James Baldwin on Palestine

(Source: ethiopienne)

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Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.

She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.

“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.

(via queerandpresentdanger)

UN Secretary General Admits Moral Responsibility for Cholera

“’Certainly the U.N.’s refusal to accept responsibility and comply with its legal obligations undermines its mission to promote the rule of law in Haiti and elsewhere,” said Concannon, whose group was the first to file claims on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims and their families.

“Somewhere this afternoon, a police trainer is giving Haitian police officers a lecture about how they need to sacrifice their personal and friends’ interests and respect the rule of law so that Haiti can advance,” he said. “The trainees are looking at the logo on her/his shirt and laughing.’”

http://www.ijdh.org/2014/07/topics/health/united-nations-top-official-goes-to-haiti-to-promote-cholera-elimination-elections/#.U8P-zfm-2G4?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=cholera

When was the last time you said, I love you, to yourself? Or the last time you said you were proud of yourself? Said you were cute, smart, funny? You’re with this identity for the entire duration of your existence…why not cultivate a relationship with yourself by appreciating yourself.

yourpersonalcheerleader:

bellahaus13:

piccolowasablackman:

2damnfeisty:

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Stay strong sis.

White feminists have been real quiet. Where are the long dissertations about supporting Jada?

I love for harriet and yes support Jada!

This is sad that ALL feminists can’t stand behind ONE cause that we all agree on because of skin color. It shouldn’t matter what we look like on the outside.

We all bleed the same color blood; Red.

*screams*

My notifications from this post are littered with comments like the one above.

This is not high school musical.

The reality is that we are not all in this together.

The solution is not for all of us to hold hands and disregard diversity.

It is:

Erasure.

Silencing.

"Post-racial" bullshit…

*sighs*

buttonpoetry:

Ariana Brown & Arati Warrier - “Invisible” (CUPSI 2014)

"Before I know who is worthy, I have already opened my mouth for them."

A beautiful group piece from UT Austin, champions of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

The Asian-American Awakening: That Moment When You Realize You're Not White

elloellenoh:

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fascinasians:

I connect with this a lot.

What was your Awakening moment?

iwannalaughallyourtearsaway this is the article. 

Yes, all of this.

(via thesisonadolescence)

Who Will Speak for the Children of Gaza?

"This is not justice. This is genocide; a mere continuation of the colossal crimes against humanity committed by Israel against Palestinians over the past decades.

The world should be asking Israel, where is the justice for all of those lives you have ruined? Israel has become judge, jury, and executioner in its own rigged ‘court of law’: the playground of real-time ethnic cleansing. Who is going to stand trial for the 88 dead Palestinians, the hundreds more wounded, the incredible loss of livelihood sustained by the Gaza Strip? No one.

Who will speak for the children of Gaza? No one.”

http://anti-imperialism.com/2014/07/10/who-will-speak-for-the-children-of-gaza/