"On this Veterans Day we remember Medgar Evers who returned from active duty from World War II to be turned away from the polls when he tried to vote. He dedicated himself to fighting for voting rights; investigating race-based murders of African Americans including Emmett Louis Till, Rev. George W. Lee, and more as NAACP field secretary; organizing NAACP Youth Councils; supporting James Meredith's right to attend Ole Miss; and more until he was murdered in June of 1963, leaving behind his wife and three young children." _
Photo courtesy of the Tougaloo College Archives. Text courtesy of the Zinn Education Project.
This week on jazz on the JNote, I hope that you will join us as we sit down and have a one-on-one conversation with videographer and television show producer of "ShowCased Talent," William Rivers who will join us as we discuss music, the culture of jazz, life and his incredible breakthrough story that is sure to inspire anyone who listens. I hope that you will tune in this Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7PM. Log on to listen in by clicking on the following link: theenglishconnectionmedia.com
So after my last class (shout out to #Medgarevers ) I went across the street to have an adult BEV and sat next to this beautiful #BLACK young woman at the bar. We began to speak and during our convo she mentioned she has a disease called #NUEROFIBROMATOSIS , which in her case affects her facial features in the eye region. I think what affected me the most was hearing that she is constantly harrassed. The bullying this young woman receives from our fellow students here at Medgar is appalling and NO its not all of the students....just the senseless idiots with no moral values. I was SHOCKED and INSPIRED at the time...This young woman has a story to tell and I am going to tell it. I've scheduled with a her a complimentary #PHOTOSHOOT and I would also like to submit her story to a Magazine, Radio, or any other PLATFORM. We need to continue in our efforts to raise awareness to this foolishness. SHE ALSO GRADUATES WITH HER BA NEXT SPRING....STAY TUNED!!!@la_curvyboss #btfl#billyblunt#bbmagazine @ricardoandrephoto ***PLEASE HELP***
💔🖤 @melissadeno2 Thank-you undetared tireless Works Sis . My Admirable Respect & Strengths of a Mother on a civil journey #SilentPrayers in seeking #justicefordanyejones The truth is that what beloved One's seeks, to hide and cover up will eventually work its way up to the light and become known even at the darkest hour of other #crimes . In #Genesis4 , #God says to Cain, "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground! #JusticeforDanyeJones#17october2018 As I watch the unfolding of events around us and all over the world, I've noticed a pattern emerging. I see this pattern as an undercurrent reality which certainly is present in today's chaotic world. Bt I also see it in our history, where past blunders and mistakes litter the historic landscape.
This pattern exists in each individual lifestyle & at the national and international level as well. This pattern is no respecter of persons, It operates among the rich and the poor, the #black , the #white , the Latino and Asian. It is manifested in businesses, both small & great,& is present in our nation's politics.
This pattern is real truth, a universal fact that works all the time in all places and among all peoples. This pattern is not only a general truth but a biblical truth that God himself has incorporated into the very fabric of existence. God has spoken it to us in his holy word, the Bible, & ensures its operation.
This pattern is the Law of Hypocrisy Unmasked. Any One seen a threat in succession of those at the top ,becomes an enemy within innocence of our new generations what good is doing good in a world that destroys goodness deeds is a part of judgment. This truth & operational principle declares & forces all secret things 2 eventually come 2 light. question is not if things will come 2 the light but when?
Therefore, as I watch events unfold past #Grenfelltower#Ferguson , Baltimore, & #McKinney , Texas, I know that what is done in the dark will come to light evn if the events are historical in nature, such as the #MedgarEvers murder case & other civil rights injustices, the Armenian genocide, the Bosnian genocide or the #massmurder of 6 million #Jews by the #Nazis . God Sees All.#Expore
I'm seeing too many people trying to intellectualize their indifference by persuading other people that voting doesn't matter. Why does it matter locally? Let's see school superintendents, state attorney general, bond spending (your money) appelate judges etc. Why does it matter nationally? Two words, SUPREME COURT. Some ppl are impervious to shame so I won't bring up the sacrifices of our ancestors but look at these elected officials gerrymandering districts, purging rolls, attacking civil/women's rights etc. and tell me how you can responsibly leave the fate of your family & community in their hands? Because that's exactly what you're doing if you abstain from the process. Let's be clear, there is NO silver bullet. No one thing can cure our society of its deep ills, change will be and has always been incremental and arduous. But know this, voting is a fundamental part of a multi layered approach to combatting systemic racism & inequality and if you don't have the endurance to see this process through to the end, then politely get the hell out of the way so everyone else can get you closer to the freedoms that you're unwilling to fight for yourself....*steps off soapbox* Now thank you to everyone that came to our 1st ever voting kickback, it was a great success and we'll definitely be doing it again. Let's stay informed and motivated, the road is long but we didn't come this far to quit now. Word to Fannie Lou, Medgar Evers, Shirley Chisholm, John Lewis and er'body else. Soul!!! #vote 🗳️☑️ #california#soultothepoll#whatboosiesaid#soul#fannielouhamer#johnlewis#jeffsr#darkprofilms#medgarevers#shirleychisholm#voteordie#change#politics#midterms#midtermelections
For this week's #SocialJusticeSunday we're honoring Medgar Evers. Evers work with civil rights began with his involvement in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL). Later Evers helped the NAACP sue the University of Mississippi for discrimination and although they lost the case Evers was not done righting for what he believed in. "Evers became the first field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi... As state field secretary, Evers traveled around Mississippi extensively, recruiting new members for the NAACP and organizing voter-registration efforts. Evers also led demonstrations and economic boycotts of white-owned companies that practiced discrimination. While a virtual unknown elsewhere, Evers was one of Mississippi's most prominent civil rights activists. He fought racial injustices in many forms, including how the state and local legal systems handled crimes against African Americans. Evers called for a new investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy who had allegedly been killed for talking to a white woman. He also protested the conviction of his fellow Mississippi civil rights activist Clyde Kennard on theft charges in 1960. Evers's efforts made him a target for those who opposed racial equality and desegregation. He and his family were subjected to numerous threats and violent actions, including a firebombing of his house in May 1963, shortly before his assassination." (Source: https://www.biography.com/people/medgar-evers-9542324) ~ #MedgarEvers#NAACP#CivilRights#community#faith#SocialJustice#sustainability#multifaith#interfaith#nonprofit#NonprofitHousing#CommunityHousing#IntentionalLiving#SocialGood#nptech#students#StudentLife#CollegeLife#UCD#UCDavis#davis#UniversityHousing#undergrad#graduate#sjw#religious#religion
"Une partie de ma responsabilité de témoin consistait à me déplacer autant et aussi librement que possible, pour écrire l'histoire et la faire paraître".
