Category Archives: slavery

repost: Things I did not know #97644899544: The first memorial day was led by former slaves

The first Memorial Day was led by former slaves in Charleston. Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit

From The Guardian: The song Strange Fruit “carries a passionate message for all time with its vibrant opposition to those who preach racial or religious hatred and intolerance in the US…. The original source of the song is a poem called Strange … Continue reading

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Update: The global politics of good hair

Update: I LOVE ME HAIR! (Thanks Donyelle!) Global politics shapes every day life when the systems of slavery, colonialism, capitalism and racism combine to make kids feel they are not beautiful: “This term good hair was not a beauty term, … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam

Here’s a different — and much more controversial — perspective on taxes from Brother Ali.

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