" I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up. There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is the incentive, at the very least. "
Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities. | Phillip Agnew on All In
" I’m a white legal observer with a clearly marked hat. I did notice a huge difference in how they were treating; I mean, it was almost as if they were hunting down—they were really, really targeted and brutal arrests in the beginning. They were almost only directed against young black men. And I do think that’s a big distinction to make. I am not happy that I got arrested, but I wasn’t singled out because of the color of my skin and chased down and beaten up because of it. And that was something that I witnessed on the streets numerous times before I was arrested. "
Inspiring! Open carry demonstrators protest police violence in Dallas. Members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club march through the streets of South Dallas in protest of police violence in their community. I am sure liberals would accuse these folks of being white racists. Always remember, gun control is racist.
Spread the word! #BlackOpenCarry
It helped in Nevada. The BLM backed down because all of America was watching to see who would slip up first. Rather than bringing in riot police against armed protestors in Nevada, the Federal government instead backed off.
That may not always be the case, but when your civil liberties are on the line, peaceful disobedience is necessary if it means the protection of your community and everyone’s rights.
Louisiana-based photographer Frank Relle captures the nighttime magic of New Orleans in his ongoing series New Orleans Nightscapes. He uses long exposures to capture the feeling of the powerful, haunting beauty throughout his hometown.