Modern Black History: “Miss Virginia” a story about the power of being sick and tired

http://www.missvirginiamovie.com/about Modern black history circa 2003-2004. “Miss Virginia” is the story of the power of people. It is about the power that being sick and tired of being sick and tired can generate and how that power led to positive change for students in the Washington, D.C. school district. Good movie. Great message. (Yes, the […]

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On black history and momentum

P-MV. This is the formula for momentum. Momentum(P) = (m)mass x (v)velocity. Black history is our history–not someone else’s. We are responsible for preserving and lifting up our story. It is our story to tell, and it is our individual and collective responsibility to know, own and share it. We have depended on others to […]

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Some would call it genocide: Killed by cops a leading cause of death for black men

http://www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-08-15/police-shootings-are-a-leading-cause-of-death-for-black-men This piece by Los Angeles Times staff writer, Amina Kahn, raises serious questions about how we might characterize the actions of U.S. authorities at all levels of government toward black, brown and native people. Here is how the United Nations defines the term “genocide” Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of […]

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