As parents to a Young King, our deepest condolences and support to #MelissaMckinnies and their family. We know we are late but overstand, we are tired of seeing our kids posted everywhere from inhumane deaths by those who wish us no good. We know better to believe this was suicide with the history this country has with lynching, it is clear to see this wasn't an accident or suicide, this was a message. #justicefordanyejones#swipe “Mckinnies alleges her son, Danye Jones, was lynched after discovering his body on Oct. 17. The local activist detailed the shocking news on Facebook this week, posting graphic photos of her son hanging from a tree with what appears to be a bed sheet. The post was removed by Facebook but not before her followers circulated the claims on various social media sites, sparking messages of both anger and support. “4:51 a.m. and sick with grief but ready to get up and fight for my baby,” McKinnies wrote Tuesday on Facebook.
Details surrounding Jones’ death are still scant, but a spokesman with St. Louis County PD confirmed to Atlanta Black Star that officers responded to McKinnies’ home on the morning of Oct. 17 and made the discovery. “Our crimes against persons detectives investigated the incident and as of right now, based on the evidence and all the information we have, it appears to be a suicide …,” Sgt. Shawn McGuire said.
It wasn’t long before news of Jones’ rumored lynching sparked suspicions over the cause of his death, many noting his mom is an integral voice in the activist community in Ferguson, Missouri and was a central figure in the protests following the shooting death of Black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer in 2014.” #melanatedminds#saveourchildren#sayhisname#blackcommunity#melanatedchildren#rageagainstwhitesupremacy#rageagainstthesystem#rageagainstracism
And now we come to the Scotch variation on the Manhattan, the venerable 🍸Rob Roy🍸, allegedly conceived in 1897 in the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York after Dewar's started importing their scotch to the U.S. (and just as all hero origin stories, details may vary)
Instead of Dewar's, I opted to go with a smokier Islay scotch to not only bring some further distinction to ole Robbie compared with the other versions, but also to accentuate his burning (smokey) desire to change the unjust system and his bitter (peaty) rage against the powers at be, characteristics of these Robin Hood types.
Actually, they seem to also be a fit for the aspiring entrepreneur, striving to break free from a capped income in a job market with no future and a retirement without security.
Rough times call for strong resolve (and perhaps stronger drinks)
Please drink responsibly
60 ml Scotch (I like the peatier ones)
22.5 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with maraschino cherries
Just listened to @tommorello speech against Trump-Pence regime and...WOW, I think that's all we need to hear now ✊ @prophetsofrage. I live in Italy and I feel the same way about our Government😠. These are hard times: I guess we all need some kind of encouragement to keep on fightin' and believin' in our dream of a better society and don't give up but react and "organize"! I would also like to say we need more artists like you who use your music and talent so bravely💓. SHOW UP!JOIN UP!READ UP!STAND UP!WISE UP!
You can listen to Tom Morello's speech here: https://youtu.be/tIBPVlw-LCc
Hmmmm? Just saying!! USA Today- 82% of the global wealth generated last year went to just 1% of the world's population. -There are now 2,043 billionaires worldwide. Their fortunes grew by $762 billion in 2017, while the poorest half of humanity saw no increase in their wealth at all. -Public policy permits market conditions that push down wages and infringe on labor rights; and extreme wealth that is inherited, not earned. #worksmarter#9to5trap#planB#rageagainstthesystem#therealtrap#theresabetterway#live