"Healing is a challenge in life. It’s a victim’s sole obligation. By healing, you resist oppression."
-from 5 Broken Cameras
(streaming on NetFlix ya’ll)
Gloria Richardson pushes a national guard bayonet out of her face during a 1963 civil rights protest in Maryland.
WHY DIDN’T THEY TEACH YOU ABOUT THIS IN HISTORY CLASS?
The Christian Movement for Life, aka, MOVE
- a pro-green, vegan, anti-technology group
- living in a house in West Philadelphia
- BOMBED by the Philly PD, from the air, on May 13, 1985
- YES, 1985!!!
- the city killed 11 people (5 children), burned down 65 homes in a Black, middle-class, West Philly neighborhood, and caused $50,000,000.00 damage - all to “evict” the group and recover two shotguns
- You know of Mumia Abu-Jamal (3rd photo from bottom) but did you know he was affiliated with MOVE?
- Ramona Africa (2nd photo from bottom) and one child survived
- MOVE leader John Africa was murdered that day
This was not the ONLY time an American city was bombed, btw. The first time, it was ALSO whites bombing Black people. And you want to talk about TERRORISM???
And what else don’t you know about your country and it’s treatment of Black people?
Get to Googling… AND Youtubing…
What if you came to work and found a noose placed next to your belongings? That is what Vanessa Savage, a black woman from Washington County, Oregon, found in her cubicle one morning at Washington County’s housing authority. What made the noose even more alarming was that it was from her supervisor. Savage looked at the noose, complete with a note attached that said “termination notice”, as a possible prank or threat.
“This is 2014 and a supervisor brings a noose to work and nothing is done about it,” Savage said.
Shocked and distraught, Savage notified authorities of the incident. Despite these facts, an investigation from the county concluded that there was no racial undertone, but it has been recommended that they order all the employees undergo sensitivity training.
Savage has refused to back down from the county’s conclusion about the noose. “A noose is designed to terrorize people and there’s a historical precedent that that’s what the noose does,” Savage said. “And when you put a noose on a note that says ‘terminated, fired,’ he wanted it to have a certain impact and it did.”
She has also hired an attorney to help her further into this case. Since then, she has taken a leave of absence from work, saying that she was working in a hostile environment.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of this case will be for Savage, but it is evident that workplace racism still exists.
Happy Black History YEAR!
Andraya Williams, a 22-year-old trans woman of color and student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she was escorted off campus and told she was suspended after using the women’s restroom.
Andraya Williams, a 22-year-old trans Black woman and student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she was escorted off campus and told she was suspended after using the women’s restroom. Williams’ lawyer, Sarah Demarest, told NBC Charlotte that a CPCC college dead said Williams needed to “bring in medical proof of being a female if she wanted to use the female restroom.” GLAAD will continue monitoring media coverage of this story.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A transgender student at CPCC says she was discriminated against and wants an apology from the school.
Twenty-two-year-old Andraya Williams was on her way to her sociology class at CPCC in uptown Charlotte when she says a security guard stopped her.
“It was very embarrassing and humiliating because I didn’t feel like it was any of her business.”
The transgender student had just come out of the women’s bathroom when the guard asked to see her school ID.