LDC petitions against the NAACP hosting major leadership event in racist Florida!

 HERE ARE 3 REASONS WHY

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The state of Florida has demonstrated time & again, the demoralization, dehumanization and devaluation of African-American persons residing in that state. So much so that, complete divestment of matters financial, political and ethical should occur immediately.

Surely, the NAACP of all organizations can host their summit somewhere African-Americans are not living in a “State of Emergency!”

Follow this link to sign the Petition:

https://www.change.org/petitions/naacp-don-t-host-the-leadership-500-summit-in-racist-florida

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The Kitty Bella Radio Show discusses the Islan Nettles case from a very different perspective. Go ahead, take it personal.

1618530_10201652134969226_1747043141_nRecently, Luz’s Daughter Cares spoke on a radio show to discuss our very early involvement in the “Justice for Islan Nettles” case. Today however, we’d like to share another such experience with you that is very unique.

Tune in for our 1st invite to discuss the Islan Nettles case by a radio show hosted by a  “Trans Woman about Trans Women”.  It’s the The Kitty Bella Show Online Radio!

We are delighted and honored to be a guest.

Listen as Luz’s Daughter Cares shares one of the appalling disappointments encountered in the quest to keep Trans Women safe during a volunteer project in seeking Justice for Islan Nettles.

Hear it for yourself here:  OUR LIVES MATTER STATE OF EMERGENCY

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Let us know if you have any questions or comments!

Help us get “Justice for Islan Nettles!”

tumblr_mvk0l7QNqd1sshd1to3_500This is How YOU can help:

Luz’s Daughter Cares is asking the community to  download & print out the attached Flyer as is or in black & white. Please distribute and post the “Wanted” flyer around the 5 boroughs of New York City and Everywhere else! Never underestimate where information can come from. We have all witnessed the effectiveness of such an action from a very recent tragic case here in NYC.

It’s been six months since the gruesome beating death of Trans Woman Islan Nettles took place in Harlem, New York.  Lack of action by New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly prompted Luz’s Daughter Cares to Petition for an informative investigation and the arrest of Paris Wilson who was on the street on $2,000 bail. Yes, a mere $2,000 bail was all Paris Wilson was given despite the “fact” Islan Nettles was already unconscious when police arrived on the scene (scene being across the street from the precinct).

As information and awareness about the case withered, we wanted to make “sure” authorities knew, “TRANS LIVES MATTER” and we were “Very” much aware of their “shabby” investigation of a Transgender of color murder case.  Despite Several “Occupy the Courthouse” protests organized by E. Nariko Wright of Luz’s Daughter Cares and endorsed by a few Transgender & Cisgender groups during the 2013 court dates – The Manhattan DA dropped the “silly” misdemeanor charges against the accused attacker Paris Wilson, due to lack of evidence during the November 18, 2013 court hearing.  The Nettles Family, and the LGB/Trans community were devastated. Paris Wilson appears to have gotten away with Murder or in the least, knows the person who did.  That Wilson clan has refused to “Do the Right Thing”. The Wilsons remain silent and unapologetic for their involvement in the death of a human being.

A very unified LGBQ and Trans People coalition of Human Rights Groups made it very clear silence was not an option. On January 30, 2014, we roared  “JUSTICE FOR ISLAN NETTLES” at One Police Plaza, NYC!

Still, my heart remains torn and I cannot be satisfied until we have justice in this case. An arrest for the murder of Islan Nettles! No has been charged and the case is cold.  Authorities need more information.

Lastly, Islan Nettles R.I.P.

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For the rest of us and the Nettles family, until there is Justice, there shall be no Peace. Period.

E. Nariko Wright,

Luz’s Daughter Cares

Let us know if you have any questions or comments:

PRESS RELEASE: Coalition of Human Rights Groups Demands Transparent Investigation of Brutal Transphobic Murder of Islan Nettles & all victims of transphobic violence in New York City.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2014

CONTACT: E. NARIKO WRIGHT

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NYC Human Rights Coalition Demands Transparent Investigation of Brutal Transphobic Murder of Islan Nettles

On Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 4 p.m., a coalition of representatives from New York City human rights organizations (including transgender and cisgender [non-transgender] activists) will protest the NYPD’s negligence in the immediate aftermath of the brutal beating death of transgender woman, Islan Nettles. The protest at One Police Plaza demands an explanation by incoming NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton and the NYPD for its initial malfeasance and demands a report on the current status of the felony investigation by NY County District Attorney Cyrus R.Vance, Jr. Members of The Transgender/Cisgender Coalition, ACT UP NY, Luz’s Daughter Cares, Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC), LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, Harlem Pride, Strategic Trans Alliance for Radical Reform (STARR), Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand, Ali Forney Center, Lambda Legal, Everything Transgender New York City (ETNYC), Translatina Network, Stonewall Democratic Club of NY, VOCAL, Make the Road, Global Network of Black Pride and Destination Tomorrow have all endorsed the action.

