5 days later, the following footage was posted on Twitter of a white man failing to comply with police commands. The location is unknown although it is clear it is in the USA.
“I’m the only cast member who had their own unique experience of that franchise based on their race,” he says, holding my gaze. “Let’s just leave it like that. It makes you angry with a process like that. It makes you much more militant; it changes you. Because you realise, ‘I got given this opportunity but I’m in an industry that wasn’t even ready for me.’ Nobody else in the cast had people saying they were going to boycott the movie because [they were in it].
It’s no surprise that racist narratives quickly surfaced in response to Rashford’s project of poverty alleviation.
On Thursday 10 June, 2020, the NFL decided to hold a “moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country”.
We recognise that this was painful and that offence was caused. We respect, John, and support our partners and fans globally.
CHERRY NATURAL (JAMAICA) SPOKEN WORD
Cherry Natural considers herself as a feminist dub poet or activist, and her sources of inspiration include the late Jamaican poet Louise Bennett. Louise Bennett is well-known as the first Caribbean poet who used Creole or patois consistently and to great effect in her ballads, and who relentlessly stood up for the people’s language as opposed to standard English which was then considered as the only passport to social elevation.
Malcolm X Talks Meeting Fidel Castro (1960)| Barry Gray Talk Radio
Barry Gray on WMCA New York interviews Malcolm X. Malcolm X discusses his meeting with Fidel Castro in Harlem and systemic injustice on or about September 20, 1960.
James Baldwin – How to Cool it, Esquire interview (1968)
In Esquire’s July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. We’ve republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.
Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.
13th – documentary by Ava DuVernay
Made available by Netflix (not known how long) this is a don’t miss documentary
The Black Cop: a villain, a victim and a hero – Bafta 2022 nominated documentary
An account of a Black man who decided to join the Metropolitan Police Force and what happened to him while he was part of that particular organisation
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: “Europe and the West must also be decolonised” (2019)
Writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has always questioned the literary tradition written in colonial languages, analysing the dynamics and the functioning off colonised societies and their relationship with the colonisers. Thiong’o defends the mother tongue as a weapon against linguistic imperialism, and recommends decolonising minds and the imagination, in Africa and Europe alike. We talk with him on the occasion of the publication in Catalan of his book “La revolució vertical” (Raig Verd, 2019).
MARTIN LUTHER KING’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL ALABAMA, USA, READ BY DR KING (1963)
The “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, also known as the “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and “The Negro Is Your Brother”, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE IN NORWAY (1964)
Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racial segregation, a Prize which he accepted on behalf of the civil rights movement. The Nobel Lecture is a requirement for the Nobel Prize.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SPEAKS IN CHICAGO (1967) ON WAR, RACISM & POVERTY
Because the brother said more than just, “I have a dream”.
HUEY P. NEWTON INTERVIEW (UNDER DETENTION FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES) IN MARCH 1968
Reporters from the national and international news media talk with Mr. Newton, leader of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, about his personal and political philosophy. Also interviewed is the Black Panther Party attorney Charles R. Garry, Newton’s sister and Newton’s fianc_e, unnamed for their personal safety. Recorded March 7, 1968 in a detention cell at the Alameda County Courthouse.
STOKELY CARMICHAEL AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, USA (1972)
During a lecture to students at Howard University, Stokely Carmichael speaks about the movement of black people toward unity with a clear, common ideology based on science. He stresses black people must put theory into practice – organize and take action. He speaks about the differences between revolutionary and reform movements; Pan-Africanism; the All African People’s Revolutionary Party; scientific socialism; nkrumahism; capitalism; and imperialism.
IS IT TOO LATE? BLACK LEADERS DISCUSSION (1972)
Asking the question “Is It Too Late?”, Black Journal surveys the attitudes of Black Americans towards politics, integration, segregation, self-determination, economics, education, movements, leaders, and leadership. The participants, who, in addition to answering queries, each make statements, are: Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Dr. James Cheek, Rev. Albert Cleage, Rep. Ronald Dellums (D-California), The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Dick Gregory, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, and Dr. John Morsell.
