hiphop-hierarchy:

socialjusticekoolaid:

CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.

Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)

The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.

33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?!  #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson 

Update on Ferguson

bienenkiste:

Ph. Lobke Leijser

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

ghostsmashers:

appledoze:

Social Justice

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haha yeah your kinda right what with mainstream feminism generally ignoring woc and trans girls and-

oh wait no your talking about feminists pointing out that society general caters to men more and how thats “misandry”

lol ok

snarkbender:

oreyoreos:

maria-amino:

rihenna:

Rihanna as Tip in the first official Dreamworks Animation Trailer Home

I WANNA SEE LOTS OF HYPE OVER THIS MOVIE I WANNA SEE EXCITEMENT CAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST CGI MOVIE WITH A BLACK PROTAGONIST

gonna reblog so that everyone can know about this movie

freaking out about how good her hair looks

the-goddamazon:

:’)

adreianpayne:

yes hello we are open good morning

redhester:

iamnaymarie:

A few gorgeous and eccentric captures of some Black beauties at this year’s Afro Punk fest in Commodore Park, Brooklyn on August 24th, 2013!

© NayMarie Photography www.NayMarie.com
@
iamnaymarie

the most interesting set by far. by. far. 

brotoro:

skinandbands:

thecrankyfeminist:

brotoro:

reminder: ferguson and palestine are still happening and are still important even though there’s less attention being paid to them right now

this also applies to the missing school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria!

that’s still happening?

jesus christ
yes
yes all of these things are still happening
thank you for proving my point

inmydreamsperhaps:

black—lamb:

lawdtoday:

kobetyrant:

A PROPHET

!!! yes @ I don’t want white people claiming me

THIS

#<3 #bby
darvll