5 months after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was murdered by police in Cleveland, his family has still not been able to bury their son, due to a prolonged investigation.

They are unsure whether his body will be needed for further medical examination to gather additional evidence. (x)

He was just a little boy, you guys. He didn’t deserve this. . His family still can’t bury their little boy? There are no words. I’m in tears. 

Many think blacks should go by Dr. King’s philosophy of using nonviolence to make their demand for justice. They should remember that’s it’s been 47 years since he was assassinated and blacks still aren’t being treated equally. Also remember that it was the law enforcement that assassinated him.

One of the country’s tricks on blacks is to act as if Dr. King was the only black leader. During Black History Month, they always mention him only. There are other influential black leaders who stood up against the racism and injustice. Martin Luther King wasn’t the only one. Blacks must research about more civil rights leaders and their techniques.
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Please reblog these posts and spread them around tumblr. (Multiple other people are using these screenshots to get the word out.) These horrible tweets come from Chris Wilson. He goes to my school and he is a terribly repulsive human being. He’s made even more horrible comments, but after being reported to the school administration, he deleted his twitter…. The posts still remain…
He’s racist, antisemitic, ableist, and misogynistic. On top of that, he is gay, yet STILL homophobic!

If you want to get involved, email our principal at CH02BPS@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Thank you for reblogging!


PS: the administration made an announcement defending him and saying that the main post that this issue concerns (the first picture) wasn’t posted by him.
*Note to anyone who goes to Groves High School: there will be a sit in at 7:30am in the commons. Instead of going to your first hour, stay in the commons to stand up for what’s right! Also: wear blue in favor of anti bullying!

It is morally irresponsible to condemn riots without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society.

These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in the violent rebellions to get attention, and I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.

—  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1967 (x
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We Stand with Baltimore and Those Standing Up to Police Brutality. Join Us in Supporting the Brave Protesters Fighting for Justice and Change in Baltimore by Donating to the Legal/Bail Support Set Up by Baltimore United for Change: http://bit.ly/1DZXWZs  

  • “When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is ‘correct’ or ‘wise,’ any more than a forest fire can be 'correct’ or 'wise.’ Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves” Ta-Nehisi Coates: http://theatln.tc/1GClc6J
  • The New Issue of TIME Magazine’s Cover Story ‘The Roots of Baltimore’s Riot’: http://ti.me/1bYNLOK
  • Go Behind TIME’s Baltimore Cover With Aspiring Photographer Devin Allen: http://ti.me/1bYNTxU
  • “That story, the one where a portion of the city—the black, economically ignored portion—lives in dread of police violence and were marching not just for Freddie Gray but against the history of the Baltimore PD, was not the story the media chose to tell. Instead, they chose headlines like this, to tingle the synapses of those who have little to fear from police, poverty, or street crime, but never seem to feel more alive than when they feel afraid. It’s unconscionable, just as it was unconscionable for the Baltimore police union to call protesters “a lynch mob,” just as it was unconscionable for the city to take the actions it did at Camden Yards.” Dave Zirin: http://bit.ly/1QBNa5m
  • Since 2011, #Baltimore has lost or settled more than 100 lawsuits related to police brutality: http://bit.ly/1Jyo7hz via Vox
  • “And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard” MLK Jr. in his speech “The Other America” in 1968. Sadly, this quote is still just as powerful and relevant 40+ years later. Rest In Peace Freddie Gray: http://bit.ly/1GAzqCb

“Atticus-” said Jem bleakly.

He turned in the doorway. “What, son?”

“How could they do it, how could they?”

“I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep. ”

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-To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Relevant as ever. #Blacklivesmatter