We are probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowing, and everybody kissing ass to go heaven ain't going. Put my soul on it, I'm fightin' devil niggas daily
Plus the media be crucifyin' brothers severely
Tell me I ain't God's son; nigga, momma a virgin ~Tupac Shakur
And just like that, I'm finished with my second post-MFA research book for Afroze. 💚This is easily one of the best autobiographical stories that I've ever read. And I think a lot of it has to do with the story being about home, and that it was written by a woman who looks like me. What I am left with is a feeling of...
Well, I'm not sure exactly.
But it's really bizarre to read something in which a lot of the places that are featured are settings that I've frequented, or know of quite well. It's haunting...reading about Towns/cities where families have been burned to death in their homes, and children beaten to death simply because they want to live beyond a shallow, limited existence. When I go to these towns/cities, the stories shared from this book will always be in my mind. I am so grateful for my ancestors, and for Anne Moody--a woman who was NOT ahead of her time but RIGHT when/where she needed to be.
A lot of what I've read has made me understand why people think the thoughts that they do about Mississippi. And it's not like I was totally ignorant about my home, but I live here, you know? My intimate knowledge of my home is drastically different from an outsider's. But still, I understand. And I am very grateful for that understanding.
My only regret is that I got super caught up in this story! So much so, that I neglected to write notes for the last 200+ pages. 😅But I've highlighted quite a bit, and I will still write something journalistic in nature as a personal response. Also, I need to read more (my research book list is STACKED). Period. I'm a fast reader, and could've easily finished this in a week, but I can be a bit procrastinatory! I'm working on it. ☺️What are you guys reading these days? And if anybody has any questions about this book, I'd be happy to answer. Honestly...it's profound. There's no way I could cover everything in one itty-bitty Instagram post. 😅
I was once led to believe that my purpose as a Christian was to sit in the church building passing judgment on the world, while surrounded by people that shared my shallow mindset..........
i'm only halfway through this book. but the information in here is 🔥🔥🔥.
"Imagine if the story went something like this: Jackie Robinson, the first black man whites allowed to play major-league baseball." as opposed to: Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break the color line and play in major league baseball.
July 15, 1864: Maggie Lena Walker was born to a former slave and traveling Irish abolitionists. Walker was the first female bank president of any race to charter a bank in the United States.
Today while visiting my great-grandfather’s grave site , I stumbled upon the grave of one of the bravest women in East Texas.... Mattie Mae Etta Johnson.
To learn more about Ms.Johnson continue reading down below :
During her junior year at Bishop College, she was among the students, along with other students attending Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, who attempted to be served at the lunch counters at F.W. Woolworth, Union Bus Station Café and Fry-Hodge Drugs as part of the Civil Rights Movement sit-ins happening throughout the U.S. These civil rights demonstrations held in March and April 1960 were organized by the students with the help and oversight of civil rights attorney, Romeo Marcus Williams. Johnson spent 26 hours in jail and was fined $50 for her part in the sitins.
However,shortly after the sit ins Johnson was struck and killed by a train with several others at the tender age of 19. Long Live Mattie Mae , thank you for both your courage & bravery.
FASOLEAF represents a group of farmers from Burkina-Faso.🇧🇫🇧🇫🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
FA: Farming, Hydroponics , proverbs, indigenous teachings, Art and culture.
SO: Djembe heritage and sound healing, inspired from the tree notes ( Do-Ta-To), because farming and drumming are inter-connected.
LEAF: Why is the moringa a superfood for your brain?
It contains Vitamin A(beta carotene) needed by the retina of the eye for scotopic vision and color vision. Vitamine B1(thiamine) keeps mucus membrane healthy.
Vitamin B3(niacin) helps produce sex and stress-related hormone in the adrenal glands.
Vitamin B6(pyridoxine) required in the synthesis of neurotransmitters serotonins. Valine: promotes a sharp mind, Tyroseme: transmit nerves impulse to the brain, helps overcome depression, improves memory, increase mental awareness, promotes healthy functioning of thyroid adrenal, and pituitary glands.
In today's #BlackHistory my 2nd born son came into the world. I was only 24 weeks pregnant he weighed 1 pound 7 oz I was a young 25 year old scared mother but my son Ricky has defied the odds every year he's alive. Doctors said he wouldn't make it to 18. Well God said not So! Thank you #HuntsvilleHospital in Alabama he made it to 25 years old. @rickyrencherjr15 keep living shining and living your best life. I Love You!! #HappyBornDay
When Henrietta Lacks went to Johns Hopkins for a checkup, she never imagined that her cells would be the most important in medical history. They've been used to develop the vaccines for everything from polio to HPV.
Learn the full story about Henrietta Lacks on the link in our bio. #blackhistorymonth#blackhistory#science#johnhopkins#baltimore
Elijah McCoy (1844–1929)
McCoy's invention enabled trains to run faster and more efficiently.
