Law Enforcement’s Shameful Campaign Against Black America – AfricanGlobe

AFRICANGLOBE – On Aug. 12, 2013, a federal court in New York found that the NYPD’s use of the stop-and-frisk practice was unconstitutional racial profiling. Almost one year to the day later, police gunned down Michael Brown — an 18-year-old, unarmed black man — during a street stop in Missouri. Don’t miss the connection, or the cycle of government violence against Black Americans might never end.

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of police comes at a time when Black people in Missouri have faced increased targeting by the police. The editorial board of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported last week that Black drivers in Missouri were 66 percent more likely than Whites to be stopped by the police in 2013 — a dramatic increase from 2000, when Black people were only 30 percent more likely to be stopped. Black people were also more likely than Whites to be searched. (Source: Read more)

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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Time

Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it’s about class warfare, and how America’s poor are held back.

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

The answer can be found in May of 1970. (Source: Read more)

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Centurylink Internet

I am so damn sick of Centurylink internet. Damn it makes no sense how slow they are.

Damn I hope another internet service comes to Pinetops because if not I may as well turn off the service and just use my phone as a Hotspot like I am during as I type. Makes not sense. I know Centurylink ought to be able to do something to get the services better in the rural areas of Edgecombe County.

Ferguson Missouri: Missouri Police Captain Expresses Solidarity With Ferguson At Rally – TPM

The Political Agitator now this is Real Talk. Cpt. Johnson has been real everytime I have seen him speak.

Missouri state Highway Patrol Cpt. Ron Johnson, who is leading police operations in ferguson, address the crowd at a rally for Michael Brown in a Ferguson church, expressing sympathy for the Brown family and solidarity with the community.

“My heart goes out to you, and I say that I’m sorry. And I wear this uniform, and I should stand up here and say that I’m sorry,” Johnson began in his speech at the Greater Grace Church.

Johnson grew up in Ferguson, and told the community members gathered to honor Brown that he would continue to protect them.

“This is my neighborhood. You are my family. You are my friends. And I am you,” he said. “I will stand and protect you. I will protect your right to protest.” (Source: Read more)

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Hell Yeah I Said It! Social Media Folks So What Do You Really Stand For?

You folks who get on Social Media that are always talking about you stand for this and you stand for that what in the hell do you really stand for?

You talk that religious talk and you go to a candlelight vigil and/or a march but you ain’t saying anything.

We have a free resource in social media and we all ought to be utilizing it to make a difference in our communities and abroad. I don’t play these games on social media and it pisses me the hell off when I get a game request.

I look at your social media posts you make and I look at what you respond to and damn you ain’t saying anything. You don’t make posts or comment on posts that some call controversial but for me ain’t a damn thing controversial when it comes to speaking Truth to Power. This makes you a Safe Negro because you are an Afraid Negro. So, “If You Are Scared Say It and Get the Hell Out Of The Way!” You see you are a dangerous Negro and you will get somebody that stand for something hurt or killed. I be damn if I can walk with you. Matter of a fact I don’t want to be around you and if you notice you haven’t seen me.

Now don’t get it twisted because I ain’t talking about everybody but those on social media that I can identify, I am only talking about them. You see I know you and you know me and if I don’t know you, I check you out. I tell folks to check me out as well. I don’t walk with folks if I don’t already know them so when I don’t, I check them out.

I continue to post that if anyone have a problem with me then they can delete me or ignore me. I am tired of folks perpetrating. I am not going to delete or ignore you when you are misleading folks on social media.

“You don’t understand!” Bernie Mac

The moment you understand what is going on around you and the role you play, the better off you will be!

Ferguson Missouri – These Are Some Good Discussions Please Watch For Yourself

The Debate – US Racial Discrimination (P.1) 

The Debate – US Racial Discrimination (P.2)

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Ferguson Missouri: One shot, seven arrested as violence flares in Ferguson –

Ferguson (United States) (AFP) – One person was shot and seven people were arrested as police battled to impose a curfew in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson on Sunday, one week after the racially-charged shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Police in the strife-torn Missouri community said the shooting victim was in critical condition after being shot by an unidentified attacker.

The incident came as police used smoke bombs and tear gar to disperse around 200 demonstrators who had defied a curfew imposed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. (Source: Read more)

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