1. thisiseverydayracism:

    mynaturalsistas:

    But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

    An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

    Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

    Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

    "John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

    #johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

    This is what an apartheid looks like.

    SIGNAL BOOST

    (via evvywevvy)

     
  2. huffingtonpost:

    Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

    Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

    Find out who Damon challenges here. 

    (via blessyourprops)

     
  3. Jack Nicholson at the 1992 Olympics.

    (Source: mattybing1025, via blessyourprops)

     
  4. fotojournalismus:

    A combination of three pictures taken in Gaza City on August 23, 2014 shows Palestinian men watching and then running as an Israeli bomb (top photo, upper left) drops down and hits its target in the Palestinian enclave. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

     
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  6. politicalprof:

    Here’s a meme I bet you weren’t expecting! Remember when Americans cared about this, 17 minutes ago?

     
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  8. "Just because you’re Black and you live in a Black community, which has been projected as a community of criminals. This is done. And once the public accepts this image also, it paves the way for a police-state type of activity in the Negro community. They can use any kind of brutal methods to suppress Blacks because "they’re criminals anyway." And what has given this image? The press again, by letting the power structure or the racist element in the power structure use them in that way."
    — Malcolm X (via blacksupervillain)

    (Source: daughterofzami, via let-the-world-burn)

     
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  10. lbjlibrary:

    September 16, 1967. LBJ’s assistant Marvin Watson receives this memo notifying him of a planned march on Washington DC for October 21, 1967. At this time, details are sketchy—and most of the information reported in this memo will be proved inaccurate, or, for one reason or another, will not come to pass. 

    Memo, Sither to Watson, 9/16/67, #70, “Demonstrations (October 20-21, 1967) [2 of 2],” Office Files of Mildred Stegall, Box 64a, LBJ Presidential Library.