thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” 

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msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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huffingtonpost:

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims
On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute.Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One thing clear, however, is that Brown’s death follows a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.
After news of Brown’s death broke, media-watchers carefully followed the narratives that news outlets began crafting about the teenager and the incident that claimed his life. Wary of the controversy surrounding the media’s depiction of Trayvon Martin — the Florida teen killed in a high-profile case that led to the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman — people on Twitter wondered, “If they gunned me down, which picture would they use?” Using thehashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users posted side-by-side photos, demonstrating the power that news outlets wield in portraying victims based on images they select….
Read On

huffingtonpost:

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute.Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One thing clear, however, is that Brown’s death follows a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.

After news of Brown’s death broke, media-watchers carefully followed the narratives that news outlets began crafting about the teenager and the incident that claimed his life. Wary of the controversy surrounding the media’s depiction of Trayvon Martin — the Florida teen killed in a high-profile case that led to the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman — people on Twitter wondered, “If they gunned me down, which picture would they use?” Using thehashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users posted side-by-side photos, demonstrating the power that news outlets wield in portraying victims based on images they select….

Read On

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For once, there’s some good news coming out of Ferguson

sassydrunkcersei:

The Highway Patrol of St. Louis has taken over for the St. Louis PD. Their captain is from Ferguson, and has been marching with the protesters. 

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think-progress:

Undercover video reveals anti-abortion activists’ very disturbing scare tactics.

think-progress:

Undercover video reveals anti-abortion activists’ very disturbing scare tactics.

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#disgusting

poliscrutiny101:

Did you know some state primary elections require you to register with a political party? If you need to change or declare your party affiliation, make sure you update your voter registration by National Voter Registration Day, September 23, 2014. Don’t wait any longer and take care of re-registration today: http://tinyurl.com/pz2xut2 #TimeToRegister Click here to see which states have closed primaries: http://bit.ly/1r1dmb0
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poliscrutiny101:

Did you know some state primary elections require you to register with a political party? If you need to change or declare your party affiliation, make sure you update your voter registration by National Voter Registration Day, September 23, 2014. Don’t wait any longer and take care of re-registration today: http://tinyurl.com/pz2xut2 #TimeToRegister

Click here to see which states have closed primaries: http://bit.ly/1r1dmb0

 Via https://www.facebook.com/votolatino

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ppaction:

Anyone who thinks you can just walk into a convenience store and get the affordable birth control you need clearly has no understanding about the reality of women’s lives — and no business making decisions about them. 
Have you been hearing this line as much as we have? Share this.
5 fact checks you need to know about the Hobby Lobby decision and how it affects us.

ppaction:

Anyone who thinks you can just walk into a convenience store and get the affordable birth control you need clearly has no understanding about the reality of women’s lives — and no business making decisions about them.

Have you been hearing this line as much as we have? Share this.

5 fact checks you need to know about the Hobby Lobby decision and how it affects us.

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#don't

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“It sounds to me, if I may, you’ve declared for president,” the comedian said.

Mrs. Clinton laughed. (x)

cartoonpolitics:

A new study suggests “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.” .. (more here) .. also (good background here)

cartoonpolitics:

A new study suggests “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.” .. (more here) .. also (good background here)

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#lollll #voter discrimination