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1/ A quick PSA: I’ve just had a conversation with a dear friend who has experienced racial discrimination in a school to the point of damaging her mental & physical health. She has been forced to leave because she felt the constant battle would destroy her health further.
2/ She is not the 1st either. That school has had a drain on Global Majority talent because of the incessant bullying & ‘hush-up’ culture.

The irony is they are taking procedures against her at the start of #BlackHistoryMonth.

Guys, in this month while the usual slides of
3/ MLK & Nelson Mandela get shown, if your school is not pursuing active anti-racist policies it’s the equivalent of trying to train a dead horse to run at Ascot.

Please understand, especially during this period, to understand that the systemic injustices are not just in the
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@PopsieWagga1 @GoodJuJuGuru Africans were enslaving centuries before Whitey returned to birthplace of "humanity"

Used to think up to 60% of some African nations slaves

Appears to have been sub-Saharan Africa

Some North African nations were up to 90% slaves

Most Africans enslaved by bros traded locally/E
@PopsieWagga1 @GoodJuJuGuru Most Africans enslaved by bros traded locally & to East

Europeans first introduced to African slave trading by them being paid by African slave traders to transport their chattel slaves up & down West coast to minimise African slave traders losses from overland forced marches
@PopsieWagga1 @GoodJuJuGuru So the enslavement of their bros by fellow Africans and their being traded was happeneing long before Whitey returned

The coastal shipping of slaves between African owners was initiated by Africans before the #AtlanticSlaveTrade

Don't know who first thought of selling/buying...
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Non-dom billionaire-owned Spectator magazine's ex-Director Kemi Badenoch, is second favourite to replace non-dom billionaire-owned Telegraph & Spectator magazine's ex-employee Boris Johnson. 😬

But who is Kemi Badenoch, & why do malign foreign/non-dom billionaires❤️her?
Badenoch worked as a systems analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, before - like every other candidate in the #ToryLeadershipContest - pursueing a career in 'consultancy & financial services', working as an associate director of private bank & wealth manager, Coutts.
In her maiden speech as an MP on 19 July, 2017 Bademoch described the vote for Brexit as "the greatest ever vote of confidence in the project of the United Kingdom" and cited her personal heroes as Winston Churchill, Airey Neave, & Margaret Thatcher.

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In January 21, a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives introduced a bill that would bar schools as well as organizations that have entered into a contract or subcontract with the state from endorsing “divisive concepts.”…
Specifically, the measure would forbid “race or sex 'scapegoating',” questioning the value of meritocracy, & suggesting that New Hampshire—or the United States—is “fundamentally racist.”

Contrary to their often repeated claim, the Right actually HATES *certain* free speech.
The bill is one of many that Republicans have introduced. In Arkansas, lawmakers have approved a measure to ban state contractors from offering training that promotes “division between, resentment of, or social justice for” groups based on race, gender, or political affiliation.
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👑 🎂 #QueenElizabeth turns 96 today — she was born on April 21, 1926.

The world was a different place the year the Queen was born. Take a look.👇… Image depicting Queen Eliza...
🌎 The world's population was almost 2 billion people, nearly a quarter of the population today.

And the average life expectancy was around 50 years old in the US and 70 years old in the UK.… Image depicting Central Par...
💸 The economy was very different too. A loaf of bread cost just 9 cents and the average American worker earned 75 cents an hour.… Image depicting a woman wor...
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We can do with a little bit of history today. Let's look at African Americans in the United States Congress in a short historical Thread. 🧵
From the first United States Congress in 1789 through the 116th Congress in 2020, 162 African Americans served in Congress. Meanwhile, the total number of all individuals who have served in Congress over that period is 12,348.
Between 1789 and 2020, 152 have served in the House of Representatives, 9 have served in the Senate, and 1 has served in both chambers. Voting members have totaled 156, with 6 serving as delegates. Party membership has been, 131 Democrats, and 31 Republicans.
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@CultExpert This relationship between former cult members and the Evangelicals who deprogram them + their ties to the Republican party is a fascinating recurring theme.
@CultExpert The Nazis used cult tactics, too.
@CultExpert When one considers these conservative "purity test" it all make more sense. The pledging of loyalty to a set of bizarre, evolving, principles. And, if you don't adhere to them; well, you're thrown out of the group — you’re just a RINO.

You are excommunicated.
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🧵Good morning, friends! Today marks the 12th #VisibleWomen event! This will be a thread that goes over the history & basics then we'll get started. Submission instructions also posted here:
What is the #VisibleWomen project? It's a effort to raise the profiles of women in the comic book industry **in order to get them work**. (More on that last part in a bit.)
For the next roughly 8 hours, we will signal boost portfolio & CV links from women in the comic book and publishing industries. We will then put those names and links on a spreadsheet that is made available FOR FREE to any hiring professionals in the industry. #VisibleWomen
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"According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first appearance in print of the adjective white in reference to “a white man, a person of a race distinguished by a light complexion” was in 1671."

"Colonial charters and other official documents written in the 1600s and early 1700s rarely refer to European colonists as white."
The Invention of Race -… via @prx
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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 comes to an end today. But that doesn’t mean our learning and appreciation of Black history should end with it.

