…But It’s Only Monday: Rebel Wilson Makes Light of Police Brutality at #VMAs

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It’s only Monday. And already another famous white person’s being insensitive. If you tuned into this year’s VMA’s you noticed early into the show that Rebel Wilson came on stage dressed up as a cop. Off top, I immediately said “Aww shit,” to myself. Because I knew this could only go left. So Wilson says (as she rips off her cop uniform): Continue reading “…But It’s Only Monday: Rebel Wilson Makes Light of Police Brutality at #VMAs”

#CallEmOut: dream hampton Gets Dragged

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Man. What I’ve witnessed on Twitter these past two days have been juicy at best, but disappointing at worst. I love everything about the #BlackLivesMatter movement because I’ve longed for a movement like this for some time. It felt like we sat idly while injustice took root in this country’s psyche and I found it infuriating. But like so many people, I thought that little ole me couldn’t do shit about it. But here comes the birth of this movement simply called Black Lives Matter, made up of several activists (regular people) tired of the mistreatment of black Americans. The most visible workers in the movement to me are Deray Mckesson and Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, along with the help of a myriad of activists on the ground. Following these two on Twitter and seeing them actually do the work and really risk their lives is nothing short of inspiring. For the first time, I feel like we can be free because of people like Brittany Packyetti, Brittany Ferrell, Patrice Cullors – anybody committed to black liberation. But this is not a perfect struggle, hence: struggle.

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