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Why august? Lol
It’s a hotter month, since we are technically a tropical people.
It’s a longer month then February, which is the shortest month.
Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”
A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:
The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.
Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.
The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.
In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.
The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.
The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963
The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.
On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.
On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE members
Further, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.
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AUGUST IT IS !!!!! PASS IT ON !!!!
Happy black history month
Some body tricks you can use.
More facts on Ultrafacts!
I tried sticking my thumb into my mouth and blowing, and then i realized it meant to just blow.. like a candle…
Yooooooooooooo!!!! The thing about stuffed nasal passages!!!!! Yooooooo!!!
She’s just the best ever
She can’t keep doing this to me
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01: Jennifer Abel of Canada on her way to Gold in the final of the Women’s 1M Springboard at The Royal Commonwealth Pool during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 01, 2014 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) (via Jennifer Abel of Canada on her way to Gold in the final of the… News Photo 453029914 | Getty Images)
First hijab wearing policewoman in the United States! read her story now on hijabican!
Saint Paul, MN!
Of course! Minnesota making history
Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via raffaellacarra)
get to know me meme: ten female characters ♦ joan watson
↳ “My point is that the only thing that anyone can predict about people with a 100 percent certainty is that they’ll change, and anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.”
We’ve been anxiously awaiting Misty Copeland’s first commercial for Under Armour ever since we learned that the American Ballet Theatre soloist signed with the athletic company back in January. And from the looks of this 60-second spot, it was well worth the wait.