latest tweet from @UrbanJetSetter

shanellbklynart:

Washington D.C.May 2014.

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tionam:

dont sleep. we been working. #citizensoflife #tionamcclodden #intisarabioto #chantaljames #giants #theteamtoostrong #adecadein #westillheremynigga #wesitting #perched #BLACKEXCELLENCE

tionam:

dont sleep. we been working. #citizensoflife #tionamcclodden #intisarabioto #chantaljames #giants #theteamtoostrong #adecadein #westillheremynigga #wesitting #perched #BLACKEXCELLENCE

Via: tionam
Via: tionam
Source: pienoy

hello-imaliveandwandwell:

hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

Source: nowinexile

global-fashions:

Jasmine Sais Burgess 

photos by Michael David Adams

Source: micdotcom
      As Africans faced declining opportunities for a advancement, Europeans gained new legal protections that shielded them from abuse… Over time, working-class white Americans came to view the privileges they gained from racism as rights and actively participated in maintaining the system. Instances of interracial cooperation by working people became less common once skin color superseded class as the most important indicator of social position.

— Greta de Jong, Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965, 2010, pg. 15

      The founders of the United States understood that freedom for white Americans was built on the enslavement of black Americans. Their wealth and that of the nation as a whole depended on the production of tobacco, cotton, sugar, and other commodities with slave labor… the rights of enslaved people to liberty were repeatedly sacrificed to protect the property rights of their owners.

— Greta de Jong, Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965, 2010, pg. 15

      White supremacy was more than just a belief held by individuals. It was an entire social structure designed through law and policy to subordinate African Americans and channel an unequal share of colonial wealth to European Americans. The freedom and opportunities that white Americans perceived as their birthright were the direct result of denying those rights to black people. White colonists in the seventeenth century were fully aware that their rising fortunes depended on American slavery.

— Greta de Jong, InvisibleEnemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965, 2010, pg. 13