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og-sludgebone:

You’re at a bar with live music. A man in his late 30’s is setting up on stage. He’s wearing a black turtle neck blue jeans and cheap plastic sunglasses, and he opens a 2002 Macintosh laptop. He smirks, holds up on finger on his left hand and presses a button on the laptop. Sandstorm begins to play. The man pumps his left hand to the beat of the song. at first you laugh as you remember the song, but you soon turn your back to the set and have a couple more sips of your drink. about seven minutes later you clue in that the music is still playing. You dont recall the song being so long. You turn around and realize the entire bar is transfixed on the man behind the laptop still grinning smugly, left hand still pumping to the beat, with his index finger extended. You can turn away. the iconic beat is engraved in your mind. You try to meet the mans eyes with your own but you can’t. His sunglasses obscure his eyes from yours. Time passes you realize you have been staring at the man , pumping his fist for nearly three hours. You cant feel your body at this point, the beat is numbing and louder than it has ever been. No one in the bar can move. You realize they have met the same fate. With no one to stop him, the man will play Darude’s Sandstorm until everyone there perishes. You fear this is the end, yet you accept it, as the music grows louder still. You have no regrets, and this is the way you die…

friendlyneighborhoodblackgirl

lovelyandbrown:

A Twitter user named @TheePharoah appears to have been on the scene tweeting from inside his home when Michael Brown, 18, was gunned down in the street by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. 

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I hate that this young man had to witness it but thank GOD HE LIVE TWEETED THIS SHIT and TWITTER HAS TIME STAMPS.

From a legal, evidentiary standpoint, his tweets would be hearsay EXCEPTIONS as probably ‘excited utterances’ or ‘present sense impressions’ as he was tweeting WHILE this was going on/or shortly after, which DRASTICALLY mitigates the capacity to lie, especially since he is an uninvolved party.

Bless this young man.

I just REALLY hope that he is prepped properly for trial. The LAST MOTHERFUCKING THING WE NEED is them to do him the way they did Rachel Jeantel, and call her every gotdamn types of moron which helped invalidate her honest testimony. It is fucked up we have to prep our witnesses to speak the truth in a certain way, but if that’s what it will take to get it done, then this is what we have to do.

tianaveen
lora-does-things:

stars-collected:


Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

lora-does-things:

stars-collected:

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

the-wistful-collectivist
awkwardblackgirll:

afro-centricqueen:

"There are Negroes who will never fight for freedom.There are Negroes who will seek profit for themselves alone from the struggle. There are even some Negroes who will cooperate with their oppressors. These facts should distress no one.Every minority and every people has its share of opportunists, profiteers, free-loaders and escapists.”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope the “new blacks” are reading this

awkwardblackgirll:

afro-centricqueen:

"There are Negroes who will never fight for freedom.

There are Negroes who will seek profit for themselves alone from the struggle. There are even some Negroes who will cooperate with their oppressors. These facts should distress no one.

Every minority and every people has its share of opportunists, profiteers, free-loaders and escapists.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope the “new blacks” are reading this