#BlackFreedom Needs to be Determined by #BlackPeople (Only)

  A few weeks ago I read an article, Use your White Privilege to Fight Racism, in regards to the recent #Starbucks incident in Philadelphia. The author, Renee Graham states she received an email from a white women stating how she was “ashamed she had white privilege, how she is able to go to certain…

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Denise Oliver-Velez #BlackIndependence is #BlackFreedom “There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.”   -Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture ? For the past few months I have grappled with the concept of #BlackPower, the essence of #BlackPower, what it truly…

Denise Oliver-Velez #BlackIndependence is #BlackFreedom “There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.”   -Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture   For the past few months I have grappled with the concept of #BlackPower, the essence of #BlackPower, what it truly is and what it genuinely…

#WhilePeacefullyProtesting

I read an article yesterday from the Huffington Post “Black Lives Don’t Matter, But Black Anger Does.” The author explained how American politicians have only made change on Black issues after “Black Anger” poured out into the streets. He used the example of President Johnson not sending out troops to Birmingham when Black people peacefully protesting were being attacked, but…

#FreedomIsNoFear

The Civil Rights fight of this millennium has been against police brutality, the stereo typical thought pattern of Blacks and institutionalized racism. Freedom for Black people is to live without any condition of fear of livelihood. Our fight is the fight of living without hesitation, without a care in the world (free, living freely) and…

Our Time to Live in Freedom is Now✊🏾

How long must we wait?  In 1865 Blacks “received” the right to vote. However, the lengths taken to stop blacks from voting did not stop (but arguably still going on today) until 100 years after the initial law was written into legislation. During that 100 year span lynchings, beatings, rapes, burned bodies swinging from trees, buildings,…

#FreedomIsNoFear

  The Civil Rights fight of this millennium has been against police brutality, the sterero typical thought pattern of Blacks and institutionalized racism. Police have killed and beaten men and women to death with the idea that all Black people are some how dangerous and suspicious. They claim the – “In the Pursuit of Justice”- syndrome…

Making Our Cities Better

  While cities like Baltimore and Ferguson have been in the forefront of a civil rights movement across the nation; many know that it’s just not those cities that has police brutality issues among them. And with the reading of the charges that has the potential to be brought upon the six officers in the…