Here are some of the things I talked about in this video:
Here are some of the things I talked about in this video:
Screencaps from the Livestream last night. [watch here]
- Ferguson PD using crowd-control sirens that are so loud and piercing they cause intense pain to eardrums.
- Flash and smoke grenades being thrown into a residential area.
- Ferguson PD firing rubber and wooden bullets at unarmed citizens engaged in a peaceful protest.
- Ferguson PD firing at protesters without regard to personal property, casing large fires near to residential areas.
UNAC and other peace activists will be gathering at 79th Street and Central Park West at 10 am on Sunday, Sept. 21 for the People’s Climate March. Some of the groups who will be with us at 79th are May 1 Immigrants Rights Organization, Bolivaran Circle NYC, Venezuela, Al-Awda NY - The Palestine Right to Return CoalitionEgyptian Americans for Democracy & Human Rights NY/NY, Guyanese American Workers United, Haiti Liberte, Honduras Resistencia USA, Jersey City Peace Movement, Jews for Palestinian Right to Return, Vets for Peace, Peoples Organization for Progress, Peoples Video Network, Socialist Action, Workers, World, Black Agenda Report, Raging Grannies, Occu-Evolve OWS, Le Pena del Bronx, International League for Peoples Struggle, Fight Imperialism Stand Together, BAYAN USA - Philippine Coalition, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, SI Solidarity with Iran, Free Mumia Coalition, American Islamic Committee for Women and Child and others.
We will have speakers, chants and solidarity. Join us and march with UNAC. Look for our banner. https://www.facebook.com/events/684265898327244/
Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims
1. Criminalizing Blackness in America
2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares”
3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death
4. The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)
This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe
That a 4-year old Black child knows #handsup #dontshoot speaks to the level of #racism in the US #MikeBrown #Ferguson
Attorney Pavita Krishnaswamy describing the illegal tactics of the landlord of Homewood Gardens who is trying to force Black tenants out of their rent stabilized apartments in order to rent to white younger tenants #gentrification - 3mins
Flatbush Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters - 4/15/2014
Contact: Aga Trojniak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 347.232.5417
Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters
Suit alleges violations of Fair Housing Act, New York State and New York City Human Rights laws
WHAT: Press conference announcing the filing of a federal lawsuit against a landlord who has aggressively harassed and targeted Black tenants in an effort to displace them from Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartments.
WHO: Tenants, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Attorneys from Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn program, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, Council Member Mathieu Eugene
WHERE: 414 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, 11225 (Map)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15th, 9:30 AM
WHY: Tenants and advocates will announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against landlords who have aggressively harassed and targeted Black tenants in an effort to compel them to move so that their apartments can be rented almost exclusively to younger, white tenants. The landlords’ discriminatory tactics have included refusing to cash Black tenants’ rent checks for months on end and then sending rent demands for tens of thousands of dollars, refusing to make repairs, and bringing baseless housing court cases against Black tenants. Since purchasing these buildings a few years ago, the landlords have succeeded in pushing out approximately 20 families out of a total of 52. Plaintiffs (eleven tenants and the Flatbush Tenant Coalition) allege violations of the Fair Housing Act and the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws.
Photo, video, and press availability. Copies of the court documents will be on hand.
Black women in the U.S. have been excluded from definitions of ‘respectable’ and/or ‘proper’ womanhood, sexuality, & beauty. This matters when one considers how we’re treated within society as a result. Black women have also been constructed as always ‘publicly available.’ Think of how this played out for Monica Jones as a trans black woman (though repeatedly misgendered by authorities) and for other black women. If we are always ‘publicly available,’ then charging us with manifestation of prostitution is more likely. These ideological constructs have their roots in justifying slavery and our general subjugation. They are doing particular work and we see this work clearly ‘manifested’ in the historical criminalization of black women. Unfortunately, there have been few studies about the history of black women’s punishment and criminalization. Notable exceptions include work by Kali Gross and Ann Butler. So when I come across interesting stories about crime and punishment in Black women’s history, I try to document them.
Please sign and spread the word: Petitioning Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as an Trans Hate Group https://www.change.org/petitions/southern-poverty-law-center-monitor-gender-identity-watch-as-a-hate-group-2
Marissa Alexander was a victim of domestic abuse, who fired a warning shot when her husband entered her home and NOBODY was hurt. She was denied the ability to present her case under the “Stand Your Ground” law in court and was sentenced to 20 years. Then…
"The conviction was thrown out after the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee ruled that Daniel made a mistake in shifting the burden to Alexander to prove she was acting in self-defense. During jury instructions, Daniel said she must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was battered by her husband."
So her new trial has now been set for the end of July, when the prosecutor is going to try to TRIPLE her sentence! This is especially outrageous when you consider…
"The Alexander case inspired the so-called ‘warning-shot’ bill that will be part of the Florida legislative session that begins Tuesday. The proposal, which is expected to pass, would create an exception to the 10-20-life law and prohibit those who fire a warning shot from getting 20 years in prison."
Here’s a statement from the @FreeMarissaNow campaign: http://freemarissanow.tumblr.com/post/78263900524/statement-to-the-press-march-1-2014-from
Plus their website:
WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) is calling for a national day of action on March 8th. So check in with your local chapter to see what they have planned or DIY!
With the current controversy surrounding high-end retail store Barneys and racial profiling allegations, one thing stands evident. Harry Belafonte was right aboutÂ Jay-Z. In the midst of this contro…
You watch SNL? Yes? In her Twitter bio, Sarah Beattie lists SNL as her place of employment. She also has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter and she treats them with “jokes” such as the above. With “comedians” like Sarah writing the “jokes”, no shit SNL sucks and is practically unwatchable.
Original here (made screencapture in case it’s deleted).
Racism made “funny”