speak on it
Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair
- another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice
- the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
- you can see where this is going
❒ The amazing Chescaleigh has made a video poignantly highlighting issues of racism in the YouTube community.
She talks about the trend where comedy is used to justify harmful things. Delving deeper, she talks about how the usage (and acceptance) of black face and racial stereotypes contributes to anti-blackness and even murder, in the case of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and countless others. Make sure you give it a watch and share.
❒ A long time advocate against sexual abuse in the YouTube community, and especially the UK community, Lex has made an on-point video addressing the way that abusers should respond. Definitely worth 3 minutes of your time.
❒ Yet another case of sexual abuse has surfaced. Jason Viohni aka “Veeoneeye”, has admitted to getting a minor drunk in order to take advantage of her.
What is particularly disturbing here is the number of people sticking up for him as well as the fact that he made the video “unlisted” so it cannot be found by unknowing viewers. Please make this information known to your friends who may be at conferences, festivals, etc.
❒ Another young woman has come forward about being raped by Sam.
❒ This blog by one of Sam’s fans bravely provides a pretty detailed (and typical) account of his non-criminal (but still terrible and wrong) behavior.
Why Did a Black Man Get Shot and Killed by Police in Walmart for Carrying an Unloaded Air Rifle in an Open Carry State?
On Wednesday, prosecutors released security footage from the Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart where 22-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police on August 5. Also on Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to bring charges against Sean Williams, the officer who killed Crawford. This all seems depressingly normal: A black man is dead for little or no reason, everyone agrees it’s a very, very sad thing, and you can’t help but think that he wouldn’t be dead if he were white.
The August 5 incident began when Crawford picked up an air rifle in the store and aimlessly fiddled with it as he spoke on a cell phone to his girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, police officers Sean Williams David M. Darkow were on the scene after responding to a call from a man named Ronald Ritchie, who told 9-1-1 a black man was waving a gun and pointing it at children. The full surveillance footage does not match up with that account, and Ritchie has now changed his story. The final two minutes of footage show Crawford being seemingly unaware that police were there, as he chats on his phone. And police in turn gave him no time at all to drop the rifle before shooting. Crawford’s last words—heard over the phone by his girlfriend—were “It’s not real!”
Currently, Crawford’s death is being treated as a tragedy by the authorities, but a mostly unavoidable one. According to the grand jury the cops responded appropriately considering what they heard from dispatch—who, Williams’s report says, told them that Crawford was waving around a real gun. Even if Crawford failed to obey their “repeated commands” to drop the weapon, however, the surveillance footage shows that he didn’t have any time to do so before the cops opened up.
A woman holds her newly born baby wrapped in her burqa as she waits to get in line to try on a new burqa at a shop in Kabul, Afghanistan.
STORM & Black Panther…
Jeralean Talley is 115 years old
the oldest living American
These are her hands when she was 113
I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…