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"Our Convictions?!?" I'd just settle for HIS conviction and sentencing…

A home for the road…

When fate shifts just to fuck with you…

Now WHY would the FBI erect this billboard in Newark, NJ?

They know for a FACT that Assata Shakur is in CUBA, she's been there since 1979 and will not be hanging around freaking New Jersey anytime soon.

A lot of scared white folks who don't know who Assata Shakur is, or where she's been for the last 34 years are now confronted with the image of another scary black person.

There's a lot of shit going on about placing Shakur on the Most Wanted List after all this time that FBI is not telling us.

Some suspicious shit for sure.

What if the Teabaggers were around back in 1776…

Another nifty fact for you…

Who gives a fuck about the gun? I'll take the cannoli.


Someone's late for an orgy…

I’m a Scholar, Not a Criminal: The Plight of Black Students at USC

May 4, 2013 · by makiah-isms · in Impromptu Postings, LA Living. ·

Instead of studying for the last final of my undergraduate career, I am writing this letter in protest of the University of Southern California’s latest atrocity. Last night, students gathered at a house near campus to celebrate their completion of another rigorous school year. Many attendees were graduating seniors. Almost all attendees were minority students: African-American and Latino.

I did not attend last night’s party, but I could hear the helicopter circling from my dorm room over a mile away. When the Facebook posts and photos started appearing on my news feed around 2:30am, I had flashbacks to an era I wasn’t even alive to suffer through. I was too scared to go outside, legitimately fearing that an officer would see me and arrest me for being Black and inquisitive. I can only imagine how my peers felt when they saw over twenty LAPD patrol cars pull up and release 79 officers to end a peaceful, congratulatory party.

It is inexpressibly disheartening to hear fellow students recount horror stories of police brutality two weeks away from being among the first in my family to graduate from a four-year university. To know that my college degree holds no weight in the face of institutional racism and discrimination is sobering. Since the three most recent shootings, all triggered by non-USC affiliated Black males, that occurred on and around USC, there has been an increased presence of LAPD and other security forces around campus. Amid the tense racial climate that followed, I patiently endured the ignorant comments, racist blog posts and suspicious stares, but the intolerance has reached a new high. Six of my friends spent the night in jail.

To be clear, I do not have a problem with increased protection or security. Who’s to say that a shooting won’t occur at the next student party? It could happen, God forbid, and I understand why USC wants to be prepared. My issue lies within the selective surveillance of minority-hosted parties, as if crimes only happen among high concentrations of melanin. Hundreds of criminal offenses, including sexual harassment, rape and assault happen every Thursday night on Greek Row, a undeniably white establishment. Yet, the culprits of the Department of Public Safety Crime Reports distributed to USC students and faculty, seem to be strictly limited to Black and Latino males (6’2-6’5 in dark hoodies). These reports, together with the newly constructed, other-izing gates around campus, have instilled an unhealthy amount of fear in students, administrators and safety officials. We have been trained to double check for USC logos on the sweatshirts of minority males on and around this campus to make sure that they’re “one of us.” It doesn’t surprise me that LAPD has adopted the same attitude. For them, it has been this way for decades.

http://makiahisms.com/2013/05/04/im-a-scholar-not-a-criminal-the-plight-of-black-students-at-usc/?utm source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer47a36

Celebrating Your Education While Black and Brown - Another thing that America is in dire fear of.
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