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Life events, concerts, workshops, #empowerment

Love and Faith bring the community together.… ImageImage
Since the church has reopened, surveys and guidance from community members of various affiliations and faiths, have helped guide the programming.

The church has reestablished a faithful presence, and become a resource for those in need.

From pantry item distribution

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..taking place Tuesday and Friday, distributing groceries (no prepared food is given out), joining many other grocery distribution points across the city during this particularly difficult time

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Unter dem Hashtag #Dreadlocks sind sich Rechte und Linke ungewöhnlich einig: Kritik an „kultureller Aneignung“ sei völlig überdrehter Bullshit, sagen sie - und blenden damit nicht nur #Rassismus und #BlackHistory aus, sondern machen es sich viel zu einfach! Ein Thread. 1/13
Das Konzept der „cultural appropriation“ sei „woker“ Schwachsinn klimabewegter Wohlstandskids, heißt es diese Tage wieder mal bei Twitter. Dass die Kritik an „kultureller Aneignung“ weder neu noch ungerechtfertigt ist, ignoriert man lieber. Weil‘s bequemer ist. 2/13
Tatsächlich können und wollen wir Weiße uns in der Regel nicht vorstellen, was es bedeutet, der eigenen Kultur beraubt zu werden. In der (amerikanischen) Black Community ist das Bewusstsein dafür hingegen sehr präsent - seit dem transatlantischen Sklavenhandel. 3/13
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The percentage of multiracial churches has increased over the last 20 years from 6 percent to 19 percent. That could be a sign of greater interracial understanding among Christians. BUT…
…that growth is because Black people and people of color are going to predominantly white churches. White people aren’t going to churches where PoC are the majority. The shift has been almost entirely one-way.
This one-way reshuffling may preserve majority Black and PoC churches as spaces of affirmation for those groups, but it may also speak to the (un)willingness of white Christians to follow Black and other PoC leadership.
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As #BlackHistoryMonth ends, we can thank Carter G. Woodson who initiated the idea, and to whom – Langston Hughes wrote – America owes a debt of gratitude: “For many years now he has labored in the cause of Negro history, and his labors have begun to bear a most glorious fruit.”
Here are just some of our favorite picks that brought us to a deeper understanding of #Blackhistory:
African American studies scholar @DoctorGooding explores how “the lack of Black statues sends a clear message of exclusion.”…
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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#AAFS2022 come through for the #PioneersofColor a Diverse Narrative of #Forensicanthro Symposium Friday morning (2/25) featuring presentations by a talented group of early career anthropologists who have a wider historical and contextual lens
In the #PioneeresofColor symposium Isis Dwyer @RumandResearch presents “Back to Black: The Legacy and Contributions of Black Pioneers of the 20th Century” spotlighting Caroline Bond Day, Dr. W. Montague Cobb, Drs. M. and K. Clark and Charles P. Warren.
#BlackinBioanth #AAFS2022 “Back to Black: The Legacy and Contributions of Black Pion
@rumandresearch quantified the contributions of #PioneersofColor Day, Cobb, the Clarks, & Warren in 3 major #forensicanthro themes:
1. Perceptions of Race and Ancestry Estimation
2. Skeletal Collections & Quantifying Human Variation
3. Identification of Individuals
#AAFS2022 Black Pioneers in Forensic Anthropology, the Legacy in Foren
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Today's #BlackHistoryMonth Spotlight, we are recognizing Board Member Michael E. Carn, Mayor of the City of Oakland Park. At the December 2, 2015, meeting, the Oakland Park City Commission appointed Michael E. Carn as City Commissioner.
In a Special City Election on March 15, 2016, Mayor Carn was elected to complete the unexpired term of Shari McCartney, who resigned in October 2015. He was re-elected on November 6, 2018.
Mayor Carn is a resident of Oakland Park. His family moved to the Lakeside Estates community in 1963. The community was annexed into Oakland Park in the 1970s. Mayor Carn is a graduate of the Oakland Park Local Government Academy and served as president of his 2010 class.
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@gallowglass321 @tedcruz @TulsiGabbard WHICH history

Does #CRT teach Africa was slave continent LONG before Whitey returned to ancestral homeland

That enslaved Africans enslaved by own Bros

And most enslaved males butchered as considered by own bros of little economic value & too dangerous to let live

