A Black American, by Smokey Robinson | Def Poetry Jam
THIS is the unofficial mission statement of Black American OURstory… if you were wondering. I listen to this poem about once a week. Added bonus: Smokey demonstrates the proper and legitimate use of the so-called n-word.
Happy Black History YEAR!
Orange Is The New Black - Season 2 Trailer
bruh i am so ready
Oh yeah! So ready! If you’re one of the few people that hasn’t watched season 1, you’ve still got time! Visit http://netflix.com/chescaleigh to get a free month of Netflix so you’re ready for the June 6th premiere of Season 2!
I am READY NOW!
I want to thank Tumblr for turning me on to this show. I am now addicted. Thank you.
"MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS"
Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land.
Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide.
His family is still trying to get attention for the case
Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.