ohbrae

Help me locate my younger brother.

genuinelyawful:

His name is Rayshawn. He ran away to NYC and is believed to be somewhere in Manhattan (i know, it’s huge). We haven’t seen him in over 2 weeks and have no way of contacting him. I’m very worried about his well being.  He skateboards so he might be riding around on one. Idk. I just really need to talk to him or at least know that he’s okay. 

I don’t really have any good pics but here are twoimage

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I’d appreciate it if you reblogged this and spread the word. 

ohbrae
dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.
Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.
Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.
Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

dulceetdecorus:

MISSING: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) — Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.

Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.

Williams is described as a black male, 4’8” tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.

Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Williams is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigative Division at 240-773-5300, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

ohbrae
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quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!
This is the video from the stills posted!!!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater
Spread this around!!!

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quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!

This is the video from the stills posted!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater

Spread this around!!!

ohbrae
micdotcom:

Rihanna destroyed CBS’ attitude towards domestic abuse in 2 tweets 

Rihanna is not happy with CBS’s decision to cancel her performance before last week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. 
Sensing that an appearance by the singer — who was the victim of a highly publicized domestic abuse incident herself — might bring them some bad press in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, the network decided to scrap her show. Rihanna wasn’t pleased
"The audacity" is right.

micdotcom:

Rihanna destroyed CBS’ attitude towards domestic abuse in 2 tweets 

Rihanna is not happy with CBS’s decision to cancel her performance before last week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. 

Sensing that an appearance by the singer — who was the victim of a highly publicized domestic abuse incident herself — might bring them some bad press in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, the network decided to scrap her show. Rihanna wasn’t pleased

"The audacity" is right.

ohbrae

vaganja:

blksol:

It’s that time of the year again! *drumroll please* IT’S FIERCE’S BOWL-A-THON SEASON! This year’s theme is all about the elements, elements.

FIERCE board (literally & figuratively - they were a scrabble board) members jump in excitement at FIERCE’s 2013 Pink and Black themed Bowl-A-Thon.

Are you wondering what the hell a bowl-a-thon is and who in the hell is FIERCE (besides yourself obviously)? Let me tell ya!

FIERCE  is membership-based nonprofit organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color based in New York City. Not only do we organize around issues that directly impact LGBTQ youth of color (i.e. police brutality, gentrification, access to public space, etc.) but we have awesome leadership development programs and use media and arts as a means to speak out, speak up, and express who we are and what we care about! 

Bad ass or nah? I know, it’s pretty bad ass.

FIERCE member team at FIERCE’s 2013 Pink and Black themed Bowl-A-Thon.

The Bowl-a-thon is a youth-organized grassroots fundraising event that brings together over 150 community members to raise $35,000 to support FIERCE and the work that we do with LGBTQ youth. Wondering what kind of things your donation will support?

Let me list a few:

  • FIERCE members are currently working on a #IHaveARightTo media campaign that will document the stories of LGBTQ Youth and gather information what LGBTQ youth actually need/want. Once members have enough information, they will go into identifying one key issue that they want to work on and launch that campaign in 2015.
  • FIERCE was founded out of the anti-police brutality movement back in 2000; a couple of years after Amadou Diallo was shot 41 times by the NYPD for pulling out his wallet. We are a part of Communities United for Police Reform which includes us teaching other LGBTQ youth about their rights and what to do when/if you’re stopped by an officer. Members also recently created policing demands that will be carried out within the next year or so. 
  • Even though we’re based in NYC, we are still building national connections with other youth organizations/organizations that work with LGBTQ youth. We travel to conferences and network gatherings in order to connect and build with one another!
  • FIERCE does a ton of political education and has many leadership development opportunities for LGBTQ youth to get involved in through our internship programs such as the Education for Liberation Project. We also do skill shares and various workshops that allow members to learn life skills (i.e. resume writing, cooking on a budget, creating a budget plan, healthy relationships, etc.) and organizing skills (i.e. creating campaigns, base-building and outreach, fundraising, facilitating, media, etc.). 

Are you hooked yet? If not, you should be! See, the thing is, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this work without the love and support of our communities. The Bowl-A-Thon is FIERCE’s most fun and important grassroots fundraising event and we can’t do it without you! 

Young Lord Party Realness at FIERCE’s 2013 Pink & Black themed Bowl-A-Thon.

So, how can you help?!

FIERCE is trying to raise a total goal of $35,000 by November 2nd (the day of our Bowl-A-Thon). My personal goal is to raise $1,000. Whether it’s $1, $5, or $20, anything helps. Really! 

Click here to donate to my personal page!

If you are unable to donate money, please donate a minute of your time and spread the word about this event. Share this with folks you think might be interested in contributing to FIERCE! I’ll be providing updates as the coins come in so be on the look out. :)

In Struggle,

Lee

P.S. - I know I owe some folks doodles from last year’s efforts. I sincerely apologize for that. I underestimated the amount of time and money it was going to take for me to give everyone doodles. Then by the time I could afford it, the list of donors was taken down! :( But this year, I’m keeping it simple and keeping my promises!

So, for starters: The first 10 people that donate $20 will get a code from me that will get you $20 worth of cab fare! Plus you can ride anywhere in Manhattan for $10 until the end of the year! Equal exchange much? I think so! Once you’ve donated, shoot me a message and I will give you the code! Easy as 1,2,3!

Boost! Donate if you can!