“The New Jim Crow” – Author Michelle Alexander gives the 2013 George E. Kent Lecture at the University of Chicago
Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, in honor of the late George E. Kent, who was one of the earliest tenured African American professors at the University of Chicago.
The Annual George E. Kent Lecture is organized and sponsored by the Organization of Black Students, the Black Student Law Association, and the Students for a Free Society.
Fannie Lou Hamer Interview (1965)
Colin Edwards interviews Fannie Lou Hamer on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, voting rights, human rights, and politics during an interview he taped during her visit to Berkeley. Mrs. Hamer also relates a vicious beating she received in a Winona, Mississippi, jail from two African American prisoners forced by officials. She discusses her admiration for the Deacons for Defense and her friendship with Malcolm X.
Black Leaders Discussion feat. Angela Davis, Kwame Ture & Fannie Lou Hamer and others (1973)
A Black Journal special program featuring key leaders such as Angela Davis, Kwame Ture, Fannie Lou Hamer and etc. discussing an array of topics that affect the Black community.
AUDRE LORDE: THERE IS NO HIERARCHY OF OPPRESSION
“As a Black person, I know who my enemies are. When they appear to destroy me, it will not be long before they appear to destroy you”
WHEN BOB MARLEY CAME TO BRITAIN
Including Bob Marley’s visit to Southampton featuring Don John, Mykaell Riley, and Melton Geddes, Brinsley Forde & Don Letts
BOB MARLEY BEING INTERVIEWED RE THE “SURVIVAL” ALBUM (1979)
To see his hurt is their greatest ambition, yeah!
But we will survive in this world of competition
‘Cause no matter what they do
Natty keep on comin’ through
And no matter what they say
Natty di deh every day, yeah!
JOHN HENRIK CLARKE INTERVIEW (1973) ON HIS BOOK, GREAT MEN OF COLOR
A discussion of Black history with Professor John Henrik Clarke, about his book on great men of color from history.
CHANT DOWN BABYLON PLAYLIST (UPLIFTMENT & CONFIRMATION)
For those days when the generational vampires are trying to tear you down and keep you from full human dignity. Draw strength from music.
WHY DON’T ARGENTINA HAVE ANY BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
Includes a summary of how Argentina’s population of 40% persons of African descent, was reduced to less than 3%
COUNTERING THE CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY BLACK BOYS (1977)
Classic video companion to the million selling book series by Jawanza Kunjufu is still relevant 3 decades later. Presented for historical purposes.
Slavery and Suffering – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 16]
In this episode Zeinab Badawi looks at the impact on Africa itself of one of the most evil chapters in human history: the trans Atlantic slave trade.
African Diaspora through the Americas: Slavery in the Old World and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Main themes include the differences among European slave systems in the Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French colonies of the Americas and the resulting varieties of cultural expression and resistance of the enslaved. The course will also introduce the wide variety of evidence now available for studying the African diaspora in the Americas.
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN AUSTRALIA
Superwoman by Paul Hauss
Far Away by Z3na and Dericks
Woman by Z3na
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN IRAN
Behbahani is the heart of the Afro-Iranian community in Iran’s southwestern coastal city of Bushehr.
A HISTORY OF AFRO-PUERTO RICANS
The flag is not only a symbol of affirmation, “it is used as a symbol of resistance to colonialism.“
JAMES BALDWIN ON THE LACK OF ‘PROGRESS’ RE ERADICATING RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY
The weariness can be seen in his face, heard in his voice, is written in his body language.
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN CANADA
This week we’re in Canada taking a look at black Canadian history and culture! The first recorded African man in Canada was Mathieu da Costa who arrived in 1608 and acted as an interpreter for the French coloniser Samuel de Champlain. You’ve surely heard of Harriet Tubman! She was instrumental in helping enslaved Africans escape to freedom in Canada. And have you heard of Africville in Nova Scotia? For 150 years it was home to a sizeable Black Canadian population, until they were forcibly displaced as the settlement was condemned by the authorities and deconstructed. We speak about all this and so much more, in this video!
