Blogged on a new site I will be using, please feel free to follow me there for more updates, writings, and more as the time goes on over the next few weeks or months. I will keep this blog up, but I will be using the new blog far more. I hope to see you guys there ❤
“Since its opening in 1904,Parchman has been infamous for brutal conditions of confinement and exploitation.Parchman was designed to mirror the plantation slavery system of prior centuries, profiting off the free labor of incarcerated people on Parchman farm and through convict leasing.
Theinstitution symbolizes the racist foundations of mass incarceration, including thedisproportionate incarceration of Black men.
Over one hundred years later, derelict conditions remain the reality for peopleconfined at Parchman. The systemic and widespread deterioration of Parchman’s unitsincludes crumbling infrastructure;understaffing; a lack of light and power; frequent floodingand leaks; showers that are inoperable for weeks, if not months; inoperable toilets that arenot cleaned, forcing people to resort to defecating in used food trays and plastic bags;exposed live electrical wires; black mold; and vermin infestations, among other inhumaneconditions.
[THERE IS A COMMUNITY MEETING BEING HELP SEPT 9TH, 2021, SEE THE END OF POST FOR DETAILS]
The silence surrounding the fatal police shooting of an 8 year old Black girl on the 3rd of this month reminds me of how hopeless I used to feel before social media. *Stops to inhale.* With that, I’m going to delete the rant I typed up. Let’s get this tragic information shared…That which we know of it so far.
Last Friday, on the 3rd of September in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, a beautiful little Black girl by the name of Fanta Bility, pictured above, was at a local football game with her mom and her 12 year old sister.
Apparently gun shots came out of no where, followed by the police blindly shooting back in the direction I assume they assumed the gun fire came from. In the process of this, little 8 year old Fanta Bility was shot in the chest; her sister wounded. Tragically, at the hospital beautiful Fanta Bility passed away.
Immediately the cops tried to say it was a drive by and those responsible were in custody. They had taken people into custody, but there were no charges pressed upon them. The District Attorney began investigating and very quickly after came back to report that there was a “high probability” it was indeed police bullets that killed her little girl and injured another (at least 4 were injured).
State Senator Anthony Williams and State Representative Regina Young, both residing over the districts in Philadelphia and Delaware counties, had planned a community meeting but to my understanding Hurricane Ida has caused them to rescheduled it.
As of right now, the public is invited to the school THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021. Below is the information on the community meeting, I hope any and all of you in this area or who can get to the area will attend and demand answers. Here is the information on the upcoming meeting for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, STARTING AT 6PM!
If you go, please feel free to message or email me, I would love to hear from any and everyone that attends and wants to discuss what this meeting is like.
From 6-8 p.m. Friday, the public is invited to the Academy Park High School at 300 Calcon Hook Road in Sharon Hill for a community meeting. U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5, of Swarthmore, the Southeast Delco Superintendent Dr. Brenda Wynder and members of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, the Sharon Hill Police Department and Sharon Hill municipal leaders are expected to attend.
As I work on my new site (soon to be released) I found this video I made a year or so ago regarding accountability … and why taking an oath, especially a legal one, should mean you are held to the highest of standards both good and especially bad. AKA, police accountability, something that rarely occurs…
Something I’ll be exploring in the upcoming future… We should expect more from “public servants”- why DOESN’T the majority?!
While I am writing I want to add; the reason for the new blog website is plenty, but a large reason is I’ve been gone so long, for a few years I haven’t been able to keep a steady flow of information or videos.
I will address that, for those interested, in an upcoming post. Finally, I feel like I’m in a place in my life where this, my work for the Black community in particular, can once again be my number one, main focal point.
I’ll be posting up some stuff later on my new webpage, and I will include a link and a new post here when I do. I may keep this page for the previous posts, or I may start over on this other page; so don’t unsubscribe just yet lol 😉
Thank you guys for hanging in there with me… And the videos are going to be better quality, too lol, though the passion remains… More so, even.
