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blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?

"Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

The night’s carnage left some 3,000* African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.

The best description of Black Wall Street, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini Beverly Hills. It was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure. That’s what Black Wall Street was all about.

The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15 minutes. As for resources, there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys and doctors. One doctor was Dr. Berry, who owned the bus system. His average income was $500 a day, hefty pocket change in 1910…”

*Other sources state that the death toll was 300, thanks to those who pointed that out. However, whether 300 or 3,000—the destruction and lasting effects are no less devastating. And, really, accurate records weren’t kept, so we’ll never know the actual number of casualties.

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lokeanconcubine:

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the-fittest-bitch:

aimce:

the-fittest-bitch:

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, THIS BLOG THAT I WAS JUST RECOMMENDED IS A FUCKING WHITE SUPREMACIST BLOG LIKE WOW GO FUCKING DIE YOU SICK DISGUSTING NEO-NAZIS. TUMBLR: WHY THE FUCK DO YOU KEEP RECOMMENDING ME ANTI-FEM AND NEO-NAZI BLOGS. FUCK. 

I always get recommended pro life shit like this is ridiculous. I’m so pissed seriously why does tumblr even let these neo nazis on here?

I have no fucking idea, but then again why do cops shoot innocent black people? the world is backwards and fucked up. and I’m done. -_-

the fact that people like this can somehow actually STILL exist (or ever existed AT ALL) makes me SO EMBARRASSED to be white. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?? HOW DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT RACIST MORONS YOU ARE???

the-fittest-bitch:

aimce:

the-fittest-bitch:

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, THIS BLOG THAT I WAS JUST RECOMMENDED IS A FUCKING WHITE SUPREMACIST BLOG LIKE WOW GO FUCKING DIE YOU SICK DISGUSTING NEO-NAZIS. 

TUMBLR: WHY THE FUCK DO YOU KEEP RECOMMENDING ME ANTI-FEM AND NEO-NAZI BLOGS. FUCK. 

I always get recommended pro life shit like this is ridiculous. I’m so pissed seriously why does tumblr even let these neo nazis on here?

I have no fucking idea, but then again why do cops shoot innocent black people? the world is backwards and fucked up. and I’m done. -_-

the fact that people like this can somehow actually STILL exist (or ever existed AT ALL) makes me SO EMBARRASSED to be white. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?? HOW DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT RACIST MORONS YOU ARE???

(Source: whitexwhisper)

ricooola:

Hey everyone, I know I’m a little over a week late posting these. But when I checked twitter and saw what happened to one of my favorite musicians, bloodorangeforever, at the popular lollapalooza festival, I was absolutely outraged. 

Shame on you, Lollapalooza. Way to continue the institutionalized racism everyone faces every day!! wOW I can’t wait to never attend your festival, end of story. 

And shame on you, Wall Street Journal, for misquoting Dev’s tweets to make him sound less well-spoken, to illicit that well-known response in people that he’s just ‘another uneducated thug.’ (not their words, but the words of many non-black people about black men currently)

DO NOT STAND FOR THIS MISTREATMENT. IF YOU SAW ANYTHING AT LOLLAPALOOZA PLEASE TELL SAMANTHA/DEV. THANK YOU.

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The Governor of Missouri just relieved the entire St. Louis County PD

cumaeansibyl:

brokenponycutiemark:

I originally said “Ferguson PD” - that’s wrong. It’s all of St. Louis County.

State and Federal law enforcement are taking over.

That’s all the tweet from the Governor’s office said.

I suggest you watch the news carefully in the next few hours.

Here’s a story with more information

AWW YEAHHHH

Peace out, Policeholes.

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I might also be willing to make a few more finished hoodies if the demand is great enough. Back by popular demand.

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