Assurance & Many Men by Ransom Beatz
Afro Boy by Thaibeats
Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE NETHERLANDS
It’s surprsing how little the Dutch’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade is talked about considering that they trafficked an estimated half a million enslaved Africans during that time! This episode throws up a lot of interesting questions about how we regard cultural traditions in a modern context where race and racism are concerned. We talk fine art, golden carriages and black face in this bite-sized look at black history in the Netherlands.
If you are interested in doing a black history tour in Amsterdam then contact the wonderful Jennifer Tosch from Black Heritage Tours! http://www.blackheritagetours.com/
Djé by Heaven Boy
Queen by Beatzbydb
Feelings by Prodby106
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN SOUTH KOREA
The African diaspora in South Korea is largely comprised of Africans and African Americans who have moved to Korea to study, for work or because they have been deployed by the military. There is a small minority of native Afro-Koreans, by and large they are the biracial children of Korean women and African-American servicemen. This dates as far back as the 1950s, when the US deployed forces in South Korea during the Korean war and South Korea saw a spike in mixed-race, half black children. We discuss all this and more in this exciting chapter on black history in South Korea!
Music: Ice Kream by Datklien
Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN JAPAN
This week we are taking a trip to Asia, to Japan! Have you ever heard of the incredible African samurai Sasuke? Did you know that in 2015 a Japanese woman of African descent won the beauty pageant title of Miss Japan? All this and more coming right up!
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN PUERTO RICO
Attention! Not all Puerto Ricans look like JLo, Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny! Did you know that the ‘Godfather of Black History’ was Afro-Puerto Rican? Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was a scholar who made it his life’s work to document and collate black history and culture from around the world. The Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York was established by him. You’ve all heard ‘Despacito’ but did you know that some of the earliest pioneers of reggaeton were black Puerto Ricans like Tego Calderon, Glory and Don Omar? All this and more, coming right up!
A HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN BRITAIN
This lecture examines the centuries long presence of the African diaspora as an integral part of Britain’s history since Roman times. Unfortunately, this history is still too often ignored, its promotion limited only to October.
Attempts to restrict it only to the period following the arrival of the Windrush in 1948, lead to a distortion of the past which has serious consequences for all of us.
A lecture by Hakim Adi
The creation of Israel was and is a violent process that entailed the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish the state of Israel.
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN CHINA
Did you know that China has the largest African migrant population in Asia? They mostly live in a Guangzhou, also known as ‘Little Africa’ or ‘Chocolate City’.
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN MEXICO
ave you heard of the slave resistance movement led by Afro-Mexican national hero, Gaspar Yanga? Did you know that Afro-Mexicans were instrumental in winning Mexico’s independence? And what about Mexico’s only president to date of African descent, Vicente Guerrero? All this and more coming up in this video!
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE PHILIPPINES
How much do YOU know about black history in the Philippines? There have been black people in the Philippines since at least the 16th century when the Philippines was under Spanish colonial rule. During this time enslaved Africans were brought over to the Philippines to provide free labour in the construction and agriculture sectors.
HUMAN ZOOS – THE EXHIBITING OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN ORIGIN
Between 1810 and 1940, nearly 35 thousand people were exhibited in world fairs, colonial exhibitions, zoos, freak shows, circuses and reconstructed ethnic villages in Europe, America and Japan. Some 1.5 billion visitors attended these events.
A HISTORY OF ARGENTINEANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT
Argentineans of African origin do exist – although a lot less of them now, than there used to be….
AMERICANS WHO EMIGRATED TO THE USSR
Hundreds of African Americans moved to the Soviet Union escaping racial discrimination in the 1930s. At home, African Americans faced a lack of prospects and restrictions which separated them from society. Fed up with constant prejudice, several hundred African Americans left the ‘land of dreams’ to live freely in the Soviet Union.
