anarcho-queer:

Submitted by: sydlow
Thanks sydlow! I just sent this flier to organizers and they love it.

Justice for Reynaldo Cuevas
Reynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by an NYPD officer on September 7th, 2012, after escaping from an armed robbery at the bodega he worked at. He was dragged 25 feet away by police and left to bleed for 20 minutes as witnesses yelled at them, informing police that he was an employee of the store. A few days later the community held a vigil for Reynaldo and marched with his family to the 42nd precinct to demand justice. Since then, the Cuevas family has held a candlelight vigil every Saturday at the corner of the block here he was killed. Less than two months later, on October 27th, the NYPD rammed into the dirt bike Reynaldo’s cousin and friend were riding, killing one and paralyzing the other. A witness from the scene says the NYPD rammed into the dirt bike purposely. 
We need to let the NYPD know, they cannot get away with this. We will not give up. We are stronger.
More information on facebook, search for “Justice for Reynaldo Cuevas”

anarcho-queer:

Submitted by: sydlow

Thanks sydlow! I just sent this flier to organizers and they love it.

Justice for Reynaldo Cuevas

Reynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by an NYPD officer on September 7th, 2012, after escaping from an armed robbery at the bodega he worked at. He was dragged 25 feet away by police and left to bleed for 20 minutes as witnesses yelled at them, informing police that he was an employee of the store. A few days later the community held a vigil for Reynaldo and marched with his family to the 42nd precinct to demand justice. Since then, the Cuevas family has held a candlelight vigil every Saturday at the corner of the block here he was killed. Less than two months later, on October 27th, the NYPD rammed into the dirt bike Reynaldo’s cousin and friend were riding, killing one and paralyzing the other. A witness from the scene says the NYPD rammed into the dirt bike purposely. 

We need to let the NYPD know, they cannot get away with this. We will not give up. We are stronger.

More information on facebook, search for “Justice for Reynaldo Cuevas”

TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.
firstladysexyfineass:

hiphopandinsubordination:

thirdeyeblinking:

datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

kemetically-afrolatino:

NYPD Cops handcuff and interrogate Bronx boy, 7, for 10hours over missing $5




“Reyes was handcuffed and verbally, physically and emotionally abused, intimidated, humiliated, embarrassed and defamed,” the documents say. He was then charged with robbery.
“My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized,” Wilson Reyes’ distraught mom, Frances Mendez told The Post last night.
“Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!’’ she said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”






it’s a racist police state in The Bronx, raising kids to be criminals.
school-to-prison pipeline is in full effect #thenewjimcrow



SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD
ACAB doesn’t even come close. 

HE IS A BABY 

HE’S A FUCKING CHILD. The fuck, yo?

WHAT THE FUCK

oh jesus fuck
TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

firstladysexyfineass:

hiphopandinsubordination:

thirdeyeblinking:

datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

kemetically-afrolatino:

NYPD Cops handcuff and interrogate Bronx boy, 7, for 10hours over missing $5

“Reyes was handcuffed and verbally, physically and emotionally abused, intimidated, humiliated, embarrassed and defamed,” the documents say. He was then charged with robbery.

“My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized,” Wilson Reyes’ distraught mom, Frances Mendez told The Post last night.

“Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!’’ she said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

it’s a racist police state in The Bronx, raising kids to be criminals.

school-to-prison pipeline is in full effect #thenewjimcrow

SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD

ACAB doesn’t even come close. 

HE IS A BABY 

HE’S A FUCKING CHILD. The fuck, yo?

WHAT THE FUCK

oh jesus fuck

TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

sourcedumal:

Black man trying to make his show into a film.

Y’all got money for Django? Y’all got money to help this man out:

Brian Copeland created “Not a Genuine Black Man” in 2004 at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District where it went on to become the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history. The show has had over 700 performances in over 30 cities including Los Angeles and Off Broadway.

In 1972 Brian Copeland’s single mother moved her African American family – four children and her mother to a white suburb (San Leandro, California) to escape domestic violence and gain access to opportunities.

What Carolyn Copeland didn’t know was that San Leandro, which borders Oakland to the south, had gained a national reputation as a racist enclave. The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro “a racist bastion of white supremacy”. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held hearings to determine why the city was 99.99% white (according to the 1970 census) and neighboring Oakland had a 50% Black population. A nationally aired 1971 documentary called The Suburban Wall highlighted the problem.

In this two-hour tale of laughter, tears and sociology, Copeland plays over 20 characters, including himself, himself as an 8-year-old, his mother, his sister, his grandmother, his son, his father, his landlord, 3 policemen, 2 lawyers, his father, a waitress, a pastor of an all-white church, a hate-letter writer, two white teenaged racists and several irate neighbors. The narrative transports the audience in time, flashing back and forth between his childhood and his current status as a successful performer, family man and businessman.

Humor, sometimes uncomfortable, provides relief for the genuinely tragic moments. “The show has range, turning corners abruptly, humor and success sharply juxtaposed with failure and depression. He is a talented comedian but this is not two hours of stand up. The man has a lived sense of the tragic.” (SF Enquirer, 2004)

Known for his standup comedy, radio show on KGO and television programs, Copeland has written a book detailing the experiences portrayed in “Not a Genuine Black Man.” The book is required reading in numerous high school and college classrooms across the country and a curriculum was developed by teachers in the San Jose Unified School District.

brownroundboi:

“i want no human being to die or to be brutalized. because i truly believe that is struggle can be won without brutalization.” —bayard rustin.

i think it is crucial to honor ttsgncbqgl struggles and our complicated stories in civil rights and human rights. bayard rustin is an ancestor that moves me, moves us. his story is oftentimes an example how you can live among all your identities for true freedom and be ostracized for it.  



yosimar:


Photo by gay Latino artist Manuel A. Acevedo

“…Brown Boys are not suppose to lovewe are simply born to fuck each other upand now that we are getting ready to this againI want you to hold meand pretend we are regaining everything taken away from usour dignity, our pride, our love for one anotherdo me with Justice…” (Acts Of Resistance)-Yosimar Reyes

yosimar:

Photo by gay Latino artist Manuel A. Acevedo

“…Brown Boys are not suppose to love
we are simply born to fuck each other up
and now that we are getting ready to this again
I want you to hold me
and pretend we are regaining everything taken away from us
our dignity, our pride, our love for one another
do me with Justice…” (Acts Of Resistance)-Yosimar Reyes