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Stop and Frisk, New York Style…   

This mural, painted on a wall in East New York, Brooklyn, depicts the NYPDs Stop and Frisk policies, in which minorities are targeted at a extremely high rate to be stop, frisked, and harassed by police at a far higher rate than caucasians.        This street art is a sad yet powerful commentary on our time.

Photo Source:  The New York Times 

quazimottoonwax:

::BLACK ≠ SUSPICIOUS:: Photo by J. Quazi King
Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin. Union Square NYC. 03.21.2012

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This conversation should be kept alive at least till Zimmerman is behind bars. REBLOG, SHARE!!! #millionhoodies #justicefortrayvon #UnionSqNYC

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fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Tarika Wilson, the 26-year old unarmed, bi-racial mother of six who was fatally shot by police officers during a raid-gone-wrong in early January of 2008. 

She was likely on her knees and complying with a SWAT team’s orders to get down when she was hit in the neck and chest, two experts testified.

A forensic pathologist and firearms expert each said that bullet wounds indicate that Tarika Wilson wasn’t standing or struggling with officers. 

She was holding her 1-year-old son on her knees when she was shot. The boy also was hit and had a finger amputated. 

This tragedy set off protests and debate about race relations in the city (LIMA, Ohio), where one in four residents are black. 

national list of some of the Upcoming Actions for Trayvon Martin in the next 2 wks

please spread the word

NY Wednesday, MARCH 21:
UPCOMING EVENTS!!
A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin
6:00PM
Union Square
14 st & Broadway, New York, NY 10003

“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”

Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Union Square to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!

A black person in a hoodie isn’t automatically “suspicious”. Let’s put an end to racial profiling!

**WEDNESDAY, March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

We’re going to be gathering in Union Square at 6PM and march to the UN!

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012

Not in NYC? Check-in to show your support or organize a march in your city!

CLICK FOR Great PSA for Million Hoodies March, NY
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CA - Wednesday, March 21, 5:30pm in PDT
A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin - OAKLAND / SF

Public Event · By Ingrid Martin, Anita Wills and MonaLisa Trevino

1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on Change.org… Show the world we are all Trayvon.

1. WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.

3. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION - started by Trayvon’s parents. Currently at 530,000 signatures, we can move the needle to 1 million this week!
http://www.change.org/
petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

2. JOIN US IN OAKLAND / SF - Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Bradley Manning Plaza to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin! Bring items to create an altar for Trayvon at the UN.

**WEDNESDAY, March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

We’re going to be gathering in Bradley Manning Plaza at 5:30 PM to rally and march to the United Nations Association at 6 PM!

Gather in Oakland at 14th & Broadway BART to ride together to Embarcadero: 4:30P, 5P and 5:30P. Please know we’d stay in Oakland but the march to the UN feels necessary.

A black person in a hoodie isn’t automatically “suspicious”. Let’s put an end to racial profiling!

“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012

Bradley Manning Plaza, Occupied San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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NY Wednesday, March 21, 12:15pm until 1:00pm
Silent March In Honor of Trayvon Martin
Public Event · By Tajh Danielle Sutton and Sky Menesky

Brooklyn College Quad

17 year old Trayvon Martin was gunned down by his very own neighborhood watchman in a gated Florida community on February 26, 2012 as a direct result of racism, stereotyping and the fear that each mental state instills. We at Brooklyn College, in solidarity with the national day of remembrance for Trayvon on which citizens across the country will be wearing all Black to honor the life of Trayvon and other fallen People of Color whose stories are not widely known, will be holding a silent march around the quad which will culminate in a short discussion about the Martin case, others like it, and what we as concerned citizens can do to ensure a more just future.
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FL Thursday, March 22
Rev. Al Sharpton to hold a support rally to call for justice in the Trayvon Martin case:

7:00 p.m.
First Shiloh Baptist Church
Sanford, FL 32771
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DC Friday, March 23

6:30-7:30PM
The Big Chair
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC

The National Black United Front will be holding a prayer vigil in support of Trayvon Martin & his family. We are asking Black people of all backgrounds to come and have an inter-faith memorial/prayer for the spirit of Trayvon Martin & his family.

If you can please bring a candle, a picture of Trayvon or a picture of one of our own ancestors.

Drummers are welcomed also.

Take the metro (Greenline) to the Anacostia stop

For more information please contact:
nbufdc@gmail.com
2025253449
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VA Saturday, March 24

4-6 PM
Lafayette Park, Norfolk, VA
More info: 757-472-9043
Clever Speaks - Universal Zulu Nation Chapter 30 - Occupy the Hood Hampton Roads

VA Represent!!! No matter the location our children and our brothers will NOT be murdered without repercussion. Come out to Lafayette Park in Norfolk this Saturday as we rally for justice & solidarity for Trayvon Martin & all families seeking justice. Help spread the word. Too Many Murders. Too Little Justice!!!!!
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FL Monday, March 26

