Positive hip hop for ya ears!
Remember folks – Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, R&B and even Rock (yes Rock) music came from Black people. Our stolen culture has got those who are conscious enough to know quite frustrated.
I am a fan of Azealia Banks & the state of hip hop is in need of reconstruction within mainstream entertainment. This interview w| Ebro and Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 is the type of discussions I love to see when it comes to our culture. This is how the awake young black america feels.
In the height of all our black men being killed by cops – a song that addresses these issue that has haunted our communities for centuries.
Rumain Brisbon, 34-years old was shot & killed in Phoenix, Arizona.
Police shot Brisbon last week after mistaking a PILL BOTTLE IN HIS POCKET for a gun. At the march, protesters remembered Brisbon and demanded justice over this death.
The Phoenix PD has been identified the officer as Mark Rine, a 7-year veteran of the department.
“He has been reassigned to a non-enforcement duty pending the outcome of the investigation,” Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump says in a statement.
The body count just keeps rising in this country with police killings – majority racially motivated and others mostly consisting of people with mental health issues. They say justice is served when investigating themselves. That is the opposite of any truth to the numerous killings by officers.
A separate team not under the system which the police and DA have a close relationship, yet a team which is to have or show no bias in cases such as these where justice is 99% of the time missing.
He’s conscious, he speaks the real, he tells stories and is pro-active within his communities when it comes to Black issues in this country. If it’s hip hop you want to provoke thoughts and emotions, he’s one of the artists who can deliver.
J. Cole is the type of hip hop artists we need in this anti-black-conscious-true music scene | system & if there is an album to purchase in 2014, it’s Forest Hills Drive.
The Root is Racism in America: Ferguson Activist Speaks Out of Police Abuses After Meeting Obama –
One week after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, President Obama has given his first major policy response to the protests from Ferguson and beyond over racial profiling and police brutality. At a meeting with activists and officials from around the country, Obama unveiled a process to address what he called “simmering distrust.” The administration’s response comes as protests continue nationwide over the non-indictment of former officer Darren Wilson over killing Brown. On Monday, demonstrators walked out of workplaces and classrooms in some 30 cities with their hands raised, the symbol of Brown’s death and the movement that has emerged since. As the “Hands Up Walk Out” took place, some of the movement’s key leaders were not out in the streets but inside the White House. Obama’s guests included seven young activists who have helped organize the protests in Ferguson and in other communities of color. DemocracyNow was joined by one of those activists: Ashley Yates, an activist, poet and artist who is co-creator of Millennial Activists United. “While that is a step towards ending this real problem,” Yates says of Obama’s reforms, “the real root of it has to be addressed. And the real root of it is racism in America, the anti-black sentiments that exist. Until we begin to address that, we really can’t have any real change — all we have are these small steps towards justice. We need leaps and bounds.”
Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African-Americans in 2012, according to a recent study https://mxgm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Operation-Ghetto-Storm.pdf
This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours. The report notes that it’s possible that the real number could be much higher.
They | the government | racist people mission to demonize Black People in order to justify in their own minds mass arrests, prison sentences, brutality & murder of my people. The United States is being seen in its true colors, the ugly roots – racism | bigotry | hate.
They’re killing our brothers & sisters, all in the name of so-called justice & law. Seems our black president is publicly acknowledging the state of emergency we’ve been in just a little late – $263 million requested by our president for police cameras. The program, which would need congressional approval, would offer a total of $75 million over three years to match state funding for the cameras by 50 percent, helping to pay for more than 50,000 of the devices.
The announcement came as Obama held a series of meetings with law enforcement personnel, civil rights leaders and Cabinet officials to discuss possible reforms to ease mistrust towards police, particularly in minority communities.
“This is not a problem just of Ferguson, Missouri. This is a national problem,” Obama said.
We’ll see if there are any significant changes in this system which has only known to serve oppression and little hope for centuries.