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15th August 2014

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the1janitor:

Two separate eyewitness accounts, telling the exact same story.

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15th August 2014

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10 Black Queer Artists You Should Know

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1-2. THEE Satisfaction theesatisfaction

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2. Syd tha Kid, of The Internet (friscotsc

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3. Le1f  (@le1f)

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4. B. Steady 

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5-6. BOOMscat 

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7. Mykki Blanco

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8. Cakes Da Killa

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9. Angel Haze

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10. Rahsaan Patterson 

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15th August 2014

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BREAKING: Ferguson Police Chief Admits Mike Brown Shooting Not Related To Robbery →

socialismartnature:

The case around Mike Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer is only getting murkier.

After releasing images from a gas station robbery to the press Friday morning with the suggestion Mike Brown was pictured in them, the Ferguson police department is now backtracking. In a second press conference hours later, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted that Brown’s shooting was unrelated to the incident.

Jackson told reporters that Brown and a friend were in fact stopped, “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”

He also admitted that Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, didn’t suspect Brown at the time that he stopped him.

When Chief Jackson was asked by reporters why his department chose to release the robbery tape if it was unrelated to the shooting, he replied that he had to because “the media asked for it.”

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15th August 2014

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blackaroundtheworld:

Black life isn’t devalued by police just here in the US. And the shooting death of Cláudia da Silva Ferreira and subsequent dragging of her body by police back in March is a gruesome example. During a “cleaning operation” by the #militarypolice in #Rio De Janeiro against drug trafficking, #Ferreira was hit by a stray police bullet, she was then placed in the trunk of a police van and while in route to the hospital, her body fell out of the vehicle twice and dragged for meters.(top left pic, sry for graphic image) This event cause a major uproar with protests, riots, and concerns about militarized police and racism…just as we’re seeing now in #Ferguson. Cláudia was mistaken for a criminal but in reality she was a working mother of four children and 4 nieces and wife of over 20 years that she leaves behind.  Different language, different culture. Same history, same struggle. #diaspora

blackaroundtheworld:

Black life isn’t devalued by police just here in the US. And the shooting death of Cláudia da Silva Ferreira and subsequent dragging of her body by police back in March is a gruesome example. During a “cleaning operation” by the #militarypolice in #Rio De Janeiro against drug trafficking, #Ferreira was hit by a stray police bullet, she was then placed in the trunk of a police van and while in route to the hospital, her body fell out of the vehicle twice and dragged for meters.(top left pic, sry for graphic image) This event cause a major uproar with protests, riots, and concerns about militarized police and racism…just as we’re seeing now in #Ferguson.
Cláudia was mistaken for a criminal but in reality she was a working mother of four children and 4 nieces and wife of over 20 years that she leaves behind.
Different language, different culture. Same history, same struggle. #diaspora

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15th August 2014

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Anonymous said: onyl reason they changed the story to 'cigars' because candy reminded people he was sitll a kid.

killbenedictcumberbatch:

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15th August 2014

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nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. Rest in peace. 

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15th August 2014

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afrobluess:

The Howard alumni who was shot in the head made a speedy recovery and she was able to tell her side of the story. The police said that it was a drive by conducted by a group of black men and that it was fatal. They didn’t expect her to survive and talk.

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15th August 2014

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postracialcomments:

