I feel good about myself today.
Like damn I’m good.
I’m going to be okay. Imma keep working until I get where I want to be. Moping around is okay once in a while but I’ve got too much work to do to be so down on myself.
Imma be good.
On the evening of August 25th, 2014, the Chicago Police murdered DeSean Pittman, a black youth living on the southside.DeSean’s mother, Natasha Haul, might not be able to bury her son because the cop that killed him came to his vigil as an on duty officer, and police deliberately provoked the mourners by breaking candles for DeSean’s memorial and tearing down posters commemorating his life.When a fight broke out between DeSean’s friends, family, and loved ones, and the police, five people were arrested, including his mother, and are still being held in Cook County Jail.Natasha is being held on felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, and mob action, on a $75,000 bond. Natasha needs to be out in time for her son’s funeral. We need to put up 10 % to get her out, meaning we have 48 hours to raise $7,500.Additionally, DeSean’s family urgently needs financial support to help with paying for DeSean’s funeral.In the wake of an upsurge of national resistance to racist police terror and international attention to the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others, Chicago must show support the families of those murdered by CPD right here at home.The same night the police murdered DeSean, they also killed Roshad Mcintosh, a 19-year-old black resident of Lawndale, on Chicago’s westside.Donate, support the Pittman, Haul and Mcintosh families, spread the word, and resist police violence in our communities!
Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.
But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’—Nyle Fort, "White Supremacy Is the Real Culprit in Ferguson; the Excuses Just Prove It" (via sonofbaldwin)
1. buy them new clothes and other accessories to make them feel more comfortable
2. slam dunk the old clothes into the nearest donation center where they belong
3. respect your child’s identity and use whatever name and pronouns they want you to use
I lost my wallet and I can’t buy/pay for shit.
I had water bill due Thursday. Can’t fucking pay it with my card shut off until I get my new one. And my water pressure is low, looks like water is about to be shut off.
Phone bill is due tomorrow. Idk how the fuck I’m…