Selon James Baldwin, "l'histoire n'est pas le passé. C'est le présent. Nous portons notre histoire avec nous. Nous sommes notre histoire". En 1979, il se lancer dans le projet de raconter "son histoire de l'Amérique" à travers l'histoire de trois de ses amis, trois fervents militants qui furent assassinés entre 1963 et 1968 : Medgar Evers, Malcolm X et Martin Luther King Jr.
Un projet qui servira de matière première au réalisateur Raoul Peck pour son documentaire I am not your negro : textes écrits par Baldwin, interviews, extraits de films, photos et vidéos d'époque... En bref, un formidable travail qui montre ce qu'est l'histoire des Noirs en Amérique, un documentaire qui vaut la peine d'être vu, lu, commenté et aimé ❤
"Vous ne pouvez pas me lyncher et me garder dans des ghettos sans devenir vous-mêmes des monstres. De plus vous me donnez un terrible avantage. Vous n'avez jamais eu à me regarder. Moi j'ai dû vous regarder. J'en sais plus sur vous que vous sur moi. On ne peut pas changer tout ce qu'on affronte, mais rien ne peut changer tant qu'on ne l'affronte pas".
a series of photos taken in clarksdale, mississippi. band was in town to headline @deepbluesfestival and any American understands the space mississippi occupies in our national psyche. i have kept her at bay, afraid to get too close for fear she would swell up like the river named after her and snatch my life away. i think of the delta air that swole up and ate #emmitttill and #medgarevers this was a real life monster for many black americans. mississippi has stood at an unhealed stand still in my mind. so to take my band, a majority of us black, down into the delta to play our blues and find healing there, to hear my boys laugh out in the night unafraid, the very portrait of #blackboyjoy shifted something inside of me. it made me less afraid, more able and empowered to smile inside my blackness in the Mississippi night.
Yesterday, I visited the #medgarevers#assassinationsite in the evening we saw this gun. The gun that was used to take his life. The .306 bullet went through Mr Evers, the exterior wall of his house, through the kitchen wall and ricocheted in that room coming to rest next to a watermelon that the family was going to share that evening.
There is really no way to definitively answer the question of how long embalming will make a body last. There are just too many variables! We've gone into more detail about some of the factors that can affect this in a previous post. Here, we're just going to take a look at some cases when embalmed bodies have been exhumed years after being buried, note the surrounding conditions, and see what we can observe. These are all murder cases that required further investigation. In my opinion, all four are very well preserved.
Image 1: Elizabeth Ratliff, exhumed 17 years after burial.
Conditions: Sealed steel casket within a concrete vault in sandy, arid soil. Body had been strongly preserved for shipment back to home state.
Background: The body needed to be exhumed in order to determine the exact cause of death. Bruising around the scalp, neck, and brain surface, only still evident due to the well kept condition of the body, proved that she had been beaten and ruled out the original theory that she had fallen down the stairs.
Image 2: 29 year old Jane Doe, exhumed 24 years after burial.
Background: Stabbed to death in home, 1980. The discoloration under the nose is evidence of purge.
Image 3: Medgar Evers, exhumed 28 years after burial.
Conditions: Sealed steel casket within sealed concrete vault. Hillside depth 12', Virginia. This body had also been strongly preserved for shipment across state lines.
Background: Shot to death in front of his own home, 1963. Original autopsy report missing, body exhumed to determine trajectory of bullets.
Image 4: Robert Curley, exhumed 3 years after burial.
Background: Suspected murder case, exhumation helped prove he was killed by his wife in 1990. Large quantities of poison were still present in the GI tract. The black spots in the photo are evidence of mold.
What do you think about the work these embalmers did? Would you like to be embalmed? .
Source: CAustin18 on documentingreality.com #ElizabethRatliff#MedgarEvers#RobertCurley#TrueCrime#MurderInvestigation#autopsy#ForensicScience#Embalming