breaking.it.down
September 19th, 2014

postracialcomments:

quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!

This is the video from the stills posted!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater

Spread this around!!!

September 18th, 2014

breakingitdown4u:

One of our favorite youth led orgs, Million Hoodies, is looking for interns, yall!

If interested, check out their openings over at mhoodies.org/opportunities and feel free to let them know BID sent you their way. Applications closing soon! (ps. please share!)

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September 18th, 2014
September 16th, 2014

One of our favorite youth led orgs, Million Hoodies, is looking for interns, yall!

If interested, check out their openings out at mhoodies.org/opportunities and feel free to let them know BID sent you their way. Applications closing soon! (ps. please share!)

breakingitdown.co

More about MH: The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was established in March 2012 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin. What began as a grassroots effort to pursue justice on behalf of his family, quickly evolved into a full-fledged organization. Million Hoodies is a national organization with over 50,000 members working to protect and empower young people of color from racial profiling and senseless gun violence through creative technology, strategic communications, and grassroots organizing. Our organization seeks to build a safer and more racially tolerant America by transforming the public narrative on gun violence and racial profiling while providing the tools necessary for communities to protect themselves.

September 11th, 2014

Did she take it too far? Black Female Student Places “Whites Only” and Colored Signs” on Sweet Briar Campus to Teach Lesson about Power of Language

From JBHE- “Whites Only” and “Colored” Signs Placed on Water Coolers at Sweet Briar College

Labels saying “Whites Only” and “Colored” were placed on doors and water coolers in a residence hall on the campus of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. The Sweet Briar campus is located on the site of a former plantation where slaves had worked. Blacks make up about 9 percent of the student body at the college.

After the incident was revealed, an anonymous caller telephoned the campus demanding he be told the name of the person who put up the signs and said he was coming to the campus in order to pursue justice. The threat prompted authorities to put the Sweet Briar campus on lockdown.

Later, it was revealed that a Black woman student at Sweet Briar has posted the signs. In an email to the college’s interim president, the student said: “While posting these extremely hurtful labels, I had one thing in mind. My mission was to show others that words can still have an extreme impact and the past still resonates with us all. I am the last person who would ever intentionally hurt someone else, but most of all, I am sorry!”

The student is no longer enrolled at Sweet Briar College.

What do y’all think…bold statement or misguided attempt? Should she have unenrolled from Sweet Briar? How should the school respond to this?

breakingitdown.co

September 7th, 2014

sinidentidades:

California State Los Angeles Students Push for Ethnic Studies Requirement

Another showdown is brewing over ethnic studies, this time at California State University, Los Angeles, where students are demanding that the administration add an ethnic studies requirement to the school’s general education curriculum.

On Tuesday, 75 students showed up to an Academic Senate meeting to make their demands public, arguing that the courses are an important part of developing critical thinking skills in an increasingly multicultural society.

“College students who take an ethnic studies class can go out and uplift their community,” Jelani Hendrix, a 23-year-old Pan-African studies major, told the Los Angeles Times. “They can show that all of us are more alike than different.”

But ethnic studies programs throughout the California State University system, and the country, face tremendous hurdles as universities slash budgets and the programs suffer from dwindling enrollment. Cal State Long Beach recently moved to reduce the status of its Africana Studies program and a group of faculty from across the 23-campus Cal State system have advocated for a moratorium on proposed changes.

“General education requirements should be open to all departments and programs,” said Gretchen Peterson, chairwoman of the Cal State LA sociology department told the Times. “Ethnic studies should be integrated throughout the curriculum.”

The 55-member academic senate, which includes students and college deans, rejected a similar ethnic studies requirement last month. It’s expected to take up the issue again next week.

In the video below, students and faculty speak out at a press conference in Los Angeles. 

September 7th, 2014

dmvreject:

Oh They Don’t Care As Long As We’re Spending Money You Say? Bet.

Reblog, share!

September 7th, 2014

whitetears365:

To help this Black Out Monday it is important to know where these black owned businesses are. I honestly think this should last longer than one day so it would have more of an effect. Maybe the whole week?

You can download this app: Around The Way. 

OR check out these directories. 

Directory.  #1

Directory. #2

Directory.  #3

Directory. #4 

Fact Sheet about Black Owned Business.

African-American buying power. 

Reblogged from White Tears
August 25th, 2014
thespacegoat:

a-spoon-is-born:

trapbuddha:

adumbrant:

nirvanatrill:

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln university (HCBU in Pennsylvania) in 1946

Sure as hell never mention that about him.

HOMIE

His anti-racism views and work are often totally ignored by historians.

The reason this was overlooked in history is because he was one of the few white scientists actively against segregation and instead of being friendly about the subject he blamed all white people for it, which caused all the other scientists to go “I hate this damn reverse racism, tumblr has brainwashed Einstein!!” and while ignoring his social views, the science culture as a whole continued to progress into one of the whitest dude cultures to this day.

thespacegoat:

a-spoon-is-born:

trapbuddha:

adumbrant:

nirvanatrill:

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln university (HCBU in Pennsylvania) in 1946

Sure as hell never mention that about him.

HOMIE

His anti-racism views and work are often totally ignored by historians.

The reason this was overlooked in history is because he was one of the few white scientists actively against segregation and instead of being friendly about the subject he blamed all white people for it, which caused all the other scientists to go “I hate this damn reverse racism, tumblr has brainwashed Einstein!!” and while ignoring his social views, the science culture as a whole continued to progress into one of the whitest dude cultures to this day.
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