July 22, 2014
Can’t wait to watch “Idris Elba: King of Speed” tonight!

bbcamerica:

aregrettablehullabaloo:

Because….Idris Elba……for an hour……well actually 42-ish mins.

But still…..Idris Elba!

Idris Elba: King of Speed starts at 10/9c on BBC America tonight, July 21st.

July 21, 2014
joshuamalina:

My craggy face and I are psyched to be back for #ScandalSeasonFour!
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joshuamalina:

My craggy face and I are psyched to be back for #ScandalSeasonFour!

View more Joshua Malina on WhoSay

July 21, 2014
rtamerica:

Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years
There have been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds, a city agency that is investigating the incidents said days after a man put into hold by police died in Staten Island.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board has received charges of about 1,022 instances since 2009 in which New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were accused of using chokeholds. Use of such holds are prohibited by the NYPD’s patrol guidelines, which outline a chokehold as a “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.”

rtamerica:

Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years

There have been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds, a city agency that is investigating the incidents said days after a man put into hold by police died in Staten Island.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has received charges of about 1,022 instances since 2009 in which New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were accused of using chokeholds. Use of such holds are prohibited by the NYPD’s patrol guidelines, which outline a chokehold as a “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.”

July 21, 2014
Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

newshour:

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

Learn more.

This is absolutely horrible. God forgive these lawmakers and politicians. Not surprising, but you I love how there are no protests about this. I wish someone would hold up a sign saying “We are the homeless”, but that will never happen. People need to get their priorities straight. The longer these politicians, lobbyists, and policy advocates sustain their power and influence the more suffering we will see. 

July 21, 2014

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

pride-n-poised:

angelclark:

VIDEO: Man Dies After 5 Police Jump Him — Chokehold Him For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes 

A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center following the arrest that was filmed by several witnesses.   

In the video, Eric can  be seen telling police that he had not been selling cigarettes, repeatedly saying, ” I didn’t sell anything,” before insisting, “I’m minding my own business, please leave me alone.”

After a standoff, five officers tackled the 400-pound asthmatic Ericwith one placing him in a chokehold – and wrestled him to the ground as they attempted to put handcuffs on him.

As Eric lay on the ground, with one officer pushing his head into the pavement, he can be heard saying, “I can’t breath. I can’t breath,” over and over.

As the video ends, Eric appears to be unconscious as police clear onlookers while waiting awaiting paramedics.

According to his family, Eric, a married father with six children and two grandchildren, suffered from asthma.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Eric’s wife, Esaw, told reporters.

Police stated that Eric has been arrested multiple times for selling untaxed cigarettes, and records show he was due in court in October on three charges, including pot possession and selling untaxed cigarettes.

Witnesses at the scene claim Eric was breaking up a fight when police arrived, with Eric’s family stating that he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.

“They’re covering their asses; he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” Eric’s wife said.

Within hours after Eric’s arrest and death, residents in the area hung handwritten posters on telephone poles near the scene with phrases like “no justice, no peace” and “Another innocent black man has been killed by police brutality. The NYPD must be stopped!”

http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/video-man-dies-after-5-police-jump-him-chokehold-him-for-selling-untaxed-cigarettes/

PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-end-police-brutality#share

Sign the petition.

July 20, 2014
This Kid's Vines Of White People Following Him Around In Convenience Stores Are Incredible

July 19, 2014

medievalpoc:

dieschwarzealraune:

medievalpoc:

Anonymous, School of Lucas Cranach I

Pfirtscher Altar, Left Wing: Saint Maurice

Germany (1524)

Oil on Wood, left wing, 93 x 41 cm.

München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Where can I get a pair of those pauldrons?

Dark Knight has a good selection of leather pauldrons, and steel ones too. Not exact, but some are pretty close.

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July 18, 2014

thinksquad:

Portraits of four Pennsylvania lawmakers that hang in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg will now indicate they were convicted of a crime.

“There was a question: ‘Do you remove the portraits or do you do something else?’” said Stephen Miskin, a spokesman for House Speaker Sam Smith, a Republican from Punxsutawney. “You can’t change history, whether you like it or not. There was a feeling you should keep the portraits out there and let people make up their own mind.”

The lawmakers’ criminal activity will now be inscribed on a plaque that identifies their portraits, and is a result of several members concern over what to do following the two most recent convictions in 2011 and 2012.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/07/17/pennsylvania-will-now-shame-convicted-lawmakers-with-plaques-that-note-their-crimes/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

They need to do this for Bush, Reagan, and so many more politicians. 

July 17, 2014
psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)

psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)

July 17, 2014
"64,000"

— That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)

(via sgolitz)

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