Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Bland

22
Sep
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Go get registered and bring others with you

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Don’t come for Viola if she didn’t send for you

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17
Sep
15

A Tweet Or Two

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GOP: The party of hate, racism, prejudice, bigotry, and xenophobia

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10
Aug
15

Tweets Of The Day

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Sickening; but black people know it’s business as usual in America

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These one star reviews….the stupid is real 😂😂😂

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09
Aug
15

#BlackLivesMatter: May The Kids Who Die Rest In Peace

On the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder, we say you are never forgotten and may you rest in peace, you beautiful soul.

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Thank you, PrettyFoot58

01
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

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President Barack Obama samples fudge offered by Squirrel’s Den fudge shop owner LaDonna Secrist, left, during a stop in Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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Jack Jenkins: More Than 180 Evangelical Leaders Endorse Obama’s Carbon Reduction Plan

More than 180 evangelical Christian leaders signed a letter this week backing President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, the latest effort in a growing faith-based environmental movement to curb the effects of climate change. On Thursday, theologically conservative faith leaders sent a letter to President Obama endorsing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP),

a sweeping, historic project unveiled in June and set to be officially released next week. Signers of the letter, which was posted on the Evangelical Environmental Network’s website, framed their support in explicitly moral terms. “We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time, a chance to fulfill the Great Commandments to love God, our neighbors, and ourselves,” the letter read. “It is God’s love that calls all of us to take on this challenge. That is why we write to offer our support and encouragement for your efforts to overcome the climate challenge.”

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Terry Wallace: Trooper In Sandra Bland Arrest Had Been Disciplined

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to documents released Friday. The Texas Department of Public Safety released Encinia’s personnel file in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press. Encinia had been with the department for a little over a year. For the most part, his file was unremarkable. He received “competent” ratings in all of the evaluations that were released.

However, in an evaluation that covered September and October 2014, his supervisor noted that Encinia “was given a written counseling for unprofessional conduct … for an incident occurring while at a school in Austin.” The documents provided no additional details and a Department of Public Safety official did not return a phone call seeking comment Friday night. The evaluation goes on to say, “In the future, Trooper Encinia should conduct himself at all times in a manner that will reflect well upon himself, the Department, and the State of Texas. This supervisor will ensure that this is done by meeting periodically with Trooper Encinia.”

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AP: Suspected Jewish Extremists Burn Palestinian Child To Death

Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain. The extremists have for years staged attacks against Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases.

The attacks, known as “price tags” because they exact a price for Israeli steps seen as favorable to the Palestinians, have stirred fear in Palestinians and frustration among critics who say Israel has not done enough to quell the assaults. “This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism,” said Palestinian official Saeb Erekat. “This is the consequence of a culture of hate funded and incentivized by the Israeli government and the impunity granted by the international community.”

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Tara Culp-Ressler: Some Of The Videos Targeting Planned Parenthood May Be Illegal, Court Rules

An anti-abortion group that has so far released four inflammatory videos accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale of “aborted baby parts” will not be allowed to publish additional footage featuring a California company that facilitates fetal tissue donation, thanks to a temporary restraining order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court. The court order issued this week blocks the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing video footage featuring employees who work at StemExpress, a biological company that partners with some Planned Parenthood clinics to help transfer fetal tissue donations to medical research facilities.

The unfolding controversy plaguing Planned Parenthood has been focused on this type of tissue donation, which CMP misleadingly characterizes as trafficking in baby parts. Planned Parenthood emphasizes that it’s simply helping patients who choose to donate fetal tissue, which can play a role in helping scientists develop treatments for degenerative diseases. The national women’s health organization has condemned CMP’s secret recordings for potentially violating the privacy of staff and patients at their clinics.

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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One upon his arrival at Mansfield Air National Guard Base in Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

29
Jul
15

“We Will Not Be Afraid”

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CEB

The rules change, the goal posts are moved, and terrorism greets anyone who excels or tries to stand up for him/herself. White society has to do this to maintain their idea of racial superiority. What excuses will the lazy, poor, and willfully ignornant- among them will have if there is true equality? The most ragged-mouth, uncouth, poorly educated, sickly pale, hump-backed on- welfare white person has to believe that his whiteness alone makes him better. It keeps him poor and ignorant and the 1% who uses them as a weapon wealthy and powerful. He who shall not be named, who assassinated 9 people who were smarter and more accomplished than he, is a perfect example of this.

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One of the best things that resulted from the push for integration in public places, was for A-A people to see that the mysterious, all-powerful white man, especially in the South, is a myth. We learned that many of us were smarter and more accomplished than many of them were. That we could go to ivy league schools and excel, own beautiful homes, send our children to high-performing schools, and take vacations in beautiful places here and abroad. All that so many of them have is their whiteness, which has no intrinsic value whatsoever. They are killing us because we are beautiful, brilliant, talented, and not afraid of them. We refuse to lower our eyes, to move off the sidewalk, to give up our positions, or to give them unearned respect. They cannot kill all of us and their days of terrorism are numbered. They have the cops, the media, and the power brokers, but we have right and the might of courage and determination. Barack Obama is not an anomaly; we have many like him in the A-A community. We will not be afraid, we will not be moved, we will not be denied, we will not leave the country, we will not apologize for our existence. We are American citizens and we are here to stay and to flourish.

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23
Jul
15

“A Constant State Of Rage”

“To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.”- James Baldwin

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Black Lives

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Don

This Sandra Bland murder has touched me in a way like most of the murders of African Americans by the police haven’t. I think of this black woman driving alone cross country for her dream job getting pulled over and arrested for no apparent reason, and then being killed. Some of you can sit and wait for the investigation to conclude all you want to, but I don’t have. I’ve seen this movie before, and it always ends the same way. African Americans are no safer today than we were in the 60’s. Yes, we are richer and more educated and more socially mobile, but at the end of the day that won’t stop some police officer from putting us in our place if he or she feels like it. If Denzel Washington can’t get a cab in New York City, then what chance does a Sandra Bland have in driving cross county safely?

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22
Jul
15

Profit and Loss – Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

The BBC just began a documentary series (a real one, not the crap foisted upon us by History or Discovery) entitled “Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.” Written and presented by historian David Olusoga, it details Britain’s abolition of slavery, and how much it cost the country.

A commission was empaneled to determine compensation. The compensation had a budget of £20 million. In today’s money, according to Measuring Worth, that amounts from almost £2 billion at the low end to almost £80 billion at the high end. (What’s a few billion among friends?)

Of course, here’s the thing: the outlay wasn’t to compensate the 800,000 slaves. It was to compensate the slave owners.

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16
Jul
15

Say Her Name: Sandra Bland

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.: Sandra Bland Drove to Texas to Start a New Job, So How Did She End Up Dead In Jail?

On July 9, 28-year-old Sandra Bland of Naperville, Ill., drove to Texas to start a new job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M. On July 10, police stopped Bland just outside the campus for allegedly failing to signal while changing lanes. Police claim that during the stop she became combative and that she was charged with “assault on a public servant.” Bland was arrested. On July 13, around 9 a.m., before her family could bail her out, Bland was found dead inside a Waller County, Texas, jail cell. Police claim she died from “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”

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Her family and friends say that is impossible; that the woman they know, who fought strongly against police brutality and had just gotten a new job, would never have committed suicide. “I do suspect foul play,” a friend, Cheryl Nanton, told ABC 7. “I believe that we are all 100 percent in belief that she did not do harm to herself.” Video obtained by ABC 7 of Bland’s arrest doesn’t appear to show Bland being combative with officers, but does show two officers on top of Bland, who can be heard questioning the officers’ methods of restraint.

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