Oooo this is a book we all need. Cuz we all have that special one who is a porcupine. #readingisfundamental #stayreading #library
Taken from “Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglass.”
1st image on top: Bobby Seal became the first defendant in a U.S. courtroom to be bound and gagged for demanding the right to self-representation.
On the cover of the paper is the quote: “An unarmed people are slaves or subjected to slavery at any given time.”
Left image on second top row: “When a mechanic wants to fix a broken down car engine he must have the necessary tool to do the job. When the people move for liberation they must have the basic tools of liberation: The gun. Only with the power of the gun can the Black masses halt the terror and brutality perpetuated against them by the armed racist power structure; and in one sense only by the power of the gun can the whole world be transformed into the earthly paradise dreamed of by the people from time immemorial.”
Right image on second row: Huey P. Newton’s metaphor of the panther as an animal that never attacks but defends itself to the death inspired people in the community to do the same. The quote reads:
"Now the pigs will say that I am a criminal and that I am very dangerous and should be shot on sight but that’s nothing but gangsters logic because all those people seen the pigs trying to murder me so the people know that I was defending my human rights to self-defense."
Left image on third top row: “We are advocates of the abolition of war … We do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”
Right image on the third row: “Under the circumstances, the gains of the revolution can be safeguarded against U.S. fascist aggression and the security of the people defended only when we reinforce our own defense power and are ready for action at all times.”
Bottom image: This image reinterprets Malcolm X’s famous quote that when attacked, black people had the right to defend themselves “by any means necessary.”
The last recorded lynching was 1968 that’s 45 years ago but let’s not forget James Byrd in 1998. Remember, laws had to be implemented for people not to kill us. This is not a post racial society. This is a society that horribly attempts to conceal and protect a racist foundation. #wakeup #throwbackthat #tbt #neverforget #lynching #americanhistory #amerikkka #jamesbyrd
This made my heart ache when I saw it.
White America always covering something up. That’s why everybody hates us
That’s a powerful statement:
"Remember, laws had to be implemented for people not to kill us."
And now they make laws so they CAN kills us aka “Stand Your Ground” .
Just another day at the library … #supportlibraryprograms #talkingtotheancestors #drums #aztecs
I’m trying out this new flavor I purchased yesterday. It’s by @twelvepointvape … It’s a gummi bear flavor with a pineapple twist. I could #vape this all day. Very nice. Very smooth and tasty. #ejuice great juice and nice company reps. #goodguys