trayvon-martin

My Journey, I Walk

With recent news surrounding Bree Newsome it has allowed me to really think about where we are as a country and a generation. What Bree Newsome did was not only heroic but it was leadership of our generation. You constantly here people asking whose going to be the new Rosa Parks, or MLK, or Malcom. The thing is that none of us can be those people. They were amazing people who lived their life and wrote their stories. The questions you should be asking are who am I going to be? What story am I going to write? I don’t know about you guys but Bree Newsome’s story and actions have inspired me. is your voice being heard in a generation that is stronger than ever right now? How are you utilizing the resources that you have to make change, to make a difference, to make an impact? While I am inspired and motivated by Bree Newsome’s actions I can’t say that I want to be her. I want to write my own story and reflect back on my journey years from now and say while Bree was paving the way there I was was paving the way here. Where are you paving the way? 

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On February 26th 2012, George Zimmerman stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, and then shot him through the heart. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice declined to file civil rights charges against the killer, two years after a state court acquitted him of murder. These are the lessons we learned in between.

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But no you guys are right, the flag has nothing to do with racism it’s all about that war you lost.

Originally posted by totallybrian

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NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF UNARMED MAN BEING SHOT BY POLICE SHOWS POLICE LIED. DA RULED MURDER AS BEING “JUSTIFIED”

On August 11, 2014, Dillon Taylor walked out of a local Salt Lake City, Utah, convenience store minding his own business. He wasn’t armed. He wasn’t committing a crime. He was listening to music on his headphones, probably in his own world.

Just two days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson, Taylor would soon face a similar fate at the hands of a local officer. And on October 1, the district attorney in Salt Lake City, Sim Gill, ruled that the killing of 20-year-old Taylor was justified. Even in his determination, though, he stated that “Taylor’s shooting was justified not because he posed an actual threat, but because (Officer) Cruz reasonably perceived a threat.”

Now that the full video has been released, it’s disturbingly clear that nothing about this police shooting was justified. Nothing at all.

( WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO. VERY ROUGH TO WATCH. )

#StayWoke

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Do not forget this face! It has been almost 3 years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, and the man who got away with murder was just arrested again on another weapons related incident. He was profiled, stalked, tracked, and then murdered by a man with violent tendencies yet justice was not served. Not only was his life taken, but so was his character. The young boy was accused of being a ‘thug’ despite being an average teenager doing teenager things, and having committed no crime when he was shot down. Do not forget this face, do not let history forget this young man. He was a victim, but was convicted of being Black and wearing a hoodie, a crime punishable by murder.

R.I.P. Trayvon Martin

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On this weeks episode of What Did Those Racists Do?, A noose was found hanging from a tree near the student union at Duke University. The week before, UGA’s Phi Deltas threw a “What would you would be like without a degree” party and proceeded to dress like what they think “thugs” look like.

Welcome to America.