“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.- George Santayana. These words are so poignant and a reflection of what we are facing today….
Today in history, marks the 99th anniversary of the bombing and complete destruction of Black Wall Street, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot (massacre) of 1921. A black community where black owned business flourished. In case you don’t know what Black Wall Street was, according to Fain(2017) “In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States.
We are speaking out about George Floyd’s senseless murder. Celebs, entertainers and sports figures around the world are voicing their take on race and police brutality in light of the current state of the world.
During a Friday morning segment of ESPN’s “Get Up,” former NBA player and current on-air personality Jalen Rose provided his commentary on the state of race relations in the United States:
A white Minneapolis venture capitalist’s office lease was terminated after a viral video showed him questioning black entrepreneurs using the gym in a building of which they were all tenants, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday.
Our very prominent ‘Cancel’ society has snagged another ‘casualty’. #DojaCatIsOverParty trended yesterday on Twitter after alleged ‘receipts’ from the ‘Say So’ rapper’s past links her to allegedly participating in alt-right/incel chat groups online on the platform TinyChat. Rumor has it content shared in the groups would often border misogynistic but more often racist and encourage White Supremacy.
ON THIS DAY in HISTORY—BLACK HISTORY. It was February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four. Continue reading On This Day in HISTORY: The #GreensboroFour staged a SIT-IN to protest segregation! [vid]→