People Are Rallying Around A Detroit Pregnant Mother Sentenced To Prison For Simply Defending Herself. Siwatu-Salama Ra mother and community leader in Detroit, was trying to defend herself when she was violently confronted by her neighbor. The neighbor rammed her vehicle into Siwatu’s car while her two-year old was inside and then tried to use the vehicle to run Siwatu and her mother over. Fearing for their lives, Siwatu, who is a licensed concealed gun owner, held her weapon in plain sight, hoping it would stop her neighbor from running them over. The gun was unloaded and no one was hurt.

Still, she was sentenced to two years in prison and is now behind bars and pregnant. 

Siwatu’s legal team is pursuing various tactics, including requesting she be released on bond pending appeal, reversal of the conviction, and a commutation and/or pardon. After already going through one high-risk pregnancy, Siwatu’s doctor warned the judge of the serious health threats she will face while in prison. Her lawyers are doing everything they can to get her home so she can have a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Michigan has a specific law, popularly known as the Stand Your Ground law to protect people who act by using a firearm to defend themselves from another person who they believe is going to cause unlawful harm to them if there is “an honest and reasonable belief that force is imminent.” However, instead of the law working for Siwatu, it was used against her.

Here’s the link to their fundraiser

I wanted to share this because it’s a perfect example of how white people suppress moor opinion while allowing any kind of white opinion.

my comment was removed because he said it violated but this white boy, who has a black great great grandmother who was raped, supports capitalism and ethnic cleansing can promote police violence against black bodies!

It’s just disgusting how white ppl support their kind giving their opinion but ours is oppressed and silenced! That bitch mark banned me for 24 hrs from posting but his 3/5 counterpart can post his heart content with no violation!

I just wish there was someplace not raggedy that I could spend my time with my ppl instead of having to deal with the suppression because I want to share and learn with my own!


He feels like it’s okay because he expresses hate for racist rhetoric but when you don’t agree with him, he places you in the dumb lane and all dumb people should be killed. Even though he doesn’t know you!

His white is definitely the dominate in the mixing and he utilizes it when it fits his need to not feel powerless! He’s a fucking coward and protected by white hatred…it must be nice to flip around like a fish out of water but instead of gills you have lungs so you can walk amongst bullshitting all the way!!!!!! They don’t respect that melanin even when it’s part of their dna…smhh

I don’t have time to play…if your quick to get offended don’t listen but if you can deal with the facts by all means.

What I’m looking for is some answers! I need people who get it and can offer their perspective.

The Fed expands the money supply through a couple of methods. For simplicity, let’s consider “security purchasing.” When the Fed wants to expand the money supply, it buys a security — let’s call it Asset A — from a bank. Then it electronically transfers money to that bank. There is now additional money in the financial system that the bank can use to provide loans.

The nice part about being the Fed is that it doesn’t actually need to mail a box of dollar bills to pay for these securities. Instead, it creates a “reserve balance” liability on its balance sheet. The transaction is completely electronic. No hard currency changes hands.

Then, when the Fed is ready to reduce monetary supply, it sells Asset A. This puts the security back into the financial market and reduces money in the system, again electronically. Is that money destroyed?

On the one hand, the money no longer exists in the financial system.

On the other hand, it was only there temporarily in the first place. When the Fed gets that money back, it merely reduces the size of its reserve balance liability. In a sense, money is only “created” during an expansionary cycle electronically, through an accounting mechanism. It’s then “destroyed” in a similar, but opposite, accounting entry.

How do you change something your controller doesn’t want to change????

FLAVORED HOT WATER… Strawberry, Banana and Guava Blend

I love flavor and being able to enjoy what grows naturally in this world. I like the idea of taking the food this world has and including it in my consumption rituals. Actually being able to experience food in another way.

Since I’ve started dehydrating fruits and vegetables, they have taken me in a new direction of seasoning and consuming. Usually we only have whats available at the stores we grocery shop at and the selections are common.

It’s unheard of to see different fruits or vegetables as spices/powders, no tea blends and especially without added by products or preservatives. Being able to create my own spice powders and blends is fascinating.

I enjoy tasting the favs (fruits and vegetables) I dehydrate and figuring out what I would want to use it in or on. So whenever I get a chance I try to review my own fav.

