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We want the world to see us as Kings. We want the world to respect us as men. The problem is we can’t and have not been protecting our Queens. Now that is me included. I have read something in the past weeks. Stories that received no protest no anger. Things that are so weak that I can’t understand how they happened to our Queens. Yet let a black man die we go crazy. Yet we should be biting down every police station for what they are doing to our women/Queens. I have said this before on my last account. The world judges us on how we treat our Queens. It’s why the Black woman is so copied and attacked. WE THE MEN NEED TO WAKE UP. By @iam_queen_lich vi
#Regrann from @naacp - Here are a few of the faces–women killed by law enforcement. #Sayhername. (Clockwise from top left)

#MiriamCarey
#KathrynJohnston
#TarikaWilson
#RekiaBoyd
#DarnishaHarris
#ShellyFrey
#TanishaAnderson
#ShereeseFrancis
#AiyanaStanleyJones
#YvetteSmith
#ShantelDavis
#AlesiaThomas
#AlbertaSpruill (center)
Imagine if we didn’t have social media. Imagine the lies we would believe right now. #JustFacts #WAKEUP #LionzKingsView #LionzKingsView2 #AnotherHashTag #ICantBreathe #BlackPride #BlackUNITY #ActingBlack #LeadBYExample #PoliceBrutality #blacktumblr #PoliceShootings #PoliceTerrorism

By @revolutionary_mindset
“If you didn’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” These words from 11-year-old Girl Scout Lily Talley could have schooled a group of grown adults caught on video taunting and making racially-tinged insults at her troop, whose members came to speak during public comment period of their local Cecil County animal control department.

The girls came to an April 29 Animal Care and Control Oversight Commission meeting after growing concerned over news reports of poor conditions and mistreatment of pets, local WMAR reports.

In a video of the incident the girls, from Chesapeake Bay Troop 176, can be seen standing outside the meeting holding home made signs, when a group of adults starts harassing them with comments like, “go back to Baltimore, where you belong.” The adults were reportedly supporters of the Cecil County’s animal control vendor, A Buddy for Life.
Imagine if we didn’t have social media. Imagine the lies we would believe right now. #JustFacts #WAKEUP #LionzKingsView #LionzKingsView2 #MikeBrown #FreddieGray #AnotherHashTag #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #BALTIMORE #McKinney #McKinneyPoolParty #BlackSocialMedia #ResearchEverything #ActingBlack #LeadBYExample #PoliceBrutality #PoliceShootings #PoliceTerrorism #SayHerName #EricSheppardChallenge #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceState #BLackWomenLivesMatter #Fairfield #FairFieldAquaticCenter

By @blackwatch07
I’m going to punt you in your pus*y.“ These were the words of LAPD Officer Mary O'Callaghan to Alesia Thomas. Handcuffed with her legs restrained, Alesia can be seen getting punched in the throat by Officer O'Callaghan who then delivered on her promise and kicked her directly in her groin - repeatedly. This was nearly 3 years ago.

It was recorded on the dashcam.

As O'Callaghan jabbed at the woman’s throat with her hand, Thomas looked into the camera with wide eyes. The recording captured Thomas, who also had her legs tied with a nylon hobble restraint, repeatedly saying, “I can’t.” The video showed O’Callaghan raise her boot and strike Thomas, whose body shook in response. A few minutes later, Thomas’ eyes closed and her head fell backward, the video showed. The recording then cut off.

She died at the hospital that evening. The video of her being a.ssaulted was just released for the first time in court and can be seen below.
Imagine if we didn’t have social media. Imagine the lies we would believe right now. #JustFacts #WAKEUP #LionzKingsView #LionzKingsView2 #MikeBrown #FreddieGray #AnotherHashTag #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #BALTIMORE #BlackPride #BlackUNITY #BlackHistory #BlackSocialMedia #Ebony #ResearchEverything #ActingBlack #LeadBYExample #PoliceBrutality #PoliceShootings #PoliceTerrorism #EricSheppardChallenge #Bmore #NYC2Baltimore #BaltimoreUprising #NoJusticeNoPeace #blacktumblr

This Artist Makes Incredibly Tiny Pottery By HandThis Artist Makes Incredibly Tiny Pottery By Hand

Size does matter,” writes Tacoma, Washington artist Jon Almeda on his pottery website. Tiny hand thrown ceramics at 1” (2.54cm) scale are now Almeda’s specialty, despite starting his career with much bigger pieces. He describes the critical moment online:

“While browsing a book store, I came across a book called ‘Creating Ceramic Miniatures‘ that really changed my whole outlook and approach,” Almeda writes. “Throwing small really allows me to focus on the shape and form of a piece. It is a very meditative form of creation.”

Almeda’s pieces look exactly like their larger versions, and are often small enough to sit atop a coin or matchbook. A custom designed motorized curio wheel is needed to achieve the level of precision necessary for such small scale ceramics.

More info: almedapottery.com | FacebookInstagram (h/t: thisiscolossal)

Happy Memorial Day to all the people that have given their lives for a country that doesn’t care. Thank you to all of you but it hurts to know that this country is fallen apart. How can our men and woman come back to a country that has given a A license to kill to the police. How many have survived there time fighting for this country. Just to come home and be killed by police. Imagine if we didn’t have social media. Imagine the lies we would believe right now. #JustFacts #WAKEUP #LionzKingsView #LionzKingsView2 #MikeBrown #FreddieGray #AnotherHashTag #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #BALTIMORE #BlackPride #BlackUNITY #BlackHistory #BlackSocialMedia #Ebony #ResearchEverything #ActingBlack #LeadBYExample #PoliceBrutality #PoliceShootings #PoliceTerrorism #EricSheppardChallenge #BlackLivesMatter #BLackWomenLivesMatter #NoJusticeNoPeace

This is what #WhiteSupremacy act like is justified. They act like there is no such thing as #whiteprivilege. The oppression of my people is not justified. Imagine if we didn’t have social media. Imagine the lies we would believe right now. #JustFacts #WAKEUP #LionzKingsView #LionzKingsView2 #MikeBrown #FreddieGray #AnotherHashTag #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #BALTIMORE #BlackPride #BlackUNITY #BlackHistory #Tributaree #BlackSocialMedia #BlackOwned #Ebony #ResearchEverything #ActingBlack #LeadBYExample #PoliceBrutality #PoliceShootings #PoliceTerrorism #EricSheppardChallenge #Bmore #protestify #solidarity #NYC2Baltimore #BaltimoreUprising #NoJusticeNoPeace