Police arrest Ferguson protesters blocking I-70
That generational wealth is fucking killer.
The Homestead Act also helped.
But you know…bootstraps.
The Jackson 5 || Can You Remember
But now that you are grown so girl you left me all alone. And you know I’ll never find no one to call my own.So girl, I love you, don’t you know I love you
this song is magical <3
ZAC Zac Posen S/S 2015 New York
Georgia state Senator Fran Millar (R) vowed to do everything he can to stop Sunday early voting and an early voting location popular among African American voters.
I came across this Think Progress article today about Georgia senator & Republican, Fran Millar, who is a staunch opponent of Sunday voting & the recent installation of voter registration tables/polls set up in a predominantly African-American shopping center. According to Millar, these practices are “blatantly partisan” and he basically implies that Democrats are using this to their advantage to gain (more) of the black vote and boost the local republicans out of their positions. However, Millar inconveniently forgot that there are many registered Black republicans and those who hold personal values similar to those of the GOP platform.
From the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, there have been numerous laws, bills, and restrictions put in place to disenfranchise Black people from voting and other rights as American citizens. In the 60’s, there were voter literacy tests; which were a group of confusing questions under the guise of a test used to discriminate against non-educated Black people. Today, you have many Conservatives advocating for strict Voter ID laws; to further prevent the elderly, Black people and other people of color from voting because they are less likely to have government issued ID’s.
The article also mentions how Republicans in states such as North Carolina and Ohio have rallied against sunday voting hours, in hopes of reducing African-American voter turnout. African-American studies actually discusses how our people fought against the denial of our rights and took initiatives to educate and bring awareness about the importance of voting & exercising political power even while putting their lives at risk to do so.
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
<Adds her to the list of historical events and people I’d love to write about.>Holy amazing plot material!!! This movie would win ALL the awards!!
nope cuz hollywood would cast emma stone to play her
people be like “are you really going to miss out on a potential friendship just because someone doesnt share your views on feminism/racism/etc.” and i’m like “ya lol”