On this day I decided to mix a fruit blend using my infuser, with strawberries, bananas, guava along with a few tsps of sugar. I heated my tall ceramic mug with spring water in my microwave and submerged it for 5 minutes.

The taste was great! The banana was prominent over the strawberry or guava but the strawberry gave the drink a nice red tint. This flavored hot drink was delicious and good for any type of occasion.

At the age of 25, WAGS Atlanta cast member, Hope Wiseman is the founder of Mary and Main a dispensary set to open up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, making Wiseman the youngest dispensary owner in the U.S.

Wiseman started the business with her mother, Dr. Octavia Simkins-Wiseman, and co-founders, Dr. Larry Bryant and Dexter Parker. Admittedly, she and her mother didn’t know too much about the industry but, what she did know was, there was a real market opportunity. The two brought on additional co-founders to help tackle the feat.

Recently, while chatting with publication EstroHaze, Wiseman stated that it took about three years to obtain the license for the dispensary. Due to her background in finance, she was able to obtain the seed capital to get the company off the ground. “I exhausted all of my contacts and was able to raise money, plus my group [self-funded] a lot of it. We were able to get funding from a bank as well, which is very unique in this industry,” Wiseman told EstroHaze.

She has a few suggestions for people interested in getting into the cannabis business. One, check out the rules and regulations for your state because each state’s laws differ heavily. Additionally, consider starting an ancillary company. There will be fewer regulations and financial obligations.

This will allow you to build up your network and stack up money without putting forth too many resources.

According to Wiseman, this will not be your typical dispensary. They will host classes to educate their patients about making money specifically in the cannabis industry.

“We’ll provide educational events like Cannabis 101 and events about the business side. A passion of mine is encouraging millennials and minorities to get into the industry. Organizations that we are partnered with, like Women Grow, can hold events in our facility as well. We’d like it to be a hub for cannabis education and networking events,” Wiseman stated to EstroHaze.

By: Joshua T. (👈🏾original article)

Before we get started please scroll down and look at the tweets below. They are examples of the types of tweets that I would have posted in the past.(These are not my actual tweets)

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If you’re reading this then the title probably drew you in. I am currently a 20 year old black man who did in fact live the first 19 years of his life as a self-hating, white woman (and other non-black women) obsessed black man who used to bash black women in real life and on social media. I am no longer this way and in the last few months I have undergone a great change. I would like to share my story for two reasons the first is because it rarely done and second is to answer questions like the ones that I usually see on social media. Tweet Pic

Before telling my story let me put a few things out there. My experience is my own but in having discussions with many other black men who have gone through similar experiences and finally woken up, I can say that many parts of my story mirrors theirs and in a way some parts of my story are representative of the stories of many black men who have been through this. Also, this article is in no way an attack on interracial dating or black people who prefer partners of other races. I am simply telling my story. Now that we have all of that out of the way let’s begin.

What exactly is a self-hating black man? A self-hating black man can be a lot of different things but for me it was a man who was not fully comfortable in his blackness and as result directed his feelings into other things in order to compensate. For me to reach the point that I am at now where I am able to label my former self as a self-hater has not been easy but through thinking back on my former thought process and actions It’s a conclusion that I found I cannot escape.

To give a little background on my life, I grew up in a two parent middle class household in the south. The city that I grew up in was, and still is consistently ranked as one of the most racially diverse cities in the United States. As a result of this I had a very diverse group of friends but when it came down to it my closest friends were all black males like me.

The backgrounds of my friends were were as diverse as the city I grew up I.

Some were from the “hood”, while others were from the best neighborhoods in town. Despite our socioeconomic differences we all had one thing in common. We were all interested in white girls. This interest developed as soon as we began being interested in girls, which occurred sometime around second grade. From this time onward liking white girls was always the “cool” thing to do so everyone went along with it.

My friends and I were friends with black girls in our classes but we rarely had crushes on them. Looking back on it now, it was probably because we viewed them as being too similar to us and what we knew. They reminded us of our cousins, sisters and other female family members while white girls (and other non-black girls) on the other hand, were so different from us in so many ways. I personally believe that this is one of the main factors as to why many black men are so interested in women of other races.

The trend of liking white girls that began in elementary school continued throughout my school years. As I entered middle school and then high school it was impossible to escape the appeal of having a white or non-black girlfriend. Among my black friends, you were seen as almighty and powerful if you could get a white girl and if you found out that one liked you or had any interest in you; you were seen as a god.

