I absolutely love U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren! Not only does she fight for the greater good of EVERY American, but she will call out idiocy with documentation!
I’ve been in a daze for the past few days. 2016 has been a pretty crappy year overall, but this past Tuesday just confirmed it:
In less than 7 weeks, Donald Trump will take office as President of the United States of America. … Cheeto Satan is the next President, and 2016 can officially suck it.
Remember to vote! It’s not just about the presidential race; local elections matter more!
(PSA via Save the Day)
I learned early on in life that we live in two different Americas: one for whites, and the other for people of color. Most white people are only aware of the one they live in, whereas everyone else has to maneuver in both to survive.
We constantly have to analyze and adjust our demeanor and behavior in order to avoid being profiled, labeled, criminalized or murdered just for possessing melanin. What I wear, how I speak, where I go; nothing I do is spontaneous. When you’re black (and a product of the inner city), you don’t make it to 30 being careless. Yet, even when you do everything “right”, you could still die. … The Tale Of Two Americas
The conversations surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of the National Anthem has gone way past ridiculous. People are burning his jersey, calling him un-American, and the Santa Clara police department has even threatened to stop patrolling 49ers games.
Oh, the irony.
Since common sense is rare these days, let’s clarify some of the information that’s floating around the media. … The Truth About Kaepernick-gate
The water serving the citizens of Flint, MI has been poisoning them for nearly two years, and Michigan government officials have known for nearly as long. How is it that Governor Rick Snyder and his crew of idiots are not in jail yet? … 21st Century Genocide: Flint, Michigan
The Civil Rights Movement can be summed up in two parts: marching and boycotting. Marching is definitely important to raise awareness, but the real power in awakening culture is by boycotting the businesses and corporations that aid in the oppression of others.
In other words: mess with their money and they will start paying attention. … The Power Of The Boycott
The definition of progress is “forward or onward movement toward a destination.” As much as we would like to say that we’ve made progress since slavery times, that’s clearly not the case. Nearly 150 years after the abolishment of slavery, there are still systems in place that systematically oppress people of color, with the majority of the non-minority population ignoring that there is even an issue.
We cannot start to embrace progress until we acknowledge that the issue exists. … Progress, according to Malcolm X
Here we go again. It never surprises me, and yet it always hurts.
Freddie Gray died by the hands of law enforcement. It hasn’t been revealed why he was even arrested, but we do that he was taken into police custody and within hours suffered spinal injuries that would turn fatal. … Freddie Gray: Different Name, Same Narrative