Tuesday, October 21, 2014
asiagettheyayo:

no makeup no filter

bruh

asiagettheyayo:

no makeup no filter

bruh

therealleaah:

trulyamazinq:

Happy Saturday!

XIV

aw man 

therealleaah:

trulyamazinq:

Happy Saturday!

XIV

aw man 

theogblackjesus:

my son

theogblackjesus:

my son

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elusivemulatto:

:/

shout out lambda sigma upsilon tho. peace bro

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flycandy:

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man, listen

Monday, October 20, 2014
wisdom.

wisdom.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
*birdman handrub*

*birdman handrub*

Monday, October 13, 2014
enlighten me.

enlighten me.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
On this day 52 years ago, Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. was founded at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) by fourteen daring, young, black American men who wanted to change the way we think about brotherhood.
Our founders established the Fellowship with the purposes of promoting academic awareness, ethical standards, and unity among men in undergraduate and graduate college programs; creating intelligent and effective leadership; and studying and helping to alleviate the social and economic problems of society to generally improve the world.

I’m a proud member of this extraordinary organization. Peace and happy founders day to all my brothers out there no other organization I’d rather be a part of

On this day 52 years ago, Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. was founded at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) by fourteen daring, young, black American men who wanted to change the way we think about brotherhood.
Our founders established the Fellowship with the purposes of promoting academic awareness, ethical standards, and unity among men in undergraduate and graduate college programs; creating intelligent and effective leadership; and studying and helping to alleviate the social and economic problems of society to generally improve the world.

I’m a proud member of this extraordinary organization. Peace and happy founders day to all my brothers out there no other organization I’d rather be a part of

Saturday, October 11, 2014

radicalqueerbrownboy:

land-of-propaganda:

3 years in Rikers Island, 2 in solitary confinement, this high school student, NEVER CHARGED, gets released

16-year-old high school sophomore Kalief Browder, of the Bronx, spent nearly three years locked up at the Rikers Jail after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack.  Amazingly, Browder never pleaded guilty, actually refused to plead guilty and requested a trial, even when pressured, but was never convicted and was only offered plea deals while the trial was repeatedly delayed.

Near the end of his time in jail, the judge “offered” to sentence him to time served if a guilty plea was entered, and warned him he could face 15 years in prison if convicted, but Browder still refused to accept the deal.  The only reason Browder was finally released was because his case was dismissed, but the damage had been done.

Browder, a high school student, spent an unbelievable 800 days, or over 2 years, in solitary confinement, which is a common juvenile imprisonment practice that the New York Department of Corrections has now banned after several investigations.

How does a teen end up in jail for 3 years, of which 2 years was spent in solitary confinement, and never be charged with a crime?

Browder’s case highlights several broken mechanisms in the New York legal system that feeds itself to civil liberty abuses on our youth.

  1. The 6th amendment gives us a right to a speedy trial, but in New York they have a “Ready Rule”.  The “Ready Rule” allows the courts to postpone trial dates by offering continuances. The system may give a continuance for 1 week, but logistically it may be 1 month before the trial actually comes to fruition and the still not convicted civilian only gets “credit” for the 1 week, not the actual time they have served.  In Browder’s case, he was given an absolutely ridiculous number of continuances initiated by the prosecution which left him locked up because he could not afford the $3000 bail.
  2. Browder was a high school student and juveniles are supposed to continue their education while behind bars .. except for juveniles that are in solitary confinement.  Guards would place juveniles in solitary and the schooling would stop relinquishing any educational support.
  3. While in solitary, Browder says that guards would routinely refuse to give him his meals.  Hunger is a common complaint by teens that are locked up because of the 12-hour stretch between dinner and breakfast.  Guards would use starve tactics at their discretion for punishment or their own personal enjoyment.  Browder says the worst of his starvations lasted for 4 meals in a row, meaning he was denied breakfast, lunch, dinner and another breakfast.
  4. As it stands, the courts place people in these situations and it is human nature for some to strike a plea deal just to get out of jail.  But Browder did not play into their game and take a plea deal, but maintained his innocence and requested a trial which came at a snail’s pace. This leads one to believe that the courts use this a planned tactic or procedure to play on human nature all in the name of getting convictions.
  5. The issues of using a Public Defender have long been recorded across the country.  In New York, court appointed lawyers make $75 a case.  In order to make money, that PD has to take on huge caseloads which leads to other problems.  Browder, although locked up for nearly three years in Rikers, where his PD was located everyday, never once was visited by his PD or had anyone to advocate his case for him.  This shows a reckless disregard which leads to a vicious cycle of apathy that often leads innocent people to copping pleas or getting longer sentences.

Read more here

Another reason why acab and why prisons need to burn to the ground!