I have been saying this for years #Childsupport#Welfare#thewarondrugs are systems set up to destroy the #blackfamily and the #blackman . If you say I am wrong you are clearly not paying attention. Because although whites use the system the most. Black people are effected negatively by these system. As if it was set up that way. To help the whites and destroy the blacks. Next time you say black men don't care about there kids and family. Ask yourself who taught you that narrative and why. ----------------------------------------------@i_of_horus
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! It was always said that the black man "abandoned" their families when the truth is we were forced out. Prior to the 1960s, the black community had a higher ratio of dual parent households than even the white community. But that all changed with welfare. The government incentivized black women to go It Alone, without a man and the black woman took the bait. And thus the "Independent" Black woman was born and with her came single parent homes by the millions. If you're looking for more proof, read the #moynihanreport . Now this is not to blame anyone for where we are, but it's to bring Awareness on how we got here. Because we can't undo what has been done by continuously lying to ourselves about how it happened... #theuncomfortabletruths#therealremyredd#Blackmedia#BlackHistory#blackhistoryiseveryday#blackhistorymonth#lionzkingsview#lionzkingsview2#Blackfamily
WATCH: TEXAS COP vs 14-YEAR-OLD BLACK GIRL
A video surfaced on social media shows at least three San Antonio cops forcibly detaining a 14-year-old black girl. Luckily, the footage was shot by a bystander who filmed how one of the police officers punched the girl in the face with a closed fist.
On the night of May 20, the 14-year-old victim was attending a quinceanera where during the party two male attendees got into a fight. When the police arrived on the scene, the girl, who hadn`t been involved in the initial altercation, was punched. Moreover, despite the fact that witnesses claimed the child did not hit the officer, she was arrested and charged with assaulting a public servant. After the incident, the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center, where she was taken and held for three days, refused to provide her an ice pack that she requested.
The most disturbing thing is that other two cops did nothing to stop the cop from beating the 14-year-old girl who did nothing. And this is a country we live in. How big do you think the chance is to grow up in America if you are black?
Salute to the brilliant Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins (May 25, 1849 – June 14, 1908), the "African American musical prodigy on the piano. He had numerous original compositions published and had a lengthy and largely successful performing career throughout the United States. During the 19th century, he was one of the best-known American performing pianists. Although he lived and died before autism was described, he is now regarded as an autistic savant." @kentakepage
Marshall Taylor (1878 - 1932) cyclist who began racing at the age of 18. By 1898, Taylor had set seven world records and became the second black athlete to be crowned at world champion. He rose to international fame, and despite being one of the wealthiest athletes of his time, Taylor fought racism his entire professional career, which eventually led him to retire at 32 years old. Question: In which discipline of cycling did Taylor specialize?
Doesn't have to be #blackhistorymonth to see the bs around us. I just watch the film #iamnotyournegro that only debuted in #paris which is interesting since it is mostly about the history of #america . Why is much of the #usa still refusing to see what the rest of the world already clearly recognizes? When having conversations about these topics there are responses that are so frustrating to answer because they are coming from such ignorance. Ex:
But we had a black president so?
Why do black people only focus on the negative and ignore the progress?
Can't we all just get along?
I don't see color. 😐😵
Black people should focus on ______
You are just biased because _______
There are two sides to every story.
It is not wrong to ask these questions but only if the person asking is actually wanting to know the truth and not just to defend their reality.
We need to stop making judgements on things we do not care to understand. We need to listen and learn (seek the truth avidly). We need to stop asking for numbers and statistics and respond with passion. We need to stop waiting for something to effect us to care about it.
There will be many people who see this and disagree but the reason is that they are completely blind to the reality of majority -black & brown people are not the minority in the world.
If you took the time to read this and agree, don't understand, completely disagree, or are indifferent, please challenge yourself to dig deeper and out of your comfort zone. Sacrifice some of your TV time to watch documentaries like #the13th , #iamnotyournegro which will radically open your mind. .
FLOW!! MasterPiece presents F.L.O.W. (For.Love.Of.Words) - A Showcase is back with a FIRE lineup! For 4 years the show has been the DFW metroplex's fastest growing and hottest nights for pure entertainment. Year after year we have celebrated spoken word in a grown and sexy fashion bringing some of the world's most dynamic and powerful artists to ignite the stage. Saturday June 3rd will be no different. Live at the Ten Eleven Grill, International Poet MasterPiece will be hosting yet another high powered show!! Join us with DJ Shabazz and @lockjohnson and Ivory Jean Band as we celebrate For Love Of Words!! The Theme: Dashiki Affair.
Come dressed in formal attire.
You can now purchase tickets and/or tip with the brand new app BRAVO TIP or Pay. Bravo Tip makes it easier to tip when you dont have cash. Be sure to download the app and sign in. App users will receive a free bottle of fragrance from Universal Purpose.
TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE SOLD OUT.
Doors open at 6:30p. Show at 7p.
Tickets can be purchased at www.flowshowcase.com
Today marks #AfricaDay and if you're anything like me, you'd question the relevance of selecting one day to celebrate being #African
To me, it's like #blackhistorymonth but I want to hear your thoughts on this. Please comment below 💭: @dhlafrica
Contrary to popular belief, George Washington Carver was not the inventor of peanut butter. Even though he was born into slavery in 1864, he ended up becoming a prominent scientist, botanist, chemist, artist, pianist and inventor while being well known for his work with peanuts. He encouraged farmers who were former slaves to rotate their crops and find alternative cash crops. Carver also suggested that they give up growing cotton in favor of other crops such as peanuts and sweet potatoes because cotton took away the nutrients from the soil. With the development of the new and diverse crops, he helped to stabilize the lives of struggling sharecroppers in the South who had backgrounds similar to his. He left a lasting legacy as a role model and becoming an icon of African American achievement 🏆 #peanutman#georgewashingtoncarver
After posting and sharing videos for the last 120 days straight it's time for me to take a short break............ When I told people I was posting on Instagram about black history people told me "black people don't care about their history. Why bother?" When I told those same people that I would also max out the word count for each post, they told me black people don't read....... Well 120 posts, 25,000 likes, 2000 comments and nearly 8000 followers later those people are now eating their words. I honestly believe that there has never been a better time for us to share our stories, our history than right now. Thanks to the internet and social media what was once hidden now be found and shared enriching us all. I want to say thank you to every single person that offered encouragement, shared their own personal stories with me, sent pictures, posts, liked, commented and shared. I appreciate it all so much and cannot express how much this process has enriched my life.
I'll be back in a weeks time, refreshed and ready to carry on with my journey through the past.