Now is a good time to remind you all that…

  • the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was started to “police the police,” in Oakland, CA, who were murdering Black people
  • that Dr. Huey P Newton studied political science in college, and had a brother who was a poly-sci professor as well so that…
  • Brother Huey studied state gun laws and was very clear that Americans had the right to carry arms, even in public, if they did so in accordance with said laws. These tea party crackers are showing us that every day.
  • some of the earliest duties to the Black community they served were to tail police around the city (a true ride-along) and make sure the police didn’t brutalize or murder members of the community. At least, not while the Panthers were on the scene. Many a Black person’s life was saved because of that service to their communities.
  • all BPP members were required to take political education classes taught in the community by BPP members

While you can’t and shouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel, there are some aspects of BPP history that are worth revisiting. And I think the idea of policing the police in our communities is one of them. We’ve got guns, and we’ve got plenty of young brothers in our communities with time enough on their hands to do the job. They obviously know how to shoot, too. And since they are the ones being preyed upon by the police…

The question is… are they brave enough to confront the police the way they do each other? Are they disciplined enough to learn what it takes to carry a weapon openly in public and NOT be in violation of the gun laws of their state? Are they committed enough to go all the way when (not if) necessary, or proud and loving enough of their people lay down their lives to protect them? Because they WILL be tried. Agents of the State killed many many Panthers. Real talk.

What have we got to lose?

The police are obviously not planning to stop preying on Black men any time soon. And the sham-ass court system is NOT dispensing anything resembling real justice in these cases, so…


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  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day


“What do you like about surfing?”

“Everyting man. Comfortable. Natural feeling ah di waves. Jus magical, yuh nuh?”

“How did you start surfing?”

“Growin’ up. See like family membaz. So mi added to it. Ketch onto it. Now mi have it. Now mi can do it, actually properly.”

“So you think you’ll still be surfing for a long time?”

“Ye man! How yuh mean? Until mi leave dis eart, or shark or somethin’ eat me.”

“Is it always like this?”

“Naw man. Sometimes it get bigga dan dis man. Real big”

"How long have you been doing this?"

“Surfin’ thirteen years now. Growing up we do it, and now we can teach the others comin up, yuh nuh?”

“Do you only surf here?”

“No man, we have spot around di island.  Bull Bay, Long Bay, Buff Bay, all bout, but Boston ah di original spot.”

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Native American Confronts Protesters on Illegal Immigration

This man is my hero. 

true story

Tell them. Yass


allen iverson gettin his hair braided durin a game

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On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

this makes me want to cry

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one thing i hate is when parents refuse to let their kid(s) dye their hair


who’s fucking hair is it??????? is iT THE FAMILY HAIR?????????


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Happy Sunday;
Thought this was a fitting way to start things out.
Ta-Urt the great Mother of Earth protective household deity of fertility and childbirth. 🌍

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yess goals 

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I think that’s a sentiment many of us share right now…

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