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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Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges. Are you paying attention? Oftentimes when one state is permitted to do something, others soon follow. Are you a complaining, registered voter who hasn’t voted in a while? Check on your voting status prior to the deadline of registering.
Don’t say you weren’t warned. #knowyourregistrationstatus #disenfranchisement #peoplediedforthisright #AuthorKarimahG
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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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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Imagine being most wanted for more than four decades. Well, meet Assata Shakur. Regarded as a hero for her protests against racism and her role in the 1970s Black Liberation Army. She became the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping to Cuba from prison, where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a police officer.
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Often it is argued that Black Americans are lazy. That we have no drive or determination. That all other marginalized groups enter the US and are successful, therefore it proves that we are shiftless and good for nothing.
As an author it is beat in your head to not write in passive voice. The argument goes that one performs the act and not have the act performed on them. Well…sometimes.
Have you heard or learned about redlining? Well, let me tell you something. In order to determine where and where not; who and who not to sell houses or give loans, banks would draw a redline to mark areas where banks would not make loans.
It’s not by mistake, it’s by design. This practice, now illegal, although I’m not sure for how long, meant that banks would offer loans to lower-income whites but not to middle and upper-income Blacks. Things that make you go hmm…?
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One thing I can say about Marcus Garvey, he loved women named Amy. Not only did he love them, they loved him. This strong Black woman named Amy Jacques Garvey didn’t stop the cause when her husband went to prison.
Amy Jacques Garvey was the second wife of Marcus Garvey. But, that’s not her claim to fame. She also was a pioneering journalist, publisher, and advocate for the improvement of African-American lives through Black Nationalism. What did James Brown say? “It’s a man’s world, but it’s nothing without a woman.”
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When people refuse to vote, I become angry. The anger rises from learning about so many people who died trying to vote or who died trying to help others to get the write to vote.
Well, Medgar Evers is one of those people. Worked on voting rights and registration; economic opportunity; access to public facilities; and other changes within segregated society.
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Many of you heard, read, or learned about Marcus Garvey. But, how many of you heard, read, or learned about his first wife? Well, Amy Ashwood Garvey was his first wife. She risked her life for her husband in 1922 by stepping in front of his would-be assassin’s bullets.
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