Sunday was well spent :) thetalentedmrkornegay
My Ferguson October fam out wilin’. Civil disobenience can be fun too. #PumpkinRiot for all. #staywoke #cackling #nojusticenopeace
A Day On The Beach (In Pictures)
Swimsuit Designed by Me
Jamaican Toni-Ann Miller, in a courageous act of selflessness, rushed into a burning building to save the lives of two children.
A year following the incident, Toni-Ann, now 11, is being recognized by the country for her bravery and is to be conferred with a Badge of Honour for Gallantry at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony, to be held on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 20, on the lawns of King’s House.
» Congratulations Toni-Ann sweetie!!! You are one very brave and blessed little girl!! «
Michael Brown’s parents paying tribute to their late son after a powerful performance by Vince Staples, Jay Electronica and Common, at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2014. #Don’tShoot
This is truly infuriating….The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.
On the night of December 9, 2011, Siham Stewart called her husband, Ayyub Abdul-Alim, as he closed down his corner store, Nature’s Garden, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She asked him to bring home a gallon of milk. A few minutes later, she watched from the window of their second-floor apartment as he was seized in the street and handcuffed by two police officers.
Forty-eight hours after Abdul-Alim’s arrest, FBI agent James Hisgen and Springfield police officer Ronald Sheehan offered him the chance to walk away free of charges if he agreed to become an informant on the Muslim community. He refused the deal and is now held at the Cedar Junction maximum-security prison in Massachusetts, facing up to sixteen years behind bars.
While awaiting trial, Abdul-Alim discovered that his wife received cash payments from the FBI totaling at least $11,949. The receipts were signed by Sheehan and Hisgen. Stewart testified against Abdul-Alim in court and admitted to working as an informant. This past April, Abdul-Alim was found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm that he alleges the officers planted on him as part of their attempt to pressure him to work for the FBI.
(read more at above link)
Pictures from the funral of Enas Khalil , 5 years old .
A Jewish settler deliberately ran over two Palestinian children near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank as they were coming back home from school . The settler fled the scene after the incident.
In September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.
On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.
A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.
In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.
Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.
Hate crimes by Israelis against Palestinians, referred to as “price tag” attacks, are common in the West Bank, and are rarely investigated or prosecuted by Israel.
About 550,000 Zionist settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on lands largely confiscated from local Palestinian communities.
All settlements in occupied territory are deemed illegal under international law.
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)
why are white people so scared of saying the word black but not nigga?
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.
Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.
Yall see Janet hitting the nae nae though?
some day i’ll stop feeling sad all the time
not today though