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oakland police prepare for riots

OAKLAND, CA (KGO) — Oakland police would like to think there will not be any violence after the verdict is announced in the Oscar Grant case, but based on riots in the past, the city is preparing to handle any reaction that might erupt. 225 more words

Revolting World

Protesting Police Brutality in Oakland - 10/3/15

How much can a five-year old understand about systemic oppression? It’s hard to say. It’s a difficult concept for many adults, really, so maybe I’m shooting too high. 311 more words

Social Justice

Day 1: #CaravanForJustice Kicks Off in Oakland

“We are the only people who can speak for the dead. Their voices are heard through us.” — Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, #UKJusticeTeam

Yesterday, families of victims of police violence from the UK and from the US joined together in Oakland to launch the #CaravanForJustice. 794 more words


Monique-ism #519

Saw Fruitvale Station…

Thank you to those who made this beautiful film.

A beautiful portrait of a young man living and wanting to make the best of this life given to him.

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#BlackLivesMatter...to some people...

I am so tired of this.

I could cry a river right now.

First, it is breaking news that the jury in the Randall Kerrick trial is deadlocked and is seeking advice from the judge. 590 more words


Why "Black Lives Matter" Matters

So, the other day, I saw a banner posted in front of a church or a school that said “Black Lives Matter”. It had been vandalized, spray painted to replace the word Black with All, which appeared on other spots on the banner. 906 more words