I’m everything but broke.
I’m trying to make it home too. Cause I’m riding around in the same car that the police pulled me over in and drawed guns on me and my children on March 3, 2017. I need someone to trail me home now and make sure I make it from East Oakland to West Oakland safe while I left my children’s school.
On January 28, 2016, 19 year old Black Loved One, Christopher Kalonji, was in a mental health crisis and needed help. His PTSD was in a flare up, and he became so anxious and distraught that he called 911 himself, requesting medical assistance. Instead of getting help, police arrived and separated his family and friends from him, escalating the situation, and even called in a SWAT team. Instead of providing help, police killed Christopher in his own home, where he had lived with his parents for 15 years.
“What is your name,” a mechanical voice shouted through the receiver of my phone. Before I could answer this bizarre beginning to a call, he added, “ What is your address, Where do you work, Do you have any other phone numbers…?” The barrage of accusatory questions with no basis continued for several minutes with me barely able to get a word in edgewise, and then.., “Do you have a 13 year old son?”, with this sentence… my heart began to race, my eyes started to blur and the the room began to warp.
4th Annual Day of the Dead/ Dia de los muertos for all Stolen Lives from PoLice Terror, Racism, Community Violence and Poverty at Homefulness-
Youth Together has been supporting Oakland high schoolers with youth-led programs for 20 years. But this year, they were denied funding from the Oakland Fund for Children and Families, the city agency that has historically supported them. Youth Together could be in trouble, and they are asking for community support as they oppose the funding decision at the Oakland City Council meeting this Tuesday, May 24.
Leonard Peltier born on september 12, 1944 In North Dakota, U.S. He was part of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Not only was he part of the AIM, but he was a leader. Leonard was arrested in 1977. He was blamed for “murdering two FBI agents”; witnesses say Leonard did not shoot them. But more than 60 members of the American Indian Movement were murdered. The reason why this conflict started was because of a 1975 argument about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In the court three teenaged native witnesses testified against Leonard.