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Bring Back Jim Crow: Cotten Gin Workers File Federal Suit

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, Equality, injustice, Injustus, Racism, Social Reform with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by Revolverlution

Antonion Harris - Atkinson Cotton Warehouse

We all use or wear cotton, but for blacks in the south when we pass fields of cotton memories come flooding back to the days of slavery. The hot, harsh conditions picking cotton by hand from sun up to sun down with very little break and not meeting a quota meant being whipped or no food. Though they may not have happened directly to us, these stories have been passed down and the vision is ever so real. Continue reading

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Mississippi: Run N***** Run!

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, Equality, Injustus, Justice System, Politics, Racism, Social Reform, Uncategorized, WTH with tags , , , on May 28, 2014 by Revolverlution

Madison County Circut Court Judge Bill WeisenbergerThis should come to no surprise from the state of Mississippi. Afterall, the state has been notorious for its treatment of blacks in the south. Mississippi, a state whose history is filled with lynchings, murder, racism, and segregation makes headlines yet again, but with a justice court judge yelling out Run N*****, Run! at a Mississippi flea market. Continue reading

Mistrial: Dunn found Guilty

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, injustice, Justice System, Racism, Social Reform with tags , on February 15, 2014 by Revolverlution

Michael Dunn

In the case of the State v Dunn, the jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four of the five charges: three counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. However, the jury could not agree on the first degree murder count. Dunn faces up to 60 years for the three attempted murder charges.
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State v Michael Dunn: Defense Rests

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Equality, injustice, Justice System, Media, Social Reform, Stop the Killing with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by Revolverlution

Michael Dunn testifies in his First degree Murder trial in the shooting of Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn testifies in his First degree Murder trial in the shooting of Jordan Davis

February 12, 2014 the defense in trial of Michael Dunn (who shot and killed Jordan Davis) rested. Will justice finally be served You may remember this story, we hope it stays in the front of your mind. We did a piece on the tragic shooting on December 2, 2012 (Crank it up for Jordan Davis) that outlined the account of the shooting. Michael Dunn who entered a plea of not guilty argued that it was self-defense. He shot in fear of his life after the teens in the SUV brandished a gun. Continue reading

Absurd Cheerios Caller

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, Entertainment, Media, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by Revolverlution

First, let us remind everyone again this is Black History month. The Super Bowl is over and there are a few good commercials. General Mills has again embraced interracial couples by showcasing this beautiful your girl in its new ad (above). The original sparked a lot of negative comments from both the black and white communities. However, those comments are nothing like the one spouted from a middle age white woman who called into the D.L. Hughley show on February 3, 2014 after the airing of the new Cheerio’s Commercial. Continue reading

February is Black History Month

Posted in Beauty, Education, Empowerment, Entertainment, Equality, Health, Religion, Science, Social Reform with tags , , , , on February 4, 2014 by Revolverlution

People in Black History

February is Black History Month in the United States, so we created this photo in dedication to many of the historic black figures. Many of which may go unrecognized in history books, media, and other teachings; but it is up to each one of us to pass our heritage down. How many of these names do you recognize? How many of them do you know for their accomplishments. Let’s Celebrate our culture, our heritage and our pride over the next 24 days.

Degrading Times: When Images Have Voices

Posted in Beauty, Damn Shame, Discrimination, Media, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Revolverlution

This weekend we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. birthday.  While hundreds of thousands celebrated the slain civil rights leader birthday an online magazine Buro 247 posted a fashion piece on its website with the following picture.

white dominance and superiority

Before you get too angry the black woman who is seemingly half nude is not a real woman, but an actual chair, there is also a white woman version of the chair.  The problem in the picture is the white woman who is a Russian editor-in-chief of Garage Magazine is Dasha Zhukova. Buro 247, along with the magazine’s editor Miroslava Duma, thought this image was a good choice to depict fashion and art. However, that ideology was lost in its depiction of white  supremacy and dominance. It seems that the fashion and art are the two main outlets to produce and promote such blatant racism without any repercussions.   Though this is a Russian media outlet that did this the online magazine quickly cropped the image only showing Ms Zhukova sitting, but it was not done before the backlash of negative responses came pouring into the magazine.  Despite this idiocracy we hope that you had a great Freedom Day.

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