Kiese (@KieseLaymon )

Kiese

Bio time traveling. writing here does not represent any academic institution on earth. it represents clubber lang and Dee Znuts
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Twitter Web App : NEW: Marc Davis called 911 after a car crash in Petal, Mississippi, saying he needed an ambulance.

Soon after, a witness tells me she saw a responding officer shoot Davis, whose empty hands she says were stretched out like Jesus, 3 times, killing him.
mississippifreepress.org/3431/a-petal-p…

Twitter Web App : Today in Minneapolis, I saw free hot food stations, mutual aid stations giving away diapers and formula, medic trainings, people watching other people’s kids like they are their own, knowing they are their own. The alternatives to policing are already here, have been.

Twitter Web App : I AM WEAK 😭😭 atlanta don’t take nun serious 😂😂😂😂😂

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Twitter Web App : Curtis Flowers, who served 23 years on death row and was tried six times in Mississippi for a crime hes always maintained innocence in, is celebrating his 50th birthday as a (nearly) free man. Friends in Greenwood are sharing his Cash app info in case anyone wants to bless him

Android : And if you don't bring up Martin Luther King during United States military actions that kill and maim hundreds of thousands, don't bring him up when buildings get smashed and burned. King's critique of violence was cradled by his critique of empire and suffering.

Android : There's a story that will not be written about how actually tender & respectful of human life folks protesting have been. Americans love guns, especially down here. Even in rebellion, folks are showing more tenderness than we are shown. It's telling and remarkable.

Android : Bailing out a black mama this week. But we know that sending her straight from the jail to her community puts her and her family at risk of COVID-19. Donate to help us put her in safe secure housing. #FreeThemAll #FreeBlackMamas
secure.actblue.com/donate/ms-bail…

Android : The hypertensive body that carries eight generations of white racist violence as hypertension is being blamed for being hypertensive when that racist violence fulfills its eight-generations-old destiny as a knee thay crushes the hypertensive body’s windpipe. A gotdamn scourge.

Android : “6th and Jefferson in Louisville. This is a line of white people forming a barrier between black protestors and the police. This is love. This is what you do with your privilege.” - KY NOW

#NoJusticeNoPeace #SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor

Photo credit: Tim Druck

Android : These heinous, delicately worded headlines that keep saying that the officer "knelt" on George's neck vs. "killed" or "murdered" him reminds me of something Kiese Laymon said:

"The battle to end or encourage suffering is always a battle of language."

Android : “America seems filled with violent people who like causing pain but hate it when those people tell them that pain hurts” —Kiese Laymon