Sit down. Inhale. Exhale.The gun will wait. The lake will wait.The tall gall in the small seductive vialwill wait will wait:will wait a week: will wait through April.You do not have to die this certain day.Death will abide, will pamper your postponement.I assure you death will wait. Death hasa lot of time. Death canattend toContinue reading “To the Young Who Want to Die”
Patti LaBelle preformed on April 17, 1987 during Julius Erving retirement ceremony in Philadelphia at a Sixers basketball game prior to the start of Dr. J’s final regular season game at the Spectrum. LaBelle, who is also a Philadelphia native, sang a ballad dedicated to Erving.
The Memphis massacre of 1866 was a series of violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee. The racial violence was ignited by political and social racism following the American Civil War, in the early stages of Reconstruction. After a shooting altercation between white policemen and black veterans recently musteredContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
The Sunken Place means we’re marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us. Jordan Peele Homework 1: Read the attached document which gives an example of how African Americans were disfranchised in the 1890s. Notes from reading: The Reconstruction era was a period in American history following the American Civil War (1861–1865);Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 8”
In America, the highways and public spaces that shape our cities were often intentionally built at the expense of minority citizens. When the “structural” racist, urban planner Robert Moses began building projects in New York during the 1920s, he bulldozed Black and Latino homes to make way for parks and built highways through the middleContinue reading “Racist By Design”
March 15, 2022 ~ Kevin Johnson was fatally shot 9 times in the back by three San Antonio cops. A crowd that gathered after the shooting clashed with police, who at one point used pepper spray on the group. March 15, 1713 – Tuscarora Nation warriors withstood colonizers’ siege of Fort Neoheroka in North CarolinaContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
March 13, 2020– Louisville, Kentucky, police fatally shot Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, in her own home whole execution a no-knock warrant.
March 14, 2015 ~ This week, protesters marched after the Univesity of Oklahoma’s sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is taped singing a song that included the n-word and “You can hang him from a tree, but he’ll never sign me.”
March 12, 1956 – U.S. congressmen from 11 Southren states issued the Southern Manifesto declaring oppositition to Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Eduction decision, which prohibited racial segregation in public schools.
March 11, 1965 – Reverend James Reeb, a white supporter of Black voting rights, died two days after he was beaten by angry white people in Selma, Alabama.