Invested all my time into this woman
Put my ego to the side for this woman
Hid my pride for this woman
Would’ve died for this woman
Shit, now that I think of it I died for this woman because I don’t feel alive because of this woman.
This past weekend in Chattanooga, organizations, community members and faith based groups came together to honor and celebrate the Black Mamas we were able to bail out for Mother’s Day. Since launching back in April with love and support from the community, we were able to raise over 10,000 dollars that went to covering legal fees, bond amounts and mutual aid support for our mamas
On average we noticed that Black women are being held at Silverdale for bonds ranging from 30,000 to 100,000 dollars often for petty crimes and misdemeanors. The process for bailing people out of Silverdale is lengthy and unorganized; at times our volunteers had to wait up to 5-7 hours for people to be released even after having their bond slips processed. We have seen the predatory nature of Commercial Bonding Companies that seek to make profit off of individuals and are inherently connected to the harmful effects of the cash bail system. Oftentimes leaving community members unaware of resources like the community bail fund that provides free “bond relief”.
This campaign has further exposed the criminalization of poverty and mental health. There are Black mothers, poor folk, and disabled people being held in Silverdale Detention Center and Hamilton County Jail simply because they can not afford to buy their freedom. The #FreeBlackMamasChatt Coalition will continue to fight for an end to cash bail, pretrial detention, and mass incarceration. We are committed to reuniting mamas with their families, and providing mutual aid resources to support loved ones not just for Mother’s Day but everyday.
We’d like to thank organizers and lawyers from the @nationalbailout collective for inspiring coalitions like us to participate in radical transformative change. Special thanks to Brand New Day Ministries for providing caseworkers to set our mamas up with long term care, to the businesses that gave in kind donations to create gift baskets, any and everyone that gave their time, labor, and dedication to the success of this campaign. And lastly thank you to the mamas who have become our teachers on this road towards abolition💜
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WE DEADASS WENT TO OUR FIRST RAVE LAST NIGHT WE REALLY OUT HERE JUST LIVIN GOOD
Awwww. My parents watching a movie at my crib. They will be married 54 years next month. Both turn 74 this year. #BlackLove https://www.instagram.com/p/CO83Vtnj0wN/?igshid=1ww794abyzdyn
It’s my niece for me ♉️🤎