Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 2014: Photo of the Day | The White House

December 2014: Photo of the Day | The White House: "President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. meet with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, professor of criminology, law and society at George Mason University, and a former assistant attorney general, who will be co-chairing a Presidential task force on how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country, in the Oval Office, Dec. 1, 2014. "

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic. - Vox

Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic. - Vox: "There's a certain ritual that each and every one of the world's billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It's a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a deranged self-styled sheikh named Man Haron Monis took several people hostage in a downtown café.

Here is what Muslims and Muslim organizations are expected to say: "As a Muslim, I condemn this attack and terrorism in any form.""

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Cleveland Police Demand Apology After Browns Player Protests Tamir Rice Shooting | ThinkProgress

TAMIR RICE and JOHN CRAWFORD!

Cleveland Police Demand Apology After Browns Player Protests Tamir Rice Shooting | ThinkProgress: "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins became the latest player to join on-field protests against recent police shootings of black men on Sunday, when he walked onto the field with a t-shirt that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” over his jersey.
Rice was the 12-year-old who Cleveland police shot in November after they received calls that he was playing with a toy gun in a park near his home; Crawford was killed by police in August in an Ohio Walmart while holding an air gun. Both were black."

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 - Soundtrack

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 - Soundtrack

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings - News-Sentinel.com

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings - News-Sentinel.com: "Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.
Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshippers at The Potter's House Church in Dallas that black men should not be "tried on the sidewalk." At Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, choir members sang "We Shall Overcome" for worshippers wearing T-shirts that read "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe." Men at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles stood more than four rows deep around the altar for a special blessing and message from the pastor, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake."


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Nelson Lynching of 1911 @ Okemah, Oklahoma

SUMMATION OF EVENTS

Austin, Laura and their son L.D. Nelson were taken into custody after L.D. Nelson allegedly shot and killed George H. Loney, Okemah's deputy sheriff, when Loney and a posse turned up at the Nelson's home to investigate the theft of a cow belonging to a Mr. Claude Littrell. Laura's husband pleaded guilty to the theft and was sent to the state prison at McAlester in the town of the same name for three years. Some accounts say in an effort to save her son, Laura said she had fired the fatal shot. Both she and L.D. were arrested and placed in jail at Okemah before their position there was compromised at the Old Schoolton Bridge by lynching.

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Berkeley students find cardboard cutouts of black lynching victims hanging on campus

Who’s this Laura Nelson?

One of the figures printed on the cutout was that of Laura Nelson, a black woman lynched in Oklahoma in 1911, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Nelson’s 18-year-old son, Lawrence, also was hanged by a white mob that broke into their jail cell, the paper added.

Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings

Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings: "Tens of thousands of protesters streamed out of New York City's Washington Square Park on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black people by police officers, as part of the "Millions March NYC."

The crowd began to wind its way through Manhattan. A large labor union contingent was present, including members of the Communications Workers of America wearing red shirts and AFL-CIO supporters waving blue signs."



Student groups stage ‘die-in’ demonstration // The Observer

Catholic School - Notre Dame die-in.

Student groups stage ‘die-in’ demonstration // The Observer: "Students and members of the Notre Dame community cover the space in between O’Shaughnessy and DeBartolo Halls in a “die-in” Tuesday, part of a demonstration against police brutality and racial injustice."

The die-in was part of the All Lives Matter Week to End Racial Injustice organized by the Notre Dame National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Latino Student Alliance (LSA), the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) and students in the Masters in Peace Studies program. The events also include a prayer service, another die-in, a roundtable discussion and a public display.

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Georgetown discusses becoming first college basketball team to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts (PHOTO) | CollegeBasketballTalk

Catholic school and Social Justice!!  Hoyas!

#BlackLivesMatter

Georgetown discusses becoming first college basketball team to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts (PHOTO) | CollegeBasketballTalk: " Georgetown became the latest athletes — and the first college basketball players — to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts.

On Wednesday night, while hosting No. 10 Kansas on national television, Georgetown’s men’s basketball team entered the Verizon Center floor for their final warmup wearing the black shirts with white words in support of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a police officer. He died while saying “I Can’t Breathe,” and it was all caught on video. On December 3, a grand jury declined to indict the officer."

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