September 20, 2009: Ferguson Police Department

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.
The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.
“I said, ‘I told you guys it wasn’t me,’” Davis later testified.
He recalled the booking officer saying, “We have a problem.”
“I told the police officers there that I didn’t do nothing, ‘Why is you guys doing this to me?’” Davis testified. “They said, ‘OK, just lay on the ground and put your hands behind your back.’”
Davis said he complied and that a female officer straddled and then handcuffed him. Two other officers crowded into the cell.
“They started hitting me,” he testified. “I was getting hit and I just covered up.”
“He ran in and kicked me in the head,” Davis recalled. “I almost passed out at that point… Paramedics came… They said it was too much blood, I had to go to the hospital.”
A patrol car took the bleeding Davis to a nearby emergency room. He refused treatment, demanding somebody first take his picture. 
“I wanted a witness and proof of what they done to me,” Davis said.
He was driven back to the jail, where he was held for several days before he posted $1,500 bond on four counts of “property damage.” Police Officer John Beaird had signed complaints swearing on pain of perjury that Davis had bled on his uniform and those of three fellow officer“ After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?” asked Davis’ lawyer, James Schottel.  
“No, sir,” Beaird replied.
Schottel showed Beaird a copy of the “property damage” complaint.
“Is that your signature as complainant?” the lawyer asked.
“It is, sir,” the cop said.
“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?” the lawyer asked.
“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.
“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”
“You did, sir.”
“And didn’t you respond no?”
“Correct. I did.”


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postracialcomments:

September 20, 2009: Ferguson Police Department
The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.
The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.
“I said, ‘I told you guys it wasn’t me,’” Davis later testified.
He recalled the booking officer saying, “We have a problem.”
“I told the police officers there that I didn’t do nothing, ‘Why is you guys doing this to me?’” Davis testified. “They said, ‘OK, just lay on the ground and put your hands behind your back.’”
Davis said he complied and that a female officer straddled and then handcuffed him. Two other officers crowded into the cell.
“They started hitting me,” he testified. “I was getting hit and I just covered up.”
“He ran in and kicked me in the head,” Davis recalled. “I almost passed out at that point… Paramedics came… They said it was too much blood, I had to go to the hospital.”
A patrol car took the bleeding Davis to a nearby emergency room. He refused treatment, demanding somebody first take his picture. 
“I wanted a witness and proof of what they done to me,” Davis said.
He was driven back to the jail, where he was held for several days before he posted $1,500 bond on four counts of “property damage.” Police Officer John Beaird had signed complaints swearing on pain of perjury that Davis had bled on his uniform and those of three fellow officer“ After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?” asked Davis’ lawyer, James Schottel.  
“No, sir,” Beaird replied.
Schottel showed Beaird a copy of the “property damage” complaint.
“Is that your signature as complainant?” the lawyer asked.
“It is, sir,” the cop said.
“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?” the lawyer asked.
“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.
“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”
“You did, sir.”
“And didn’t you respond no?”
“Correct. I did.”

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15th August 2014

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Mid-August Update: When the Word Was Sound’s First Long Weekend

happynomadbooking:

Behold: Happy Nomad Booking’s second mission is now complete!

As I’ve posted before, “ghetto-tech trance-jazz” duo When the Word Was Sound has commissioned HNB to book a series of regional “long weekends,” to help them branch out beyond their home base of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

As of this post, the first “long weekend” has been booked. The itinerary is as follows:

Thursday, August 28th - Lafayette, LA @ Bisbano’s w/ Tare, Whole Damn Town & Now I Am Become Death (click here to RSVP on FB)

Friday, August 29th - New Orleans, LA @ the Circle Bar w/ Blood Urchin & Raspy Meow (click here to RSVP on FB)

Saturday, August 30th - New Orleans, LA @ the Mudlark Public Theatre w/ Proud Father & Denise Bonis (click here to RSVP on FB)

The NOLA shows will have completely different support acts, and WTWWS isn’t the kind of band that plays the same set twice.

If you live in or near these cities, spread the word, come to the shows, bring friends, and have a good time! I’ll post the corresponding invites in the comments.

Special thanks go out to my friend Tyler, who greatly helped make the Bisbano’s show happen, and my friend Blair, who has volunteered to work the door at the Mudlark show. Give them hugs for me when you see them!

As always, I’ll keep you updated as my other artists’ itineraries are confirmed. In the meantime, please spread the word about HNB and its artists, and don’t hesitate to contact me about anything involving HNB and its mission!

15th August 2014

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Houston Gay, a 103 year old who marched with MLK 50 years ago, at a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson.

Houston Gay, a 103 year old who marched with MLK 50 years ago, at a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson.

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