#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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The Execution of Tamir Rice

Brandon J Sutton

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“They still don’t care. They’re never gonna care.” – Leslie McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown 

Are black men and boys so menacing that lethal force was necessary in the slaying of a 12-year old black boy playing with a pellet gun near a playground? Lost in the expected and disappointing Michael Brown news was the slaying of Tamir Rice at the hand of a Cleveland police officer last Saturday.

Tamir was confronted Saturday by officers responding to a 911 call about a male who appeared to be pulling a gun in and out of his pants. The 911 caller said the gun was “probably fake,” then added, “I don’t know if it’s real or not.” Deputy Chief Edward Tomba said Monday that he didn’t know whether a dispatcher shared that information with responding officers. Police say Tamir Rice, who died Sunday, had an “airsoft” gun that appeared indistinguishable from…

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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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Tanzania’s president knows how to play the China card

Tanzania’s president knows how to play the China card via China Africa Project

Quite interesting podcast, because there have been many African leaders who have been trying to cosy up to China in recent years. From Robert Mugabe to as we can see here, Kikwete, China is becoming the place to go for Capital for African leaders, something which probably wasn’t conceivable 50 years ago.

Among the links below, one statement [in the guardian article] is most striking:

….Tunisia’s president, Moncef Marzouki, said economic development alone could not provide stability without social justice and political rights. He said foreign businesses have a responsibility to do more than seek profit and should choose to invest in democratic states that are working to combat corruption, educate their populations and create equality. …

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Burkina Faso’s president Blaise Compaoré resigns after street protests

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Compaoré swept from power after 27 years following popular uprising against plans to extend his rule

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Burkina Faso’s president, Blaise Compaoré, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, has been swept from power after 27 years by a violent popular uprising.

Compaoré announced his resignation on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest at plans to extend his rule. The head of the armed forces, General Honoré Traoré, said he had taken charge of the west African country.

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Zambia Made History | First Ever White Democratic 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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Africa’s First And Only White President Comes Into Power

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Guy Scott, a Cambridge-educated politician, has become the first white president in Africa, and the first white head of state since the Apartheid, by becoming Zambia’s acting president.

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