#TakeAKnee…Don’t Be Distracted

They are the reason why Colin Kaepernick knelt down. Don’t be distracted. Never forget. #BlackLivesMatter #TakeAKnee

Will #BlueLivesMatter for Robert Parker?

I hope all of the people that were bucking hard for #BlueLivesMatter come to the defense of DC police officer, Robert Parker. A black man walking, wearing a hoodie and jeans. Flashback to Trayvon Martin. Since he matched the description of a suspect, he was slammed to the ground. Parker said even though he did not resist arrest and announced that he was a police officer, he was punched and brutalized. #BlackManWalking

Thank God he didn’t have some tea and Skittles, or Parker would have been another murder. Instead, Parker is just the latest victim of police brutality. Another victim of the systematic bias in policing. Another hashtag. If the people that say Blue Lives Matter do not support their brother in blue, then it is apparent what this movement really stands for. Until then… #BlackLivesMatter #RobertParker

You can read more about Officer Robert Parker’s brutal ordeal at FOX 5 DC.

The Affluenza Defense for Police 

Betty Shelby is pleading not guilty because she said the stress of Terence Crutcher caused temporary deafness, resulting in her not knowing that another police officer was going to tase him. What kind of mess is that? Is this going to be the affluenza defense for police officers? Can the families of murder victims use this defense/excuse in their civil suits?

Michael Brown didn’t hear you due to the stress of the situation. Tamir Rice didn’t hear you due to the stress of the situation. Freddie Gray didn’t hear you due to the stress of the situation. Tyre King didn’t hear you due to the stress of the situation. Alfred Olango didn’t hear you due to the stress of the situation. 

The list could go on for days, and unfortunately, there will probably be more by this time next week. This list will continue to grow until we hold people accountable. 

FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it.*

FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it.* While the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occupy the news waves, the shooting death of five Latinos this week slipped by.Since last Sunday Vinson Ramos, Raul Saavedra-Vargas, Melissa Ventura, Anthony Nuñez and Pedro Villanueva were shot and killed by cops, but only a few local media barely reported their deaths…

This story is from July 10, but this is just another sign that communities must come together to fight racism, oppression, and injustice. We are stronger as one. Read the entire story at: FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it.*

Nelson Mandela Quote 

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela

The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

This was an interesting post about the recent events, racial movements such as Black Lives Matter, and equality. I would love to hear your thoughts.

I’ve been having a hard time with the recent Dallas shooting of 12 police officers, almost entirely because the progressive people who I have on my Facebook friends list, who make a point of acknowledging that the terrorists attacks in Turkey or Sudan are just as worthy of sympathy as the ones in France or Belgium, are noticeably silent about it. My guess is because they interpret Martin Luther King’s quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” as applicable only to the dominant group. Of course, there are far more victims of police shootings than officers being shot, but when violence is carried out in the name of a progressive movement, and to be clear that is exactly what happened, then a good, hard look is required.

Read the entire article at The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

How to Systematically Annihilate Black America

  1. Enslave them for 245 years
  2. Rape their women and breed their men while enslaved
  3. Use them as free labor to create the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation 
  4. Set them “free” with no money or education and no means of protecting themselves from the lynch mob that we will send later (see #5)
  5. Use Jim Crow and its associated systems to keep them from acquiring property or accessing the American dream, lynching them when they assert themselves 
  6. Burn down the communities they build for themselves 
  7. Since redlining and community burning bars them from using property ownership to access the American dream, pile them into ghettos
  8. Make sure you blame them regularly along the way for the conditions you created for them (this is very important – it makes you feel better about their condition and could keep them confused about the historic truth as well.)
  9. Give them inferior schools with hand-me-down facilities, books and supplies
  10. Disproportionately label them as Special Ed so they can’t use education as a social or economic lift (we certainly don’t want them ever going to law school or becoming judges and infiltrating the criminal “justice” system to any significant degree!)
  11. Start their criminal record early using disproportionate numbers of discipline referrals creating the school to prison pipeline
  12. Write laws that disproportionately incarcerate them – especially their men, so that the family unit is severely compromised, and children are left fatherless
  13. Keep them off juries so that we can keep this whole incarceration thing going – our retired grandparents will throw the book at them!
  14. Maintain a steady flow of propaganda that makes the uneducated among us constantly afraid that their men want to rape our daughters and that they are all violent and lazy BUT that they simultaneously want our jobs (don’t worry about the apparent contradiction here – fear always short-circuits rationality)
  15. Gentrify the gifted among them and convince them they’re “not like the other Blacks”, thereby continuing the Willie Lynch divisions among them.
  16. Use racial profiling police tactics to invoke and perpetuate a general fear among them, and at regular intervals, kill one of them in cold blood during these unlawful encounters. Don’t worry – the criminal “justice” system will take care of you. 
  17. And if all else fails, label the “WOKE” ones among them that get a clue about this handbook and make any noise about it – label them as race baiters and spewers of hate. That will distract everyone from the truth, muzzle them, and dissuade any White sympathizers from speaking up. 
  18. Above all, hold on to the reigns of power, privilege and prestige at all costs – poor, frightened Whites will be your best resource followed closely by others who take refuge in the lie that we live in a “post racial America” (over our dead bodies!)

‪#‎MakeAmericaWhiteAgain‬ ‪#‎IMeanGreatAgain‬

 


Her Own Beat appreciates this thought-provoking piece by Bishop Paul A. Hardin. You can find Bishop Hardin serving at his church, Dominion Church International, and throughout the Houston, TX community.

Here’s One of the Good Cops #OfficerNakiaJones

This is one of the most powerful videos that I have seen in a while. Ohio police officer, Nakia Jones, speaks out against the death of Alton Sterling, racist police officers, and to our community. I know that there are many good police officers, and I try my best to show their stories too. I pray for her wellness and safety on her job, at home, and throughout her community.

More Than a Hashtag #PhilandoCastile

Unfortunately, Facebook has already pulled the live video of Philando Castile’s murder. While many people are still raw and emotional over the death of Alton Sterling, we now have to process the death of Philando Castile. Our men are more than hashtags. They were men with families. Both MURDERED in front of their children by people who have pledged to protect us.

I pray that all people will unite together like they did for Harambe. I cannot understand how a gorilla receives more love than a person. Although Alton and Philando were treated no better than a wild animal, let us remember them as fine Black men taken from their communities. Stolen from their families. Their full potential never realized.

Let us never become complacent. Let this never become the norm. Each day, fight for your community so that we will live in a nation where hashtags like #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile, and #BlackLivesMatter are no longer necessary.

Read the article for more information at CBS Minnesota.