In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional,
thus permiting slavery in all of the country's territories.
The case before the court was that of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Dred Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin before moving back to the slave state of Missouri,
had appealed to the Supreme Court in hopes of being granted his freedom.
Taney -- a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggression -- wrote in the Court's majority opinion that,
Congresswoman @ayannapressley does not mince words. She speaks truth to power. A white supremacist mob waving trump, maga, blue lives matter and confederate flags in the US Capitol were incited and encouraged by trump.
It was all based on a lie about a fraudulent election and a desire to invalidate millions of Black votes. There must be accountability for all who were responsible. The Impeachment will likely not result in a conviction.
Just look at the confederacy. trump and the Republican Party are a confederacy of: racists, whites supremacists, xenophobes, obstructionists, hypocrites, misogynists conspiracy theorists, greed, incompetence, lust for power and insurrectionists hell bent on
We talked about the calls for unity. And as I said on that interview, and will repeat as long as it takes, there can be no unity without acknowledgment, understanding, and intentional action to remake our systems that were built on white supremacy.
That’s a foundational human concept—in personal relationships and in society, no problems are ever corrected without doing the work to repair the wrongs. #ShowUp
When a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday,
they forced an emergency recess in the Congressional proceedings to officially certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The disruption came shortly after some Republican lawmakers made the first of a planned series of highly unusual objections,
based on spurious allegations of widespread voter fraud, to states’ election results. The chambers were separately debating an objection to Arizona’s results when proceedings were halted and the Capitol was locked down.
trump as expected was the worst to hold the office of #potus All of his supporters may not be racist (but clearly they are ok with racism so 🤷🏾♂️) but all the racists love and support him. #sedition#trumptreason
I thought trump said that he would join the racist riotous mob at the Capitol during their violent takeover attempt? #coward
Who knew that Capitol Police could exercise such great compassion, kindness and restraint in the midst of a rebellion and insurrection activated by #maga#domesticterrorists ? They literally tried to overthrow the government based on right wing Republican conspiracy theories
spewed by #trumptreason and #republican enablers Question, does the constitution still matter with the exception being when white people are upset at the election result because Black People & #BIPOC had the audacity to turn out and vote against white supremacy, racism, and
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of
a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or
The #maga#trumptreason terrorists planned to overturn the electoral vote confirmation, plotted to kill Speaker Pelosi and Mike Pence , they stormed the Capitol and destroyed government property in a failed coup attempt, they killed a Capitol Police officer,
they brought confederate flags to the Capitol among many other abhorrent acts. This is pure domestic terrorism led and encouraged by #trump and people like @joshhawleymo & @sentedcruz & people like @repralphnorman in the House of Representatives.
There will be no talks of healing until they all acknowledge Joe Biden won the election, denounce white supremacy and all of the terrorists and their enablers are charged accordingly. The confederate flag is no better than a swastika.
In common parlance the term prima facie is used to describe the apparent
nature of something upon initial observation. In legal practice the term generally is used to describe two things: the presentation of sufficient evidence by a civil claimant to support the legal claim (a prima facie case), or a piece of evidence itself (prima facie evidence)
Congrats Senator - Elect from the State of Georgia, the first African American to do so, @RaphaelWarnock .
Senator-Elect Warnock was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., the oldest historically Black fraternity in the country, in Harlem, New York in 1993.
“In a word, it means ‘service’ for me,” Warnock explained in a video on Twitter late last year. “It’s also a great fellowship. It’s a wonderful way of connecting to other men with similar values. And while I am a proud Alpha man…there’s a lot of love between all these
fraternities and sororities.
Once @JonOssoff ‘s victory is certified the Dems will hold a simple majority in a 50/50 Senate with a tie breaker vote from Vice President - Elect @KamalaHarris . @senatemajldr will be fired as Majority Leader, and the Dems will now be
Win or lose, a lot more people voted for him this year, after watching him as president* for four years, than voted for him last time. These are people you work with. Perhaps you live near. Go AZ, WI, MI & GA.
Thank you US Congresswoman @RepJayapal . Where were the Federal Agents in the state of Michigan when white people carrying confederate flags, swaztikahs, assault rifles and nooses stormed state capitals to protest wearing masks #covid19?
While calling for the Governor of Michigan to be lynched. Yet, #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 protestors and allies are met with federal force during peaceful protests. barr, who is allegedly the US Attorney General, offered nothing. He’s a partisan hack doing 46-1’s bidding. #vote
We go hard, especially during Homecoming, because HBCU’s represent the four years in our lives in which we weren’t the minority, an affinity group, an ERG, or an afterthought. HBCU’s; It’s Black sacred ground.
It’s a family reunion, a block party, a cookout, a kickback, a fashion show, a festival, a black power rally, a revival, an oasis, a physical, and spiritual baptism in Blackness. #ifyouknowyouknow
Again, I have no respect; no admiration; no reverence for the #confederacy . Their goal was the continued enslavement, raping, murder, separating of families and oppression of my people. This is the heritage of the confederacy - there is no romanticizing that. #blacklivesmatter
On Nov. 13, 1862, the Confederate government advertised in the Charleston Daily Courier for 20 or 30 “able bodied Negro men” to work in the new nitre beds at Ashley Ferry, S.C. “The highest wages will be paid monthly,” the ad stated.
It was odious work. The nitre beds were large rectangles of rotted manure and straw, moistened weekly with urine, “dung water,” and liquid from privies, cesspools and drains, and turned over regularly, according to accounts at the time.
Let’s look at this, the Senate has “an affluent membership” composed mostly of white men, who are about 30% of the population but hold 71 of the seats” out of 100. Source- The Guardian.com May 20, 2019. White men are 30% of the U.S. Population.
White men are 30% of the U.S. Population. @senatemajldr & @realdonaldtrump have confirmed their 200th FederalJudge. 76% are men and of this number 85% are white men. Did you get that? 85% of newly confirmed judges are white men.
#moscowmitch has confirmed mostly young, conservative white men to the federal bench to life time appointments for a reason.
On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was throwing snowballs and playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park when a police car rolled into the snowy field. Within two seconds of getting out of his squad car, white police officer
white police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed the 12-year-old. The officer claimed he thought the pellet gun was a real firearm.
America’s systemic marginalization, criminalization and subordination of black and brown bodies killed Tamir, the officer merely fired the gun.