THAT History
@gallowglass321 @tedcruz @TulsiGabbard Or Black History about how most of African slave market was "domestic" (as opposed to export) & yes African Plantations & mines (typical life expectancy 5 years) was small so main market "domestic" - little light gardening household chores & the odd night shift in the masters bed
@gallowglass321 @tedcruz @TulsiGabbard Maybe Black history of next biggest market for Blacks enslaved by bros being East

Mainly women & kids as sex slaves

Plus a few men as eunuchs for harem

Castrated before export to save on transport costs

As death rate matched that of forced march to market

Up to 90% wastage😱
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I been seeing way too many people in the comments and QTs saying how great the 1940s was because of a picture showing Black Americans looking prosperous

All these photos are also from 1940s America
For those who don't know, sharecropping and forced labor was still the norm in the 1940s for many Black Americans; my grandmother included
George Stinney, the youngest person executed in the 20th century at the age of 14 in 1944

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#BlackHistoryMonth Wesley Anthony Brown (April 3, 1927 – May 22, 2012) was the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), in Annapolis, Maryland.
He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Navy from May 2, 1944, until June 30, 1969.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Wesley Anthony Brown grew up in Washington DC, where his father delivered groceries and his mother worked in a dry cleaning shop.  Brown’s great-grandparents were slaves.
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#BlackHistoryMonth Dr. William Bundy born 12 August,1946 -15 December, 2019. The first African-American to rise from the enlisted ranks to become a submarine commander, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Associate Provost. Image
Dr. Bundy was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of William and Paulyne Bundy.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, serving as a sonar tech on USS Bowditch and then on USS Sturgeon, Richard B. Russell, and Memphis, during the Cold War. Image
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Today's Ohio #BlackHistory 🧵

Cleveland's own Garrett Morgan, a prolific African-American inventor.

Most known for inventing the gas mask and traffic signal, and his heroic role in saving the lives of workers trapped underground.
In 1916, Cleveland workers drilling a tunnel under Lake Erie became trapped in toxic fumes following a huge gas explosion.

After two previous failed rescue attempts, Mr. Morgan and his brother stepped in, using his gas masks to rescue two workers and recover four bodies.
Despite his heroism, it took years for the city to recognize his crucial role in the rescue.

Even when orders for his life-saving smoke hoods came pouring in from fire departments across the country, many canceled their purchases when they realized the inventor was a Black man.
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...Now, it’s time for us to do our part. The doors are open, we simply have to be brave enough to walk in and put hand to plow. If you’re looking for a better opportunity, put your name in the hat.
If you’ve got young people in college that need opportunities, tell them to put their names in the hat. And if they say, “Mom, no way I could ever do that.’ Show ‘em this Tweet. Show ‘em these pictures. And say, “This lady @1908Explorer did it. Why can’t you?”
“Flowers are for the living.” Great job Anna Morris! I agree with Lt. Gen. Morris. I can think of no more deserving a person! You done went from talking about #BlackHistory to BEING Black History!
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#BlackHistoryMonth is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black success and high achievement. However, the focus on the past sometimes causes us to overlook the history that Black people make right now today.
There are times that Black History walks among us and we fail to recognize its greatness. My grandmomma used to say, “Flowers are for the living.” That is to say, can’t no dead people smell no flowers! Why do we wait for people to die before we honor them?
Let’s honor them now! While they can appreciate it! And they can know that we appreciate them! And sometimes, Black History is as simple as representation.
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Hope everyone in the US is enjoying #BlackHistoryMonth & learning a lot! Just wanted to talk about how #BlackTudors can give you a new perspective on #BlackHistory. For over 100 years before 1619 there were Africans living in Britain. Looking at their experiences raises new Qs…
Did you know there were Africans at the courts of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James IV of Scotland? That an African diver salvaged items from the @MaryRoseMuseum? That there were Africans aboard the @GoldenHinde_ when Drake sailed it around the world in 1577-80?
In fact, Diego and Maria, and two other unnamed African men were with Drake when he landed in California in 1579- Africans (albeit briefly) in North America forty years before 1619.
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13 years ago today, our chairman, @EricHolder, was sworn in as the first Black Attorney General of the United States ⚖️🇺🇸

