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Aug 26, 2014 / 3 notes

How was it for blacks in the ’50s? Like this

photo 1: A night out at a juke joint, S. Carolina, 1956.

photo 2: Two black men arrested for disorderly conduct in Greenville, S. Carolina, 1956.

photo 3: Three women stand before a magistrate (note pistol in his hand) after a disturbance at a juke joint, S. Carolina, 1956.

photo 4: Inmates digging a drainage ditch in Greenville, SC — appeared in the Sept. 17, 1956 issue of LIFE. “The white girl,” read the caption, “lives in a nearby house [and] came out to watch when she saw the gang start work.”

photo 5: Greenville, S. Carolina, mayor Kenneth Cass reviews a map of proposed roads in an upper-income housing development, 1956. “The development was privately built by Negroes,” LIFE noted in the caption to a similar Bourke-White photograph that ran in the magazine, “but city officials cooperated fully with their plans.”


Read more: Civil Rights and Segregation: Rare Color Photos, South Carolina, 1956 | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/civil-rights-and-segregation-rare-color-photos-south-carolina-1956/#ixzz3BWPWJVER

Aug 26, 2014 / 36,666 notes

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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angrywocunited:

So apparently the Kardashian clan were texting during the VMA Ferguson/Michael Brown tribute. It appeared that Kim, Kylie, and Kendall Kardashian talked amongst themselves, texted, and looked generally bored while presenter Common asked the audience to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown. 

You would think a woman that is married to Kanye West, a black man who is immensely vocal about racism and police brutality, would at least respect the life of a black boy who was murdered by the police.

Where’s Kanye?

 

To be transparent, the taker of this photograph was also showing disrespect….

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Aug 22, 2014 / 294 notes
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citylightsdre:

Monica Martin is bae.

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Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014 / 30,510 notes
Who will dry our mothers’ eyes?
Who will dry our mothers’ eyes
This should come as no surprise
 
Our sons and daughters realize
There lives are numbered, penalized
By a system built on greed and lies
They shoot us dead, night and day
They tell us to go home and pray,
But God forbid our rage consume,
And turn our triggers on their wombs?
 
And yet we pray and pray again,
For a peaceful life, or at least pretend
That one day, our babies will come of size

And wipe the tears from mothers’ eyes

— cj
Aug 21, 2014 / 7 notes

Who will dry our mothers’ eyes?

Who will dry our mothers’ eyes

This should come as no surprise

 

Our sons and daughters realize

There lives are numbered, penalized

By a system built on greed and lies

They shoot us dead, night and day

They tell us to go home and pray,

But God forbid our rage consume,

And turn our triggers on their wombs?

 

And yet we pray and pray again,

For a peaceful life, or at least pretend

That one day, our babies will come of size

And wipe the tears from mothers’ eyes

— cj