This made tear up for real.
And we all know the answer…
Super important to think about.
We have been dragged through so much shit until that’s all they see.
Since July 17th there has been five reported occurrences exemplifying the police and American justice system’s lack of reverence for Black life. These are the five stories that were able to attract at least minimal attention. Who knows what is going on out there covered up (like the Ferguson police is trying to do with Mike Brown’s murder), unrecorded, and unknown. In the past 23 days the police have perpetrated the humiliation, degradation, and murdering of Black dignity,souls, and people. Knowledge is power. Do not rely on mainstream media to give you the full/accurate story. They will always be complicit in the devaluing of Black life because Blackness has been criminalized in America. Please spread these stories and add any more that you know of under the hashtag #badges are the new hoods. We need to start documenting, and spreading information. They will try to silence us as they did to Ramsey Orta, and Alba Lekaj, the people who filmed the NYPD harasing and murdering Eric Garner. But united we can make a difference. Knowledge is power. Stay woke Black America, Stay woke.
Im in NY and whats crazy is these stories get reported, and then literally a day later the police come up with some reason trying to validate it. Eric Garner selling cigarettes and the naked grandmother whooping her teen granddaughter even though they were supposed to be responding to a call on the next floor.
Do y’all understand the importance here?
Remember when people in the music industry used to like each other and make cameos in each other’s videos.
And when they righteously abused the fish-eye lens? Yes. The 90s was a good time for Black people.
I don’t have enough money for my basic needs.
Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent
Now I don’t even have a single cent
Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books
Oh i’m so broke and I don’t wanna look
I popped open my wallet, no funds to count
my credit declined and my check just bounced
Oh, there daddy, daddy betta bring that TAP
Oh, baby, baby where my FASFA at?