If you are taking part in protests against these racist murdering, abusive cops who never receive justice by the US legal system, I’m with you. Protect yourself best you can from tear gas and know your rights; even when violated knowing what should be going on is crucial.
Masks to protect against tear gas
And just some general things to remember souljahs….
Stay together; stay unified and let this not stop until some fucking justice is served; from here on out let this be our NO MORE !!!!!!
I am in shock, & ask you all to keep Scarface in your thoughts. This post is dedicated to him surviving, to serve as a thank you for what he gave me growing up in his music, and still gives me in those same songs… I also want this to be a testament to the amazing things he has done, such as Houston City Council. The most important thing about that was his reasoning… But more on that below. I had no idea he was this seriously sick… May he be blessed and heal, to see a long life, as he deserves… Ankh Udja Seneb….
That has remained my favorite Scarface album since I first discovered his music. I can relate to the songs so well, especially back then. He cut into me deeply, his voice absolutely unmistakable, I played his album relentlessly. I still do from time to time.
“I’ve got the man in the mirror, so I’m looking at me vaguely, but I can’t seem to fade me.”– Scarface
He remains the one and only Houston rapper I respect as a person and a musician. His sharp, on point lyrical skill, depth and creativity; his confidence in talking about topics many shy from, are but a few of the reasons I love his music.
No nurse rhyme rapper, like most today, he instead used his distinct voice and knack
for telling vivid, intense stories with a beat that somehow melts together with his voice; so many reasons, he has remained in my top 5 favorite rappers.
Then he did a song with my *father* Tupac, Smile, and I decided I loved him. I take music very much to heart and very seriously; as I do most things in life.
I just saw that he has been very ill due to COVID and kidney failure. My heart literally sank. The good news is the 49 year old man is still living, and can make it through. He seems to be optimistic, I think, regarding recovery and I hope everyone will keep him in their thoughts and hearts as he battles his way through this.
He describes for the first time since the announcement of his being ill his diagnosis and condition in the video interview below. A quote from the interview:
“I gotta do dialysis … four times a week, three hours a day. And that’s taking all my blood out, cleaning it and putting it back in my body. Before the COVID, I never had any kidney disease.”
[Regarding being in the hospital] “Everybody they’re putting on ventilators is f*cking dying, bro. I don’t think there’s any real way to treat the COVID. So I would be in the hospital on a fucking ventilator and I would rather died at home, you know? Than a little hospital room with no toilet, no shower, no nothing, have me quarantined at the hospital. I could have just quarantined at the house. So that month I quarantined at my house was hell bro. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t breathe bro. It was the worst time of my life because I couldn’t do nothing. My kidneys failed, bro.”
“Hanging on that string of death will make you appreciate life. If you let the doctors tell it, they don’t know how I’m alive.”
Before I end this, I have to add that I had no idea he had run for Houston City Council and on top of that, he almost won. You can read about his almost successful run for the “fourth largest city in the United States” and can read more about it here.
I will end this with a quote from his campaign, what he says is so true and sadly too often forgotten. It is a message of truth and hope that needs to be spoken of often, and taught to children, youth and even adults, nationwide…perhaps now, more than ever.
“Let this campaign be a reminder that you can grow up and still live in the ‘hood, and still be the mayor of the fourth largest city in the United States of America. My dad and mom said to their nine kids, ‘You can compete. You can do well. We may not have what somebody else has. We may not drive what somebody else drives. But Sylvester, you can still compete.’ And tonight in this city, you have reaffirmed the message of my parents.” ”
I couldn’t get the embedded code to work, so, here is the full interview [5 minutes] where Scarface talks about his medical condition, and his concern over Texas, Georgia and other idiotic places re-opening right now. You can visit video on YouTube by clicking here.
I apologize greatly for my lack of activity in spreading awareness and knowledge on this site. Due to personal matters time off was forced, though the knowledge I continued to gain, and now want to begin sharing it. This applies to both my “truth” site and the site dedicated to teaching others about what ignoring mental illness in the Black community primarily is doing, especially to children, which is topic number one.
