It’s amazing to me how many “ear to the ground” folks I know have spent so ugh time posting about Beyoncé but still aren’t spreading awareness about #kendrickjohnson . This 17 year old #blackboy was killed on school grounds in #Valdosta Georgia and everyone from the school to the cops to the coroner to the funeral home to the media is complicit in the #coverup . #CNN has been the only news outlet that has followed the story and tried to get the family some answers. HELLO PEOPLE this #blackbody is symbolic of how we as #blackpeople are still seen. THEY FILLED HIS BODY WITH NEWSPAPER! Look at his face! They tried to say he only suffocated?! How when he looks like #emmettill ?! If you can post about how wonderful Beyoncé is or anything else THEN SURELY you can share this story and spread awareness. The coverup is only working because people aren’t informed. The more people know, the more pressure can be put on the town. The US Attorney and FBI are involved but it’s not enough. Where are his rallies? His songs? His poems? Why is his image not being shared across the country? Across the world? Where is the #outrage
Oh my God. Bless his soul
We demand justice: The racist killing of Renisha McBride
November 18, 2013
A 19-year-old African American woman is dead for the “crime” of asking for help after a car accident in a predominantly white suburb of Detroit.
Renisha McBride was shot in the head with a shotgun in the early morning hours of November 2. She had been in a car crash and—with her cell phone dead and bleeding from a wound on her head—was seeking help from residents.
According to reports, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer shot Renisha through the screen door of his home. Wafer didn’t call police until an hour later—at which point, he claimed to have fired in self-defense. He then changed his story, claiming the shotgun went off by accident—only to change it back again when prosecutors filed murder and manslaughter charges against him.
Contrary to initial reports, Renisha was shot not in the face but the back of the head, as she turned to leave, according to the Detroit Free Press—another contradiction of Wafer’s self-defense claim. Likewise, initial reports said Renisha’s body had been “dumped,” but police later said it was found on the porch.
Renisha’s murder is being compared to the Trayvon Martin case, and for good reason—Wafer is using “Stand Your Ground”-style self-defense laws to try to escape punishment by claiming that he felt threatened by Renisha.
Although her death was ruled a homicide, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn’t file charges for 13 days, during which time police and the mainstream media kept the killer’s identity secret. Worthy reportedly refused an initial request for a warrant by Dearborn Heights police, saying more investigation was needed.
Detroiters didn’t take the same do-nothing attitude toward Renisha’s murder.
On November 7, about 50 people gathered outside police department headquarters in Dearborn Heights. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke for the crowd when he asked: “Had she been a white woman and the shooter a black man, would the shooter be sitting comfortably at home watching TV today?”
Two days later, some 200 people attended a rally, organized by the National Action Network, on the West Side of Detroit. Another protest was held a week later, on December 16, organized by the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the International Socialist Organization.
Faced with this mounting pressure, Worthy finally filed charges against Wafer, including second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Now that charges have been filed against Wafer, the media are taking another page out of the Trayvon Martin case and are putting the victim on trial. Mainstream outlets are reporting on toxicology reports showing that the alcohol level in Ranisha’s blood was past the legal limit for intoxication—and unconfirmed tests showing marijuana in her system. As if that justifies her execution by shotgun for seeking help.
Worthy insisted that the decision to charge Wafer had “nothing whatsoever to do with the race of the parties”—but no one who looks at the case can take that seriously. As journalist Rania Khalek wrote at her blog, Renisha was “a Black woman from Detroit, which is 82 percent Black, whereas Dearborn Heights, the area she was shot in, is 86 percent white.”
Anyone who has protest police violence and racism in Detroit is familiar with the double standards applied to Black and white, including by Kym Worthy, who is African American.
Worthy, for example, wasn’t so cautious about filing charges with Charles Jones, the father of Aiyana Jones, the seven-year-old girl murdered by Detroit police in her sleep three years ago. Shortly after Aiyana’s death during a police raid on her home, Charles was charged with providing the gun used in another murder. Although the only “evidence” against him was the testimony of a jailhouse snitch that had been thrown out by a judge, Jones has been held without bail for three years as Worthy continually postponed his trial.
The prosecutor assigned to Jones’ case is the very same one as for his daughter’s killer,which Worthy denies is a conflict of interest. In the case of Aiyana’s killer, the prosecutor’s office somehow managed to select an all-white jury from a predominantly Black area for the cop’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial.
This is only another example of a justice system that treats Black life as less valuable—something made gruesomely clear once every 28 hours—the rate at which African Americans are killed by police, security guards or vigilantes, according to a report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
It goes without saying that a Black man who killed a white woman on his porch would be put in jail right away. The news media wouldn’t be printing statements from his neighbors about how he’s a “good man” who “never bothered anybody.” Wafer wouldn’t have been released on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond and described as a “low risk to the community”—and the media wouldn’t be talking about whether he reasonably believed his life was in danger.
Illustration by Robert Trujillo, Dignidad Rebelde
Before & After
A mother in law said to her son’s wife when their baby was born:
“I don’t mean to be rude but he doesn’t look anything like my son.”
The daughter-in-law lifted her skirt and said:
“I don’t mean to be rude either, but this is a pussy, not a fucking photo-copier.”
The second child killed in New Orleans in 3 days. I love my Tumblr followers, y’all reblog the hell out a Beyoncé post but ignore every single post about what’s going on in New Orleans. I’m not even sure why I expect any of you to be phased, our own politicians and police department don’t care either. But I, as well as thousands of other New Orleanians, will continue to stand for change. And we will not stop until our voices are heard. RIP baby girl
Rest in Peace Baby Gurl 💫
Three fleas were sleeping on a woman.
One was on her head, the second was in her armpit, and the third was in her
pussy. The next morning the three fleas met up on a passing dog and compared
notes as to how they had slept.
The first said “I slept on this really hard place it had some hair but it
was very uncomfortable”.
The second said “I slept in a place that was kind of wet but it was warm and
The third flea said “I slept in this dark cave and it was really nice. But
as I was sleeping this big bald monster came in, woke me up, slammed me
against the wall a few times, and then spat in my damn face!”
Photos that speak: Fuck your fountain. Fuck your tree. Fuck voter suppression. Fuck your labels. Fuck your stereotypes. Fuck your hatred. Fuck your restaurants. Fuck that dude. Fuck police brutality. Fuck white supremacy.
These pictures are so powerful. I will always reblog this.