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In Kentucky, one early morning, Antwynette Houston pulled into a shop with her 9 year old son. An off duty police officer approached her over something as insane as how her car was parked….
This guy for all she knew could have been anyone, he just stated he was a cop, and refused, refused, to call the police or show his badge; in any way identify himself as an actual cop. After verbally harassing her for awhile, she was dragged out of her car and brutally attacked by an off duty police officer.
Turns out he wasn’t even an officer, he’s a Sergent- doesn’t work the streets – but felt the need to harass this Black woman over ‘how she was parked.’ For that, she winds up being yanked out of her car -after she told him she had just had surgery a year prior,- breaks her shoulder & causing other serious injuries.
I feel her telling you is so much more powerful than anything I can say, so I beg you to please watch her video. She is in need of a 3rd surgery; in need of attention and justice. Let’s do all we can to help her get her life back on track- lord knows what this has done to her traumatically… This is exactly why we -anyone who cares for human rights in general but especially Black Lives Matter- need to help and bring attention to her traumatic case…
Here is her story;
Please donate to help her obtain the surgery she needs; the justice she deserves. If the media and the world is going to ignore the majority of police brutality cases, it is our job to help and expose in any way we can. If you can’t afford to donate, please, please share.
GoFundMe Surgery Account – Please donate what you can OR share; please!
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Thank you so much… Please, please share…
Most people have heard talk of ‘puppy mills‘ but do you know what one is? I didn’t; I’m ashamed to say, not until 2009. So first, a quick brief on what puppy mills are…
The driving force behind puppy mills is greed, it’s all about money. The breeders do not care at all for the dogs well being. They house and breed dogs without food, water, minimal veterinary care (when they bother at all) and no socialization for the dogs.
They are kept in wire cages, overcrowded, and often stacked one on top of the other. The wires in these cages inflict pain and injury to their paws and legs; no comfort is given. Continue reading My Encounter With Puppy Mills
I only agree with her in one way; that is, Black History month should be abolished. Why? BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH BLACK HISTORY FOR 1 MONTH, A SHORT MONTH AT THAT; BECAUSE EVERY MONTH SHOULD BE BLACK HISTORY MONTH JUST AS EVERY MONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH!
And when Black history month comes, it is never the truth we would learn; no. It was slavery, the civil rights movement or Dr. King. Never anything about Black history in Africa; the foundations of some of the most iconic buildings in D.C. including the White House (even though they had to be done under an extremely VILE situation). The wrongs and the goods should all be learned; accepted; it hurts yes, but we have to own up to it- it makes me disgracefully ashamed as does my skins light color because of the privileges that it brings me that I do not want! I am so sick of whites saying where is this privilege? …….. I’m just gonna leave this alone now and leave you with my video.
While in Flint, MI, the people are struggling under the weight of an unjust, racist system that allows the government and companies to use land near mostly Black and/or poor neighborhoods to be exposed to not only unsafe air pollution, a less than satisfactory quality of living; but also toxic waste, lead -as we see in Flint, MI, where President Obama has just declared a state of emergency and former resident Michael Moore has an ongoing petition going to arrest Governor Synder for his “premeditated actions” of his “administrators,” Mr. Moore goes on to speak more truth by then tragically but truthfully stating:
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 15, 2016
“…you have effectively poisoned, not just some, but apparently ALL of the children in my hometown of Flint, Michigan.
And for that, you have to go to jail.
To poison all the children in an historic American city is no small feat. Even international terrorist organizations haven’t figured out yet how to do something on a magnitude like this.
But you did. Your staff and others knew that the water in the Flint River was poison — but you decided that taking over the city and “cutting costs” to “balance the budget” was more important than the people’s health (not to mention their democratic rights to elect their own leaders).
So you cut off the clean, fresh glacial lake water of Lake Huron that the citizens of Flint (including myself) had been drinking for decades and, instead, made them drink water from the industrial cesspool we call the Flint River — a body of “water” where toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont factories have been dumped for over a hundred years.”
Michael Moore was in Flint, MI, discussing the water crisis, calling on President Obama for help and protesting with the people against those in control over this tragic and sick attempt to put money before humanity.
The only place I’ve ever felt I belonged is my home; Brooklyn. New York City. I’m very proud of where I come from and am proud to see Bed-Stuy reaching out to the community.
This month the generous activity takes place today, January 12, 2016. This community event will continue to take place each second Tuesday of the month, until further notice.
The hours are from 7pm to 9pm and they do ask you let them know you’ll be attending, so they can plan how many people to prepare for.
For more information, location and address, train directions and all other relevant information you can visit their page by clicking here or reading their banner at the top of this page..
Any and all can come, no one will be turned away and all are welcome to a free, healthy meal while the community grassroots development is discussed. I believe they also have a different speaker(s) each month.
And again, no one will be turned away according to their websites information. This wonderful program and growing organization is a monthly community event, sponsored by those of the Purpose Lounge (click here for information on who they are and to read on their community work and outreach).
They ask if you have the money to please donate $10.00 but reassure no harassment to those of able. Being that they have so many to feed for free as well as other expenses any donations would be more than appreciated I am sure; to help them meet their out can be made securely by clicking here.
An excerpt from their site:
“THE BED-STUY STRATEGY LOUNGE
Exploring tactical brainspace for grassroots development
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month [STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016]
7pm to 9pm = SPREAD THE WORD & COME OUT
@ Bailey’s Cafe’ 324 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn [btwn Decatur & Bainbridge Sts.] MAP
[only mins away from the Utica Ave. A & C subways and the B25, B26, B15 B46, B47 buses]
Healthy food will be served [meat & veggie]
FREE TO ENTER [we request a $10 donation to cover costs, but no one will be turned away or badgered to pay]”
PLEASE RSVP [so we will know how much food to prepare]
RSVP by email: email@example.com or by phone: 917-723-7281
If nothing more, please share and spread the word about this event! Thank you!