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BHM: Faces from the new civil rights movement - Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell of Millennial Activists United

We are actually living within the birth of a revolution currently within the USA, the future of this country is beginning to shift as Black people in this country begin to pick up and tie loose ends where the Civil Rights movement left off in the fight for equal rights. The spark that began this flame of what has now been been titled the Black Lives Matter movement, a statement that demands the world to acknowledge that all Black lives…

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Added by The Establishment on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Septima Poinsette Clark: The Queen Mother of The Civil Rights Movement

"I just tried to create a little chaos. Chaos is a good thing. God created the whole world out of it. Change is what comes of it." - Septima Poinsette Clark

In 1955, on the eve of her famous act of defiance, Rosa Parks attended a citizenship workshop led by Septima Poinsette Clark. These workshops were designed to train young activists, and train people in their rights as citizens. Parks said of Septima, "At that time I was very nervous, very troubled in my mind…

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Added by The Establishment on February 27, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

BHM: faces from the new civil rights movement - Jonel Edwards and Sherika Shaw from Dream Defenders

As part of AFROPUNK's spotlight on The New Civil Rights Movement, I caught up with Dream Defenders organizers, Jonel Edwards and Sherika Shaw. Amidst their hectic week, they took some time out to educate us on how they found themselves at the forefront of a movement and what’s next for their individual and organizational missions.…

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Added by The Establishment on February 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Ugandan Lawyer Victor Ochen nominated for 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) have nominated Ugandan lawyer and activist Victor Ochen (pictured above with Desmond Tutu) and his African Youth Initiative Network for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, making him the youngest African at 33 to be nominated for the award. The AFSC say, “Victor Ochen has consistently shown both commitment and…

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Added by The Establishment on February 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "10-Year-Old Math Genius Studying for University Degree"

Meet Esther Okade, a British whiz kid who is currently studying to complete her University maths degree at the age of 10. The child prodigy (who wants to run her own bank one day) enrolled for her university course three weeks ago and currently stands at the top of her class - scoring 100 per cent on a recent exam. According to The Root, the mathematician's 6-year-old brother, Isaiah, is also "showing his own genius in high-school-level math". Read more on the story…

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Added by The Establishment on February 25, 2015 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Black History Month: Faces From The New Civil Rights Movement

Kajieme Powell was murdered August 19th, 2014. Today’s #FacesofTheMovement post is very special. Qjuana is one of the people that many may not “know,” but she is necessary and appreciated.

Not only has Qjuana almost single-handedly…

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Added by The Establishment on February 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: National/International Reparations Summit

The National/International Reparations Summit is set to take place April 9th. Hosted by the Institute of the Black World, the four day event…

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Added by The Establishment on February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Black History Month: The Story of Ella Baker, The Mentor of the People

"Strong people don't need strong leaders." The organizers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) called Ella Baker "Fundi." It's a Swahili word meaning an artisan who has mastered their craft and shares their knowledge freely with the community. Though she wrote only a few articles in her lifetime, and gave only a handful of major speeches, Ella Baker was one of the core activists working tirelessly behind the scenes in the Civil Rights Movement to…

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Added by The Establishment on February 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "As of today, more than 64,000 black women remain missing across the United States."

Mic.com have published an insightful piece on the alarming number of missing black women in the United States, and the lack of importance placed on their lives when it comes to police aid and media coverage. Read the full write up …

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Added by The Establishment on February 19, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "Radical Brownies Are Yelling ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Not Hawking Girl Scout Cookies"

Meet the Radical Brownies! The Oakland based youth activist organization. The Root reports that the organization was founded earlier this year by Marilyn Hollinquest and her friend Anayvette Martinez after Martinez's daughter, Coatlupe, wanted to join a girls group. Inspired by the Black Panthers (berets et all), these girls are helping to spread the message that Black and Brown Lives Matter!. Their facebook page - which has received over 10,000 likes - states that…

