Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?

It’s a shame how much many of us don’t know about our history in the wilderness of AmeriKKKa…

After my stories last week on the 30th anniversary of the MOVE siege in West Philadelphia in 1985, in which Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood, leaving 11 dead — including five children — we were surprised by how many people told us they’d never heard of the bombing. Continue reading

Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops Off the Street Over Racist, Sexist and Violent Social Media Posts

I know personally Philly PD ain’t shit….

The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off the street because of social media posts described as racist, sexist, and violent. They were recently revealed by a watchdog group that reviewed thousands of posts from police officers around the country. Errol Barnett reports.

via Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops Off the Street Over Racist, Sexist and Violent Social Media Posts – Black Main Street

Philly’s Finest: RJ Payne + Mad Squablz spit FREESTYLE FLAMES

Yanadameen Godcast episode #026

In an era when it seems that so-called “mumble” rap is thriving and lyricism is on the critically endangered list, Lord Jamar and Rah Digga welcome to the Yanadameen Godcast two of Philly’s finest spitters in RJ Payne and Mad Squablz.
Find out how both artists got into hiphop and honed their skills, then turn the volume all the way up as they drop absolute fire on solo freestyles before closing out with an unrehearsed back-to-back which will have you reaching for the fire extinguisher! Continue reading

Airnub Racial Discrimination = Lawsuit

They don’t want black folks to pick up their hustles I guess… or stay in their homes… MESSAGE!!

Following growing sentiment suggesting racial discrimination on home rental platform Airbnb, one Black man has taken the conversation into the legal arena. Bossip reports that 25-year-old Gregory Seldon has hit the company with a proposed class action in Washington D.C. federal court. The suit alleges that the company has routinely violated the Fair Housing Act and the civil rights of people of color.
Continue reading

Here’s What Happened When Black People Tried Armed Occupation

Stark differences….

When a small group of radical militiamen linked to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday, they vowed to use violence in their fight against the federal government. Claiming the feds have no right to oversee ranch management in the U.S. — a point of contention that led to another armed standoff in 2014 — the group has called on patriots to join them at the wildlife refuge and “free” ranchers from “tyranny.” The gunman have also said they will “kill and be killed if necessary.”
Schools in the area have been shut down, and locals are afraid that people will die. But authorities have made no indication that they plan to use force against the militia — a stark shift from the way people of color perceived as threatening have been treated by law enforcement.
Continue reading

Overbrook grad arrested after crossover embarrasses two uniformed cops on playground

This is crazy… I couldn’t believe this was real…. smmfh

Last week, Samir Hill was just another kid from West Philly, home from college to visit his family over spring break. Because he’s a basketball player — he plays at Allegany College in Maryland — he did what any other 21-year-old would do on a warm day: go to the nearest playground to shoot around.

 

What Hill didn’t know was that his trip to the courts on 56th and Lansdowne would wind up making him internet famous, and ultimately land him in handcuffs.

 

Like a bizarro version of the “Fresh Prince” intro, Hill, who spoke at length with Complex.com, was playing two-on-two with his friend Josh and a pair of younger kids when two uniformed police officers approached and began talking smack.
Continue reading