Background: McCoy was born in Colchester in Ontario, Canada. His parents were former slaves from Kentucky who escaped to Canada on the Underground Railroad. The family eventually returned to the United States, settling in Michigan. As a teen, McCoy traveled to Scotland to study mechanical engineering. He had trouble finding skilled work when he returned to America. Instead, he became a fireman with the Michigan Central Railroad. One of his duties was oiling steam engine parts. The oiling had to be done frequently and required the train to stop.
Invention: In 1872, McCoy developed an automatic lubricator that spread oil evenly over a train's engine while it was still moving. The invention allowed trains to run for long periods of time without stopping, which saved both time and money. McCoy was a prolific inventor, securing dozens of patents in his lifetime.
Did You Know? As his invention grew in popularity, inferior copycats emerged. Railway engineers requested "the real McCoy." The popular expression, meaning "the real thing," is still used today. #TheRealMcCoy#BlackHistory#ElijahMcCoy
За эту неделю мы побывали в Петергофе,Эрмитаже,Павловске,Пушкино( и сказать честно мне понравилось)
Только вот, "Парадный Петербург "был для меня немного скучноват. Но больше всего мне понравилось в музее Павловска и Эрмитажа больше всего, потому что исторически там было много Египта. Саркофаги,иероглифы... Затягивает.
Если Вам интересно знать рекомендации/ где побывать ... Дайте знать!
FIRE PON: Range of Motion 3 (Recap)
Here is a quick recap of the space available to you in Fire Pon. Range of motion.
In my village we call it "Fire Pon" or "The queen's boxing", stateside you call it "52" boxing; Either way it's origin's are Belizean by nature. In 1724 Spanish missionary’s account, that the British recently had been importing slaves from Jamaica, Bermuda, and other Central American British Colonies, this is where the battle grounds for the style was born; lost, but passed down generation's later.
Small workshop I do in the park,
Quick intro on foundation then
30min drills & open practice. ($225 entry fee)
After workshop sessions ($27 per session)
* Intense full body workout
* Self-Defense ready * DM for details!
The way we were (Unedited)... A forgotten piece of Americana - Harry T. Moore, Sanford, FL, and the American Civil Rights movement (a bother value from studying your history): May we never forget the history of Sanford, Florida. How could so much happen in one place? It was in Sanford that Harry T. Moore, pictured here, the NAACP's lone man in Florida and the first casualty of the modern civil rights movement, took his last breath after his home was firebombed in 1951. Moore, a teacher by training, risked his life in the 1930s and '40s, long before Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks came on the scene. He investigated lynchings, protested segregated schools and taught black people how to vote in a state where the NAACP was a banned organization, where, according to his biographer, "no restaurant would serve him, no motel would house him, and some gas stations wouldn't let him fill his tank, empty his bladder or even use the phone." On Christmas night, 1951, a bomb exploded under Moore's bed at his home in Mims, Fla. It was his and his wife's 25th wedding anniversary. The closest hospital was 35 miles away -- in Sanford. There was a delay in getting the couple there. Then there was a delay in getting a black doctor to attend to them. They both died in Sanford. No one spent a day in jail for their murders.One of Moore's recruits was George Starling, a citrus picker who led strikes in the groves for better working conditions; the work was dangerous and the pay was nickels for a day's labor. It was in Sanford that Starling had a final standoff with a grove owner that set in motion plans to lynch him. He fled to New York for his life.Decades later, it was in Sanford that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home in the rain, while being followed by George Zimmerman. Harry T. Moore and George Starling would have been deeply saddened by the Zimmerman verdict, but not surprised. The scenario was all too familiar. History is with us always. May we learn and gather strength from it and be inspired by the courage of men like Harry T. Moore. May their sacrifices not have been in vain. #thewaywewere#blackhistory
Jack Johnson was born John Arthur Johnson on March 31, 1878, in Galveston, Texas. Johnson boxed professionally from 1897 to 1928, and boxed in exhibition matches until 1945. During his boxing career, Jack Johnson fought 114 fights, winning 80 matches, 45 by knockouts. He first won the heavyweight title by knocking out champion Tommy Burns in 1908, and held on that title until April 5, 1915. Johnson was knocked out by Jess Willard in the 26th round during the World Championship fight in Havana.
Jack Johnson received bad publicity by the press for his two marriages, both to Caucasian women. Due to the racist attitudes of the times, interracial marriages were prohibited in most of America. Johnson was convicted in 1912 of violating the Mann Act by transporting his wife across state lines before their marriage and was sentenced to a year in prison. While out on appeal Jack Johnson escaped fearing for his safety. Posing as a member of a black baseball team, he fled to Canada and later Europe. Jack Johnson remained a fugitive for seven years. Johnson defended his heavyweight championship three times in Paris before his fight to Jess Willard.
In 1920, Jack Johnson decided to return to the United States to serve his sentence. After his release from prison, Jack Johnson's boxing career declined. To make ends meet, Johnson worked in vaudeville even appearing with a trained flea act.
The wrench was used to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts