September 30, 2014
Dallas County considers using video chats for jail visitation

This would be amazing. 

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September 18, 2014
disciplesofmalcolm:

“It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a radical conflict of black against white or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”
-Malcolm X

disciplesofmalcolm:

“It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a radical conflict of black against white or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”

-Malcolm X

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September 18, 2014
ourtimeorg:

They’re not the best at everything… | attn: Where Harvard and Yale are NOT #1

ourtimeorg:

They’re not the best at everything… | attn: Where Harvard and Yale are NOT #1

September 15, 2014
"Black people must do so many drugs, and commit so many crimes to constitute 60% of the prison system, because all the white college kids I know do drugs and they aren’t in jail."

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The irony is scary. 

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September 15, 2014

peopleofthediaspora:

A very brief overview of the so-called “War on Drugs” which lends its purpose to disenfranchising Black and Latino peoples, promoting poverty, and the creation/perpetuation of stereotypes (thugs, dope boys, criminals, Welfare Queens, etc.), which ultimately threaten not just our general well being and success, but our lives, such as in the cases of Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner and countless others.  This is the true example of racism.  Fuck your hurt feelings,  we are fighting for just our basic rights to live.

"The carefully engineered appearance of great racial progress strengthens the ‘colorblind’ public consensus that personal and cultural traits, not structural arrangements, are largely responsible for the fact that the majority of young black men in urban areas across the United States are currently under the control of the criminal justice system or branded as felons for life… Far from undermining the current system of control, the new caste system depends, in no small part, on black exceptionalism.  The colorblind public consensus that supports the new caste system insist that race no longer matters.  Now that America has officially embraced Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream (by reducing it to the platitude "that should be judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin"), the mass incarceration of people of color can be justified only to the extent that the plight of those locked up and out is understood to be their choice, not their birthright… Black success stories lend credence to the notion that anyone, no matter how poor or how black you may be, can make it to the top, if only you try hard enough.”

– Michelle Alexander, New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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September 10, 2014

Alicia Keys - We Are Here (Official Video)

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September 10, 2014
School-to-prison pipeline: Are Tri-State schools disciplining based on bad behavior or racial bias?

September 9, 2014
Mass Incarceration Found Guilty

September 9, 2014

Anonymous said: BLACK PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS AND NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE LAW DEATH IS THE ONLY THING THEY LISTEN TO

thedendritelibrary:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

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"If you tell a lie long and loud enough, people will eventually start to believe it"-

Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister

September 9, 2014
photographyprison:

Get yourself down to Haines Gallery at 49 Geary, SF! My bud Nigel Poor has an exhibition for which she collaborated with her prisoner-students at San Quentin Prison.
She found a box of 4x5 negs from the 70s and 80s made by the prison administration, developed them and is now showing them. She also printed selects and asked current prisoners to interpret them by scrawling on cheap prints. It’s a beautifully engaged social project. And it’s just the beginning. There’s another 12 boxes and thousands of negs to be explored! #prisonphotography. Good stuff.

photographyprison:

Get yourself down to Haines Gallery at 49 Geary, SF! My bud Nigel Poor has an exhibition for which she collaborated with her prisoner-students at San Quentin Prison.

She found a box of 4x5 negs from the 70s and 80s made by the prison administration, developed them and is now showing them. She also printed selects and asked current prisoners to interpret them by scrawling on cheap prints. It’s a beautifully engaged social project. And it’s just the beginning. There’s another 12 boxes and thousands of negs to be explored! #prisonphotography. Good stuff.

September 9, 2014

micdotcom:

A huge portion of the population doesn’t have the right to vote

Three in 10 black men can expect to lose their right to vote at some point in their lives, according to data from 2010 compiled by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit that works to reform the criminal justice system. In Florida, Kentucky and Virginia, which have some of the harshest felon disenfranchisement laws, 1 in 5 African-Americans is denied the right to vote.

Why this issue has gone unnoticed Follow micdotcom

September 9, 2014
Two from Signature Theatre resident playwrights A.R. Gurney, Naomi Wallace - Newsday

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September 8, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Protesters gather in Oakland against the Urban Shield conference and police militarization

Ever wonder where cities get all their fancy ideas on how to militarize their police force? It’s not just from the Pentagon— it’s conferences like Urban Shield, that highlight the latest in tactical equipment and practices for suppressing the very people you’re sworn to serve. #staywoke #whodoyouprotect #whodoyouserve 

September 8, 2014
america-wakiewakie:

Baton Rouge cop resigns after he’s caught texting desire to ‘pull a Ferguson’ on ‘n*ggers’ | Raw Story
A police officer in Baton Rouge resigned Thursday after a local news channel revealed that he sent text messages in which he wished that fellow officers “would pull a Ferguson” on a “bunch of monkeys,” The Advocate reports.
Fifteen-year-veteran Michael Elsbury resigned on Thursday after text messages he sent to a female friend were brought to the attention of his superiors. In one message, Officer Elsbury — whose patrol included the area around the historically black Southern University — wrote that blacks are “nothing but a bunch of monkeys,” and that the “only reason they have this job is the nigger, nigger in them.” It is unclear what “job” he is referring to.
In another text, he wrote that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”
After WBRZ reported on the text messages, the female friend turned her phone over to police, who spent two days combing through it in order to authenticate the messages. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Baton Rouge Police Department had collected enough evidence to place Officer Elsbury on administrative leave.
On Thursday afternoon, he tendered his resignation.
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america-wakiewakie:

Baton Rouge cop resigns after he’s caught texting desire to ‘pull a Ferguson’ on ‘n*ggers’ | Raw Story

A police officer in Baton Rouge resigned Thursday after a local news channel revealed that he sent text messages in which he wished that fellow officers “would pull a Ferguson” on a “bunch of monkeys,” The Advocate reports.

Fifteen-year-veteran Michael Elsbury resigned on Thursday after text messages he sent to a female friend were brought to the attention of his superiors. In one message, Officer Elsbury — whose patrol included the area around the historically black Southern University — wrote that blacks are “nothing but a bunch of monkeys,” and that the “only reason they have this job is the nigger, nigger in them.” It is unclear what “job” he is referring to.

In another text, he wrote that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”

After WBRZ reported on the text messages, the female friend turned her phone over to police, who spent two days combing through it in order to authenticate the messages. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Baton Rouge Police Department had collected enough evidence to place Officer Elsbury on administrative leave.

On Thursday afternoon, he tendered his resignation.

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September 8, 2014
The art of salvation finds a new disciple in Bali nine drug-smuggler Myuran Sukumaran

LIFE on a knife-edge is the backdrop to an exhibition of OIL PORTRAITS by Bali Nine drug-smuggler Myuran Sukumaran, who sits on death row at Kerobokan jail.

Nearly a decade after Suku­maran was condemned to the firing squad, and as he seeks presidential clemency, his first Australian exhibition has been described as the work of a true, talented and committed artist.

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