arts cinema next to Piedmont Park. The other showing is today at the Plaza Theater but its been sold out for awhile i think. Yesterdays showing was sold out also and many people didn’t get in luckily i bought my tickets as soon as they were announced. You can get the DVD on hiddencolorsfilm.com though it comes out July 4th.