Videos to come tonight on the above issues. Thank you all for your patience!
Let this have been a white male; the uproar would never end. Why is it, then, we are not raging??? This is more than a racist gesture, this is a message of some form; symbolic in hate and racism, forged in jealousy by cowards. I can’t begin to express the depths of how I feel.
I fail to express my outrage, my rage, my sorrow and how fed up I am, and the reason I believe it is failed is this is becoming common place, and yet everyone is shaking their head, -everyone with a soul-, not doing a damn thing as these racist MFs get their point across.
As noted in the video below, the forced apology means nothing. These cops knew they wouldn’t be getting in trouble. This is clearly some sort of hate message and that’s why I stand by what I always say and that is be ready for something and for fuck SAKE can we please unite!? Together we have a chance against this evil; either way evil will recoil, love will overcome and put these psychos in their place, but the more the better.
How many of you guys are down for that? I mean really, because I’ve been down now, and I’m absolutely fed up and FURIOUS that all I can fucking do is write a damn blog about this horrific racist behavior and their violation of a REAL man.
Two weeks ago, a government watchdog reported “dangerous overcrowding” and the “prolonged detention of children and adults” at facilities in South Texas.These alarming reports are no accident.They are the direct result of maliciously engineered policies enacted by the federal government to prevent people from lawfully seeking safety in the United States.
The dehumanization of migrants, including children, is happening in our backyard – right here in Texas.Many children are being held in metal cageswhile others are being denied clean clothes or showers in facilities where disease is spreading. There is also dangerous overcrowding, and they are not given enough food and water.
The disturbing pattern of abuse at the hands of government agencies are not reflective of our values. These agencies are allowed to operate in the shadows with little to no transparency, and the results have been horrific.This is unacceptable, and we cannot wait any longerto stop these inhumane policies and actions.
Mijente’s research shows that Palantir is key to Trump’s deportation machine. Earlier this year, documents released under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that Palantir’s software was used at the border to investigate and arrest the parents and sponsors of children who crossed the border alone.
When unaccompanied minors were taken into ICE custody, agents used Palantir softare to build profiles of these children and their families, arresting any undocumented people they came across in their investigations, including those who came forward to claim their children. At least 443 people were arrested in a three-month period using Palantir’s software in this way.
We’ve known that Palantir’s software is also used extensively by Homeland Security Investigations, the division of ICE responsible for workplace raids. Workplace raids involve ICE agents storming offices, factories, convenience stores, and other places where undocumented people work and arresting them en masse. Agents often enter these places, guns drawn, and tackle workers to the ground, rounding them up and hauling them off in buses.
In April this year, more than 280 people werearrestedat a workplace raid in McAllen, Texas, the largest such raid in more than a decade. Under the Trump administration, arrests from workplace raids have shot up from 172 in 2017 to 1,525 in 2018.
Through Palantir contracts, ICE also has access to a nationwide license plate location database, which it uses to track and conduct surveillance of individuals and family members in order to arrest and deport immigrants.
Specifically, ICE uses location information to reconstruct an individual’s private life by tracking their vehicle’s movements, assembling a detailed portrait of their daily activity without meaningful safeguards and oversight and threatens the civil liberties and privacy of all drivers.
Palantir’s software is used, both in the office and in the field, by agents conducting these raids. Palantir allows ICE agents to build profiles of undocumented immigrants filled with personal information like their home address, work address, children’s school, financial information, social media profile, and more. All this information is at the fingertips of ICE agents responsible for mass deportations.
We can force Palantir to stop working with ICE. If enough of us continue putting pressure on the company, it will become less profitable to work with an agency like ICE than to drop its contracts.
The pressure is already working — academics have forced schools to drop their ties to Palantir, and journalist and activists around the world are decrying their work with deportations. Every signature helps us spread the word and keep pressure on the company.
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