Justice for Trayvon Martin National March and Rally, March 26, 2012 4:00pm!
SANFORD CITY HALL
300 NORTH PARK AVENUE
SANFORD, FL
BRING YOUR VOICE AND A BAG OF SKITTLES
www.empowermentmovement.or
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CA Monday, March 26
Emergency Scream-out (cuz speaking just isn’t enuf) for Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham Monday, March 26, 12-1 p.m., Hall of Injustice, 850 Bryant St., San Francisco, in solidarity with families and advocates in Florida who will be holding a rally for Trayvon Martin on the same day; speakers in S.F. include Denika Chapman, Mesha Irizarry, Lisa ‘Tiny’ Garcia, the welfareQUEENs and Poetas POBREs de POOR Magazine, which is sponsoring the event with the Idriss Stelley Foundation

Full compilation of info at SF Bayview: http://sfbayview.com/2012/trayvon-martin-justice-department-to-investigate-fatal-shooting-of-unarmed-florida-teen/
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PA Monday, March 26, 2012
From: Facebook By Brittany Claud

12:30pm until 1:30pm

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh Campus)
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Remembering Our Lost

Please join the Black Graduate Student Organization at Carnegie Mellon University as we rally for justice and remembrance of Trayvon Martin. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN PITTSBURGH.

MARCH 26,2012 12:30-1:30PM ON THE ACADEMIC MALL (main lawn) of CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY.

We seek justice, not only for his family and friends, but in honor of all racially profiled, stereotyped, and unjustly convicted citizens of this country, whose voices have long been suppressed and whose lives are often subject to overt discrimination and criminalization in a biased justice system.

We are Trayvon.

WE INVITE:

All students, community leaders and activists, and residents to come and discuss the role of ethnic/racial profiling, stereotypes, and judicial bias in perpetuating violence and against minority groups in the United States. ALL ARE WELCOME.

CHIME IN ON TWITTER: #TrayvonatCMU
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DC Monday, March 26

Black Solidarity Rally for Trayvon Martin @ U.S. Dept of Justice
Public Event for NATIONAL BLACK UNITED FRONT

Monday, March 26, 2012
4:00pm until 5:00pm

United States Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Stand in Solidartity with forces around the country
& let your voice be heard.

Come out and put pressure on the US Dept. of Justice to prosecute George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Marton.

For more info contact:

http://www.nbufdc.org/
nbufdc@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/nationalblackunitedfront
http://www.twitter.com/nbuf
202 525 3449

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too angry for words Justice for Trayvon “Trey” Martin & Troy Davis & CeCe Mcdonald!

I used be afraid of being shot by the police every time I locked up the church building that I worked in.  For 3 years, I lived with this fear that I would be shot down in this NOW gentrified historically BLACK neighborhood simply because I chose to work late that night. 

The cops would not care that was a community organizer.  They would not care that I am worker, trusted with keys and alarm codes to the building.  In fact, I could even be the custodial worker or office cleaner authorized to be there late and now leaving my shift.

All it would take was some neighbor calling to say there is someone “suspicious”  outside of the church.  Or they could just happen by, “patrolling” the area and all they would see is a Black man leaving or  breaking into this church in the middle of Fort Greene, Brooklyn and shoot me down.

Ironically the church I worked in was a major stop on the underground railroad.  Would our ancestors who fought for “freedom” turn over in their graves to know that the beatings, lynchings and murders of Black people continue today.

Justice for Trayvon “Trey” Martin & Troy Davis &  CeCe Mcdonald!

Trayvon Martin Case: 911 Audio Released Of Teen Shot By Neighborhood Watch Captain

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ladyatheist:

SANFORD, Fla. — Police have released audio 911 tapes in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed by a neighborhood watch captain while walking home from a store.

In eight chilling recordings, made the night of February 26, listeners can hear the frightened voices of neighbors calling to report to screams for help, gunshots, and then that someone was dead.

In perhaps the most disturbing of the recordings, a frightened voice cries out for help and pleading “No! No!” and then wailing.

And for the first time, we hear the voice of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who admitted to police that he shot Martin, who was walking home from a convenience store to his father’s home in the gated community. Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged in the shooting.

“This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman tells the 911 operator. “He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hand in his waistband. Something’s wrong with him.”

Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a hoodie and sweatpants or jeans. He continues: “He’s coming to check me out. He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Can we get an officer over here?”

“These assholes always get away,” he says to the operator. Zimmerman is then heard giving directions to the dispatcher. “Shit, he’s running,” Zimmerman says.

“Are you following him?” the dispatchers asked.

“Yes,” Zimmerman responds.

“We don’t need you to do that,” the dispatcher says.

This is what happens when people knowingly perpetuate stereotypes. This is what happens when college kids have “ghetto” or “hoppin the border” parties. This is what happen when the media only casts Black men in stereotypical roles. That shit isn’t innocent. It isn’t “just a costume”. It isn’t “just clean fun”. That shit gets people killed.

If I had a desk, I’d flip it over. I’m so angry. I want to cry or scream or something, but there’s nothing I can do.

There isn’t anything we can do. What is life right now? What is it worth anymore?

(Source: womanistgamergirl)

fotojournalismus:

Relatives of inmates of the Comayagua National Penitentiary, where a massive fire took place, cry at the entrance of the jail, north of Teguciglapa February 16, 2012. Survivors of the Honduran jailhouse fire that killed more than 350 inmates accused guards of leaving prisoners to die trapped inside their cells and shooting at others when they tried to escape. Victims’ relatives, survivors and experts said massive overcrowding, guards’ negligence and a failed justice system were to blame for the disaster, which killed many inmates who had not even been convicted of a crime.

[Credit : Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters]

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