Video of the March at the link:http://www.watchtheyard.com/alphas/alpha-march-chicago/
There has been a lot of talk about not shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in order to make the white powers that be feel our displeasure over the deaths of Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Tasha McKenna, and Laquan McDonald. And this sounds good.
But truthfully, as a middle class person this has no effect on me one way or the other. I can afford to spend shop early or late and spend an extra $40 or $100 on something that somebody wanted for Christmas. My nose will be bent out of shape because I'm a cheapskate born into a family of cheapskates but that's the only sacrifice I'll be making is my nose out of joint for having spent money I didn't want to spend.
Black people who are poor, black people who live in poorer sections of black neighborhoods, the ones who are at a higher risk for being shot by white police (in my unconfirmed opinion) are the ones who go stand in line at 4 AM on Black Friday to get their child a toy or game they couldn't otherwise afford. Other cheapskates like my brother go too. But the poorest among us are the ones mostly punished by a mostly symbolic gesture of skipping the biggest sales of the year -- and asked to do it two years in a row too.
I hope this list is helpful to you and that these businesses can thrive thanks to your support. And like I said last year right around this time, “Although this week may make you question so many things, never question that we have much to be thankful for. Be thankful for life. For health. For family. For friends. For community. For the future, when we can make the change that we want to see in the world.”
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- refurbish the school
(I've seen huge holes in walls, pipes dripping, roofs leaking)
- pay for security to keep the computers etc, in it
- put free childcare in the neighborhood
- give all the students money for college regardless of grades
After the shooting, according to Jay Darshane, the District Manager for Burger King, four to five police officers wearing blue and white shirts entered the restaurant and asked to view the video and were given the password to the equipment. Three hours later they left, he said.
The next day, when an investigator from the Independent Police Review Authority asked to view the security footage, it was discovered that the 86 minutes of video was missing.
“Women suffer from both sides. Racism and sexism. Therefore, we use the concept of empowerment. From the aesthetics, the woman empowers and empowers the community” [translated]
|Black Feminists Rock Worldwide|
Another organizer, Naira Gomes also chimed in:
“So good to say, aesthetic for us is political. The hair is a symbol, a pretext to fight against racism.” [translated]Read More/See More photos:http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/11/40-incredible-photos-from-brazils-first-natural-hair-empowerment-march/
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A) black women don't know BLACK WOMEN'S HISTORY (of course there was less of Black American Female History to know back then. But Black women of the late 19th century and early 20th century were creating black women's history at the speed of light during every one of those years)
B) black women have bought into the scapegoating from both the white community and the black male community alike.
1) had a membership that was not exclusively focused on the black middle class. Other groups, NAACP and SCLC tended to look down on rural blacks.
2) was group-centered rather than individual, Messiah-centered (think Martin Luther King and the SCLC, Malcom X and Muslims for a while)
3) had a lot of female led inner groups and black females involved in the top level decision making in the early years.
4) had young black men that eventually saw having young white women in the organization as a symbol of their racial freedom
5) had white women, becoming more feminist, seeing black men as their sexual freedom
6) wound up splintering as macho became a "positive" in male culture across the nation, which increased black male/white female sexual relationships which in turn started creating chaos in the group
7) wound up ousting of white people from the interracial SNCC (which I've known about for years). But this ousting of white people was really the ousting of white women (which I did not know until reading this book).
-- But seeing the avid defense
of Clarence Thomas, Bill Cosby,
Ray Rice, Chris Brown
because the women that oppose them
are "bitches and hoes" anyway, I'm still wondering.
-- And now that I know that The Grim Sleepers victims were allowed to multiply for 25 years because the black women killed were seen as human trash because they could be dropped into the "bitches and hoes" category,
I'm both disgusted and still wondering
|Taraji P Henson happy for Regina King at the Oscars|
|MARA BROCK AKIL feminist and producer of|
"BEING MARY JANE" "GIRLFRIENDS"
has black women, working behind and in front of the camera
REGINA KING, for example, is often a director
|Kerry Washington, Actress|