uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.
According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.
Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.
[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement



It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.

According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.

Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.

[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement

It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

eelinejenilee:


Land is life | Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines | July 2011
November 16 marks the 7th anniversary of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre. In 2004, the farm workers of Luisita went on a labor strike demanding fairer wages, above the 9.50 pesos/day they currently made, increased benefits, and equal distribution of the land that farmers have worked on for centuries. 12 young farmers and 2 children, all who were unarmed, were killed when Philippine police and military forces were dispatched to break up the strike. This was the worst slaughter of Fillipino workers in years. No one was made accountable for these injustices.
This past summer on my Exposure trip, I got to visit Hacienda Luisita. The people there are still traumatized by the massacre. I listened to their compelling stories of the Luisita martyrs and how the farmers today are still getting harassed by the military and police. I saw what their conditions are currently like. Until the government distributes land to the landless, peasant farmers will always be peacefully protesting against exploitation and demanding justice to the victims and families of the massacre. 

eelinejenilee:

Land is life | Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines | July 2011

November 16 marks the 7th anniversary of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre. In 2004, the farm workers of Luisita went on a labor strike demanding fairer wages, above the 9.50 pesos/day they currently made, increased benefits, and equal distribution of the land that farmers have worked on for centuries. 12 young farmers and 2 children, all who were unarmed, were killed when Philippine police and military forces were dispatched to break up the strike. This was the worst slaughter of Fillipino workers in years. No one was made accountable for these injustices.

This past summer on my Exposure trip, I got to visit Hacienda Luisita. The people there are still traumatized by the massacre. I listened to their compelling stories of the Luisita martyrs and how the farmers today are still getting harassed by the military and police. I saw what their conditions are currently like. Until the government distributes land to the landless, peasant farmers will always be peacefully protesting against exploitation and demanding justice to the victims and families of the massacre. 

(via cultureofsound)

Searching for answers…

Considering what happened with Troy Davis tonight (google it if you don’t know), a lot of people, including myself, understandably have no faith in our nation’s courts. I’m not one to give up so easily, but when it comes to the criminal (in)justice system as it stands right now, I’ve lost faith a long time ago.

I don’t know if it’s answers I’m searching for or if I’m just wandering aimlessly, but I decided to go through my bookshelf tonight and stumbled across The Rose that Grew from Concrete, a collection of poems that 2Pac wrote between 1989-91. Even though these poems were written 20+ years ago, a lot of them still ring true today. There were two in particular that stood out for me:

HOW CAN WE BE FREE
Sometimes I wonder about this race
Because we must be blind as hell
2 think we live in equality
While Nelson Mandela rots in a jail cell
Where the shores of Howard Beach
Are full of Afrikan corpses
And those that do live 2 be 18
Bumrush 2 join the Armed Forces
This so called “Home of the Brave”
Why isn’t anybody Backing us up!
When they c these crooked ass Redneck cops
constantly Jacking us up
Now I bet some punk will say I’m racist
I can tell by the way you smile at me
Then I remember George Jackson, Huey Newton
And Geronimo…2 hell with Lady Liberty


AND 2MORROW
Today is filled with anger
Fueled with hidden hate
Scared of being outcast
Afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
Which no one wants 2 face
Nightmares 2 humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
Violence in the air
Children bred with ruthlessness
Because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
But the pressure never stops
Gnawing at my sanity
Content when I am dropped
But 2morrow I c change
A chance 2 build anew
Built on spirit, intent of heart
and ideals based on truth
And 2morrow I wake with a second wind
And strong because of pride
2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my dream alive

shiningsons:

Today is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos the Dictator. We will never forget the injustices, martyrs and the victims of Martial Law. Never again to Martial Law!
kommunityx:

September 21 is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  We will never forget…

shiningsons:

Today is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos the Dictator. We will never forget the injustices, martyrs and the victims of Martial Law. Never again to Martial Law!

kommunityx:

September 21 is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  We will never forget…