Calling ALL of tumblr I need your help!!!

The standing rock tribe are being silenced about what is going on up there with the Dakota access pipe line.

I beg of you to help me get the topic out. It will affect millions of lives. The pipe will leak into the tribes only source of drinking water. We are trying so hard to get this out on twitter and facebook, but we are being silenced.

Today a security team came into the middle of a peaceful native american protest and numerous people got maced and bitten by the dogs. 

I want you all to take a look at the terror on these young girls faces. Then I want you to take a look at the two aggressive dogs. When did it become OK to use dogs against children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters OUR freakin people!!!
The police will only let a dog go if the suspect runs or the suspect is violent and causes a threat to the public of the officer.
Do you see a weapon in these young girls hands? Do these girls look dangerous? The answer would be no. No they don’t.
The people with the dogs aren’t even police officers! They are security guards. They couldn’t even keep control of their own dogs leading to them being attacked also.

This is happening right this second and threatening millions of lives. I have to help.
We can only break the silence if you join us in this fight. Just sharing my post helps the reality of the situation get out there.
I now beg of you to share this post in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Give them a bigger voice. Help them shout this from the roof tops. Please… Rachael <3 <3 #NoDAPL




Here are 15 things your city can do right now to better promote justice in policing

30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism

Update: great commenter suggestion below!


#ChokeHoldOnTheCity marked the one year anniversary of the non-indictment of Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner, ignoring his last words “I can’t breathe”. 

Activists from Justice League NYC gathered outside Gracie Mansion to demand that Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton fire Daniel Pantaleo immediately.


Federal police and military force is massacring activists and professors who were protesting against the laboral/educative reform. I repeat, they’re massacring them. They’re are killing them and burning them outside Nochixtlán. 

On another news, right now in the main plaza, the center of Oaxaca, federal police have cut the lights to make “cleaning” which means dragging and killing all the protesters they can. Ambulances and military jeeps were advising people for NOT helping the protesters or take refugees, or they will be “cleaned” too. 

  6 protesters were confirmed killed due to the use of large weapons by the police. More protesters are disappeared and some are confirmed (just by the survivors) death or burned. In Hacienda Blanca they were killed too.

Also, hospitals, doctors and medicine students aren’t allowed to help or receive the protester, all of this are orders coming from president Enrique Peña Nieto, and the public education secretary Aurelio Nuño Mayer.

Read the full transcript of the remarks Jesse Williams delivered at the BET Awards here:

“Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight. I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, [and] that I make sure I learn what the schools were afraid to teach us, and also thank my amazing wife for changing my life.

Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents and families and teachers and students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right?

It’s kind of basic mathematics that the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize. Now this is also in particular for the black women who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.

Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm, and not kill white people every day. So what is going to happen is we’re going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s fourteenth birthday. So I don’t want to hear any more about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a twelve-year old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich. Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Dorian Hunt.

Now the thing is though, all of us in here getting money, that alone isn’t going to stop this. All right? Dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our bodies – when we’ve spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies – and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies??? There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done. There’s no tax they haven’t levied against us. And we’ve paid all of them.

But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us…

But she would have been alive if she hadn’t acted so…free.

Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter. But, you know what though? The hereafter is a hustle. We want it now. And let’s get a couple of things straight, just a little side note: the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. That’s not our job, all right? Stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you’d better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down!

We’ve been floatin’ this country on credit for centuries yo! And we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius, and then trying us on like costumes, before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.

The thing is though, the thing is: just because we’re magic don’t mean we’re not real.

Thank you.”

Investigate the death of Black Lives Matter activist Marshawn McCarrel

Marshawn McCarrel, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, died Monday outside of the Ohio statehouse. Authorities say the 23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, although no one witnessed the shooting.

His death was ruled a suicide, however there was nobody to confirm that.

McCarrel was also the founder of Pursuing Our Dreams, an Ohio-based community activist group that helped to fight homelessness and hunger - both issues McCarrel battled himself for three months after he graduated high school.

McCarrel was recently recognized by Radio One as a “Hometown Champion” for his great work and activism in the community. It was a prize that came with a free trip to attend this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

His friends and people he worked with are sure he had no motives to kill himself. They are also demanding the video footage from the cameras on the building to see if he really did it with his own hands. 

This man has done so much for the community, he tried so hard to make the life of black people better, so why would he do something like that and leave all his efforts to seek justice and peace? How could a person, who was appreciated by so many people, who jut got a prize from the radio for his achievements leave this life? There is definitely something wrong here and we have to help and find out the truth.

Sign the petition. For all the Black Lives Matter activists.


Moreover there is  story of one cops mocking on this tragic suicide. It’s just not right. 

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1970. Free Breakfast Program.

“By the end of 1969, the Black Panthers were serving full free breakfasts (including milk, bacon, eggs, grits, and toast) to 20,000 school aged children in 19 cities around the country, and in 23 local affiliates every school day.

Flores Forbes, author of Will You Die With Me, a book about his years as a Black Panther, says he worked in the breakfast program, cooking, serving the children and cleaning up. “We had a lot of jobs,” Forbes says.

Forbes says that most of the funding for the program came from donations from within the communities being served. “We got support from local stores, churches, and groceries,” Forbes says. The Panthers believed in the importance of education, and of kids showing up at school full and ready to learn, he says.