The mindset of my friends and I at the time could be summed up as something along the lines of “if she ain’t white, she’s at least gotta be light”. Black women were barley on our radar and we treated them as such. At the time, I would sit back, laugh, and even join in as my friends would make fun of the black girls in our classes for things like their, hair, skin tone, or the way they talked. For me and my friends, white girls came first followed by Latina, Asians, and mixed girls, in no particular order.

While me and some of my friends did date and like some black girls we still greatly respected guys who were able to get with women on different races.

To me most black women represented everything that I didn’t want in a woman. I felt that most were too loud, too argumentative, had too much attitude, and were too much to handle. I believed these things despite being raised by and around black women who represented absolutely none of these things. I simply saw my mother and other female family members as exceptions to my generalization so they didn’t count.

In contrast to black women, white women and women of other races represented everything that black women weren’t. They were beautiful, agreeable, adventurous, easy to handle, and most importantly possessed the genetic code that I wanted for my future children. When I thought of my future I would often picture a big house, nice cars and a white wife along with 2 mixed children that had “good hair”.

I felt that if I could achieve this I would have it all. This is the part of my journey where I am able to look back on and pinpoint clear self-hate.

My interest in women of other races may have started as something I developed because “it was cool” but it soon turned into something else. By wanting mixed children with “good hair” I was in a way putting down my own black features. I had thick nappy hair and dark skin.

My features where in direct contrast to the features I wanted my future children to have which looking back on it now I see as a big problem. I never thought that I had problems with my skin tone or hair texture but my thought process confirmed that I did in fact have some issues which I have since overcome.

I continued to put white and other non-black women above black women until I entered college. It was during this time that everything changed. I currently attend one of the largest pwi’s (predominately white institutions) in the south. To a certain extent the school is socially segregated. From day one it was very clear that the white kids hung out with each other while the few black students at the school hung out with each other.

This was no problem to me since all my friends growing up had always been black. The only issue I had was that I no longer had easy access to the non-black women that I desired. I was forced into a tight knit black community and forced to adapt and “deal” with black women and all the negative attributes that I felt that they possessed.

In finally “dealing” with black women and spending lots of time with them I realized that all the generalizations I had about them were completely untrue. The women that I spent a lot of time around were intelligent, beautiful, kind, inspiring, supportive, black women who finally helped bring me to the light. The thing that intrigued me most about them was despite being aware that they were undesired by many of their own men they still did everything they could to do uplift, support, and advocate for us.

My awakening occurred around the time when the Mike Brown shooting and other police shootings of unarmed black men occurred. As these events unfolded all the negative feelings and disinterest I had in black women immediately disappeared as I saw them scramble to organize demonstrations and rallies on behalf of black men being killed by the police.

This was awe inspiring and life changing for me.In my experiences with dealing with women from other races I never saw any other group of women who were so for their men as black women are for black men.

In realizing this, I realized that I share the same blood line with such passionate, ambitious, and devoted women. To come to the realization that as a black man I am directly associated with such greatness that is the black women completely changed me. My interest in women of other races quickly went away after coming to this realization.

I now find it embarrassing to even think back on the things I tweeted or said about black women that I once thought were so funny. If you want to know why some black men post derogatory things about black women online ill tell you. The answer is quite simple. Black men who put down black women do it simply because they are not comfortable in themselves and in their blackness.

Any black man who takes pride in being black would never disrespect a black woman because he knows that she is a part of him and knows that by disrespecting her he is disrespecting himself as well. Because it is not often brought to light, many people fail to realize that many back men and more specifically many dark skinned black men  have difficulties with accepting their blackness so they deal with it by bashing black women while uplifting women with features they prefer.

This combined with media influences that promote Eurocentric beauty standards often cause us black men to be influenced and indoctrinated with the message that white beauty is true beauty. It’s unfortunate that it took police brutality for me to finally come to see just how amazing black women were but it was an important wake up call for me

In closing, for any men who read this and are guilty putting down black women please take a second to think about your actions and how they might affect others.

For all the women who read this please realize that the men who post things like I used to post, are lost and not comfortable in themselves so for that I apologize on behalf of them until they wake up and are able to apologize on their own.