I finished listening to The Sun Does Shine: Oprah’s Book Club Summer 2018 Selection (Unabridged) by Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson – foreword, narrated by Bryan Stevenson – foreword, Kevin R. Free on my Audible app.
When you read of prosecutorial errors and a defense attorney not putting his client first, you may become upset. When you hear the miscarriage of justice told from someone wrongly incarcerated for 30 years on death row, you may become enraged. This is a call to action.
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Not only nonviolence, Dr. King also wanted improvement of education. Sun Ed High of North Broward has the pieces of the puzzle that will make the dream come true. We are providing students who thought they could not graduate the ability to not just graduate but to become whatever they want to be.
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These young men are working towards many goals. Even if basketball is not in the future, one said he may go into film and production. Watch this video.
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Life sometimes gets in the way. A few days passed us by, but alas, I’m baaack!! Was I missed? Was the everyday Black History missed? Well, I’m ready to rock-and-roll again.
Until recently, I’ve not heard of Carlota Lukumi. So, let me share a life of what I learned. If you know more, please share.
She is also known as La Negra Carlota. She was forced into slavery in Cuba after being kidnapped from West Africa as a child. In 1843, she led a raid that freed dozens of slaves from captivity. Does she remind you of anyone?
She was captured a year after the revolt began. However, she was able to liberate slaves from many different plantations in the area.
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I remember watching movies; going to plays; and learning about Billie Holiday growing up. Such an interesting and beauti ful woman with a great voice. She also had a lot of sadness.
She received four posthumous Grammy awards, for Best Historical Album. She, herself, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 1973.
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You learned about Harriet Tubman, Frederic Douglass, and Sojourner Truth; but, have you learned about Martin Delany? He was an abolitionist, journalist, physician, writer, and arguably the first proponent of Black Nationalism.
If you are or have ever been a member or interested in Black Nationalism, you have him to thank. He joined integrated militia to help defend the Black community against White mob attacks.
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Took on the pen name “bell hooks” (After her grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks) in the 1970s to move away from writing poetry and into a focus on critical essays on systems of domination.
Continues to be a voice for educational reform, and the ability of students to engage in rigorous study and to think critically.
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He fought for our rights almost up to his last day. He took on a range of issues, including ending the Vietnam War; feminism; Native-American rights; and apartheid in South Africa.
Many didn’t know that he received a lot of funding from Hugh Hefner. Read more about Dick Gregory and many others from Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards. Click here for more information on purchasing options at my affiliate website.
Don’t get it twisted and think that phenomenal Black people in general, or phenomenal Black women in particular, only helped in the US or Africa.
Today you will meet Audre Lorde. She empowered African women living in Europe to become more conscious through Afro-German movement she started in Berlin.
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Have you ever heard or said something is the real McCoy? Do you know where this term comes from? Well, look no further than Elijah McCoy. He was the son of former slaves from Kentucky who escaped via Underground Railroad to Canada.
His oil-drip cup invention was so amazing that people termed the phrase “The Real McCoy” which now refers to something authentic and of high quality.
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