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lovelyandbrown:

nikkisshadetree:

paulamaf2013:

marsofbrooklyn:

baronessvondengler:

miaadamswhat:

redsuelo:

ashgureey:

wait what the fuck?

No…

Not surprised. They let him die.

Same with Eric Garner

That they refused to give him help should be enough for a manslaughter charge - but that should be the last resort. 

I knew someone with CPR training who witnessed this must have offered to help even though the cops didn’t attempt to render first aid….Most first responders do their job to help save lives,; only the heartless ones discriminate who they assist

I heard about this on twitter over the weekend. So fucking sad man.

No way.Tell me this is misinformation.
Aug 19, 2014 / 54,541 notes

lovelyandbrown:

nikkisshadetree:

paulamaf2013:

marsofbrooklyn:

baronessvondengler:

miaadamswhat:

redsuelo:

ashgureey:

wait what the fuck?

No…

Not surprised. They let him die.

Same with Eric Garner

That they refused to give him help should be enough for a manslaughter charge - but that should be the last resort. 

I knew someone with CPR training who witnessed this must have offered to help even though the cops didn’t attempt to render first aid….Most first responders do their job to help save lives,; only the heartless ones discriminate who they assist

I heard about this on twitter over the weekend. So fucking sad man.

No way.
Tell me this is misinformation.

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Aug 19, 2014 / 10,138 notes
Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.
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Aug 19, 2014 / 471 notes
blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 
Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 
There are so many questions.
We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
 A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
NOT ONE WORD
THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
THAT’S IT
So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?
I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.
None of this makes sense. 
They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.
And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?
NO.
It’s not.
This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  
Aug 18, 2014 / 85,381 notes

blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 

Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 

There are so many questions.

  1. We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
  2. They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
  3. They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
  4.  A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
  5. Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
  6. The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
  7. NOT ONE WORD
  8. THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
  9. THAT’S IT
  10. So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
  11. They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
  12. The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
  13. So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
  14. When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
  15. Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
  16. From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
  17. If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?

I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.

None of this makes sense. 

They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.

And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?

NO.

It’s not.

This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  

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Aug 18, 2014 / 64,984 notes

fineasscurls:

And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)

So valid.

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jnc-ink:

tattoolit:

"and your very flesh shall be a great poem," in Walt Whitman’s handwriting, from Leaves of Grass.

I have these same words on my shoulder.
Aug 18, 2014 / 815 notes

jnc-ink:

tattoolit:

"and your very flesh shall be a great poem," in Walt Whitman’s handwriting, from Leaves of Grass.

I have these same words on my shoulder.

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minusthelove:

youngblackandvegan:

dynastylnoire:

jamelrealness:

lovesexandrelationships:

Tears of love & joy…

Marriage is beautiful when two people are genuinely in love.

one day….

I felt something stir in me when I saw thisRight in my spirit

This is so beautiful.
Aug 18, 2014 / 3,870 notes

minusthelove:

youngblackandvegan:

dynastylnoire:

jamelrealness:

lovesexandrelationships:

Tears of love & joy…

Marriage is beautiful when two people are genuinely in love.

one day….

I felt something stir in me when I saw this
Right in my spirit

This is so beautiful.

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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?
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babybutta:

breezyxkae:

Chris Brown, Nelly, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, Wale, Quincy, Terrell Owens, Lil Mama, Omarion & others show their support for Mike Brown.

Weeeeeeeht!

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the-goddamazon:

owning-my-truth:

@prisonculture: I hope the Captain Johnson supporters are coming to terms that black faces in high places doesn’t actually address structural oppression.

Same for those expecting Obama to support the Black community in any way.
If you think the Obamas can’t be bougie new black then you haven’t been paying attention.
Aug 18, 2014 / 2,198 notes

the-goddamazon:

owning-my-truth:

@prisonculture: I hope the Captain Johnson supporters are coming to terms that black faces in high places doesn’t actually address structural oppression.

Same for those expecting Obama to support the Black community in any way.

If you think the Obamas can’t be bougie new black then you haven’t been paying attention.

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Who hurt you so much that you started to hate yourself?
Midnight thoughts (what made you so sad)

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Aug 18, 2014 / 70,168 notes
There’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood.
Aug 18, 2014 / 6,835 notes