#FergusonOctober Ignites a Generation

acj13:

These thoughts are more common and shared more than anyone knows. I enjoy the focus and attention on what women face because the male struggle for whatever reason appear to overshadow the harsh realty of what women go through and that needs to end.

Originally posted on Awake Black Woman:

This post had been a long time coming, and in truth I was rendered unable to write anything coherently for a long while. I still really can’t, but NEEDS MUST and so here I am. I’ve also sprinkled lots of twitter hashtags around – you should check those out. First, a brief background on who I am and what I’ve done so you know where I’m coming from.

My parents marched with Dr. King. My siblings and I grew up in a household that taught us what civil disobedience was and is, and why it was necessary at times to engage in activism. I learned about boycotts. I remember as a kid old going to a rally that was protesting the South African Krugerrand. When I was 15 or 16 I got arrested at Cal Berkeley for “obstruction of a public walkway” while I was participating in a sit-in urging the…

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VonDerrit Myers

acj13:

R.I.P Von Derrit Myers

Originally posted on Abagond:

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VonDerritt Myers, Jr (1996-2014), a Black American high school student, was gunned down by a White police officer on October 8th 2014 in the Shaw neighbhourhood of southern St Louis, Missouri – just two months and ten miles (16km) from the Michael Brown shooting. Whether Myers was armed is in dispute.

The shooting led to a protest of 300. A hundred police officers in riot gear arrived to contain them, a helicopter flying overhead. Protesters damaged two police cars (broken window, broken tail light). The next night protesters burned a US flag.

The shooting is not as clear-cut as the Michael Brown case:

What the police said (at one point or other – they keep changing their story): Myers and three others were standing on a street corner when the officer drove by. Officer Unknown Name thought Myers might have a gun because of the way he adjusted his waistband…

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Amanishakheto, Warrior Queen of Nubia

acj13:

Okay this is what I like to see and read about. I will be checking this site out even more thanks for reblogging so I could find this gem.

Originally posted on African Heritage:

Candace Amanishakheto on a mural

Candace Amanishakheto on a mural

Great women are often left out of history.  Rarely do we hear or read about African queens.  It is already hard enough to read about great African men and leaders in history books, but as for African women… it is more like impossible.  How many have heard of the great warrior queen of Nubia, Amanishakheto, who defeated a Roman army?  Who has heard of this great queen whose pyramid/tomb was leveled to the ground by an Italian treasure hunter, Giuseppe Ferlini, in 1832? Who has heard of this woman who led her people with a strong arm, and built pyramids in Meroë?  Who has heard of this great candace, whose daughter Amanitore, also queen of Nubia, is mentioned in the Bible (Acts 8:27) … yeah the Queen of Sheba is not the only African…

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Greenwood Massacre Survivor, Wes Young, dies at 97

I don’t know if I can post the whole article so I will post the beginning half and link to the rest. May the soul of this man and other survivors who have passed rest in peace, this is an important part of history that is not mentioned, but did happen. It’s a shame that they have not received reparations or justice, but we must keep their memory alive and bring them justice ourselves, because this cannot be swept under the rug any longer.

1921 GREENWOOD MASSACRE SURVIVOR, WES YOUNG, DIED TODAY AT 97 YEARS OLD

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Wess H. Young Sr. 1921 Race Riot survivor, WW II Veteran, Father, Grandfather,  great-grandfather and friend passed this afternoon, September 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Dallas, Texas. He was surrounded by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. His wife of 60+ years, Cathryn J. Young passed December 1, 2013. Mr. Young was 97 years old.  Mr. Young was a great man,  a true warrior and patriot.  It was a great pleasure getting to know and represent him in our attempts to get justice for him and the other survivors who now number below 50.  Below is a summary of the 1921 Greenwood Massacre a/k/a The Tulsa Race Riot

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On May 31 and June 1 1921, a mob of  over 2000 Whites, under the protection of city and state law, pillaged and destroyed during the worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history. The terrorist mob destroyed 36 square blocks killed upwards of 1000 people, and left 10,000 Blacks homeless, destitute, and traumatized. Afterwards city and state officials condone this terrorism, blamed the innocent Blacks, and instituted a cover-up so successful the horrors of the Greenwood Massacre were effectively blotted out of history for almost 80 years. In fact, the cover-up was so successful that while going to school on Greenwood Street, I never once heard about the bombing!!!

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Missing: Latoya Galloway,25,Upper Marlboro, MD *More Info*


ByVYCVBIYAA4LlcLaToya Galloway

Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: March 11, 1989
Missing Date: September 20, 2014
Age Now: 25
Missing City: Upper Marlboro
Missing State: Maryland
Case Number: 14-266-1648
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5’1″
Weight: 150
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: At the Wawa on Crain Highway. Her vehicle is a white 4-door 2005 Hyundai with Virginia plates: VAC8660.

