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Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.
~T. E. Lawrence

thisiseverydayracism:

pride-n-poised:

angelclark:

VIDEO: Man Dies After 5 Police Jump Him — Chokehold Him For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes 

A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center following the arrest that was filmed by several witnesses.   

In the video, Eric can  be seen telling police that he had not been selling cigarettes, repeatedly saying, ” I didn’t sell anything,” before insisting, “I’m minding my own business, please leave me alone.”

After a standoff, five officers tackled the 400-pound asthmatic Ericwith one placing him in a chokehold – and wrestled him to the ground as they attempted to put handcuffs on him.

As Eric lay on the ground, with one officer pushing his head into the pavement, he can be heard saying, “I can’t breath. I can’t breath,” over and over.

As the video ends, Eric appears to be unconscious as police clear onlookers while waiting awaiting paramedics.

According to his family, Eric, a married father with six children and two grandchildren, suffered from asthma.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Eric’s wife, Esaw, told reporters.

Police stated that Eric has been arrested multiple times for selling untaxed cigarettes, and records show he was due in court in October on three charges, including pot possession and selling untaxed cigarettes.

Witnesses at the scene claim Eric was breaking up a fight when police arrived, with Eric’s family stating that he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.

“They’re covering their asses; he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” Eric’s wife said.

Within hours after Eric’s arrest and death, residents in the area hung handwritten posters on telephone poles near the scene with phrases like “no justice, no peace” and “Another innocent black man has been killed by police brutality. The NYPD must be stopped!”

http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/video-man-dies-after-5-police-jump-him-chokehold-him-for-selling-untaxed-cigarettes/

PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-end-police-brutality#share

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escapedgoat:

the-goddamazon:

queerfabulousmermaid:

my-d1vineright:

blaquexkcalb:

iluvyalikexo:

naturallyfanatical:

flawlessxqueen:

popularunknown:

lnkdroptheory:

youngblackandvegan:

shopwitme:

who mama

Future mommy goals

Can we acknowledge that little black girl’s flawless entry. There was no hesitation in her step. She is the rhythm

^^^^ Flawless. You ain’t eem know she was jumpin in til she did it.

Me & my future baby at the function.

someone give me a kid !

That entry really was flawless, I thought yall was bullshittin

When yo momma song come on and you know her steps cause always killing shit at the house

slid smooth in that thang w/o thinking twice about it.

me &my future daughter at the function like

This is me and my mom at every function doe.

Awwww!!!

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itstheylovetheafro:

clarknokent:

giirrrrrrrl:

sheed-emilio:

sancophaleague:

Brah, it’s hard to defend our image when some dudes say dumbest, most ignorant, Rapper-DickRiding, hateful stuff about Black Women. We on the come up and Yall ruining it for us. 

Black Men we gotta check and educate our Homies/Brothers and even strangers on this behavior. Black Women are not the enemy. DON’T ENGAGE IN GENDER WARS EVEN IF THEY TRY TO PULL YOU IN. 

How can you as a Man blame a Woman for all your problems? Only weak men do shit like that. Stand up. 

Peace! 

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#sancophaleague


THIS.

Respect yall allot!

We outchere

itstheylovetheafro:

clarknokent:

giirrrrrrrl:

sheed-emilio:

sancophaleague:

Brah, it’s hard to defend our image when some dudes say dumbest, most ignorant, Rapper-DickRiding, hateful stuff about Black Women. We on the come up and Yall ruining it for us. 

Black Men we gotta check and educate our Homies/Brothers and even strangers on this behavior. Black Women are not the enemy. DON’T ENGAGE IN GENDER WARS EVEN IF THEY TRY TO PULL YOU IN. 
How can you as a Man blame a Woman for all your problems? Only weak men do shit like that. Stand up. 
Peace! 
Post made by @solar_innerg
#sancophaleague
THIS.

Respect yall allot!

We outchere

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I’ll tell you the most believable thing about [Orange Is The New Black] is the idea that Piper only got 15 months for running dope money…I’m a white blonde girl who went out and willfully fucked up and committed armed robbery, and I got five years. There were tons of black girls in my prison who were holding onto a bag of dope for a couple of days, and they always seemed to get, like, 10 years. If you ever find yourself in prison and wonder why there’s tension between white and black, shit like that is probably one of the reasons.