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

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How Frederick Douglass Used Photography To Promote Positive Images of African Americans

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Sharing this is a fascinating post from Culture Shock Art WordPress Blog on how Frederick Douglass used the power photography to help dispel myths and negative stereotypes about African Americans.  Click here to view the article.

You will DEFINITELY learn something!!

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Two Women Wear Blackface To Serena Williams’ Australian Open Tennis Match

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Here we go again!  Why can’t they leave Serena Williams alone!   At the Australian Open on January 27, 2016, a woman in black face was photographed holding up a sign that said, “Keep Calm And Be Serena”.  Continue reading “Two Women Wear Blackface To Serena Williams’ Australian Open Tennis Match”

Quote: True Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Tension: It Is The Presence Of Justice -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Recent Posts:

11 Little Known Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Breast Cancer Developed By Breast Cancer Survivor Angela Courtney

Trinidad and Tobago Gymnast Creates New Move, Eyes Rio Olympics

“People Always Say That I Didn’t Give Up My Seat Because I Was Tired But That Isn’t True…No, The Only Tired I Was, Was Tired Of Giving In” -Rosa Parks

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Ever Wonder What Happened To The Montgomery, AL Bus Rosa Parks Boarded on December 1, 1955?

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Black Mail Fast Fact: The actual bus that Rosa Parks rode on December 1, 1955 (which helped launch the Montgomery Bus Boycott) sat in a field for 30 years in Alabama before it was restored to its original condition. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan bought the bus through an auction for $492,000 in 2001 and then had it restored at an additional cost of $300,000 The restoration took place in Southfield, MI and was paid for by government grants (Save America’s Treasures Grant). The bus remains on display at The Henry Ford Museum

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60th Anniversary Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott – December 1, 2015

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1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott – Blacks In Montgomery Walking To Work To Avoid Taking The Bus.

 I’d See The Bus Pass Every Day……..

But To Me, That Was A Way of Life…..

We Had No Choice But To Accept What Was The Custom.

The Bus Was Among The First Ways I Realized There Was A Black World And A White World.

-Rosa Parks

What proverbial “bus” (injustice/discrimination/racism) is passing us by (on a daily basis)……that we are just accepting as a ‘way of life’?

Check out some of our recent posts:

Carl Brashear: 1st African American and 1st Amputee To Become A Master Diver In The U.S. Navy

Jackie Robinson: 1st Black Player In Major League Baseball Court Martialed In 1942

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guess Who? Name The 2 Men In This Photo.

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Guess Who?  Comment and share the names of the individuals in this picture.  Answer will be posted at 6pm EST.

Check out earlier posts:

Violette Anderson: First African American Woman Admitted To Practice Before The U.S. Supreme Court

African Proverb: “Tell me whom you love, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

Negritude: Disorder Of Being Black

Jacqueline Berrien, Former EEOC Chair, Dies at 53

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Former EEOC Chair – Jacqueline Berrien dead at 53.  Berrien died of cancer.  President Obama shared, “she has spent her entire career fighting to give voice to under represented communities and protect our most basic rights.”  A focus of her tenure as EEOC Chair was combating workplace discrimination.  During her term as Chair, the EEOC won the largest award under the American With Disabilities Act (ADA) $240 million for intellectually disabled men in EEOC VS. Hill Country Farms. The payout was later reduced to $1.6 million due to statutory caps.

She was also instrumental in the passage of regulations concerning the Genetic Non Discrimination Act of 2008.  A leader by example, during federal sequestration, when staff were furloughed without pay, Berrien donated her pay to a federal employee assistance fund. Prior to joining the EEOC, she worked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.   Click the link below to read more about this phenomenal woman!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jacqueline-berrien-former-eeoc-chairwoman-dies-at-53/2015/11/12/1ecc41da-8956-11e5-9a07-453018f9a0ec_story.html

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