🗣”You have a color of your own- Dark chocolate,
You have a culture your own- Hip pop,
You have a revival of your own- Harlem Renaissance,
You are the spot on a ladybug that adds its beauty,
You are the pupil of an eye,
You are the vastness of space,
You are the richness of soil,
You are the sweetness of dark chocolate,
You are the mystery in nature,
Blessed Black chocolate, God has made You to rule the Land, that made You a slave.
-Luffina Lourduraj ...... much love to @cherie_amour5 for the continued support ✊🏾
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It's the 50th anniversary of my favourite (sports) photo of all time this week. And it's fair to say some things have changed but some things have definetely stayed the same when it comes to standing up for what is right within sports.
When @tommiesmith68 and @drjohncarlos1968 raised their fists to protest against the unfair treatment of Black people in the US on the 200m podium of the 1968 Mexico Olympics, they suffered severe consequences. People in the audience started booing them, they were ordered to leave the Olympic Stadium and Mexico City altogether and when they returned to the US, they were suspended from the American track team and even received death threats. The FBI were also monitoring them for many years after the event and it's only very recently (2016) that they were invited to a Team USA Awards ceremony, the first they had been invited to since 1968.
I always admired what these two men did on that podium that day because it was really brave for them to stand up for what they believed in in front of so many people not only within the stadium but also all the people watching the Olympics across the world. And even if it took decades for the world to acknowledge the importance of what they did for the fight of equal rights for Black people, to me they still made (sports) History that day.
@tommiesmith68 and @drjohncarlos1968 your positive legacy lives on ✊🏾
📷 John Dominis for @life magazine via @washingtonpost
The laws that #AngelaBassett is referring to are know as the Tignon Laws that originated in Louisiana is the 17th century. These laws prohibited Black and Mulatto women from wearing their natural hair uncovered in public. Although the purpose of the laws were to hide the beauty of Black/ Mulatto Women, the hair coverings (turbans) that they were forced to wear further enhanced their beauty.
UK Black History Month - (Day 19) Al Hamilton - Founder of the commonwealth sports awards - Al Hamilton is seen as the grandfather of Award ceremonies in the black community. He launched the Commonwealth Sports Awards back in 1980 to celebrate achievements of sports men and women from the Commonwealth. - Al came to Britain from Jamaica in 1962 to develop his career as a photographer. However, he developed his career as a sports journalist / editor for Caribbean Times and Gleaner during the 1970s. Between 1982-1986 he co launched and was editor of Sports Scene.
This is Baroness Patricia Scotland. She was born in Dominica in 1956, and arrived in Britain at the age of 2 along with 10 other siblings. As she grew she took a liking for dance and wanted to be a modern expressionist ballet dancer at 16. She later attended university and distinguished herself as a lawyer before entering the political arena in 1977, where she was called to the bar and served two terms of government for Labour firstly in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Foreign Office Minister working for the home department at the Lord Chancellor's Office. There she is effectively number two to Lord Irvine of Largs and the lead minister on immigration and asylum matters, legal aid, legal services and the development of Civil Law in the UK
In 1991 she made legal history becoming the first black female QC (Queens Counsel) at the age of 35. She was made a bencher of the Middle Temple in 1997, becoming a judge in 1999, and raised to the Privy Council in 2001.
She has received numerous awards and commendations including an honorary degree from the University of Westminster for services to law, government, social justice and International affairs. Among her other accomplishments: Chair of HMG Caribbean Advisory Group; Dominican Representative of the Council of British Commonwealth Ex-Services League; Member of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship; Member of the BBC World Service Consultative Group Lifeline (Trinidad & Tobago); Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, Member of The Millennium Commission; Patron of the Women and Children's Welfare Fund. She has specialized in family and public law and has chaired and represented parties in a number of major inquiries relating to Child Abuse, Mental Health and Housing.
I just found out about @elsyew and she inspires me. I have to give a shout out to her. She is the first African American women to get the triple 👑 of hiking. AT, PCT and CD (continental divide). #blackhikersmatter . #blackhistory @theprogressivestarseed. Check it out.
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‘Avengers of the New World’ by Laurent Dubois provides a spectacular account of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804), the only successful slave revolution in the history of humanity. The book sets the scene by highlighting the global socio-economic importance of the colony, as well as the brutalities inflicted on the enslaved Africans which ultimately caused insurrection.
The story of this revolution then takes us through the Vodou ceremony at Bois Caïman that compelled the enslaved to cast off their chains and rebel; through to the military genius of Toussaint defeating a trifecta of European superpowers – France, Spain & Britain; all the way to the socialism of Dessalines, before the birth of Karl Marx.
This book is indispensable for anyone looking to understand how the Atlantic slave trade came to end. #GoodBouks
I tried..i failed..
Am sorry baby...
I will always love u for the rest of ma life..
Just waiting for ma time..
🥀🥀🥀 #ripbabyboyBader ☆☆☆
I see ur face every where ..
Just wait for me...
I love u bader ...
Rip ma luv ..
Ma First Pure Luv & Last...💔💔
Your #GhostGurl ...
That is so God damn true...🙏🖤 ☆.
Try to be happy with ur self !! ☆
believe me when I say that ....(Me) (Ma Self) & (I) taught ma self how to be happy ...I luv to laugh and smile 🤤
....so What's holding You Back from smiling ! ☆♡
Nothing believe me just try it ♡♡smile♡♡ u will feel it from ur heart when u just smile .... That's why I luv to be alone most of the time cuz am more happy when am alone ..
...happiness it comes From the Heart and appreciation ....🖤☺
YOU Have to appreciate everything u have too , even the little stupid things...
♡♡♡♡♡ it's so easy to smile ; to appreciate everything u have☆☆ ..
Then you will see how happy u are.
...just trust me ..
I've never been happy in ma whole life I swear...
give ur Self a break and just be happy ...why not !!!!!!!
FUcken smile man...😋😉 Wat????? WHATS HOLDING U BACK !!LIFE !! PEOPLE!! FRIENDS !!! FAMILY !! Well lemme tell u life sucks most of the time ....but u have to teach ur self how to be happy or at least smile even if u dont feel like it ...u will feel kinda reliefe when u smile between u and urself
...lemme tell u somethin -- being sad and depressed much easier ! Iknow....But, u can be happy too u deserve to be happy okay ....everyone deserves happiness ...period ...
Really a homemade people 👄 ♡HAPPINESS☆☆☆