#BlackLivesMatter …. It’s a movement with a mission!!


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~~January 16, 2015~~ 

#BlackLivesMatter

This is Not a Moment, but a Movement

BrownBord

“#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder.

Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all.  Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.  It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.  It is a tactic to rebuild the Black liberation movement.

When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state.  We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity.  How Black poverty and genocide is state violence.  How 2.8 million Black people are locked in cages in this country is state violence.  How Black women bearing the burden of a relentless assault on our children and our families is state violence.  How Black queer and trans folks bear a unique burden from a hetero-patriarchal society that disposes of us like garbage and simultaneously fetishizes us and profits off of us, and that is state violence.

How 500,000 Black people in the US are undocumented immigrants and relegated to the shadows. How Black girls are used as negotiating chips during times of conflict and war.  How Black folks living with disabilities and different abilities bear the burden of state sponsored Darwinian experiments that attempt to squeeze us into boxes of normality defined by white supremacy, and that is state violence.

#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.  We have put our sweat equity and love for Black people into creating a political project – taking the hashtag off of social media and into the streets.

The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.”

BrownBord

“As it appears in …. full read”

http://blacklivesmatter.com/

http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

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https://www.facebook.com/BNFJustice

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BrownBord

#BlackLivesMatter #NotAMomentAMovement #TrayvonMartin #GeorgeZimmerman #Acquitted #CallToAction #VirulentAntiBlackRacism #PermeatesSociety #StraightBlackMen #TacticToRebuild #BlackLiberationMovement #AllLivesMatter #ICantBreath #LetMeBreath #Accountability #EraseRacismNow #MrMilitantNegro

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BrownBord

~~GALLERY~~

(Many graphics courtesy of Mr. Militant Negro)

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Another obstacle ….. Marriage Equality in Florida!!


~~December 18, 2014~~ 

THIS IS SO DISAPPOINTING!!

Get your act together & stop the “dangling people waiting act”!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There are some of us who have been keeping an eye on the marriage equality situation in Florida …. Ms. Bondi’s new antics, etc. However, seems that there is something that has been missed ….

~~In today’s newspaper~~

“Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell announced yesterday that she would not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples without a new court order. Her announcement comes one day after the state clerk’s association urged its members not to give marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, warning that anyone who does so could be prosecuted and sentenced to a year in jail ….

Gay rights advocates have predicted a flood of same-sex applications at courthouses across the state Jan 6, the day after a court-ordered stay expires in a ruling by a Tallahassee federal judge, who found Florida’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.

But Central Florida’s elected clerks have indicated that they will follow the recommendation of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers, which concluded that the Tallahassee ruling applies to no clerks but the one in Washington County, a named defendant in the suit.”

~~SOURCE~~

Orlando Sentinel

BlackFLow

~~GALLERY~~

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#AnotherObstacle #MarriageEqualityFlorida #OrangeCountyClerkOfCourts #TiffanyMooreRussell #OrlandoSentinel #SameSexMarriage #FloridaAssociationOfCourtClerksAndComptrollers #NotIssueMarriageLicenses #GayRightsAdvocates #WashingtonCounty #LoveIsLove

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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#WhiteCoats4BlackLives ….. Medical students stage protests!!


~~December 12, 2014~~ 

Very proud of this future generation of physicians!!

Nationwide Medical Students’ Die-In, #WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students joined the nationwide uprising over the deaths of people of color at the hands of police and held die-ins at more than 70 medical schools from coast to coast. They expressed outrage over the epidemic of police killing unarmed black and brown people, calling it a public health emergency, and cited statistics showing racial disparities in health care and health outcomes.

On Twitter, reports were tagged with #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.

“As it appears in …. “

https://www.popularresistance.org/nationwide-medical-students-die-in-whitecoats4blacklives/

BlackFLow White7BlackFLow

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.

Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue.

“As it appears in … “

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/10/whitecoats4blacklives_n_6304736.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/12/11/medical-students-stage-whitecoats4blacklives-protests-across-the-country-after-grand-jury-decisions/

BlackFLow

~~GALLERY~~

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#WhiteCoats4BlackLives #MedicalStudents #StageProtests #NationwideMedicalStudentsDieIn #NationwideUprising #RacialProfiling #PoliceBrutality #SocialMediaInitiative #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUp #DontShoot #IAmMichaelBrown #EricGarner #ICantBreathe

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Harvard Medical School Die-In~~

~~Published on Dec 10, 2014~~

On December 10, 2014, students at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health participated in the National White Coat Die-In in the memory of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

#BlackLivesMatter
#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. #StopLabeling!!


~~December 9, 2014~~ 

Labels are plugins that automate stereotypical thinking.  We hear or see a familiar label and we have instantaneous recall of a fully developed opinion, completely colored with our own emotional paintbrush.

Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labeling_theory

BlackFLow

~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/never-judge-people-by-their-appearance-no-to-labels/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/never-judge-people-by-their-appearance-no-to-labels/

BlackFLow

#StopLabeling #NeverJudgePeople #Appearance #NoToLabels #RaceSocialConcept #StereotypicalThinking #Cops #WhitePeople #BlackPeople #EmotionalPaintbrush #IndividualBehavior #SelfIdentity #EmotionalResponse #Bad #Criminal #Racist

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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