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NY Times: The State of Alabama posthumously pardoned three black men on Thursday who had been falsely convicted more than 80 years ago in the rapes of two white women, absolving the last of the so-called Scottsboro Boys. Read Article
Their story is so sad.. Just like all the other black men who have had their lives taken away bc the color of their skin makes them automatically criminals. :(
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I have a coworker ,who I basically can’t stand, decide she wanted to share her thoughts about “12 Years a Slave” with me.
PSA: If you are a Non-Black person don’t bring up slavery. Don’t tell me I need to see a movie about slavery. Don’t tell me how…
During the penultimate years of her life, Audre Geraldine Lorde took on the name Gamba Adisa, which translates to “Warrior: She who makes her meaning clear.” Indeed, Lorde certainly made her meaning clear throughout her lifetime. Through her poetry and prose, Lorde gave voice and meaning to issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Lorde proved herself to be a true warrior when she fought a fourteen year battle with cancer. On November 17th, 1992, Lorde lost her battle with cancer. She leaves behind a legacy of activism and a multitude of books. Come into the Schomburg Center to read The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde, among other books by Lorde. Some of Lorde’s poems are also available online through the Poetry Foundation.
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The last recorded lynching was 1968 that’s 45 years ago but let’s not forget James Byrd in 1998. Remember, laws had to be implemented for people not to kill us. This is not a post racial society. This is a society that horribly attempts to conceal and protect a racist foundation. #wakeup #throwbackthat #tbt #neverforget #lynching #americanhistory #amerikkka #jamesbyrd
This made my heart ache when I saw it.
White America always covering something up. That’s why everybody hates us
That’s a powerful statement:
"Remember, laws had to be implemented for people not to kill us."
And now they make laws so they CAN kills us aka “Stand Your Ground” .
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Top Row - Left To Right: Sparky D, Sweet Tee, Yvette Money, Ms. Melodie. Middle row: Millie Jackson, Peaches, Sparky D dancer. Bottom row: Sparky D dancer, Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Synquis, 1988. Photograph by Janette Beckman.
The asymmetricals and the door knockers in this photo…my God…
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Slayed. Brought back to life. Boys in heels are everything… He could maybe get it…ijs
So I went on a black movie shopping spree the other day ( I needed to buy The Best Man.. So @sashafoo74 could see it before we see the new one) and I just realized that @sanaalathan put in WERK in the late 90’s early 2000’s!!! Let’s bring these black actors back! All of these black actors were giving me what I needed in the rom com area… And then ole preaching ass Tyler Perry showed up. Ugh