A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 02, 2021
“Respect my existence or expect my resistance”

"Respect existence or expect resistance” (or “Respect my existence or expect my resistance") is a saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown.

“Photo: Respect existence or Expect resistance http://tumblr.com/xsu12vin7g” was posted on Twitter by Delete yourself on December 17, 2010. The photo shows the saying in graffiti on a wall.

“Respect my existence or expect my resistance” was posted on Twitter by Hammy Akhtar on June 30, 2011. “Respect my existence or expect my resistance” was posted on Twitter by tish filet on July 22, 2011.


Twitter
☽Nymphadora☾
@mermaidsuki
Respect existence or expect resistance.
1:25 PM · Dec 17, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Delete yourself
@deletUrself
Photo: Respect existence or Expect resistance http://tumblr.com/xsu12vin7g
2:36 PM · Dec 17, 2010·Tumblr

Twitter
Shawn Moore
@I_am_bLueprint
Photo: Respect existence or Expect resistance http://tumblr.com/xyy12vir4r
2:36 PM · Dec 17, 2010·Tumblr

Twitter
Mama Duke
@MamaDukeTV
Respect Existence or Expect Resistance
12:27 PM · Dec 18, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Hammy Akhtar
@HammyAkhtar
Respect my existence or expect my resistance
3:57 PM · Jun 30, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
tish filet
@tishasaurus
Respect my existence or expect my resistance
9:09 AM · Jul 22, 2011·UberSocial for BlackBerry

New York (NY) Times
MIDDLE EAST
The Maturing of Street Art in Cairo
By Josh Wood
July 27, 2011
The words “You Are Beautiful” are stenciled on a wall on a side street of Tahrir Square a short walk from the site of some of the bloodiest street battles of February, while the words “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” are painted elsewhere.

The Standard (New Zealand)
mickysavage 2
13 October 2011 at 7:21 am
Thought for the day from a 99% banner, “Respect existence or expect resistance”.

Occupy Perspectives
DEC 09 2011
THE 99 PERCENT: ‘RESPECT EXISTENCE OR EXPECT RESISTANCE’
By: Michelle Gregg
Drive by Friendship Square, downtown Moscow around 5 p.m. daily and an array of colorful signs with passionate words might be seen.

Visual Propaganda: Ideology in Art
Graffiti: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance
By octophetus / January 23, 2012

Twitter
Hanno
@hanno_ninja
Respect my existence or expect resistance
3:18 AM · Mar 27, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Funny Pictures
Respect Existence or Expect Resistance funny picture
April 25th, 2012

YouTube
Violator - Respect Existence or Expect Resistance (Lyrics)
Aug 28, 2013
Josh Mayfield
From the album Scenarios of Brutality by VIOLATOR (2013)
Lyrics are in the video, so enjoy! \m/,

Twitter
Rhiannon Lockley #JoinAUnion
@illdoitanyway
This #womensmarchlondon sign says it all: respect my existence or expect my resistance #WomensMarch
12:21 PM · Jan 21, 2017 from Dudley, England·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Samuel L. Jackson
@SamuelLJackson
Respect existence or expect resistance. Come on a journey with me and see #IAmNotYourNegro, now playing. Get tix: http://bit.ly/IANYNtheaters
4:40 PM · Feb 24, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Title Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance: Funny and Intelligent Notebook, Diary and Journal for Everybody with 120 Lined Pages 6x9 Inches
Author Willys Wisdom Notebooks
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1673845207, 9781673845204
Length 122 pages

Google Books
Title Respect My Existence Or Expect My Resistance: Blank Lined Girl Power Writing Journal 6x9 120 Pages Matte Finish White Paper
Author Clara Barton
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1796646148, 9781796646146
Length 120 pages

CBS Sports
Donovan Mitchell shows off bullet-proof vest featuring names of victims of police brutality
It also included the phrase ‘Respect Existence or Expect Resistance’

By Gabriel Fernandez
Jul 30, 2020 at 11:04 pm ET
Following his team’s 106-104 (box score) victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell met with Turner Sports’ Taylor Rooks to show off something important he brought with him to Thursday’s game: a vest. On the garment were, as he puts it, “every possible name of someone who’s died from police brutality or police violence.”

The vest also includes the phrase, “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” stitched on with the additional quote, “Am I Next?”

Twitter
Charles Beaudoin
@BeaudoinCharlie
“Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” -A Handwritten Sign Carried Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March, and Other Places since, 1965
9:34 PM · Aug 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Casey James Brooks
@caseyjbrooks67
2021 motto:
Respect my existence or
expect my resistance #2021
2:48 PM · Jan 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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