BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn’t been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.
thisisrealliffee: On Friday, Sept 5th, over 70 people joined me in the East Quad to stand in solidarity with the protests that have taken place in #Ferguson and to bring awareness to the profiling that unfairly target black and brown bodies. I want to thank all of you again for coming out and I want to encourage everyone to share this picture through as many different mediums as you can! Liking or hearting the photo isn’t enough! If someone likes it on Facebook, ask them to share too! If someone hearts it on Tumblr, hashtag the photo so even MORE people can see it! Put it on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and include the hashtag #LUCwithFerguson when you do. It’s our job to fight back when injustices take place, and I encourage all of you who believe in social justice to help this picture go viral!
My blackness isn’t determined by how I talk, how I carry myself. Not even the music I listen too. If that was the case a lot of white people would be black. Blackness is not an outfit we put on. I was born this way. This was a gift. a non refundable gift. Others wish they were given the privilege of waking up with rich history and culture running through their veins. I didn’t choose to be black but I’m damn sure being black chose me.
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Chants of let her speak, let her speak resound as the moderator attempts to cut off protestor, Zakiyah’s questions and criticisms of hostile police tactics towards protestors.
Our voices must continue to be heard in Ferguson. Please share or donate to fund her stay as she continues to so ground work and organize to get justice for Mike Brown. She has been working feverishly there for three weeks now.
Strolling | Ep 8 (by Cecile Emeke)
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My mind is in a very dark place…
I feel like everything is going wrong. I’ve given nothing but respect to people and the way I’ve been treated this past week was a complete smack in the face. I’ve been disrespected, slandered, shamed, defamed & even personal photos of me have been dehumanized.
I’ve done my best to pray for people and move on but things like this leave a permanent wound.
I’ve been told that this situation was my fault & that I need to make better decisions - which comes to show that victim blaming is very real.
We need better laws to protect our women’s safety and privacy. Our lives, safety & bodies matter.
My mind is in a dark place and I can’t stop crying. I have no one to talk to and I’m asking for praying. It’s hard to stay strong when things like this wont allow you to move on.
I can’t battle my depression with situations like this.
Help, advice, and prayers are well needed.