We’re pretty proud he’s our boss 😎#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory
.@EricHolder is a born-and-bred New Yorker, husband, dad, basketball fan, internationally-recognized leader on legal issues, & staunch advocate for civil rights. He has served in government for 30+ years—having been appointed to positions by Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Reagan.
He served in the Obama Administration as the 82nd U.S. Attorney General. In his tenure, AG @EricHolder vigorously defended voting rights & led the Justice Department’s efforts to overturn politically-motivated voter ID laws that were designed to suppress minority and youth votes.
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#OTD in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment passed the House of Representatives, sending it to the states for ratification. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States “…except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
The amendment ended race-based chattel slavery in America, but did not rid the nation of forced labor, which exists through America’s prison system today. #13thAmendment #Constitution #slavery #HistoryMatters #CivilWar #USCivilWar #AmericanCivilWar #PoliticalHistory #knowhistory
Congress abolished slavery in Washington D.C. in 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in rebelling states Jan. 1, 1863 and former rebel states were forced to ban slavery in new state constitutions. Republicans in Congress still wanted a Constitutional Amendment.
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Wegen dieser Eissorte kennen viele Deutsche den Namen „Fürst Pückler“. Kaum jemand kennt hingegen das Schwarze Mädchen, das Pückler einst aus Afrika nach Deutschland verschleppte. Eine kurze Lektion in #BlackHistory als Thread. 1/10
Das Pückler-Eis (Erdbeere, Schoko, Vanille) ist hierzulande weit verbreitet, oft zu finden auf Speisekarten mit „gut bürgerlicher Küche“. Benannt ist es nach Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871), einem preußischen Fürsten. Erfunden hat es sein Koch. 2/10…
Pückler war ein adeliger Dandy und Reiseschriftsteller mit einer Leidenschaft für Landschaftsarchitektur. Bis heute sind in vielen deutschen Städten Straßen nach ihm benannt. Was gerne vergessen wird: Pücklers Rolle als „Besitzer“ einer afrikanischen „Sklavin“. 3/10
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Scientists predict this year’s hurricane season is going to be pretty bad – and it already has been. But one group of Black people is often overlooked when we talk about natural disasters: people trapped in prisons when disaster strikes. #PushBlack #BlackHistory 🌀
Prisons already create life-threatening living conditions as it is – but they really show their true colors when they leave us to die during natural disasters. It wasn’t just Katrina, either.
In 2005, the Orleans Parish Prison forced incarcerated people to stay in prisons during Hurricane Katrina. As prison staff escaped, the water flooded cells, leaving people to starve and drown for DAYS.
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The woman looked down at the squirming pink child hungrily suckling at her breast. Although she couldn’t stand the horrible little thing, she knew her life depended on it. She closed her eyes and thought of her own baby – hungry and alone. #PushBlack #BlackHistory 👇🏿
During enslavement, Black women of childbearing age were extremely valuable. Of course, they could help increase the population of enslaved people – but enslavers and their families had another idea of something they could provide.
Breast milk. Shortly after giving birth, enslaved mothers would frequently be forced to breastfeed white women’s babies instead of their own. Enslaved mothers could sometimes only see their own babies every few weeks! This had horrible consequences.
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He knew he was taking a risk when he raised his violin bow – but risk-taking ran in his family. What would this racist audience do when they realized that his music was more beautiful than they could have ever imagined? #PushBlack #BlackHistory 🎻 Image
When the spotlight landed on him, he carefully poised his violin bow. He was confident in his ability – but unsure what this white audience would make of a Black virtuoso. Would they be angry? Amazed? He was about to find out. Image
Joseph Douglass’ debut at the 1893 Chicago’s World’s Fair could change perceptions of Black people, his grandfather told him. But would it really? And did it matter? Image
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Racism is so much a part of American culture that it was featured in everyday household objects. These items were found in countless white households – and you might be surprised by how blatantly racist they were. #PushBlack #BlackHistory 👇🏿
#1: Toys

“Chopped Up Niggers” was a puzzle game featuring our people. Images of us were meant to be chopped up and put back together! The puzzle placed Black bodies at the mercy of the puzzle players. This normalized violence against our people in real life.
#2: Soap

Nigger Head Tar Soap was often used to soothe scalp issues such as psoriasis, dandruff, and skin allergies. These soaps all featured caricatures of Black faces with big bug eyes and gargantuan red lips.
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⚠️ The following story contains graphic imagery displaying anti-Black violence that some may find triggering or disturbing. #PushBlack #BlackHistory

All you can smell is blood. All you can hear is the clanking of chains, shrieking men, and the chanting:
“Kill niggers, kill all you can. For they don’t have the right to live like men!”
Brutality had been brewing in Attica Prison for months, until violence boiled to the surface on September 9, 1971 and the prison became the site of a massive revolt.
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