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Added by The Establishment on February 18, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "Haitian's Lynching Renews Protests Against Dominican Citizenship Law"

As the Huffington Post recently reported, "thousands of Dominicans [of Haitian descent] woke up without citizenship in any country" a couple of weeks ago. Last week, a Haitian man was lynched at a public plaza in the Dominican Republic. An act that has renewed protests on the Caribbean…

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Added by The Establishment on February 16, 2015 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Black History Month: Celebrating the Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, the Mother of Voter Equality

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer Bob Moses once noted that during the 1964 Democratic National Convention, President Johnson wasn't "afraid of Martin Luther King's testimony, he's afraid of Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony." Though she lacked the fiery studied oratory style of her peers, Fannie Lou Hamer's horrifying account of the beating she experienced, simply for trying to help register black voters, captivated the national attention. Johnson…

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Added by The Establishment on February 13, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership's Black Artstory Month events

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is running a series of free events this month in honor of Black History Month - focused on poetry, film, music and art. Check out all the "Black Artstory Month" events, below.

Friday, Feb 13, 7-9PM at…
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Added by The Establishment on February 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Black Radical Tradition' - Writings about black radical and revolutionary movements in the US in the 20th century

The online resource Libcom has compiled an extensive PDF compilation of writings about black radical and revolutionary movements in the US in the 20th century, and it is now available for your reading pleasure here. The compilation - titled 'The Black Radical Tradition' - includes the writings of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Angela Davis…

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Added by The Establishment on February 12, 2015 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "A letter to Black boys and the Men they will become"

In these troublesome times, we find ourselves once again marching against persecution, fighting for freedom and having to force society to allow us fair representation and acceptance. Even in these storms we face, never stop believing in our bright future. Never let our struggles diminish all that we have to celebrate. Although whilst celebrating our progress, sadly we must once more reaffirm that #BlackLivesMatter. Like it or not, no more so should we be saying…
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Added by The Establishment on February 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Faces From The New Civil Rights Movement - #ITooAmHarvard photo campaign by Harvard's Black students

Check out I, Too, Am Harvard, the photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. On their site, the organisation states: "Our voices often go unheard…

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Added by The Establishment on February 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Supporting Young Black Men - The Dr. Shawn White Mural Project

My name is Nicole Fisher. I'm an apparel designer from Philadelphia PA, but most proudly, I am “mommy” to my amazing 4-year-old son, Asa. In April 2013, Asa’s father, Dr. Shawn L. White died suddenly, at the age of 41, from severe hypertension.  Following his untimely death, I knew that I needed to find an innovative way to preserve Shawn’s legacy for Asa, and his 14-year-old brother Quadry.  I wanted them to always feel proud of and connected to their Dad…

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Added by The Establishment on February 6, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The Forgotten Story of Bayard Rustin: The Gay Pacifist Socialist Who Organized The March on Washington

There's no national holiday to recognize Bayard Rustin, no conspicuously under-maintained road named for him, and no-one quotes him out of context to make their points, but there are few people as instrumental to the Civil Rights Movement. He's the man who organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at which Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, he introduced King to Ghandian non-violence, he founded the Southern Christian…

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Added by The Establishment on February 6, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites"

Despite the large number of Europeans inhabiting the United States, most scholars regard their citizenship - and their colonization of the indigenous land from the 16th century - as illegal. Now City World News reports that Native American leaders met up last week in New Mexico and have now decided to "extend a road to citizenship for…

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Added by The Establishment on February 4, 2015 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

AFROPUNK Black History Month 2015

Black history is living history. This month, AFROPUNK is featuring the artists, activists, and musicians who are making black history today. Throughout Black History month, we will be rolling out our 3rd mixtape, “Living History,” our collaboration with Faces Of The Movement, the February 9th release of The Triptych, and our slate of original pieces on the past, present, and future of the Civil Rights Movement. History is made every…

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Added by The Establishment on February 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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