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nicolestop:

I friend of mine were having a chat and she brought up that the US Government was found  guilty of the murder of Martin Luther King in 1999 and this year this info started to re-surface and multiple people were taking extensive efforts to make sure the information stayed hidden. I did some research and here’s what I found.

In 1999 (a year after the person convicted of the assassination, James Earl Ray, died) the United States government was taken to court by King’s family. With a very short trial, due to the overwhelming evidence against the government, they were found guilty. King’s family was awarded $100 and his widow was quoted saying this.

There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court’s unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law. As we pursued this case, some wondered why we would spend the time and energy addressing such a painful part of the past. For both our family and the nation, the short answer is that we had to get involved because the system did not work. Those who are responsible for the assassination were not held to account for their involvement. This verdict, therefore, is a great victory for justice and truth. It has been a difficult and painful experience to revisit this tragedy, but we felt we had an obligation to do everything in our power to seek the truth. Not only for the peace of mind of our family but to also bring closure and healing to the nation. We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.

This is especially disappointing because with a quick google search of “who killed MLK” a short google-provided bio of James Earl Ray pops up

when there has been proof for 15 years now that US government indeed killed Dr. King. Yet, to this day, America waves his words and what he stood for as the symbol of our country (not to say his words shouldn’t be praised, just that the people who murdered him shouldn’t be using him to feed their ego).

You can read more about the trial here. And if anyone tries to disprove this news source, google “us government killed MLK” and you’ll have a plentiful of articles from 1999-2014 covering this topic more than I ever could in a tumblr post.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS AROUND. I was taught ever since elementary school what James Earl Ray was guilty of Martin Luther King’s death. As his wife stated, all they wanted to get out of this trial was recognition of what really happened, and the fact that all they got was $100 and a pat on the back sickens me. People need to know the truth.

l0nec0wboy:

gigglesandanixi:

postracialcomments:

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

Video of the Police shooting that killed 

Kajieme Powell  in St. Louis 08/19/2014

(I hate posting things like this but it needs to be seen!!)

YOU GUYS.

THIS GUY RECORDED THE POLICE SHOOTING A BLACK MAN. RIGHT HERE. ON HIS PHONE.

He stole a can of soda because he was like fuck these people honestly and the police came up not even 2 minutes later and they told him to put his hands up and he didn’t.

Then they shot him in cold blood.

I’m done. Could have TAZED him but no.

THEY KILLED HIM.

Honestly, this shit is sickening… Spread this video across the internet. 

a-messy-evolution:

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

Let’s not forget Kara Walker’s most recent Sublety

magnolome:

Before CNN, who just arrived, tries to skew these stories. These two men were saying “these are my tax dollars” pointing at the SWAT vehicles and police officers “This is what we go through everyday.” “This has been taken to another level” “We’re subject to this stuff on a regular basis” “Yall got gas masks on. Don’t cut it out. Show the people what’s real” “The media says we’re provoking this. We aint doin nothin” “Yall got fully automatic weapons on us. Aint nobody armed out here”.

(Source: boosietwashington)

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Trade Show Season:

It’s that time of year again! Summer time. Women, Weed, Weather and Trade shows. Venue is a trade show that caters to underground and emerging streetwear/lifestyle brands. Venue gives brands a place to showcase their upcoming lines in a professional setting with the hopes of capturing new accounts. I had the pleasure of working on the the first show with Miles and the team and I like to come back every chance I get. I ran into a few familiar brands, along with some who Im really impressed by. Versalution was a brand that looked really strong. Their booth set up and the product itself were perfectly crafted and stole the show. Right next door was The Others. Their set up was a bit more intimate and dope indeed. From the way The Others packaged their newest design inside a mustard gas can to the detail of the embroidery, they were definitely one of the standouts. I had heard of Xtra Kredit prior, but I was really impressed by their goods. So many brands that I can literally go one for a while. Check them all out via Venue’s website under brands.

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DJ $B:

If you saw my welcome to the block post a while back, I ran into my Crenshaw District Brother Shakir “Dj $B” Bahati. Back then, I told you that you should pay attention this guy. Things are coming full circle now. After branding himself as Young Money/Cash Money artist Tyga’s official Dj, touring the world and Dj’n several clubs solo around the world, (my man just came back from stops in Russia and Dubai). I ran into him at Homegrown Radio and we had a chance to catch up. $B is dropping his first official single, “Pull up”. With a banger already under his belt; Wutz the Deal ft, Young Chris ( young gunz, roc nation, Philly) and King Trel Of Last Kingz, $B is gaining momentum. Always a pleasure to see someone come from the same place as I doing some great things. Stayed tuned you will see more from $B and FOF in the future. For now, follow $B and pick up your physical copy of Pull up today at the Last Kings store on Melrose. While you’re there, get a tee from $B’s Health, Wealth, Blessed, Positive Collection.

Last Kings Store:

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