justice-denied

This woman is grieving & protesting the Garner decision in Philadelphia at the city’s tree lighting ceremony last night. It’s a very poignant photo because grief & outrage have always been inextricably intertwined. They are the twin emotions of social protest & the driving force of social transformation. 

Too often activists are smeared as troublemakers, malcontents, anti-social misfits. But it was Che Guevara who said “At the risk of sounding ridiculous, the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” One might only add to love the emotions of grief & anger & an implacable sense of justice.

Those of us living to witness the regeneration of Black power can thank the lucky stars we were born under. This is a tragic day because justice was again denied. But this is a glorious moment in time when thousands of human beings rose up & said “We can’t breathe. Racism has to be dismantled.” It’s gonna be a bumpy ride because the ruling elite has everything invested in racism; for them much is at stake & they will use every weapon in their arsenal, including dirty tricks & frame-ups, to destroy this new movement. We keep our eyes on the prize & keep moving forward in solidarity with the Black community. 

By Mary Scully
(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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YOUNG JUSTICE SEASON 3 ANNOUNCEMENT & SNEAK PEAK 

Cartoon Network has finally allowed the Emmy Award winning TV series a third season. Series creators, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti announce the return of their show. 

I THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME I’M ACTUALLY SOBBING SOMEONE HOLD ME.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
—  Frederick Douglass
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The Upper East Side Widow: A Saga

July 15th: The Upper East Side Widow En Route To The Funeral Of Her Late Husband, Richard. There Is An Ongoing Investigation Into His Death

July 18th: The Upper East Side Widow Poses For Pictures Outside The Courthouse After Being Found NOT Guilty For The Murder Of Her Late Husband, Richard.

July 28th: The Upper East Side Widow Announces Her Pregnancy At A Movie Premiere Thirteen Days After The Death Of Her Late Husband, Richard. 

4/19/2014 marked 25 years ago since the City of New York violated the rights of 5 innocent Black & Latino boys who became known as the Central Park Five.

25 years ago, after being coerced into confessing, the Central Park Five spent 7-13 years in jail for a crime they never committed. 25 years ago, Donald Trump took out full page ads in 4 New York City newspapers calling for the execution of five INNOCENT Black and Latino boys.

11 years after filing a $250 million civil suit, the Central Park Five have yet to receive a settlement or formal apology. Justice delayed IS justice denied!

‪#‎NeverForget‬

Via Kim Moore

“An omnic is all metal and technology, and yet you’ve saved countless of them from hate because you believed that they had as much a right to justice as any human. And now, because you are not completely flesh and bone you will deny justice for yourself, from yourself?”

heavily inspired by the fanfic, My Crown Is Called. it’s one of my favorite pharah/symmetra fics, and I’m so glad that it’s going to be continued!

9 in 10  Salvadorans have been denied asylum, and 8 in 10 Hondurans, Mexicans and Guatemalans have been denied.

The Justice Department, which oversees the immigration courts, hasn’t publicly released comprehensive numbers on these cases. But a spokesperson said DOJ analyzed a subset and found that judges denied asylum in about 60 percent of cases involving women and children from July 2014 through December 2015.

In other words, Central American asylum seekers have little hope of winning in court.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
—  Frederick Douglass
PROGRESS ≠ JUSTICE

Yes, progress is an important step on the road to justice, and progress is appreciated, but we should never conflate progress with actual justice. They are not synonymous.

Progress is always necessary, but it is not a replacement for justice.

People can talk about the progress we’ve made all day long, but remember: the end goal is always justice, not simply “progress.”

‘On-again-off-again mentor’
Thank you for acknowledging Phoenix is a shitty mentor to Apollo, if barely one at that