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Noose found at mlk memorial! visit @unapologeticallyblvck and click on link in bio to read my full story!! #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Check out @wynsongbyrd interview with the iconic kool dj red alert! click on the link in the bio! #love #blackpower, #blackman, #blackicon, #hiphop, #problack, #melanin, #unapologeticallyblvck, #blackisbeautiful, #blackking, #wakeup, #black

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Visit my website www.unapologeticallyblvck.com to follow my " "on this day" series. click link in bio! on this day may 17 1952 brown vs board of education #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Next month!! vendor slots available! & ticket link in my bio! calling all women entrepreneurs in the nyc area! click the link in @ladiesinbusinesssipnshop to purchase tickets to the ultimate networking experience! presented by: @wynsongbyrd |where: nelema's eyebrow & spa (@nelema160) 160-01 jamaica ave. jamaica, ny | when: saturday june 17th | time: 5-9pm | general admission $10 in advance! | e-mail dopecurvychicks@gmail.com for sponsorship & vendor opportunities || #newyork #nyc #ny #newyorkcity #manhattan #newyorknewyork #newyorkstateofmind #brooklyn #nyclife #newyorker #fashion #party #instagram #newyork_instagram #style #instagramnyc #queens #newyorkstyle #sipnshop

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On this day in 1961, the congress of racial equality (core) staged its first “freedom ride” out of washington, d.c., through the deep south in efforts to challenge racial segregation. although the boyton v. virginia supreme court ruling integrated interstate travel, strong opposition against integration remained in the south and violence kept the races divided on buses and trains. core decided to attack segregation head on with the rides and sent a group of seven black and six white activists who rode on a bus together in defiance of local laws and customs. the riders endured considerable adversity in efforts to make the trip, including being severely beaten and eventually having their bus burned. freedom riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern united states in 1961 and subsequent years in order to challenge the non-enforcement of the united states supreme court decisions morgan v. virginia (1946) and boynton v. virginia (1960), which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. the southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them. the first freedom ride left washington, d.c. today in 1961 and was scheduled to arrive in new orleans on may 17. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Today's quote - bob marley #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Today's quote "thank god i woke up today" #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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On this day in 1967, boxing legend muhammad ali was stripped of his heavyweight championship title after he refused to be inducted into the u.s. army during the vietnam war. on march 9, 1966, at the height of the war, ali’s draft status was revised to make him eligible to fight in vietnam, he said that as a black muslim he was a conscientious objector, and would not enter the u.s. military. “my conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful america,” he said at the time. “and shoot them for what? they never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, r**e and k**l my mother and father. … shoot them for what? how can i shoot them poor people? just take me to jail.” a year later, on april 28, 1967, ali appeared in houston for his scheduled induction into the u.s. military. he repeatedly refused to step forward when his name was called despite being warned by an officer that he was committing a felony that was punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. his refusal led to his arrest and conviction though he stayed out of prison while his case was appealed. his license to box was suspended in new york the same day, and he was stripped of his title. ali was unable to get a boxing license in the u.s. for the next three years. muhammad ali's words and actions were even more controversial than cassius clay’s conversion to islam in 1964. the vietnam war was popular at the time in the u.s., and the sight of a man, especially a black man, not only refusing to serve, but doing so eloquently, p****d off the sporting, media, and political establishments. ali instantly became a national pariah..perhaps the most hated man in the country at that time. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Today's quote #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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On this day in 1903 the publication of w.e.b. dubois's the souls of black folk crystallized opposition to booker t. washington's program of social and political subordination. william edward burghardt "w. e. b." du bois was a sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, pan-africanist, author, and editor. born in great barrington, massachusetts, du bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. after completing graduate work at the university of berlin and harvard, where he was the first african american to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at atlanta university. du bois was one of the co-founders of the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp) in 1909. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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Today's quote #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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On this day in 1994 south africa held its first all-race elections for local and national governments. millions waited in lines to cast their ballot over the three-day voting period. almost 20 million votes were counted. nelson mandela would go on to win the country's first democratic presidential election, becoming the nation’s first black president. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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On this day in 2002, lisa nicole lopes, better known as "left eye", was a singer, rapper, actress, songwriter and producer. she was one-third of tlc, with tionne "t-boz" watkins and rozonda "chilli" thomas. besides rapping and singing background vocals on tlc recordings, left eye was one of the creative forces behind the group. she received more cowriting credits than the other members. she also designed the outfits and stage and brought concepts to the group image, album titles, artworks and music videos. through her work with tlc, left eye won four grammy awards. during her short solo career, left eye scored two top-ten singles with "not tonight" and "u know what's up", as well as one uk number-one single with "never be the same again". she also produced the girl group blaque, who scored a platinum album and two top-ten hits. left eye remains the only member of tlc to have released a solo album. on april 25, 2002, left eye was killed in a car accident while on a retreat with her sister and others. she swerved off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle and was thrown from her vehicle and died instantly. r.i.p. lisa "left eye" lopes #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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On this day in 1944 the united n***o college fund (uncf) was founded by frederick patterson, president of the tuskegee institute, and mary mcleod bethune, an advisor to the franklin roosevelt administration, to provide a steady, consistent stream of funding to 27 financially struggling small historically black colleges and universities (hbcus) scattered across the south. it also hoped to support access to higher education for impoverished african american students by "an appeal to the national conscience." early uncf supporters included president franklin delano roosevelt and john d. rockefeller, jr. the first annual fundraising effort generated $760,000, a sum that would be worth more than 12.6 million today. in 1959, then massachusetts senator (and future president) john f. kennedy donated the proceeds from his pulitzer prize winning book, profiles in courage, to the uncf. between 1944 and 1970, the fundraising of the uncf were directed primarily by and toward influential whites such as john d. rockefeller, jr., who sat on the board until his death in 1960. only in 1970 with the selection of vernon jordan did african americans gain full control of the uncf. the arrival of jordan as president led to a dramatic increase in direct appeals to black americans including graduates of the member colleges. in 1980, the uncf enlisted lou rawls to lead an annual telethon, initially called the "lou rawls parade of stars" to raise money for uncf scholarships. the annual telethons raised more than $200 million through 2006, the year lou rawls died. in 1972, forest long, an executive of the young and rubicam advertising agency, coined the now nationally recognized slogan, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” the uncf motto became one of the most widely recognized slogans in advertising history. the united n***o college fund is an active supporter of black college attendance. in addition to funding for the now 39 member institutions, it provides over $100 million in financial assistance annually to over 65,000 scholars who attend both black and non-african american colleges and universities across the country. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack,

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On this day in 1913, the national urban league was initially known as the national league on urban conditions among negroes when it was founded. it became one of the most important civil rights organizations in the country. the national urban league, based in new york city, advocates on behalf of black americans and is committed to fighting against racial discrimination. the organization took its present name in 1920 and, over the years, had in its leadership some of the most renowned civil rights leaders of the century that followed. the national urban league has undertaken a number of initiatives, such as working to curb gun violence. there are currently more than 100 local affiliates of the national urban league in 35 states and the district of columbia. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

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