When my song comes on
Women of the Black Panther Party demonstrating in front of Alameda County Courthouse Oakland, CA
Taken from “Black Panthers: 1968” by Howard L. Bingham
Tyra Banks - Mega Magazine February 2014
photos by Joshua Jordan
Stayed up talkin’ all night
Take my body it’s all right…
Oh forreal, MTV?
In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed. The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget.
Written by @KingKwajo
Donald Maiden Jr. is an 8-year-old Black kid from Dallas who was playing tag outside his apartment complex when Brian Cloniger, a 46-year-old white Man Shot him in the face. Donald was in critical but stable condition in a hospital where he has had numerous surgeries to repair his jaw and to put a plate in it. Donald told his Grandmother that Brian Colinger “Doesn’t want the kids to look at his face” and that Brian told him that “He looks like a Monster”.
A witness asked Brian if he shot Donald and he said “Yes, I shot that kid” with no remorse. His actions traumatized Donald’s little brother who runs to the back of his house in fear when someone knocks at the door. Brian Colinger is facing 5 to 99 years in prison. This is a clear Case of racism and hate from a extreme coward with a Gun. Donald Maiden Jr. is currently on schedule to make a full recovery. Please Share your Thoughts and Opinions…
Written By: @Champion_Us
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These stories make me so mad
Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966.
Damn they sure are respecting him and that suit^^^^ but they ain’t hearin you though
Oh, but I thought that being in a suit meant that the whites were going to respect Blackness!
I mean he got his pants held up and everything!