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“….Justice For All God’s Children”

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A powerful quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NOW is the time to make justice a reality for ALL God’s Children.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apologies ALONE Are Not Enough….

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BLACK MAIL QUOTE:

“Apologies ALONE cannot undo the historical trauma, environmental
destruction, economic exploitation, and social deprivation exacted upon communities of color.
How can we get over “IT” when we are still oppressed by “IT”?” -Enid Gaddis

“I AIN’T SCARED!” -Maxine Waters

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been one of several political and public figures to be sent exclusive device in the mail. Her response: “I AIN’T SCARED!!”

We Must Tell Our Children……

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Let’s inspire and encourage our children! They shall be GREAT!
“We must tell our children,
Resilience is your superpower. Brilliance is hardwired in your DNA! Your “CAN-DO” is stronger than any “CAN-NOT” the world may try to impose on you. You are the answer to the prayers of your ancestors. Your hands are gifted. You shall do great things.”

-Enid Gaddis, Black Mail

Lena Horne Quote

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Came across a quote from the incomparable Lena Horne that we just had to share!

“I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m me. I’m like nobody else”

-Lena Horne

So delighted that a postage stamp has been issued in her honor!

Fannie Lou Hamer Quote

Black History: Special Delivery!! Today we are sharing another thought provoking quote from Fannie Lou Hamer! “….I don’t want you to say, ‘Honey, I’m behind you.’ Well, MOVE. I don’t want you back there. Because you could be 200 miles behind. I want you say, ‘I’m with you’. And we’ll go up this freedom road together. ” -Fannie Lou Hammer Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. Much of her activism was concentrated in Mississippi. The youngest of 20 children, Hamer grew up in Sunflower County, MS. Hamer began work with her family sharecropping at the age of six. She is well known for coining of the phrase “Mississippi Appendectomy” after receiving a hysterectomy without her consent our knowledge. At the age of 47, she was hospitalized to remove a tumor. It was at that type that doctors also gave her a hysterectomy without her consent. Click here to read an earlier Black Mail post about the ” Mississippi Appendectomy”. Hamer died in 1977 due to complications from breast cancer and hypertension.

Makeovers vs. Takeovers

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“Makeovers are great. TAKEOVERS are better.”

-Enid Gaddis, Black Mail

Celebrate The Skin You’re In!!

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Quote: “My color is my joy, not my burden.” -Bebe Moore Campbell

Bell Hooks Quote

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“Usually when people talk about the strength of black women…. they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.”
-Bell Hooks


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