Bobby Seale, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, said at the time: “There are millions of people who are living below subsistence; welfare mothers, poor white people, Mexican-Americans, Chicano peoples, Latinos, and black people.“

Forbes says that the breakfast program was just one of many programs the Panthers ran to address the needs of the poor. In fact, they developed more that 60 Serve the People programs, including efforts to provide free clothing and shoes, medical services —including drug and alcohol awareness, —legal aid education, and what was thought to be some of the first true early childhood education programs in the nation, preceding Head Start.

But the Panthers’ image and focus on self-determination drew the attention of then FBI chief, J. Edgar Hoover. He singled out the Black Panthers as national hate group, and the breakfast program as an act of subversion.

Once Hoover went after the Breakfast Program, the handwriting was on the wall. Even though the organizers were careful to consult with nutritionists to make sure the children got high quality, balanced meals, and made sure they had the necessary permits from the health and fire departments for the kitchens and halls where they served meals, they became regular targets of local officials. The children they served were caught in the middle.

Inspired in part by the ideas and actions of the Black Panthers in the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture started the School Breakfast Program [in 1975]. It now feeds nearly 13 million students every single day.” [x]

Photograph: Stephen Shames/Polaris

Eartha Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist. She had a distinctive singing style and is best known for her Christmas song “Santa Baby” and for playing Catwoman in the television series Batman.

Kitt was born in 1927 near the town of North in South Carolina. Her mother was of Cherokee and African descent and her father was white. She was ostracised at a young age because of her mixed-race heritage and at the age of eight, Kitt was sent to live with another family when her mother’s new boyfriend refused to accept her due to her relatively pale complexion. When her mother died, she was sent to live with her aunt, Mamie Kitt in Harlem, New York City. Kitt attended the New York School of Performing Arts, and at the age of 16 won a scholarship to study with Katherine Dunham. She began her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and was a part of the troupe from 1943 to 1948. Kitt was a featured dancer and vocalist and toured worldwide with the company. During a performance in Paris, Kitt was spotted by a nightclub owner who booked her as a singer at his club. She gained fame and fans quickly, including Orson Welles who called her “the most exciting woman in the world”.

In 1950, Kitt performed her first starring role as Helen of Troy in Orson Welles’ staging of Dr. Faustus. Two years later, she appeared in the Broadway review New Faces of 1952, in which she sang a sultry rendition of “Monotonous” every night. The show ran for a year, and Kitt’s performance led to a national tour, a 20th Century Fox version of the show entitled “New Faces” in which she performed “Monotonous,” “Uska Dara,” and “C'est Si Bon” and a musical career. In 1954 she released her first album and had a succession of hits including “Love for Sale”, “I Want to Be Evil”, “Santa Baby” and “Folk Tales of the Tribes of Africa”. Kitt earned a Grammy nomination for the latter. Around the same time, Kitt published her first autobiography “Thursday’s Child.”.

Kitt continued to record and work in film, television and nightclubs throughout the 1950’s and early 1960’s, performing in Mrs. Patterson, Shinbone Alley and Jolly’s Progress on Broadway. In 1958 she starred opposite Nat “King” Cole in the W.C. Handy biopic St. Louis Blues and the following year she earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as Anna Lucas in a film of the same name. In the late 1960’s, Kitt took on one of her most famous roles when she replaced Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the TV show Batman. Kitt made the role her own and her distinctive voice and trademark growl made her portrayal of Catwoman iconic.

Kitt was active in a number of social causes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, leading to her being put under surveillance by the C.I.A from 1956. In 1966, Kitt established the Kittsville Youth Foundation, a a chartered and non-profit organization for underprivileged youth in the Watts area of Los Angeles. She was also involved with a young group in Anacostia in Washington D.C. called “Rebels with a Cause” who were fighting to clean up the streets and establish areas for the youths to go to keep them out of trouble. She testified with them before the House General Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. She stated that their model could be used for urban areas throughout the U.S. with similar problems and stated as much, the group were awarded the funded needed. Kitt was also a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and in 1968, she spoke out at a White House luncheon about the Vietnam War. Kitt stated that “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.“ and "The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons—and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson—we raise children and send them to war.” Following her comments, Kitt was blacklisted in the U.S. and focused her attention on performing in Europe and Asia.

In 1974, Kitt returned to the U.S. with a triumphant Carnegie Hall concert, followed in 1978, by a starring role in the successful Broadway musical Timbuktu!. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance. In 1984, she earned her first certified gold record of her career with the disco song “Where Is My Man”. Kitt built a large fanbase of gay male fans, and gave frequent performances at benefits in support of HIV/AIDS organisations. She was a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and publicly supported same-sex marriage.

Kitt was a prolific performer. She continued to work on various projects including film, tv, performing on Broadway and giving live musical performances. Live theatre was her passion, and in 2001, she was nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for her role as Dolores in George Wolfe’s “The Wild Party. She also starred in “The Wizard of Oz”, Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”, “Nine, The Musical” and The New York City Opera production (Lincoln Center) of “Cinderella.” Off-broadway, she starred in “Mimi Le Duck” (2006) and The Westport County Playhouse production of “The Skin Of Our Teeth” (2007). She also made annual appearances in the New York Manhattan cabaret scene at venues such as the Ballroom and the Café Carlyle in her later years. Kitt died in 2008. She won many awards, including three Emmy’s, one of which was posthumous. She is celebrated with a star bearing her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sources here, here and here.

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It has been a few months since I’ve posted. I’ve been teaching for the summer in California. I’m going back home to Philadelphia in a week and I’m moving to Atlanta in two weeks.

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