Monday, again? Y’all ready for the weekend already or nah?
WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS
Last week, DC Metro Transit Police were witnessed using excessive force when arresting a Black teenaged girl for carrying lollipops and chips onto the train. Damn. Even the snacks aren’t safe.
Voter fraud?! You’re more likely to be struck. by. lightning. than impersonate another voter at the polls. Voter suppression, on the other hand, ain’t no act of God.
- Denasia Lawrence decided to kneel mid-court when she sang the national anthem for an NBA preseason game on Friday night. And she took us to church!!
WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?
We were in The Root this week: Black People Built America, and America Won’t Stop Killing Us. If you agree, tweet this.
At the 50th anniversary celebration of the Black Panther Party in Oakland this weekend, National Domestic Workers Alliance organizer and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza said we need to be MORE LIT:
BLACKITY BLACK: EXCELLENCE, JOY & MAGIC
Y’all remember that triflin’ af movie Stonewall? Came out last year, colonized QPOC’s stories, told them from the perspective of a cis white man on some A1 Christoper Columbus bullshit? Of course you remember. Well, Crissle—comedian and podcast god of The Read—joined Drunk History this week to tell the story of Black trans movement muva Marsha P. Johnson and the Stonewall Riots. Cuz representation matters, dammit.
Oh, one more thing! Do us a favor and share this dope #WeBuiltThis graphic we forgot to post last week.
Stay Black, stay beautiful, stay alive.
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