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Most of you don’t know who she is but she’s important. Her name is Latasha Harlins. In 1991, at the ripe age of 15, Latasha went to her local Korean owned food mart and never made it out. The store owner’s wife, Soon Ja Du, mistook her for trying to steal a bottle of orange juice
and a minor struggle ensued. Du grabbed Latasha and ended up getting pushed to the ground. Du then went and got her gun and pointed it at Latasha. Latasha bends down, picks up the orange juice, and places it on the counter. As Latasha had walked away to leave the store, Du shot
Latasha in the back of the head at a 3 foot distance, killing her immediately. Du tried to claim self defense, but there were 2 eyewitnesses and the store’s security camera showed otherwise. The jury convicted Du and advised the judge to go with the maximum sentence of 16 years.
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#SayHerName

#MalaysiaGoodson carried a stroller and her 1 y.o. daughter down the steps of NYC’s subway and died after tumbling down a flight of stairs at Seventh Avenue station.

Her daughter survived the fall. Ms. Goodson did not.
@MTA loves to remind you of all the ways you can inconvenience other commuters or the amount of work they have to do, picking up after a city that “doesn’t respect” their trains. I wonder how many campaigns correlate with the death trap that is their subway system.
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I don't know if people truly understand the weight and importance of the words: women don't belong to you.
It isn't just phrased that way for impact. It is a call to action and those actions require a lot of work and the dismantling of social structures and behaviors.
Dr. Tamara O’Neal was killed by her ex because men still think that women belong to them and that rejecting them, should end with death.
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White women kneeling during the anthem to protest “rape culture” is highjacking a movement you took no risks for. You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, don’t co opt & make it about your victimization. That’s white supremacy in the name of feminism.
I can’t help but ask where liberal white women were when we were seeking justice for...

#SandraBland
#CharleenaLyles
#ShukriAli
#DeborahDanner
#RekiaBoyd
#MyaHall
#MiriamCarey
#AiyanaJones

...and so many other Black women. You don’t even know their names.

#SayHerName
One more thing, when are y’all going to deal with your Barbecue Becky’s & Permit Patty’s randomly calling cops on Black people for no reason?

White women participate in our oppression, yet try to appropriate the language & movements associated with it.

damemagazine.com/2018/07/30/whi…
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The Fawcett society are tweeting about Black History Month but can someone point me towards them defending the woman who founded it please? Linda Bellos, alongside Allen, is enduring a vexatious private prosecution for defending women's rights.
Bellos is a black, British, socialist women who has changed British history. She has shown more courage as an individual than the well funded Fawcett society.
As Fawcett advertise #SayHerName , psst It is Linda Bellos.

@BellosLinda @fawcettsociety
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Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018.

Her killer stole her purse and mobile phone. He was detained after the police reviewed CCTV footage of her murder. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR

pembehayat.org/haberler.php?i… Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
"Pierce said her son told her, 'I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl.'"

Jamel was just 9. We can't know whether they'd eventually identify as #trans, but that quote suggests they might have. #SayTheirName #TDoR

Jamel Pierce died by suicide on 23 Aug 2018 just 4 days after coming out at school. in Denver, Colorado (USA).

They were just 9, and it seems that they may well have been #trans. We have no way of knowing. #SayTheirName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR

msn.com/en-us/news/us/…
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Deadnamed

The way cops in Jacksonville and other jurisdictions investigate the murders of transgender women adds insult to injury and may be delaying justice.
propublica.org/article/deadna…
I left there

"Aea Celestice, a black transgender woman living in Jacksonville, Florida...hopes to get out of town before someone kills her. Celestice, 32, has good reason to worry. Over the past 6 months, four black trans women in the city have been shot, three of them fatally"
#SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter
#CelineWalker, 36, was shot to death in her room at an Extended Stay America hotel near the University of North Florida on the night of the Super Bowl, Feb. 4.
theroot.com/yet-another-bl…
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NOW: #JusticeForNia Rally at MacArthur BART #niawilson
h/t @APTPaction @CRCPOCC
“We gotta talk about Black girls, and Black women, and Black babies.” - @CatsCommentary
Cat speaks on violence towards Black girls in #Oakland
“Black women are matriarchs of society. Id we are not taking care of black women, we are not taking caring for society.” - @CatsCommentary #justicefornia
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In 2015, Sandra Bland died in police custody at the Waller County, TX jail following her arrest during a traffic stop. Our thoughts are with her family. #OTD
Bland was on a "road trip to start a new job" when she was stopped by a police officer for not using a turn signal. She was found dead in her jail cell 3 days later. Officials alleged she committed suicide, but her family asserts she wasn't depressed. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
The former officer involved in her arrest was charged with perjury for making a false statement about the arrest. The charges were dropped after he agreed to surrender his law enforcement license and never work as an officer again. google.com/amp/www.latime…
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ohmygod another sister

"sidney loofe, 24, was murdered, her body dismembered after she was tricked into a date with a woman whose secret boyfriend wanted a threesome."

#sayhername #sidneyloofe #lesbian #woman #hatecrime #correctiverape #cottonceiling
listening2lesbians.com/2018/06/13/u-s…
YET ANOTHER #LESBIAN #WOMAN MURDERED IN #HATECRIME.

MURDERED BY WOMAN'S SECRET BOYFRIEND IN #COTTONCEILING RELATED #CORRECTIVERAPE AND DISMEMBERED. WHERE IS COVERAGE, PROTEST, COLLECTIVE ACTION?

@NCLRights @KateKendell @LindaRiley8 @RUTH_HUNT @STONEWALLUK @HUFFPOSTQUEER @GLAAD
#SYDNEYLOOFE

DEEPEST APOLOGIES FOR MISSPELLING FIRST NAME.

24 YEAR OLD #LESBIAN #WOMAN #SYDNEYLOOFE LURED ON DATE BY A WOMAN WITH SECRET BOYFRIEND.

#SYDNEYLOOFE DID NOT KNOW WOMAN WAS LIAR WITH SECRET BOYFRIEND WHO WANTED SEX. STRANGLED BY THE SECRET BOYFRIEND, DISMEMBERED.
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Ok, so here we are.

The body cam footage clears #OfficerHubbard of all wrong doing in this case. Based on what we see in the video #SheritaColeDixon was not telling the truth about her arrest.

Her attorney has issued a statement.
But we have to talk...
Before you all ask here is the footage:

I want to say a few things before the onslaught of “SEE THEY ALL LIE!!” starts pouring in. Yes, this is awful and the officer deserves and apology. I am definitely sorry for harm it’s caused him and his family.
But also, we’re not just proactive based on nothing.
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A. G. Silva owned a beauty salon. She was stabbed on 13 Mar 2018 at her home in Barra do Garças, Brazil. She was 44.

Her ex-boyfriend and two other people have been arrested. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR

araguaianoticia.com.br/noticia/20824/…
J. Oliveira da Silva was shot in the head by an assailant on a motorcycle in the Santa Clara neighbourhood of Vila Velha (Brazil) on 16 Mar 2018. She was 28. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR

novo.folhavitoria.com.br/policia/notici…

facebook.com/noticiasgeraes…
There's a photo of her on Facebook at facebook.com/noticiasgeraes…. Rest in power, J.
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