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Octavia Butler Quote

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Octavia Butler (1947-2006)

Drowning people sometimes die fighting their rescuers.
-Octavia Butler

Black Women: WE BE Surviving”!

Black History:  Special Delivery!! Quote: “Black women be surviving; don’t we?” -Lhea J. Love

This quote speaks volumes!  “WE BE SURVIVING” was inspired by this quote. The poem celebrates African American SHEros, survivors, past and present who made a difference!

“WE BE SURVIVING……..”

Momma did it!

Grandma did it!

Great grandma did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Rosa did it!

Harriet did it!

Sojourner did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Maya did it!

Aretha did it!

Tina did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Angela did it!

Fannie did it!

Dorothy did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Coretta did it!

Betty did it!

Ida did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Disrespected, WE DID IT!

Devalued, WE DID IT!

Dehumanized, WE DID IT!

Abused, WE DID IT!

Accused, WE DID IT!

Alienated, WE DID IT!

Unloved, WE DID IT!

Unwelcomed, WE DID IT!

Unpaid, WE DID IT!

Extorted, WE DID IT!

Exploited, WE DID IT!

Exhausted, WE DID IT!

WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE DID IT!

We be surviving don’t we!

By Enid A. Gaddis ©2017 All Rights Reserved.

Poem may not be republished, reprinted, or otherwise distributed without the expressed written consent of the author. Requests may be submitted via email to:

Enid Gaddis,  blackmailsd4u@gmail.com

Malcolm X Quote

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Quote: “You are not being oppressed when another group gains rights you’ve always had.” – Unknown

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Quote: “You Cannot Enslave A Mind That Knows Itself, That Values Itself, That Understands Itself”

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Another powerful quote to ponder!!

“You Cannot Enslave A Mind That Knows Itself, That Values Itself, That Understands Itself”

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Quote: I’m Not Going to Censor Myself To Comfort Your Ignorance. -Unknown

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I’m Not Going to Censor Myself To Comfort Your Ignorance. -Unknown

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Did you miss yesterday’s post?  Click here to view a powerful rendition of, “Hey Black Child” by Unesi Eugene Perkins.

Black Mail Trivia: Which Alabama NAACP Staffer Investigated Sexual Assault Committed Against Black Women?

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Black Mail Trivia Question:

Since the inception of slavery, through the Jim Crow era and beyond, Black women have been targets of sexual violence which they often suffered with in silence with no hope of justice or protection.  As the Civil Rights Movement began to emerge, the sexual violence of black women received more attention and advocacy.

Which NAACP staffer investigated and rallied the black community of Alabama in opposition to sexual assault committed against black women?

A)Thurgood Marshall

B)Rosa Parks

C)Roy Wilkins

D)Ella Baker

E)E.D. Nixon

Answer will be posted at 6pm EST.

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Did you miss yesterday’s post?  Click here to learn about Dr. Patricia Bath and her invention of a medical device to remove cataracts (a leading cause of blindness among African Americans).

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