altaylor49

Today in Black History: Juneteenth begins after slaves in Southern Texas hear 
          	                                                about the Emancipation Proclamation over two years later, 
          	                                                1865.

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Today in Black History: The Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit of the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre who were seeking reparations, 2024

XZENNE

@altaylor49 said a whole mouthful *standing ovation*
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altaylor49

@XZENNE I understand where you're coming from. But you see, even when we as a people come together to peacefully protest the injustice we face on the daily, some so-called 'friendly supporters' will use it as an opportunity to destroy our efforts by looting, and causing mayhem.  We're told 'we need to pull ourselves up by our boot straps', but when a group like Fearless Strivers plans to give $20,000 dollar grants to Black woman led businesses, the powers that be cry, discrimination.  We're damned if we do and damned if we don't.  They will stop us at every turn, because they fear us and the good we as a people are more than capable of producing.  Remember man is still trying to figure out how the Black Egyptians built the pyramids centuries ago.  Remember if it was for a Black Woman, John Glenn would still be floating around the earth in outer-space. It was a Black Man that designed Washington DC.  It was a Black Man that did researched on blood plasma, saving millions of lives.  And it was a Black Man, Crispus Attucks, who was the first man to died for our independence from England.  That it was a Black Man, Matthew Henson, not Adm. Perry,  that actually discovered the North Pole. So until they can accept the facts that the Black race has made major contributions to humanity, and it ain't all about them, there will never be any true civil rest anywhere.  Accept the truth and respect us!!!
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XZENNE

Really sad. Crazy part is, that is just one of the known ones. I found out many masscres here in Louisiana but nobody knows about them. Most were in GNO (Greater New Orleans) area. Just so disheartening but it’s really up to us black people to really stop settling for less. This been ongoing. Until we say enough is enough and start getting physical with those palm colored people and standing on business, stuff like this will continue to happen. They know they can get away with this bc all black people gon do is NOTHING. I hate to say it. Idk wth majority of black people are afraid of? Like stand ten toes against those people. Put fear in them the same way they been doing us. I promise you a lot would possibly change if we flip the script and really show them we ain’t the 1 or the 2. But that’s just me. I’ve been tired for us and our forefathers and foremothers but I can’t fight the battle alone either ya know. 
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altaylor49

Today in Black History: Hattie McDaniel 1st African-American Oscar Winner, 
                                                           born 1895.

altaylor49

@ThrillerGal Yes, and Ms. McDaniel's sacrifice opened the door for other African-American women, Butterfly McQueen,  Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Ruby Dee, Hallie Berry, Angela Bassett, and many others, to have the opportunity let their talents shine on the silver screen, for all the world to see and enjoy.
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ThrillerGal

@altaylor49 It's so dad how some of the black community shamed her and refused to give Hattie her flowers for playing stereotypical roles. Sure, they were negative depections of our people, but they were the only opportunities we had in film at the time. Somebody had to make the sacrifice to open the door, and that's what Ms. McDaniel did. 
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