stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14

In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.

First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.  

Thursday, August 14th#NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.

The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.

tokomon:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.

kingcheddarxvii:

I want to urge all of my followers to keep the fire of Ferguson alive. I know that saying “THERE’S ROOM FOR THIS ON YOUR BLOG” and “SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE” are tumblr cliches that we roll our eye at but it’s imperative that everyone spread this to the best of their abilities. We are blessed with social media that is too big, that moves too quickly and freely for any police force to shut down or threaten with arrest. If you have an audience of any size, if you are at all invested in this as you should be, do not stop reblogging, retweeting, sharing, posting. Spread this as far as you can. It’s the least you can do and for many it’s all the power they have. Own your media and do not let anyone go uninformed