Let’s meet some of the people fighting to ensure history is not rewritten.
Voting rights leader @MsLaToshaBrown gave us a history lesson in U.S. voting laws and why Black women have always been the ones to get sh*t done.
As the fight over critical race theory threatens Black history, @ProfJeffries breaks down the importance of teaching “hard history” and why he's betting on students to see through the lies.
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As Black History Month comes to a close, Northwestern University Law Review would like to take a moment to highlight a few pieces by Black authors recently published in NULR. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of these outstanding authors. 1/8 #BlackHistoryMonth
In a forthcoming piece, @DrMamaEsq of @UCLA_Law explains how public school districts’ residence requirements incorrectly assume that every child has a nuclear family structure. This, she argues, systematically disregards many families that have a different family structure. 2/8
In Girls, Assaulted, @inGerri of @IUMaurerLaw explores how incarceration perpetuates sexual exploitation through nonconsensual searches by the state. She argues for eliminating blanket searches because these searches violate the constitutional rights of incarcerated girls. 3/8
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Dr. Roselyn Epps was a life-long advocate for women's and children's health and for underserved communities. She was recognized for her leadership in medicine and should continue to be celebrated for her contributions to public health this #BlackHistoryMonth. 1/4 Image
Born in Little Rock, AK, and educated at Howard University, Dr. Epp became many "firsts," including the first African American president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the @AmerAcadPeds and the first acting commissioner of public health in Washington D.C. 2/4
As the first African American local and national president of the American Medical Women’s Association, she advanced research on women’s health initiatives and established scholarship programs for future public health officials. 3/4
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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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Hey y'all! Guess who is reporting from the White House #BlackHistoryMonth event?! Stay tuned directly updates!
Full house today at the White House #BlackHistoryMonth celebration. Lots of hugs and elbow bumps like a family reunion. So far I spotted at least a dozen CBC lawmakers, Rev. Al, Rev Jesse Jackson Jr, Star Jones, Divine 9 leadership and civil rights leaders.
Before the program starts, I'm sneaking in a selfie. We're expecting POTUS, VP #KamalaHarris and more to speak. #BlackHistoryMonth
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“The price of this transformation is the unconditional freedom of the Negro; it is not too much to say that he, who has been so long rejected, must now be embraced, and at no matter what psychic or social risk. He is the key figure in his country...”

—James Baldwin, The Fire
“...and the American future is precisely as bright or as dark as his. And the Negro recognizes this, in a negative way. Hence the question: Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?”
“White Americans find it divest themselves of the notion that they are in possession of some intrinsic value that black people need, or want..which, for example, makes the solution to the Negro problem depend on the speed with which Negroes accept white standards.”
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Momma Africa Stands up for Ukraine: Destroys Russia's Legal Rationale For Dismantling Borders.

#WakandaForever #BlackHistoryMonth
Why Black people should care about Ukraine, explained
Roger Scruton - To Understand Ukraine, We Must Remember The Communist Past… (@Scruton_Quotes)
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Enslaved Black people are mostly depicted as very docile and didn't fight back. However, this was not the case and there were numerous slaves rebellion. #BlackHistoryMonth

The Stono Rebellion, the largest slave rebellion in South Carolina, 1739. Image
On September 9th 1739 Jemmy aka Cato and 20 core group of warriors, who had been stolen from Kongo region of Central Africa. Image
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Do you remember the time Prince performed at Gallaudet? It's true! While in town for his Purple Rain tour, the legendary artist gave a special concert just for the Gallaudet community. Check out the story thread and photographs! #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackPride #gallaudet Slide 1 ID: Purple colored background of Prince singing. Tex
Read "On the Green" newsletter (Dec. 10, 1984 Vol. 15, No. 10):… Slide 2 ID: B/W photo (with a purple border) of Prince signi
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Queen Nanny Of The Maroons: Ashanti Woman who Fought And Freed Over 1,000 Enslaved Africans In Jamaica. #BlackHistoryMonth

Nanny also known as Queen Nanny was a Maroon leader in Jamaica during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Enslaved Africans who escaped & established independent settlements in the Americas were known as maroons.
Nanny was a runaway slave from Western Africa who had been sold into slavery. It is usually assumed that she was born into the Ashanti tribe of modern-day Ghana.
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In 1847, Missouri banned education for black people.

John Berry Meachum went ahead and equipped a steamboat with a library, desks, chairs and opened a 'Floating Freedom School'. #BlackHistoryMonth

John Berry Meachum was born into slavery in Virginia in 1789 but by the age of 21 he had earned enough money doing carpentry work to purchase his own freedom and then his father’s.
Meachum was a married man, but before he could save up enough to buy his wife’s freedom she was moved to St. Louis. He followed her here and eventually managed to purchase her freedom as well.
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Her name was Cathay Williams and she had to pose as a MALE to be enlisted at the Time..She was part of the 38 Regiment,Infantry Division and was called a Buffalo Soldier! #BlackHistoryMonth

A THREAD! ImageImage
Cathay was born and enslaved in 1850 in Jackson County, Missouri. In September 1861 Union troops impressed Cathay and she joined the Army to work as a cook and washerwoman for Union Army officers.
On November 15th, 1866 Williams disguised herself as a man and enlisted as William Cathey, serving in Company A of the 38th Infantry, a newly-formed all-black U.S. Army Regiment, one of its earliest recruits.
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To honor #BlackhistoryMonth we’re excited to share a few examples of Black & Palestinian solidary, a testament to decades of inspiration drawn from each other. #BlackHistoryEveryday #BlackFutureMonth
Renowned Palestinian Poet Samih al-Qasim dedicated this poem to revolutionary Congolese leader & the first Congolese President, Patrice Lumumba (credit Africa4Palestine)
Internationally known civil rights leader, Dr. Angela Davis has long expressed & acted in solidarity w/ the Palestinian people. Notably, in 2016 Davis released her book “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement''.
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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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