Several glaringly obvious breaches of procedure stand out about this case. At midnight, August 17, 2013, Paris Wilson, accompanied by friends, flirted with Islan Nettles in Harlem, directly across the street from Police Service Area 6 at 2770 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between West 147th and West 148th Street.  (Public Service Area 6 covers the 24th, 26th, and 32nd Precincts.) Upon realizing Nettles was transgender, Wilson became enraged and began to harass Nettles and her transgender companions with transphobic slurs. Wilson began punching Nettles vigorously in the face until she fell to the pavement, slamming her head on concrete, according to the NYPD. Notified by one of Nettles’ friends, police officers arrived at the scene and pulled Wilson off of Nettles, according to DNAinfo.com. Nettles was then transported to Harlem Hospital and admitted with severe head trauma. Officers at Police Service Area 6 did not question Nettles’ companions thoroughly and never checked on Nettles’ condition after her admittance to Harlem Hospital, law enforcement sources have confirmed. Officers at the scene never obtained DNA evidence from Paris Wilson’s hands. Investigations were halted until August 23rd, when the D.A.’s office learned that Nettles was declared brain dead and removed from life support. When asked about crucial footage from the ten surveillance cameras located on the PSA 6 edifice and on surrounding structures, the D.A.’s office said all cameras were broken and no footage existed.

After the assault, Simone Wilson, mother of Paris Wilson, coerced an inebriated friend of her son to confess to the crime but he later denied the allegations, according to the NYPD. Shockingly, Simone Wilson was never held accountable for falsifying evidence or for hindering the investigation. Nettles’ friends and family also report that Simone Wilson aggressively photographed them at Harlem Hospital, as if threatening them if they filed charges. Following a misdemeanor charge of third degree assault, Paris Wilson was immediately released from jail on a mere $2,000 bail and on November 19th even that charge was dropped due to “lack of evidence.”  The D.A.’s office has since said it is “aggressively investigating the crime as a homicide,” but no suspect or statement on the progress of the investigation have been presented in the two months since the investigation began.

The Jan. 30 protest calls for the NYPD to explain its failure to immediately and adequately investigate the crime scene, question witnesses, retain DNA samples and surveillance footage, and check on Nettles’ condition, even if the crime was initially misperceived as merely an assault. We call for the NYPD to explain why Simone Wilson has never been charged with obstruction of justice. We demand that D.A. Vance provide a status report on the investigation. Finally, we call for the NYPD to audit the 24th, 26th, and 32nd Precincts and all city precincts for their capacity to conduct timely and unbiased investigations of this and all transphobic violent crimes.

“The transgender and cisgender communities together call on William Bratton and the NYPD to set an example with the Islan Nettles case by committing to seeing justice served, for Islan Nettles and all victims of transphobic violence in New York City,” said Brooke Cerda Guzman.

PROTEST: Thursday, January 30th 2014, 4 p.m., One Police Plaza, Manhattan

Take the 4,5,6, J, Z trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, walk on Chambers St. straight through the One Centre Street building, past the large red sculpture, to the front entrance of One Police Plaza.

Incarcerated To Death: How The Mentally Ill Are Abused, Neglected, And Humiliated In South Carolina’s Prisons

Jerome Laudman, a schizophrenic, intellectually disabled inmate in South Carolina, was placed in solitary confinement, although he was neither aggressive nor threatening. During his transfer to the “Lee Supermax” facility, he was sprayed with chemical munitions and physically abused by a correctional officer. Although the transfer should have been recorded, the videotape turned up blank. While Laudman was confined naked in his cell, officers observed that Laudman had stopped eating and taking his medication, and appeared sick and weak. They did not report it. A week later, he was found laying in his own feces with 15-20 trays of molding food in his cell, vomiting. Nurses and an officer refused to retrieve his body. When two inmates were eventually sent to remove him, he was transferred unconscious to a hospital, where he died of a heart-attack.

Continue reading this story by Nicole Flatow here: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/01/08/3137621/incarcerated-death-mentally-abused-neglected-humiliated-south-carolinas-prisons/

 

Trayvon Wasn’t the First: Sanford’s Black Problem

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I wasn’t surprised by the verdict. I was born and raised in Sanford, a city of 54,000 people north of Orlando. For many years, an invisible line separated Black and White, rich and poor.

The shooting exposed Sanford’s racist history and the years of mistreatment and mistrust by the mostly White police department in the Black community.

I had been a journalist for more than 20 years, but this was my first time covering a trial. Even so, I knew something was terribly wrong during jury selection when a White woman in her 50s said that Trayvon Martin would have never been shot and killed if he hadn’t been suspended from school. She was chosen for the jury. I watched as a blond woman in her 30s seemed to flirt with defense attorney Mark O’Mara. She also was chosen. From the beginning I wondered, “Will this group of mostly middle-aged White women really understand the life, the challenges, the fears of a 17-year-old Black boy?”

Read the complete story here: http://http://www.essence.com/2013/07/18/trayvon-wasn%E2%80%99t-first-sanford%E2%80%99s-black-problem?XID=OUTBRAIN_EE

The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

t1larg_haiti_clouds_giFour years ago this Sunday, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million homeless. It was a disaster on an almost unprecedented scale. And, for a country already wracked by poverty with so many institutional weaknesses, it was a complete catastrophe.

Unsurprisingly, in the aftermath of the earthquake, Haiti was headline news across the globe. Yet four years on, with the cameras gone, the problems and suffering of the people remain.

Read the complete article here:  http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/10/the-forgotten-victims-of-haitis-earthquake/

Want to know what REALLY happened in the Islan Nettles case? Listen to this:

Justice for Islan Nettles UNCUT – The Radio Interview

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY

“Control oil and you control nations, control food and you control the people”
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Reflect on these words as we go to war time and time again with nations rich in oil under the perception of fighting terrorism.

Consider the purpose as American companies such as Monsanto, integrate Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) as the world’s main food source, eliminating nature and eliminating options.
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