In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal on all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the continued racial profiling of young black men has become even bigger news than usual. On Tuesday, Essence Magazine launched a social media campaign called #HeIsNotASuspect to challenge the negative images of young black men in the media. Its aim is to end racial profiling by targeting the often unacknowledged victims of violence targeted at young black men: the black mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and girlfriends who are often left behind to pick up the pieces.
So far, the campaign has unearthed beautiful images and declarations of love. Check them out after the jump.
IN OTHER NEWS….
TWO Black Women Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle were on their way home from the beach when they got pulled over by some Brazoria County police officers. The officer had forced a search because he “claims” he had ”suspicions” of Marijuana use. After searching the whole vehicle for weed he found NOTHING. "The male officer, his words verbatim were, ‘We’re gonna get familiar with your womanly parts,’" Brandy Hamilton said. He then appointed the a female officer to search them. The female officer searched them and stuck her finger inside the Women’s Vaginas without changing her glove or anything. NOTHING WAS FOUND. The Women are now pursuing a lawsuit against Texas Department of Public Safety.SPREAD THE NEWS WE ARE OUR OWN MEDIA.POST WRITTEN BY @SOLAR_INNERG
god what is wrong with people
i think suicide is better than living at this point
“Blacks are more than three times as likely as whites to be diagnosed with melanoma after it has reached a late stage, and Hispanics are nearly twice as likely, according to a University of Miami study.
Late diagnosis of melanoma generally significantly reduces the chances for survival. The survival rate for those with early detection is about 99 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. With later detection, the survival rate falls to between 15 and 65 percent, depending on how far the disease has spread.”
Also, because the disease is more likely to occur in light-skinned people, many prevention and detection efforts are aimed at them, he [Dr. Robert Kirsner] said.”
This article on Skin Cancer in the Black community was really interesting. A lot of the problem focuses on the lack of adequate medical access Black people have that could diagnose the problem early, and increase survival rate. Don’t die of ignorance, we don’t have to die from this.
If you notice new growths/bumps/spots on your skin that are abnormal in size, or are not healing, seek medical advice. But meanwhile, here is information from the Skin Cancer Foundation that may help you distinguish these growths from “normal” ones.
Sunscreen up everyone.
<3This is SERIOUSLY important, people. No matter the levels of melanin in your skin, EVERYONE is susceptible to skin cancer, especially if you spend a lot of time outside. This summer is going to be a really hot one, so please, use sunscreen, hydrate, and stay healthy.
This! My father was diagnosed with skin cancer in the late stage. He passed away in less than two months.