Circumstances of Disappearance: According to Galloway’s mother, Valarie Bowden, of Fredericksburg, Va., the last time she heard from her daughter was on the afternoon of  Saturday, Sept. 20th, after she had been away from home for a couple of days. Bowden said her daughter told another relative Thursday evening that she would be home Friday after spending the night out with friends.

Friday came and went and Galloway didn’t show up to pick up a relative.

The family had tried earlier and unsuccessfully to file a missing persons report, but were told they had to file in the proper jurisdiction. Bowden says she was recovering from a recent hospitalization and illness and her children didn’t want to worry her.

And then came the call Saturday from a blocked number.

“She didn’t sound like herself. She’s normally chipper and outgoing, but she sounded sluggish and scared,” Bowden told NewsOne in an interview. “She said she would be home the next day, but it didn’t sound like how she normally sounds. It sounded like someone was telling her what to say.”

When it became clear that her daughter wasn’t coming home, Bowden began going through her cell phone calls and texts since they share a phone plan. She called some of the last numbers listed and found a man who says he last saw Galloway at the Wawa on Thursday, Sept. 18th.

The man claims he had given Galloway money for gas but that he left when he noticed two men approach Galloway whom appeared to know her.

“He thought they were friends of hers so he says he just left,” said Bowden who says she doesn’t know why her daughter, who worked for a contractor in Fairfax, Va., was in Upper Marlboro.

Bowden says her daughter normally calls if she’s going to stay out overnight with friends and she certainly wouldn’t leave her 4-year-old daughter behind whom she doted on. Her boyfriend is also baffled by her disappearance.

“She would have called and said, ‘I’m not coming home. Here’s the number where I’m at.’ She didn’t do any of that,” said Bowden. “She was very responsible with her daughter.”

Galloway was missing at the family’s weekly Sunday dinner gathering. “The heartbreak her family is feeling is insurmountable. I can’t take pleasure in anything in my life. Every bite of food, every drink of water, I’m thinking, Does she have these things,” said Bowden.

But she is trying to stay strong for her 4-year-old granddaughter who keeps asking when her mother will return. So far, the family has just told the girl that her mother is out and will be back the next day. But they know that can only work for so long.

“Every night she’s asking for her mother. Now, she’s started singing songs about her mother. She knows something is wrong,” said Bowden.

Bowden says her daughter, the youngest of three girls, grew up as a military brat and may be used to the more insular atmosphere on military bases.

“Sometimes she can be too trusting of others. The world is not like the closed environment on a military base. My fear is she may have trusted the wrong individuals,” Bowden said.

Bowden is doing all she can to help find her daughter. The family recently went to Upper Marlboro to post missing persons fliers and talk to people in the area for clues. Bowden has also turned the cell phone records and other information over to Prince George’s County Police who are investigating the case.

So far, there aren’t many leads. There’s been no activity on Galloway’s bank card or social media accounts. Her phone now just goes to voice mail.

“With each hour she is missing my fears increase for her safety. I feel helpless and powerless,” said Bowden. “If anyone has her, please let her come home. She is a good girl with a family that loves her. If they have any compassion in their heart, they will let her come home and be a Mother to her daughter.”

Last Seen Wearing: Unknown.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Tattoos: “Kenny” on wrist; “Princess” lower back.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts or circumstances surrounding the disappearance of LaToya Galloway, please contact Prince George’s County Police at 301-352-1200 or theBlack and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.

http://newsone.com/3057417/latoya-galloway-Virginia

Please let us spread the word through every part of the DMV, from county to county. Please let us aid in bringing this young woman home to her family safely.

Missing: Latoya Galloway,25, Upper Marlboro, MD *Endangered*

Please be on the look out within the DMV area for this woman please. Her disappearance is sketchy and suspicious. Someone had to have seen something or know something. Please let us spread the word on every social media site, please send your prayers please!

LaToya Galloway
Case Type: Endangered
DOB: Mar 11, 1989
Missing Date: Sep 20, 2014
Age Now: 25
Missing City: Upper Marlboro
Missing State: MD
Case Number: 14-266-1648
Gender: Female
Race: Hispanic
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5-1
Weight: 150
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: Latoya was seen at the WAWA on Crain Hwy. Her vehicle is a white 4door 2005 Hyundai (VA Tags – VAC8660

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.

Last Seen Wearing: Unknown.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Tattoos…”Kenny” on wrist; “Princess” lower back.

Have information about this missing person? Click here to submit information to our Tip Line

This is from http://blackandmissinginc.com/cdad/index.cfm?MissingInfoID=1940