knottydreadlocks

cecileemeke:

I heard your song: Marissa Alexander

  • Marissa Alexander’s husband has a proven history of violence and domestic abuse toward women. 

  • During an altercation with her abusive husband Marissa had retrieved her liscensed and registered gun which she owned prior to even meeting her husband and as she held the weapon in her right hand down by her side as he yelled, “Bitch I Will Kill You!” and charged toward her.

  • In desperation and fear Marissa Alexander lifted her weapon, turned away and discharged a single shot in the ceiling. As she stood her ground – that single shot prevented him from doing that which he had threatened. 
  • Marissa Alexander did not receive immunity under the Florida Stand your ground self defense law.
  • Her husband admitted that he was the agressor, threatened her life and was so angry that he did not know what he would do, as sworn under statement in November of 2010.
  • Alexander’s husband had previously been arrested for domestic violence twice – once for abuse against Alexander and that attack landed Alexander in the hospital.

  • Alexander was originally senteced to 20 years in prison, which was already outrageous and unjust enough, however she may be sentenced to 60 years in prison after her retrial in July after Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey announced she intends to triple Alexander’s sentence if she is able to convict her for a second time.
  • “It’s unimaginable that a woman acting in self-defense, who injured no one, can be given what amounts to a life sentence,” Helen Gilbert, Free Marissa Now
  • Given that George Zimmerman is a free man currently milking media and marketing deals to make money after murdering a child, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Dunn is doing zero years for the murder of Jordan Davis, amongst the hundred of other cases of injustice, it seems insane that Marissa Alexander may do life for killing no one and harming no one, rather her only crime was self defense.

SIGN THE PETITION approx 13,000 signatures needed at present time, it is the very, very least we can do to help Marissa Alexander who is caught in the completely UNJUST justice system. AND donate to Marissas legal defense campaign HERE. Often the reasons injustices fly by is because there simply aren’t the funds to hire the people needed to prove the cases.

Help Free Marissa Alexander.

Marissa I heard your song, we all did.

chescaleigh

iconsidermyself:
I think this is how Hank could have added race into the equation: After he mentions that 41% of juveniles are incarcerated by the age of 23 (which is a horrifying statistic), he could say that people of color are overrepresented among these incarcerated juveniles. That’s it. He can break it down the way the above ACLU infographic does, but he doesn’t even have to.
I included this infographic because it is an overview, just like a 4-minute youtube video. The infographic includes many statistics similar to the ones in Hank’s video and the fact that it breaks down race — as briefly and incompletely as it does — demonstrates an anti-racist perspective.
Hank wrote that including one line about racial disparity does the topic a disservice, but if including one line is a disservice, what does that make ignoring the topic?
The fact that people of color are incarcerated at higher rates than white people doesn’t “blur the overarching theme” of the video, it is a necessary part of the discussion on mass incarceration.

iconsidermyself:

I think this is how Hank could have added race into the equation: After he mentions that 41% of juveniles are incarcerated by the age of 23 (which is a horrifying statistic), he could say that people of color are overrepresented among these incarcerated juveniles. That’s it. He can break it down the way the above ACLU infographic does, but he doesn’t even have to.

I included this infographic because it is an overview, just like a 4-minute youtube video. The infographic includes many statistics similar to the ones in Hank’s video and the fact that it breaks down race — as briefly and incompletely as it does — demonstrates an anti-racist perspective.

Hank wrote that including one line about racial disparity does the topic a disservice, but if including one line is a disservice, what does that make ignoring the topic?

The fact that people of color are incarcerated at higher rates than white people doesn’t “blur the overarching theme” of the video, it is a necessary part of the discussion on mass incarceration.

exquisiteblackpeople
pinkcookiedimples:

dynastylnoire:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

booooooooooooooooost

That mother had something to do with her disappearance. She let the JANITOR who mysteriously hung around the children of the homeless shelter they lived in stay with him. The school should have caught onto the 30 days of school Relisha missed due to her mothers weak excuse “sickness,” meaning her mother was hiding something. It was also found Relisha had suffered domestic abide when she was 2.There were soo many red flags about this.

pinkcookiedimples:

dynastylnoire:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

booooooooooooooooost

That mother had something to do with her disappearance. She let the JANITOR who mysteriously hung around the children of the homeless shelter they lived in stay with him. The school should have caught onto the 30 days of school Relisha missed due to her mothers weak excuse “sickness,” meaning her mother was hiding something. It was also found Relisha had suffered domestic abide when she was 2.There were soo many red flags about this.

sweetdreadfairy

readabookson:

Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

https://anonfiles.com/file/d7110f7184de4e140502d895b0c52c05

Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/7f8c91ea8c9653f77e8e70b22a5c4891

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/dff26eed98ed82920e607ae93059ba62

Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America

https://anonfiles.com/file/6d42ade347ef2b78ee013940ff985288

Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

https://anonfiles.com/file/b5e59005660d85e2fd2c95157f067b7b

Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts

https://anonfiles.com/file/c443f950d2073f412e5239d0b0962ccf

Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History

https://anonfiles.com/file/87e15f7d380ae29722f1d882ca83d9bc

The Black Woman: An Anthology

https://anonfiles.com/file/3a5c3d6e64b54397ca74acc52555f949

Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/d62518af559b091eb1e9682d0283f619

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes From Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

https://anonfiles.com/file/f912516ab9f1f248431cf1700ea539cc