Category Archives: History

Open Thread | A Supreme Court That Wants to Usher in Jim Crow II Voter Suppression

The worst court on Voting Rights since Taney.😠😠   We are fighting against the most concerted state-based effort to undermine Black voting strength since the Civil Rights Mvmt. And in that context, the Supreme Court has again, & w/abandon, shredded … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th

Independence Day. But, for whom? I leave you with this classic:  

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Open Thread | Juneteenth Is Now A National Holiday

I didn’t learn about Juneteenth in school. It was an Elder in the church, who grew up in Texas, that taught me about Juneteenth as a child. You will not disrespect nor denigrate the work of activists of many years. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Past Isn’t Even The Past

Honor to this Elder, speaking her truth. “I am a survivor of the Tulsa race massacre. Two weeks ago, I celebrated my 107th birthday. Today, I’m visiting Washington, DC for the first time in my life. I’m here seeking justice, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Faulkner Wrote It Well

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. This entire thread is much Truth. So much Black history, really isn’t history, because so many people alive today experienced it.   This is amazing content. It hits differently when you … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the national observance of the holiday celebrating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you for all you did for this country, Dr. King.   A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate … Continue reading

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Open Thread | History Made

Well, Dolt45 has made history.   BREAKING: The House has voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection against the federal government at the U.S. Capitol. He's the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. https://t.co/RpYQXYT0Ss — … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Joe Biden Chooses Senator Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

Biden answered the question of WHO?? Yesterday   A historic photo: @JoeBiden asking @KamalaHarris to join the ticket — taken just a few hours ago, from his home in Wilmington. Your next President and Vice President!! pic.twitter.com/vLNHxnvkb3 — Ronald Klain … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Your Mother Was Right- A Hard Head Makes for a Soft Behind

I have felt from the beginning that Karma was interested in teaching White America a lesson for selecting Dolt45. It wasn’t enough that their vessel for White Supremacy wasn’t just a national, but international embarrassment. Yet, even as he was … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏   The words of John Lewis … Continue reading

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