architectureofdoom:

retrogeographie:

Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), agglomération de Paris.

City hall, Marius Depont/Michel Holley, 1974

schomburgcenter:

On this date, August 22, 1989, Black Panther Party co-founder, Huey P. Newton died. He was shot to death in Oakland, California. Tyrone Robinson, a drug dealer and member of the Black Guerilla Family confessed to the crime three days after. Newton was a controversial prominent figure in the 1960s. He and Bobby Seale were known for their fight for African American equality. The Black Panthers also aided the community by providing meals, self defense classes, medical clinics and first aid to those in need. The Black Panthers, however, organized and militant, garnered negative attention from the FBI with cases accusing the party of violent actions against people, including law enforcement. But, despite the negative image of violent activism that followed the Black Panthers and Newton, he and the party’s positive principal views and actions for the black community continue to be remembered. 

Oklahoma Cop Charged With Raping 6 Women While on Patrol

ethiopienne:

caroline-eden:

ethiopienne:

trigger warning: rape, sexual assault

An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and charged sexually assaulting at least six women while he was on patrol, though police expect more alleged victims to come forward.

Daniel Holtzclaw is charged with rape, oral sodomy and sexual battery. The three-year veteran of the force is being held on a $5 million bond, Reuters reports.

Police said the assaults took place while Holtzclaw was on the job, in some cases as a result of traffic stops.

alright first of all it’s really important to know that he attacked black women ages 34-58, where he demanded they expose themselves, fondle them, raping them, and either asking or demanding oral sex from them.

ladies of oklahoma, if you’ve been attacked by this man, most likely during traffic stops, please don’t be scared to report. this guy’s looking at life in prison and i’m sure your brave contribution would confirm his confinement.

jesus christ

One of the most startling realizations from #MikeBrown, black womanhood and black solidarity

aintralph:

It scares me how easily we discount black female persecution in America. It scares me how easily we erase them from the conversation. How they are the ones predominantly fighting for our safety and life and we hardly, as a monolith, return the favor. THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT BLACK MEN.

#wegotyousis

STUDIO AFRICA

the women of afrofuturist sound

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