BEING BLACK & GERMAN
Black and German: news anchor Jana Pareigis has spent her entire life being asked about her skin color and afro hair. What is it like to be Black in Germany? What needs to change?
GROWING UP BLACK IN NAZI GERMANY
Esther Fordham was a Black woman who, born October 9, 1925 in Hamburg, Germany, came of age during the Nazi era. In this December, 1995 conversation with artist Frank Fitzgerald, Esther discusses her youth, schooling and the reaction of classmates and adult Germans to her specialness. As world conditions darken and war grows to become the norm, she finds discrimination, fear, sorrow and horror, but also generosity and hope.
WHO WILL SURVIVE AMERICA?
Who will survive in America?
Very few Negroes
No crackers at all
LYNCHING: THEY KILLED US AND THEN SENT THE PHOTOS OUT AS POSTCARDS
Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into submission, and into an inferior racial caste position. They became widely practiced in the US south from roughly 1877, the end of post-civil war reconstruction, through 1950.
Victims would be seized and subjected to every imaginable manner of physical torment, with the torture usually ending with being hung from a tree and set on fire. More often than not, victims would be dismembered and mob members would take pieces of their flesh and bone as souvenirs.
Emmett Till was brutally killed in the summer of 1955. At his funeral, his mother forced the world to reckon with the brutality of American racism.
MICHAEL GROCE INTERVIEWED RE THE BRIXTON UPRISING, 1985
In 1985, police raided the home of Cherry Groce, looking for her son Michael. During the course of the raid, Cherry was and left paralysed from the waist down. The streets answered.
David Olusoga: What do I dislike about my appearance? My nose has been broken three times and it shows
What is your greatest fear?
That the lessons of history have been forgotten and we are sleepwalking towards disaster.
The royals are just like much of our press – trapped in a fantasy version of Britain’s past
Blind to their own biases and insulated from communities they do not encounter or understand, journalists and editors feel entitled to make judgments about what is and what is not racism. Hence the decision by Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, to publish a statement that unilaterally exonerated the entire UK press of all charges of racism.
MEGHAN MARKLE: PIERS MORGAN DISCUSSES HOW HE GOT TO KNOW MEGHAN MARKLE
Piers Morgan, who used to present a TV program called Good Morning Britain, talks about how he met Meghan Markle. Piers would later spend an extensive amount of time criticising her. His constant criticism would later play a part in him losing his job as a TV presenter on Good Morning Britain.
GINA YASHERE, SHOLA MOS-SHOGBAMIMU & KELECHI OKAFOR ON SKY NEWS, 04.03.2021
Revolutionary for the time, 3 Nigerian Queens speak about the Meghan Markle/Harry Windsor interview with Oprah Winfrey.
USA: THE JIM CROW MUSEUM OF RACIST MEMORABILIA
David Pilgrim, a Black sociologist, runs the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia out of the small, white, Trump-voting town of Big Rapids, MI. With the help of private donors like Chuck and Ward, an elderly gay couple, Pilgrim believes that sharing his expansive collection can change the way racism is perceived in the United States.
Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History Channel
From approximately 1525 to 1866, an unknown number of captive Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; it is thought that 2 million slaves perished on their journey across the Atlantic.
The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard (TED-Ed).
Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.
Lewis Hamilton’s priority in 2021 is to increase diversity in F1
“I got into racing because I love racing, that’s got to be at the core of what I do. If all you’re going for is accolades, for titles, I feel I could potentially lose my way.
BLACK PEOPLE’S DAY OF ACTION – 40 YEARS ON
The historically significant day, in 1981, saw over 20,000 people march across London seeking justice for the victims of the New Cross Fire, which had broken out six weeks prior. The tragic Fire had resulted in the death of thirteen black teenagers on the night, and a further death months later. Despite many signs and witness accounts indicating that the fire was racially motivated, the police failed to make any charges.
I CROSSED by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI
When I grasp you, my hands grasp nothing
but a corpse that died with no justice
I AM I by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI
We stand on your bank
tears falling on us
that stream into your heart
DOOR by ALI AL’AMIN MAZRUI
Everything looks at you twice
Ashamed, you look away,
you let it happen.
