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Ten US military bases (Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, etc.), are named for pro-slavery #Confederate Army Generals who fought to destroy America. Let's rename them. Here's a thread with worthy candidates to honor. @AP @JeffreyGoldberg @ClintSmithIII @atrupar @john_sipher #BlackLivesMatter ImageImageImageImage
African American Crispus Attucks was the first American to die for the #AmericanRevolution:
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🇺🇸🎙️Seconda puntata della rubrica sui Discorsi Inaugurali con @lelemonaco90. Il 4 Marzo 1829 giurava Andrew Jackson, e una nuova era iniziava per gli USA, una di violenza, di divisione, di espansione e di affermazione della presidenza. Il discorso 👉
Jackson è più presente nel nostro tempo di quanto si immagini. 20 città, soprattutto nel Sud, portano il suo nome, la sua faccia è sulla banconota da 20$, la sua statua a cavallo è al centro di Lafayette Square di fronte la Casa Bianca.
Nella cultura generale è associato di solito a due cose. Una è la deportazione delle nazioni native del sud est del Mississippi nell’attuale Oklahoma, il #TrailofTears, che liberò terre nel sud per i bianchi (e i loro schiavi).
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Mês de novembro mês da Consciência Negra instituído oficialmente pela lei federal 12.519 celebrado foi incluído no calendário em 2003

A regulamentação não transformou a data em feriado nacional e fica a critério de cada estado e cidade optar por ser feriado ou não

Dos 5.570 municípios brasileiros menos de 15% consideram a data como feriado de acordo com o Estado de S. Paulo

Essa baixa adesão do feriado tão importante para 56% da população do pais, ou seja, mais da metade, mostra como vivemos em um pais completamente RACISTA!

O dia escolhido 20 de novembro faz referência à morte de Zumbi dos Palmares assassinado em 1695

Hoje no dia 02 de novembro feriado do dia dos finados fizemos uma pequena homenagem aos nossos ancestrais q lutaram pela nossa liberdade
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Some things we learned in our journey of getting to know #HarrietTubman for this unique take on her personality, some of which you may know yourself/ (#minty is available on Youtube and Vimeo )
1)She was always considered a very independent girl/slave
2)she had incredibly adult responsibilities as a child bc she was trusted and a self-starter, two qualities that would eventually lead her and many others to freedom
3)She was hit in the head w a brick thrown by a slave owner when she tried to intervene in a punishment
4)she developed narcolepsy but swore to her dying day it wasn't narcolepsy but a gift from God. She claimed God showed her visions in her "fugues", some that helped her out of some very risky close calls. She credits those visions with her successes.
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Spoilers ahead! I've spent the weekend percolating on my thoughts after seeing @HarrietFilm Friday. While I liked the movie as a whole, there was one character/story line that did not sit well with me. When I thought about it, the signs were there.
In fact, I don't even know why it was in the film to begin with. Why on earth would the writers of this movie think it was okay to have a black antagonist in this? The antagonists should have only been the white people and the institution of slavery.
I loved watching Harriet on screen. She was strong and sure, and an inspiration. By contrast, every time Bigger Long came on the screen I cringed and not because he was the "bad guy."
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Let's gooo! Welcome @RedheadProf @ericaadunbar & @dbcthesis2002. The @HarrietMovie Twitter chat sponsored by @ABWHTruth begins now! Be sure to use the hashtag #shecametoslay Image
@RedheadProf @ericaadunbar @dbcthesis2002 @HarrietMovie @ABWHTruth First off, how did each of you come to the study of Harriet Tubman? How did you encounter her in a way that led you to want to know more?
@RedheadProf @ericaadunbar @dbcthesis2002 @HarrietMovie @ABWHTruth There's plenty about Tubman's life that defies expectations and seems almost like fiction. What event or facet of her life surprised or stuck with you the most?
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Homicide always requires a certain hubris: a pride that vaunts the "wants" or "needs" of the killer over the life of the killed.

That hubris is now on display with a posting from "Auntie Lynn."
That posting directs itself to the women of Georgia (and other States adopting "#heartbeat" #abortion restrictions).

The posting pretends to be an invitational note from an old Auntie who lives in New York. Well, no, it is an invitation so it isn't a pretense in that respect.
The pretense is that it comes from one's Aunt rather than from folks involved in #murdering #uterine #children for hire. Auntie Lynn wants poor repressed mothers in #Georgia and elsewhere to know that #abortions will still be available to them in #NewYork.
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To all the people, designated White by colonizing nations, who are becoming disillusion by your evangelical or Christian faith: When you walk away from Jesus you are not #woke. You are operating out of the white supremacy you say you abhor. 1/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
When you walk away from Jesus and Christian faith to be “woke” you are walking away from a faith that sprang from brown, indigenous, colonized people. You’re walking away from faith born on the underside of empire in the context of oppressed peoples. 2/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
You’re walking away from the faith of enslaved people who found such profound liberation in Jesus that they broke laws to gather together and worship in #trees! 3/
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Here is why Cynthia Erivo, in particular, should not play Harriet Tubman.

TL; DR: There’s a troubling pattern of Cynthia repeatedly, deliberately, selectively *choosing* to not give respect to African-American heritage – the heritage of Harriet Tubman.
Note: There’s an argument to be made against Africans/non-DOS Brits playing important African-American figures – & vice versa. Performance & perspective, where & how we take up space, larger economic & cultural issues at play.

Others have unpacked that; this thread won’t.
This thread is about why Cynthia Erivo should not play Harriet Tubman, “the Moses of her people” & a sacred African-American ancestor. It goes beyond Cynthia’s birthplace, accent, heritage & even her association with an ethnic bigot.

It rests on a pattern of behavior & choices.
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The framing of @paularogo's @Essence piece on Cynthia Erivo is…interesting.

This response will be a long thread bc it's impt that:
◾️we step back to analyze the larger narrative that's being created ◾️Essence is aware that we're aware of deliberate editorial decisions.
TL;DR: From word choice, to sourcing, to biased, inaccurate framing, @paularogo's article, "Cynthia Erivo Pushes Back On Criticism Of Her New Role As Harriet Tubman" amounts to an Erivo fluff piece that tries to further neutralize valid criticism of a very real, very large issue.
(Note: When referring to African-Americans, I'm referring to DOS (descendant of slaves, h/t @BreakingBrown)/DACS (descendants of American chattel slavery)/BADASS (Black American descendants of American slavery & sharecropping, h/t @kimmaytube)
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