Michael, Tamir, and the loss of Black childhood

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“Black America has again been reminded that its children are not seen as worthy of being alive — in part because they are not seen as children at all, but as menacing threats to white lives.” ~Dr. Stacey Patton

Already disheartened and dismayed by the state of Missouri’sdecisionnot to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of 18-year old Michael Brown, I was completely done in once I learned about the recent killing of 12-year old Tamir Riceby a Cleveland police officer. Outraged, I snapped at White friends to take responsibility for their people’s aggressive tendencies, and urged Black friends to teach their kids how to engage in guerilla-style self defense.

But then I read this speech by Dr. Stacey Patton, who helps us to see that these killings are part of a much larger project of White supremacy to

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Michael Dunn Jury Selected- Breakdown

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

A jury of 8 men and 4 women have been selected to serve on the Michael Dunn 1st degree murder trial for killing 17-year old Jordan Davis.

The jury consists of 10 Whites; 7 white men and 3 white women; and two Blacks, 1 Black man, and 1 Black woman.

Alternates consist of one white man, two white women and one black woman.

The jury will be sequestered. They will not be sworn-in until tomorrow morning because Judge Healey does not want to sequester them tonight.

Action News Jax reports the breakdown: 

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They Want Their Fantasy Back

"How ugly, huh Pão de Açúcar?" Statue of a black child with shackles on the feet decorates Pão de Açúcar Supermarket in the Vila Romana neighborhood of São Paulo

From http://blackwomenofbrazil.co

BW of Brazil: Who comes up with this stuff? Sometimes one really has to wonder if these types of things are oversights, carelessness, lack of respect or simply blatant not giving a….Let’s just say, totally not caring. I mean, how else can one explain the continuous disrespect of the black community in negative depictions or references to black women, the sexuality of black women, and Afro textured hair (here and here)? In reality, in a country where the lives of black youth are so disregarded, it should come as no surprise that someone didn’t see a problem depicting a black boy wearing shackles on his feet in a country with a 350 year history of black slavery. Well, Brazil does it again!

Black women’s organizations and website protest and demand public apology for display of black boy mannequin with shackles on its feet in supermarket Continue reading

Sure Switzerland Cares About Black Children

bloody-ceramic-sculptures-maria-rubinke-9THE ASHLEY MONTAGU RESOLUTION
TO END THE GENITAL MUTILATION OF CHILDREN WORLDWIDE
A Petition To The World Court, the Hague
James W. Prescott, Ph. D.

Adopted by the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations,
University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 9-11, 1996.

1. IN HONORIS CAUSA:

On this distinguished occasion of the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (9-11 August 1996), we honor Professor Continue reading

Stop Talking About Demons Now

ImageThe Exorcisms of Latoya Ammons: Demonic Possession or Mass Hysteria?
By Cyril Butler, 

Last week the world’s media woke up to the story of Latoya Ammons. This mother of three from Gary, a suburb of Indianapolis, claimed she and her three children became possessed by multiple demons in March 2012. This was to be the start of a long string of sensational claims.

The Indianapolis Star newspaper first reported that her physician Dr. Geoffrey Continue reading