Have you ever heard of Fannie Lou Hammer? Shirley Chisholm? Claudia Jones? If not then ForHarriet has you covered on 27 Black Women activists we need to teach the next generation about. Check out the article below and share this knowledge with others.
This post from shine.forharriet.com about Carlesha Gaithers who was abducted by Delvin Barnes in Philadelphia and thanks to her quick thinking and God she was found 120 miles away in Jessup, MD. I thank God that this woman was found safe and sound. This idiot Barnes has a history of abducting women and for whatever reason this monster was free to roam the streets to continue his hobby. Read the article from the link below, please women and men be vigilant out in these streets.
These thoughts are more common and shared more than anyone knows. I enjoy the focus and attention on what women face because the male struggle for whatever reason appear to overshadow the harsh realty of what women go through and that needs to end.
Originally posted on Awake Black Woman:
This post had been a long time coming, and in truth I was rendered unable to write anything coherently for a long while. I still really can’t, but NEEDS MUST and so here I am. I’ve also sprinkled lots of twitter hashtags around – you should check those out. First, a brief background on who I am and what I’ve done so you know where I’m coming from.
My parents marched with Dr. King. My siblings and I grew up in a household that taught us what civil disobedience was and is, and why it was necessary at times to engage in activism. I learned about boycotts. I remember as a kid old going to a rally that was protesting the South African Krugerrand. When I was 15 or 16 I got arrested at Cal Berkeley for “obstruction of a public walkway” while I was participating in a sit-in urging the…
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R.I.P Von Derrit Myers
Originally posted on Abagond:
VonDerritt Myers, Jr (1996-2014), a Black American high school student, was gunned down by a White police officer on October 8th 2014 in the Shaw neighbhourhood of southern St Louis, Missouri – just two months and ten miles (16km) from the Michael Brown shooting. Whether Myers was armed is in dispute.
The shooting led to a protest of 300. A hundred police officers in riot gear arrived to contain them, a helicopter flying overhead. Protesters damaged two police cars (broken window, broken tail light). The next night protesters burned a US flag.
The shooting is not as clear-cut as the Michael Brown case:
What the police said (at one point or other – they keep changing their story): Myers and three others were standing on a street corner when the officer drove by. Officer Unknown Name thought Myers might have a gun because of the way he adjusted his waistband…
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Okay this is what I like to see and read about. I will be checking this site out even more thanks for reblogging so I could find this gem.
Originally posted on African Heritage:
Great women are often left out of history. Rarely do we hear or read about African queens. It is already hard enough to read about great African men and leaders in history books, but as for African women… it is more like impossible. How many have heard of the great warrior queen of Nubia, Amanishakheto, who defeated a Roman army? Who has heard of this great queen whose pyramid/tomb was leveled to the ground by an Italian treasure hunter, Giuseppe Ferlini, in 1832? Who has heard of this woman who led her people with a strong arm, and built pyramids in Meroë? Who has heard of this great candace, whose daughter Amanitore, also queen of Nubia, is mentioned in the Bible (Acts 8:27) … yeah the Queen of Sheba is not the only African…
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I don’t know if I can post the whole article so I will post the beginning half and link to the rest. May the soul of this man and other survivors who have passed rest in peace, this is an important part of history that is not mentioned, but did happen. It’s a shame that they have not received reparations or justice, but we must keep their memory alive and bring them justice ourselves, because this cannot be swept under the rug any longer.
1921 GREENWOOD MASSACRE SURVIVOR, WES YOUNG, DIED TODAY AT 97 YEARS OLD
Wess H. Young Sr. 1921 Race Riot survivor, WW II Veteran, Father, Grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed this afternoon, September 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Dallas, Texas. He was surrounded by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. His wife of 60+ years, Cathryn J. Young passed December 1, 2013. Mr. Young was 97 years old. Mr. Young was a great man, a true warrior and patriot. It was a great pleasure getting to know and represent him in our attempts to get justice for him and the other survivors who now number below 50. Below is a summary of the 1921 Greenwood Massacre a/k/a The Tulsa Race Riot
On May 31 and June 1 1921, a mob of over 2000 Whites, under the protection of city and state law, pillaged and destroyed during the worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history. The terrorist mob destroyed 36 square blocks killed upwards of 1000 people, and left 10,000 Blacks homeless, destitute, and traumatized. Afterwards city and state officials condone this terrorism, blamed the innocent Blacks, and instituted a cover-up so successful the horrors of the Greenwood Massacre were effectively blotted out of history for almost 80 years. In fact, the cover-up was so successful that while going to school on Greenwood Street, I never once heard about the bombing!!!