You can’t look for a fight.
THE HOUSE NEGRO & THE FIELD NEGRO, MALCOLM X (1963)
So you have two types of Negro. The old type and the new type. Most of you know the old type. When you read about him in history during slavery he was called “Uncle Tom.” He was the house Negro. And during slavery you had two Negroes. You had the house Negro and the field Negro.
MALCOLM X INTERVIEWED ON US TV SHOW, FRONT PAGE CHALLENGE: 1965
Malcolm speaks on his split from the Nation of Islam, the accusation that he called Martin Luther King an Uncle Tom; the accusation that he preaches hate and exactly wha he means by saying, by any means necessary.
MALCOLM X: DEMOCRACY IS HYPOCRISY
“They attack the victim, and then accuse the victim on attacking them”
VIDEO: THE RACIAL CONSEQUENCES OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK
When fighting insurgents in Sudan in his early career, Mr Churchill boasted of killing three “savages.”
CLIP: South Africa – Steve Biko on the rise of African nationalism in the 1970s
teve Biko describes the full range of measures employed by the South African government to supress any kind of political activity within the African community.
CLIP: Race Relations Act of 1968, UK
The debate over the powers available to enforce the Race Relations Act: are the powers strong enough and if not, how can it possibly work?
CLIP: White views of immigrants to the UK, 1964
The report includes a secret recording of an Indian man refused a hair cut from a local barber.
CLIP: SOUTH AFRICA – SOWETO UPRISING, 1976
Although students protested about this peacefully they were met with tear gas and bullets from security forces. T
CLIP: NOTTING HILL UPRISING, UK, 1958
Tensions between members of the white working class and the new African Caribbean residents broke into open violence in 1958 and 1959 with attacks by white youths (‘Teddy Boys’) on Caribbean people and properties, followed by counter-attacks by members of the Caribbean population.
CLIP: POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, USA, 1963
The Alabama state police brutally attacked the marchers, using fire hoses, dogs, and tear gas
CLIP: Life in the South African townships, 1957
The appalling conditions in the townships are clearly demonstrated by some powerful footage and penetrating commentary.
CLIP: Nelson Mandela becomes President of South Africa, 1994
4 years after his release from prison after serving 27 years, Nelson became President of South Africa
CLIP: Reactions of white South Africans to Sharpeville Massacre, 1960
There is also a running undercurrent of the belief in their own superiority.
CLIP: Dr Martin Luther King on his childhood
Context: The USA had an open system of Apartheid that was not called Apartheid. The USA was not censured for their system in the way that South Africa (eventually) was.
CLIP: Barack Obama wins the US Presidential Election, 2008
Context: Barack Obama wins the 2008 US Presidential election, the first time that a person labelled Black has been elected to this position.
CLIP: MALCOLM X INTERVIEW, 1964
Context: Malcolm has left the Nation of Islam and founded his own organisation, The Muslim Mosque
EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA, “APPEAL TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS”, 1936
n a word, it is international morality that is at stake. Have the signatures appended to a Treaty value only in so far as the signatory Powers have a personal, direct and immediate interest involved?
DAVE PERFORMING AT THE BRITS 2020
The truth is our Prime Minister is a real racist
They say, “You should be grateful we’re the least racist”
I say the least racist is still racist
And if somebody hasn’t said it
Equality is a right, it doesn’t deserve credit
ANATOMY OF A LYNCHING by ROBERT REID-PHARR
We forget at our peril, however, that the American tradition of lynching is both productive and modern.
Archives and Icons: James Baldwin and the Practice of Celebrity by Robert Reid-Pharr
Robert Reid-Pharr delivered the 2019 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, on the topic, “Archives and Icons: James Baldwin and the Practice of Celebrity,” on October 29, 2019, cosponsored by the Department of African American Studies.
