"Sweetie, would you say grace, please?"
To all the people unfollowing me because my blog is filled with the news about things in Ferguson, you should just unfollow the entire black Tumblr, cause everyone needs to be alerted about this shit going down.
I’m sayin… I sift through all the Miley Cyrus and kimye bullshit. You’ll be OK for a week or two.
Literally me right now with all the stuff happening in Ferguson.
CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14
In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.
First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.
Thursday, August 14th – #NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.
The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.
WHY WE CAN’T TRUST ANYTHING #FERGUSON PD SAYS #justiceformikebrown #nojusticenopeace #ourlivesmatter #canwelive #resist
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
- Desmond Tutu