mrbigdreamskg:

[Verse 1]
And I’m in denial
And it don’t take no x-ray to see right through my smile
I know, I be on the go
And there ain’t no drink out there that can numb my soul
Oh no

[Hook] x2
All we wanna do is take the chains off
All we wanna do is break the chains off
All we wanna do is be free
All we wanna do is be free

[Verse 2]
Can you tell me why
Every time I step outside I see my niggas die
I’m lettin’ you know
That there ain’t no gun they make that can kill my soul
Oh no

[Hook] x2

[Eyewitness account from Dorian Johnson:]
So there was like, officers pulling him inside the car
Hes trying to pull away and at no time the officer said
That he was going to do anything until he pulled out his weapon
His weapon was drawn and he said, “I’ll shoot you” or, “I’m going to shoot” and in the same moment, the first shot went off, and we looked down and he was shot and there was blood coming from him
Then we took off running

[Verse 3]
Are we all alone, fighting on our own
Please give me a chance, I don’t wanna dance
Somethings got me down, I will stand my ground
Don’t just stand around, don’t just stand around

[Eyewitness account from Dorian Johnson:]
And as we took off running I ducked and hid for my life, because I was fearing for my life, and I hid behind the first car I saw. My friend, he kept running, and he told me to keep running because he feared for me too. So as he was running the officer was trying to get out of the car, and once he got out the car he pursued my friend but his weapon was drawn. Now he didn’t see any weapon drawn at him or anything like that, us going for no weapon. His weapon was already drawn once he got out the car. He shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air, and started to get down but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and he fired 7 more shots and my friend died

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J. Cole is truly a real artist, this hit my core.


Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free - Cole

harlemcollective:

An American institution and prolific Harlem born writer James Baldwin.

harlemcollective:

An American institution and prolific Harlem born writer James Baldwin.

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nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

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starhlord:

Some tweets about #NMOS14 and people all over standing in solidarity with #Ferguson

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Léa Seydoux - Jalouse Magazine (September 2013)

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frankocean:

You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there. If she was off the clock..then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times. What’s that guy’s name by the way?

frankocean:

You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there. If she was off the clock..then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times. What’s that guy’s name by the way?

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abstractelements:

untitled, harlem 2014 

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