PAUL GILROY IN CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE THE POET
Paul Gilroy is joined by George the Poet, for a conversation on poetry, podcasting and storytelling; looking at how hybridity and sociological thought have impacted George’s process of intuition and priorities in advocating for his community.
PAUL GILROY IN CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN
Award-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen, joins Paul Gilroy for a conversation on the motivation for his Small Axe film series.
PAUL GILROY IN CONVERSATION WITH COURTENAY GRIFFITHS, QC
Paul Gilroy is joined by Courtenay Griffiths QC, distinguished criminal defence advocate with 40 years of experience, for a conversation on racism within the criminal justice system and its disproportionate effect on Black people.
BARACK OBAMA: READ OR LISTEN TO THE PREFACE OF HIS NEW BOOK, ‘THE PROMISED LAND’
At the end of my presidency, Michelle and I boarded Air Force One for the last time and traveled west for a long-deferred break. The mood on the plane was bittersweet. Both of us were drained, physically and emotionally, not only by the labors of the previous eight years but by the unexpected results of …
LEWIS HAMILTON INTERVIEWED BY MARTIN BRUNDLE RE RACISM
Black people can’t just take a moment away from fighting racism – we have to be on it, all the time
Audre was diagnosed with cancer and chronicled her struggles in her first prose collection, The Cancer Journals.
A Litany for Survival by Audre Lorde
our words will not be heard
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings!
TEACHER DON’T TEACH ME NO NONSENSE by FELA KUTI
Demonstration of craze
If it no be craze
Why for Afrika?
REDEMPTION SONG by BOB MARLEY
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
PATRICE LUMUMBA: CONGO INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH, 30 JUNE 1960
The Congo’s independence is a decisive step towards the liberation of the whole African continent.
Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned
For many, myself included, offering African nations their own art treasures on long-term loans is not enough.
It is not Hans Sloane who has been erased from history, but his slaves
While he stood on a pedestal the significance of slavery to his life and to his collection was rendered invisible.
AVA DUVERNAY INTERVIEWS ANGELA DAVIS ON THIS MOMENT—AND WHAT CAME BEFORE
There was work that should have happened in the immediate aftermath of slavery that could have prevented us from arriving at this moment. But it did not happen. And here we are.
ACTOR CHADWICK BOSEMAN DIES AGED 43
Asked about his own childhood heroes and icons, Boseman cited political leaders and musicians: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest and Prince.
THE SHORT LIFE OF TOYIN SALAU & A LEGACY STILL AT WORK
“The community protects the people more than the police does,” Danaya Hemphill, a 23-year-old FAMU student who helped lead the searches, told me when we met in Tallahassee, at a house not far from where Toyin was found.
ARGOS ADVERT FEATURING BLACK FAMILY CAUSES OUTRAGE ON TWITTER
But Twitter wasn’t going to let them move mad without challenge
GHANA INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH
Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa.
MLK on silence & indifference to suffering
on the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’”
Why are white people so obsessed with the N-word?
t reminds us that we have been and still are seen as less than, as other than, as not even human.
Covid-19 risks & Black NHS staff
It’s just a really terrible colonial institution which has perpetuated racism , rather than combatting it
Use the hashtag #racist & call it out
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Barack Obama: Eulogy for John Lewis
Good speech although it would have meant more if he had said it and tried to act on it, while in office.
What, to the American Slave, is Your 4th of July? – Frederick Douglass
There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States
Jesse Williams’ Speech- BET Awards
The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.
I Have A Dream – Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.
I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
Invisible Kisses by Lemn Sissay
If there was ever one
Who when you achieve
Was there before the dream
And even then believed;
Backpacks – Lesle Honore
When you say to me
All lives matter
I simply ask
Will your son die with the world on his back
Something Inside So Strong – Labi Siffre (song)
Deny my place in time, you squander wealth that’s mine
My light will shine so brightly it will blind you
Still I Rise – Maya Angelou
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Colonization in Reverse – Miss Lou
Oonoo see how life is funny,
Oonoo see de tunabout?
Jamaica live fe box bread
Out a English people mout’.