Animator Mama

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pattilahell:

onlyblackgirl:

odinsblog:

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

1Criminalizing 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

They just figured this out?

"A new study"

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fuckyeahwomeninpunk:

odditymall:

The Defender is a pepper spray that when sprayed takes a picture of the person you’re spraying and sends it the police along with your GPS location, user information, as well as flashing a bright light in the attackers face and emitting a loud alarm.

—->http://odditymall.com/pepper-spray-that-takes-a-picture-and-alerts-the-police

This seems amazing.

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!
I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.
We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.
Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!
Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!
Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.
Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)
Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!
Donate here. Please signal boost!

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!

I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.

We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.

Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!

Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!

Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.

Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)

Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!

Donate here. Please signal boost!

missturman:

When I started this Tumblr, I was depressed as a mug, or as my daughter would add, “two mugs.” It began as a way to distract me from the sads while also giving me a space focus on stuff I thought was beautiful, meaningful, etc. Then people began following it. Not millions, but enough, so I kept on posting. I queued up posts weekly, sometimes more, just to keep keep the site alive.

Now, it’s turned into a space where I actively procrastinate. It’s become a crutch that I don’t need. I am starting the second year of my PhD program, and really need to cut out the shit that is distracting from that, mamahood, my day job, and growing Black Girl Project.

In my quest to be a community accountable scholar, I must be first accountable to myself and what’s important. Basically, it’s been real. I have a bunch of stuff in the queue, and I do have another Tumblr that I am using as a process/praxis space for what I hope to be a bomb ass dissertation. They say that the average Humanities PhD takes 8-9 years. Not me, B! So if you want, you can check that out, or not. Or find me elsewhere on the web. I am not deleting this Tumblr, so you can always hit me up in the ASK box.

Peace + Whatnot

Wow, you were one of the first blogs I followed on Tumblr, right after becoming a mother. I’ve loved reading your words, esp. the days of gratitude. I feel you though—-dammit, I’m procrastinating right now!

Lots of powerful energy to your endeavors!

thepeoplesrecord:

If you want to share these photos on Facebook, they can be found here: Arundhati Roy, Stephane Hessel, Mairead MaguireSuzanne Weiss, Alice Walker, Russell Means, Angela Davis, Desmond Tutu, Norman Finkelstein

Side note: the url in many of these images is no longer functional. It is now http://thepeoplesrec.com

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The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it. Michael Rivero (via america-wakiewakie)

Free Marissa Alexander Standing Our Ground Week Events!

freemarissanow:

Details below on events in Chicago, Phoenix, Oakland, Trenton, Brooklyn, and of course, Jacksonville!

CHICAGO, IL

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2pm, CHICAGO
    A Community Gathering and Rally in Support of Marissa 
    Please join us for a community gathering and rally in support of Marissa Alexander and in solidarity with Stand Our Ground Week of Action. We invite all community members to join us in song, performance, poetry and more. This is a family-friendly event, with food and drinks provided, and also activities for children!
    More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/739587696099698/

OAKLAND, CA

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
    Join Flying Over Walls - SF Bay Area Black and Pink for our Monthly Letterwriting Night!
    This month, in addition to connecting to folks from the Black & Pink list, we will pass a hat for the Free Marissa Now campaign and send Marissa postcards in honor of Standing Our Ground Week. More info: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1445094885764640/

PHOENIX, AZ

  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
    Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert
    Jam Rock Cafe & Grill, 1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 
    Featuring local artists:
    Simply Susie G, Vaughn “SWIF” Willis, DJ Al Page
    All proceeds will go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund

PHILADELPHIA, TRENTON, BROOKLYN
Join Simply Netfah Wholistic Boutique as we partner up with local and state wide supporters, advocates and grassroots organizations to raise awareness and funding for Stand Your Ground: Justice for Marissa Alexander .

We’re kicking off Standing Our Ground Action Week (July 25-31st) with a 3-day fundraising crawl that takes us to 3 destinations to wrap heads in an effort to bring Free Marissa Now home for good.

  • Friday, July 25, 7pm: Philadelphia
    Selah Moon, 1439 N. 52nd St.
    ph. 215-779-0252
  • Saturday, July 26, 8pm: Trenton, NJ
    The Conservatory, 540 E. State St.
    ph. 609-858-2279
  • Sunday, July 27, 2pm: Brooklyn, NY
    593 Flatbush Ave.
    ph. 347-365-6197

More info: simplynetfah@hotmail.com / 267.918.6079
https://www.facebook.com/events/730948660302992/

JACKSONVILLE, FL STANDING OUR GROUND WEEK OF EVENTS
Updates & details

  • FRIDAY, JULY 25:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    Registration & Opening Ceremony
    Logistical details here

  • SATURDAY, JULY 26:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    10 am - 4pm: SisterSong Reproductive Justice 101, Logistical details here
    4pm - 6pm: Welcome Awards Program
    6pm - 8pm: Mingle Social/Cash Bar Social Media Party

  • SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10am - 2pm: Beach Action, Jacksonville Beach
    4:30pm - 9pm: Waterfront Benefit Concert to Free Marissa Alexander
    Waterfront Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr; Concert is 6 pm-9pm, VIP Room opens at 4:30 pm
    (VIP Tickets at EventBrite)
  • MONDAY, JULY 28
    7:30 am: March from Crowne Plaza Hotel to Duval County Courthouse, Prudential Side of Blue Bridge,
    Meet at 1201 Riverplace Boulevard, march to Duval County Courthouse, 501 W Adams St
    9 am: Press Conference, Duval County Courthouse Steps
    11 am: People’s Investigation, University sin Fronteras and a People’s Tribunal
    7pm - 10pm: Verbal Essence Poetry Night, Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • TUESDAY, JULY 29:
    12pm - 2pm:
    Book signing, Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N Laura St
    3 pm - 6pm: Forum on the Women’s Movement and Social Change
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation
    Downtown Jacksonville Library,303 N. Laura Street, Convention Center Basement, Multipurpose Room #1, Please use Main St. Entrance

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 30:
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Prison Industrial Complex and Mass Incarceration
  • THURSDAY, JULY 31
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College Reception, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Civil Rights Law & Community Legal Support Teams
    Milne Auditorium, Edward Waters College, Grunthal St. & W. 5th St.
    6pm - 8pm: Jazz at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
    9:00am: People’s Investigation/People’s Tribunal, Duval County Courthouse Library, Duval County Court House