This is a quick overview of what happened to Tulsa, OK’s “Black Wall Street” in 1921.
The black population grew to prominent, too successful, so they were literally massacred. They were bombed by the US government. The United States of America sanctioned the firebombing of the black population of a major city prevent “a Negro uprising”.
Most people don’t know which US city was the first in history to be attacked by air, and this is why
"Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society."
- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator
Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever!
And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)
(November 11, 1991)
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
B R U H yesssssssssssss i swear yesss
HOW ABOUT 1ST-8TH GRADE?!
man, 7th grade is a rough year for everyone.
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: So many New Yorkers are supporting Ferguson in Times Square that it’s blocking up traffic.
Wtfff why didn’t I know about this ?
It’s both incredible and unfortunate that a song from 40+ years ago can still feel so relevant.
Please remember that the word “riot” has been used to silence Black political action before. It trivializes Black actions as senselessly violent or worse yet, unprovoked. “Riot” is “uncontrolled behavior” or “a public disturbance”.
This isn’t a riot. This is a demonstration. This is a wake up call.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS STARTED THE VIOLENCE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AS PROVEN BY THE VIDEO ABOVE.
please watch this before its taken down
We might be the most hated people in the world, but I adore being Black.