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About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.

United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Black Lives Matter, Current Events, Domestic violence, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Lynching, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, racial hate, Racial Oppression, Racism, Reparations, Slavery, Violence, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Charlotte girl weeps over police shootings at city council meeting

(CNN) — A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, crime, Current Events, Domestic Terrorism, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, JusticeForKeithLamontScott, Nigeria, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Protests, Racial Oppression, Racism, Terrorism, Violence, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Jury selection begins for Dylann Roof death penalty trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Attorneys will will meet 320 potential jurors Monday as they whittle down a group of 3,000 to a dozen with six alternates. For the last week, attorneys for the government and for 22-year-old Dylann Roof, accused … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime, Jim Crow laws, News, Open Thread, Racism, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Terence Crutcher Funeral Service

TULSA, Okla. — Hundreds of people filled the Antioch Baptist church on Saturday as they celebrated Terence Crutcher’s life. He lost his life more than a week ago after Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed him. Crutcher family … Continue reading

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Current Events, Funeral, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, JusticeForTerenceCrutcher, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Racial Oppression, Racism, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Breaking News: Charlotte police dash cam shows moment #KeithLamontScott was shot

#breaking #Charlotte police release dash cam video, here clip shows moment #KeithLamontScott was shot. pic.twitter.com/ocLhPCzb5u — Michael Downey (@mgdowney) September 24, 2016

Posted in Breaking News, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Gun Violence, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, JusticeForKeithLamontScott, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Racial Oppression, Racial Profiling, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Sunday Open Thread | Prayers For the Crutcher and Scott Families

Good morning, everyone! As you go about your Sunday please remember the Crutcher and Scott families in prayer.

Posted in Christianity, Current Events, Gospel, Music, News, Open Thread, Politics, Praise, Worship | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments

U.N. Human Rights Council will debate whether police killings of black men are modern day lynchings

Police killings of Black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human … Continue reading

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Domestic violence, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, racial hate, Racial Oppression, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments