"Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South", which she entered on November 14, 1960.
"As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry…
"Footage documenting the Black Power movement in the United States, shot by a group of Swedish journalists"? Just what the doctor ordered! Don't miss 'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975'. Featuring many of the leaders of the Black Power movement, such as Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver. Really powerful.…Continue
NYC: Join us at "BROOKLYN STAND UP!", a panel event that will bring together policy experts, media commentators and activists for a discussion on poverty in the community. Featuring Michaela Angela Davis of "MAD Free with Michaela…Continue
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This is the first in a series of monthly blog posts about being a great activist from ONE.
By Emily Walker, ONE marketing manager…Continue
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On August 2, 1924, James Baldwin was born in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. As a teenager, he took after his stepfather and became a preacher, learning early on the power of his voice. Upon leaving the church at 18 he also left the…Continue
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The Great Ani DiFranco Plantation Kerfuffle of 2013 has been something of a boon to people who debate and study race in America. In DiFranco, anyone who’s ever cared about race or Birkenstocks has had a light cast on the perception of just how far race matters have really progressed, which is to say, not as far as we thought. DiFranco is progressive and hip and down for the cause…and, as it turns out, completely full of white privilege. She rolled with …Continue
So I’m a nerd; at heart, in spirit, an undercover geek. Although I ditched the mid-80’s schoolteacher glasses and their annoying lenses for pretty, safe-for-contact-lens-wearers eye make-up and sexy stilettos, I’m still a geek. Dig in my pretty purse and you’ll find at least two books that I’m reading at the same time, a couple of notebooks, some #2 pencils and random post-it notes with scribbling all over. Do not take me anywhere close to a bookstore or you will lose me. Yes,…Continue
"Cops pointed guns at and threatened to shoot protestors as they forcefully and brutally evicted locals from the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Armed and aggressive cops were sent in by the government to destroy these poor people’s dwellings in Mangueira, so they can build parking lots for the upcoming World Cup 2014." "A dozen houses in the Mangueira slums of Rio de Janeiro have been demolished, and residents have been removed at gun point by the government of Brazil in order to…Continue
The process of institutional education is drawing to a close for many of us. My finals are in May and so if deduct holidays, I technically have 3 months left of university. Scary stuff. The thing is, as far as post-graduation plans go, I had found myself in a bit of a rut.
By Tash Vals, AFROPUNK Contributor *
Let’s rewind a little.
Having started off in an airline company back in Africa that…Continue
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On Wednesday January 1, Leticia James became the first Black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City. James was…Continue
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A typical “but he was a communist” diatribe spewed by a Facebook friend unfortunately occurred after I shared my Nelson Mandela tribute video. “Also Mandela wasn’t much for peaceful change,” he spewed, and “The ultimate freedom fighter I know of is Jesus Christ, everyone else falls short,” he later would spout with a condescending tone that would trump the sound of a chalkboard screech.
And on this blackboard, I would demonstrate why his one-sided, all-defining opinions were…
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Revolution is synonymous for change. Who said you needed to be a certain complexion, size, or even have the same preferences as the person to your left or right? Exactly, no one! We all embody strength from one another and the legacies of even the greatest activists, leaders, and peers have somehow been intertwined in our psyche whether we realize it or not. In the words of Frantz Fanon, “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray…Continue
“There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.” ~ Carl G Jung
The loud world is basking in your silent revolution. Your function is in fashion now. You wear your personality trait like a hip badge of honor, and you’ve mustered enough inner-energy, all one-third of it, to gain battle ground against the over-valued extrovert. Gone is the stereotypical assumption of a shy, perhaps…
As you may know, some of us are not exactly big fans of Christopher Columbus' ways around here. And yet, this holiday that so many Native Americans and others find offensive is still celebrated every year around the U.S. Let us know know what you think about Columbus Day and share you favorite memes with us! - L…
It's easy to talk about Healthcare in terms of numbers and statistics. Those aren't people. They're just numbers. It's easy to talk about the Government Shutdown in terms of scoring political points. Who is polling well? Who is up for re-election? But I would not be here right now if it weren't for publicly funded healthcare. This isn't a political game. The fight going on in Washington right now is incredibly real to me, and incredibly personal. To me, this is a literal fight…Continue
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The practice of "Stop and Frisk" has officially come to an end in NYC after a federal judge has ruled that it violates the 14th and 4th amendments. About damn time.
Read more on the the ruling The Huffington…Continue
50 years after the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rustin, who was openly gay, was the chief organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. The White House announced on Thursday that he will receive the highest civilian award in the United States.…
So Juror B29 from the Zimmerman trial told ABC News yesterday that Zimmerman "got away with murder", that she "fought to the end". "I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury". And yet she still opted for a "not guilty" verdict. It probably was not an easy choice for her, but what exactly is "to the end" then?…Continue