Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

August 28, 2015

Source: Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

We have to have this talk..

August 25, 2015

What The Fcuk People

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This was brought on by something my cousin posted to Facebook and the comments he received for saying “its kinda tough for me to convince my folks that Bill Cosby isn’t being railroaded when no one seems to care about Jared from Subway.” 

So I’m going to compare a few cases here, and in no way am I standing up for Bill Cosby the man accused of these crimes. Let us compare 7th Heavens’ Stephen Collins, Jared Fogle, of Subway and Bill. Stephen admitted to the molestation of and has not, nor will he be indicted for his crimes. So beyond the initial 15 mins of fame the story received and the networks dropping reruns there is no other fallout for him. I would imagine he is still earning something somewhere. Most recently Jared Of Subway who has admitted…

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We Still Rise… We Will Win

August 25, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

how is it a people who have been subjected to being
Transported against our will,
Bought and Sold,
Subjected to NO or SubQuality Education, Health care, Nutrition, Housing..

All while being told it was Our Own Fault…

Stripped of Our native languages, traditions, rituals, and relations…

Subjected to all types of theories of our inferiority, justifications for our mistreatment…



and know you know why some work so hard at keepin us down.

after all the racists, sadistic, genocidal, murderous, shameful and sinfilled oppression that they have thrown at us…

WE STILL RISEstill rise black proud

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Black in america – the struggle continues.

August 25, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

white privilege allows

fragile white people to ignore that

white supremacy denies the

humanity and citizenship of

Black People and kills us.

it allows white people to ignore

structural and systemic racism and its generational effects.

it is the ignorant and arrogant energy behind “all lives matter”

behind justifying death for a toy gun or knowing your rights.

behind  the humanity and humane treatment of white male mass murderers, domestic terrorists.

to treat Black children like adults.

to consume their own souls denying Black Humanity.

to destroy themselves attempting to destroy Black Livesblack power salute

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what Price Racism?

August 10, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

when the police wrongfully kill an unarmed Black citizen and there is a civil lawsuit.
the money comes from the taxpayers. the city of Chicago paid out over 50 million in the last fiscal year. what is the CPS budget shortfall?

when peace loving protesters march engage in civil disobedience. the cost are born my them and the rest of the taxpayers. overtime, extra shifts,

AND DON’T ASK PEOPLE NOT TO PROTEST INJUSTICE dont be lazy and stupid and shortsighted with a irrational kneejerk response..


I have always wondered why a country that prides itself on EXCEPTIONAL-ISM wouldn’t pour a lot more money time and energy into education across race,gender, class lines.

what is the cost of racial inequality and social injustice?

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“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglass

August 9, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

So, I could try to avoid controversy… but naw!

So in the Bible, God had the Hebrews wonder in the dessert for 40 years after leaving slavery in Egypt.

so let’s presume that 40 years was a lifespan at that time although I think it was less.

and let’s remember that Moses didn’t enter the promise land.

So what is the point, the lesson of the 40 years in the dessert?

what if it prevented anyone who had experienced life as a slave from entering the Promised Land?

Because it takes a very different skill set to be a free man than to be a slave. and there was no space for the slave mentality, either master or servant in the Promised Land

So how does this lesson apply to Black Americans?flag bondage

should we have killed off a generation after 246 years of slavery?

should we have killed off a…

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On Respectability Politics 

August 9, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

I am have a conversation about Respectability Politics on another post.

As we dismiss and denigrate the most ratchet among us.

I need to point out that both Martin and Malcolm had on suits when they were murdered.MLK hand on forehead

Further neither of them advocating behaving and dressing in a way that will makemalcolm x

white supremacy and privilege GIVE us our rights and ACKNOWLEDGE our humanity.

That was the twist and spin white supremacy and privilege put on a movement that said our rights humanity and citizenship were inalienable.

White Supremacy and privilege said we had to act and look a particular way in order to be treated as human and equal.

Wake the fuck up and stay woke. black power salute

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every now and then 

August 9, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

Every now and then I will say something about myself with a reference that dates me.
Every now and then I just say my age because folks don’t understand that I read about it and I was there.
Every now and then

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moram expergefactus. STAY WOKE

August 9, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

this is my fourth time.

making the appointments, counting the pills, tracking the benefits and services. copying the documents. talking to the doctors who insist on talking down to me…   a slow death march

it doesn’t get any easier.

I am sad and tired

a little angry

mostly sad

I am grateful that I am strong and stubborn and will never surrender.. to the sadness, the hopelessness

Anger grabs me and pulls me out of fear’s arms
hurling curses at the sadness
screaming at me to get up. reminding me who and what I am
“fuck the dumbshit”
“You are the wrong mutha fucka to fuck with”
BITCH GET UP!!  they dont know.

fear and hopelessness cringe and recede
leaving pity and sadness unprotected

I wish a mutha fuck would? I am not the one
you gonna make me loose my mind up in this dancery

the words become…

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editing my life 

August 2, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

I was never taught to edit my life.

I collected and accumulated as if quantity was the same as quality.
Here is the thing about this summer.

I meditated on getting Crazy out of my life.
I meditated on dumbing myself down in the world in order to get along.
I meditated on being true to myself and my beliefs.
Perhaps it is that then events of the last couple of years have me on edge.
Perhaps it is as I was told at 27. I don’t suffer fools gladly.
I have no tolerance for liars. That includes manipulation and distortion.
I have no patience with stupidity and ignorance. You have a duty to educate yourself.
I abhor racism and sexism.

I am a Black Woman who has earned respect and courtesy. And even if I didn’t, I am a human being.
I don’t tolerate or indulge privilege. If you…

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