Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #AfricanAmerican

Most recents (4)

Ghana is set to grant citizenship to 200 African Americans as part of celebrations of the 'Year of Return 2019’.

The occasion would mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in America
#africanamerican #black #ADOS #caribbean #slavetrade #repatriation
The government of Ghana launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” as part of efforts to encourage African Americans and the black diaspora to return to the homeland where their ancestors were kidnapped and sold into slavery many centuries ago.
#africa #diaspora #homeland
In 2000, Ghana passed the “Right of Abode” law making it the first African country to officially open its doors to people of African descent from all over the world.

The law allows any person of African descent to apply and be granted the right to stay in Ghana indefinitely.
Read 4 tweets
Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement #Jews and #Blacks marched arm & arm. Jews were earliest supporters of #UrbanLeague, #ILGWU organized too. #AmericanJewishCommittee, #AmericanJewishCongress & #ADL were central in the fight (1 #MLKDay
onjewishmatters.com/jewish-involve…
#Jews made substantial financial contributions to many civil rights organizations including: #NAACP, #UrbsnLeague, #CongressofRacialEquality, & #StudentNonViolentCoordinatingCommittee (2) #MLKDay #MLK #MLKJr
50% of #CivilRights attorneys were #Jews & 50% of whites who went to Mississippi in 1964 were Jews who went to challenge #JimCrowLaws. Clark's study relied upon by the USSCt in Brown v Bd of Education case was paid for by #AmericanJewishCommittee #MLKDay (3)
Read 24 tweets
In @HealthyBoston briefing with @wutrain @CampbellforD4 @EdforBoston @LydiaMEdwards where updates are being provided about efforts to improve #trauma response and recovery models by the City working with CBOs, #healthcenters and #hospitals.
In my 8yrs on the Council, I have convened 7 hearings on #trauma, each with a different focus. Although more work remains, I am encouraged to hear that many of the recs offered up by impacted persons & communities at our hrgs & listening sessions were integrated into new system
Data collection of phase 1 implementation indicates that 75% of clients for #trauma response and recovery efforts were #Black #AfricanAmerican #Hispanic #Latino, AND 74% of clients reported chronic exposure to a single (11%) or multiple forms of #violence (63%)
Read 4 tweets
(1)

While watching President Trump deliver #SOTU, and as I started to feel the groundswell of pride in our great Country, a poem by T.S. Eliot came to mind.

.@POTUS
(2)

To be more precise, the poem came to mind while watching the shameful behavior of the #DemocraticParty leadership and members of the #CongressionalBlackCaucus.

(3)

The poem came to mind while watching Rep. Luis Gutierrez .@RepGutierrez, Democrat representing 4th District of Illinois and member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus walk out of #SOTU.
Read 14 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!