Kirsten West Savali's posts - English uPOST

Black Lives Matter Kicks Off The Provocateurs Series at California African American Museum Black Lives Matter Kicks Off The Provocateurs Series at California African American Museum

Nina Simone once said that “an artist’s duty is to reflect the times.”

#JusticeForJason: Wis. DOJ Claims Jason Pero, 14, Called 911, Described Himself, Before Deputy Fatally Shot Him #JusticeForJason: Wis. DOJ Claims Jason Pero, 14, Called 911, Described Himself, Before Deputy Fatally Shot Him

Updated Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 2:19 a.m. EST: On Saturday the Wisconsin Department of Justice released the initial findings of its investigation into the fatal police shooting of 14-year-old Jason Pero of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, which occurred Nov. 8.

The Curious Case of Donna Brazile and Liberal Refusal to Admit So-Called Democracy Is Rigged The Curious Case of Donna Brazile and Liberal Refusal to Admit So-Called Democracy Is Rigged

Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic strategist and former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has come under intense fire in the wake of her explosive claims that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and her deep pockets—unethically influenced the 2016 primary election against Senator…

Chrisette Michele Reveals Suicidal Ideations, Miscarriage on IG; Heartless Critics Remind Her She Sang at Trump’s Inauguration Chrisette Michele Reveals Suicidal Ideations, Miscarriage on IG; Heartless Critics Remind Her She Sang at Trump’s Inauguration

Chrisette Michele is one of the latest examples of how some people in the black community—particularly on social media—seem to lie in wait for a black woman to make a public misstep just so they can throw her in the trash.

Former Student Charged With Racist Vandalism at Eastern Michigan University Former Student Charged With Racist Vandalism at Eastern Michigan University

Eddie Curlin, an African-American former student at Eastern Michigan University, was arraigned Monday morning in Washtenaw County, Mich., District Court on multiple charges stemming from three racist vandalism incidents that took place on the campus between September 2016 and spring 2017.

Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs: The Color of Drug Users Got Whiter, the Nation Got Nicer Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs: The Color of Drug Users Got Whiter, the Nation Got Nicer

The Drug Policy Alliance opened its 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference on Thursday with acclaimed scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, making it clear that whiteness is at the root of the war on drugs, and anti-blackness ensures that…

Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter Leader, Dismantles FBI’s Fraudulent ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Report Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter Leader, Dismantles FBI’s Fraudulent ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Report

From the days of COINTELPRO—the targeting of black human rights leaders and sowing dissent within the ranks of black organizations committed to freedom and liberation for black people—to its unofficial subsidiaries like the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, whose sole purpose was to violently oppress black…

Teacher Suspended After 6-Year-Old Black Boy Is Physically Assaulted at NY Charter School; Mother Searches for Answers    Teacher Suspended After 6-Year-Old Black Boy Is Physically Assaulted at NY Charter School; Mother Searches for Answers   

An elementary school gym teacher at Rochester Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science & Technology in upstate New York has been suspended amid allegations that he pushed a 6-year-old student so forcefully to the ground last week, one of the child’s front teeth came out and the other one had to be pulled.

JusticeLA Coalition: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Partners With Organizations to Halt Los Angeles Jail Expansion  JusticeLA Coalition: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Partners With Organizations to Halt Los Angeles Jail Expansion 

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter co-founder, veteran organizer, artist and freedom fighter, has partnered with more than 30 organizations to launch JusticeLA, a human rights and abolitionist coalition organized around the collective goal of halting a proposed $2 billion jail-expansion plan in Los Angeles…

More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds

The Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from black women, while “the percentage of black women who said neither party represents them jumped from 13 percent in 2016 to 21 percent in 2017,” according to the 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll, conducted by the Black Women’s Roundtable, an…

To White Folks Who Dance With Devils: ‘What Kind of Extremists Will You Be?’ To White Folks Who Dance With Devils: ‘What Kind of Extremists Will You Be?’

In a press conference during which Donald Trump shed any pretense of being anything other than a white supremacist demagogue deploying his power in the service of fascism, hate-mongering and violence wrought from the desperate need whiteness has to preserve itself, he said this:

Houston Community Activist Throws Money at School Board: ‘Everything Is Money-Driven Around This Place ... You Don’t Care About Those Kids!’ Houston Community Activist Throws Money at School Board: ‘Everything Is Money-Driven Around This Place ... You Don’t Care About Those Kids!’

Gerry Monroe, community activist and executive director of United Urban Alumni Association, caused a stir at Thursday night’s Houston Independent School District meeting when he accused the board members of being money-hungry and uninterested in the welfare of HISD schoolchildren.

Man Left Disfigured After Allegedly Being Assaulted by Grand Prairie, Texas, Police Officers Man Left Disfigured After Allegedly Being Assaulted by Grand Prairie, Texas, Police Officers

Rashaun A. Barnes, 39, was standing on the sidewalk in front of a corner store in Grand Prairie, Texas, on the afternoon of July 31, when he was allegedly assaulted and left permanently disfigured by a police officer.

More Kirsten West Savali's posts »

Language