#AliveWhileBlack Response To #CrimingWhileWhite Reveals The Everyday Struggles Of Being Black

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Last night, in the midst of protests in reaction to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island cop responsible for choking and killing Eric Garner, Twitter erupted in one of the most powerful hashtags we’ve ever witnessed: #CrimingWhileWhite. This hashtag allowed White people to share their experience with police officers that often ended with a pat on the bum and no shooting, choking or calls for justice. And now Twitter has responded to that hashtag with #AliveWhileBlack. This social media movement is an outpouring of Black people sharing their experiences of living everyday life as a Black person and the disparities that come along with it.

This is only the beginning of an open conversation, but…

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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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Zambia Made History | White President

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First it was U.S.A to have  Her first black president, now is Zambia Appoints Africa’s First Ever White Democratic President Zambia reverted to white rule today, Wednesday, October 29th, when a Cambridge-educated economist became acting president of the country after the death of the incumbent.

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Guy Scott, previously vice-president, was promoted to the top job after the demise of Michael Sata on Tuesday. Mr Scott, 70, became the first white leader of an African country since FW de Klerk stepped down as president of South Africa in 1994 – and the first white head of a democratic government in Africa.
Mr Scott, who will serve for 90 days until a new election is held, told The Telegraph that his sudden promotion was “a bit of a shock to the system”, but added: “I’m very proud to be entrusted with it.”
Mr Sata, 77, died on Tuesday at the King Edward…

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Michael Dunn Jury Selected- Breakdown

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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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Reflection on the Fourth Anniversary of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake

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As the fourth anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti approaches, it’s important to remember both the progress the Caribbean nation has made and the fact that Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid.

In 2013, SOS Children’s Villages worked harder than ever to provide children and families in Haiti with the support they need to overcome the lasting trauma of the earthquake. In September, SOS opened a new Children’s Village in Les Cayes, on the southern part of the island. Although there is still work to be done on the new Village in 2014, all of the essential SOS Children’s Villages programs are up and running. Family strengthening outreach, the Hermann Gmeiner School ( serving not only SOS children but impoverished children from around Les Cayes), and the SOS Social Center (which includes a free daycare) are all open and available to local members of the Les…

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