@FeminstaJones started the hashtag #NMOS14 (National Moment of Silence, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7pm EST / 4pm PST; flyer designed by @alsorae) in memory of Michael Brown, the Black teenager who was extrajudicially executed in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s about all of the Black victims of extrajudicial execution and State violence (which is NOT the same as any race’s intraracial crime).
People can set up #NMOS14 gatherings in their own cities (see the Facebook page for #NMOS14), all to occur at the same time mentioned above. Also, follow the #NMOS14 hashtag for information (and here’s an image to change your avi, if you choose.) If time/ability etc. prevents you from attending, you can join the conversation on Twitter. It’s about community and not any one leader to speak for all. So far several people have stepped up to create gatherings for their own cities.
These gatherings are about acknowledging our loss, our pain, our humanity. We need moments to grieve. I find it gives me time to honor our humanity that’s denied anyway and is not an either/or thing in relation to our actions to fight anti-Blackness nor to our activism. The acknowledgement of Black humanity is a radical act in an anti-Black society. It is activism. Our primary activism, in fact. #NMOS14 is not “in place” of any other action people engage in nor is it tone policing, in my opinion. A moment needs to be had just like we know we do on a personal level with Black funeral rituals. Acknowledgment of grief matters.
Please make sure to uplift Black women who also face extrajudicial execution and police violence. Please make sure to uplift Black LGBTQIA people who also face extrajudicial execution and police violence. Please make sure to especially think about and uplift Black trans women and Black sex workers who face criminalization and violence at multiple axes of oppression by a society and State who hates every single facet of their identities.
Remember us. Remember that we matter. Our lives matter.
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the last few lines of “adventures in babysitting” are a college dude trying to sexily suggest to a girl in high school that he needs a babysitter?
Grumpily offers to pay for your frosted mini-wheats and coffee at the company cafe.
Abruptly makes you redo your time-sheet so you don’t use your sick time to go to a dental appointment.
-I received an alarmist bedbug email in the middle of the workday from my roommate.
-I stepped on a freshly dead mouse in front of my apartment.
-I locked myself and a friend out of my apartment.
-I bought movie tickets for the wrong day (yesterday) and the tickets for the time we wanted to attend were sold out (no refunds/credit).