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dynamicafrica:

"Black man, you’re on your own" - Steve Biko.

September 12th, marks the day South Africa anti-Apartheid activist and Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko was killed in police custody in Pretoria. Biko had been arrested a month earlier in Port Elizabeth where he had been detained and tortured, resulting in him falling into a coma.

Nearly dead and suffering a serious and untreated head injury, Biko was transported to Pretoria by car and died shortly after his arrival at the prison there. Police at the time would claim and broadcast to the world that Biko died due to a hunger strike but an autopsy and photographs taken of Biko postmortem, exposed with the help of journalists Donald Woods and Helen Zille, revealed that he had died as a result of the injuries he sustained whilst in police custody.

Today, nearly 40 years after his death at age 30, we remember a man that fought for an end to the brutality he and countless others suffered and still do today. The fight is far from over.

A luta continua!

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His circumstances didn’t define his thinking. He lost everything and was still able to say “It is well with my soul.”

And I can’t just say “oh well” when someone says something bad about me?

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- Lucas Webb (via peterdwebb)

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makingofamelody:

micdotcom:

Watch: These kids from Ferguson have an important message for all white people

Sometimes it takes the voices of children to speak truth to power, especially when it comes to the evils of racism.

Without question, the widespread police brutality and abuse, both in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country, has elevated the consciousness of young people across America. But many others still are laboring on the illusion that we are living in a post-racial nation following the election of President Barack Obama.

These kids send the perfect wake up call | Follow micdotcom 

#staywoke

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yellowgrowngreen:

2jam4u:

thebaconsandwichofregret:

lulu-cifer:

nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

Tearing the fucking up dude…

some people really don’t like it when the oppressed look after each other instead of fighting for attention

also it’s very revealing that no matter what blackness is oppressed - even in the face of other oppression, an innocent black man murdered is still a “thug”. 

The bolded.

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