#SayHerName: A Vigil in Remembrance of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police. Although Black women are killed, raped and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in our popular understanding of racialized state violence.
“Yes, all lives matter, but we’re focused on the Black ones right now, ok? Because it is very apparent that our judicial system doesn’t know that. Plus, if you can’t see why we’re exclaiming #blacklivesmatter you are part of the problem.”
Today in Solidarity (12/1/14): Thousands across the US participate in #HandUpWalkOut, walking out of their jobs/schools to call for an end to the targeting of black bodies by the police. #staywoke #farfromover
Vigil for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Massacre in Charleston, SC. The mass shooting of nine innocent people in South Carolina has rocked the nation. This act of terrorism is being investigated as a racially motivated hate crime. Black Americans are being gunned down and murdered at an alarming rate.
An unarmed 18 year old boy shot by police today as he exited a gas station, reportedly because he ‘fit the profile of a suspect’.
How unspeakably terrible, to be murdered on Christmas Eve. My heart goes out to his family and friends, and to the families and friends of the many other people killed by police simply for the colour of their skin. #BlackLivesMatter.