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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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On this day in1966 imperial majesty haile selassie comes to kingston jamaica. fifty years ago today, ethiopian emperor haile selassie visited jamaica. hysterical crowds of thousands of people greeted him the airport in the capital of kingston. the ethiopian resistance to italian colonialism and later occupation, drew some of the attention, but it was the jamaica’s rastafari population who were particularly enthusiastic. rastafari revered (and still revere) haile selassie as divine. in the first part of the twentieth century, the combination of economic and political crises in jamaica and the rise in afrocentric belief systems as promoted by people like marcus garvey (and his “back to africa” philosophy) led to a belief in haile selassie’s reign as more than the continuation of ethiopia’s monarchical government system. the belief was that the coronation of haile selassie i, king of kings, conquering lion of the tribe of judah was the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. bob marley’s wife, rita, recalls meeting selassie and recognizing his divinity. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 0 star 19 3 days ago

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 1953 harriet tubmam started the underground railroad. harriet tubman was an african-american abolitionist who was best known for making 13 missions to take more than 70 slaves from the south to the north. she accomplished that by using a network of anti-slavery activists and homes that were friendly to her cause, a system known as the underground railroad. she never lost a passenger. born in maryland as a slave, she was beaten by her masters in her youth. she became a devout christian who said she often had visions and dreams from god. in 1849, she escaped to philadelphia and, within a few years, she started to rescue her family, one group at a time. when the civil war began, tubman worked for the union army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, having guided the combahee river raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in south carolina. in her later years, tubman worked to promote the cause of women’s suffrage, she died in 1913 and became an american icon after her death. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 1 star 57 4 days ago

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 1775, the first integrated army in american history was the colonial militia that fought the early battles of the war of independence, comnonly referred to as the american revolution. african american minutemen fought on the front lines in the first battles against the british. african americans assembled at lexington and concord on april 19, 1775, to defend boston against a threatened attack by his majesty's regiments. one of the first to see combat was prince easterbrooks, a lexington slave, who was a member of captain john parker's company and who was wounded at the battle of concord. he survived, however, to fight in many other companies throughout the revolutionary war. another was barzillai lew, who joined the 27th massachusetts regiment, fought at bunker hill, and served in the army for seven years. although the continental army tried to exclude african americans at one time during the conflict, and some states raised all-black units, free african americans and s***e militiamen served alongside of white militiamen in many battles from bunker hill to yorktown. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 1 star 42 4 days ago

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

comment 1 star 43 4 days ago

On this day in 1977 alex haley, author of "roots" was awarded pultizer prize. author and historian alex haley was awarded the pulitzer prize in journalism for his groundbreaking novel roots: the saga of an american family. in the book, haley allegedly traced generations of his family’s history to kunta kinte, an 18th-century african sold into slavery in the american south. roots spent 20 weeks on the new york times best seller list. that same year it was turned into an equally successful miniseries that was viewed by more americans than any other program in the history of television at the time. it told the truth about slavery in america in a way that had never been told before. in addition to roots, haley interviewed dozens of prominent african-americans including martin luther king jr., miles davis and malcolm x for a series that ran in playboy magazine, and also penned the international bestseller the autobiography of malcolm x: as told to alex haley. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 1 star 31 5 days ago

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

comment 0 star 31 6 days ago

On this day in 1990 ralph david abernathy led at the age of 65. ralph abernathy was the best friend to martin luther king jr., and king's successor as head of the southern christian leadership conference. in nearly all the photos of martin luther king jr. participating in marches, there was one figure who was constantly by his side: ralph abernathy. after king’s assassination in 1968, abernathy took on the leadership of the southern christian leadership conference and led the march on washington that had been planned for may of that year. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 2 star 48 6 days ago

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

comment 0 star 40 2 weeks ago

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

comment 2 star 31 2 weeks ago

On this day in 1963, sidney poitier becomes the first african-american to win an oscar for best actor. sir sidney poitier, ( born february 20, 1927), is a bahamian-american actor, film director, author and diplomat. hollywood could not ignore the talents of african-american actor sidney poitier. he became the first black to win an oscar for best actor for his performance in the film lilies of the field. the significance of this achievements was revealed in 1967, when he starred in three successful films which dealt with race and race relations. to sir, with love, in the heat of the night, and guess who's coming to dinner ( about a white woman who brings her black boyfriend to meet her parents. a ground-breaking controversial film for 1967) making him the top box-office star of that year. in 1999, the american film institute named poitier among the greatest male stars of classic hollywood cinema, ranking 22nd on the list of 25. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 3 star 43 2 weeks ago

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

comment 0 star 35 2 weeks ago

On this day in1967, harlem voters defied congress and re-elected congressman adam clayton powell jr. adam clayton powell jr. (november 29, 1908 – april 4, 1972) was a baptist pastor and an american politician, who represented harlem, new york city, in the united states house of representatives (1945–71). he was the first african-american to be elected from new york to congress. re-elected for almost 30 years, powell became a powerful politician of the democratic party, and served as a national spokesman on civil rights and social issues. he also urged united states presidents to support nations in africa and asia as they gained independence after colonialism. following allegations of corruption, in 1967 powell was excluded from his seat by democratic representatives-elect of the 90th congress, but he was re-elected and regained the seat in the 1969 united states supreme court ruling in powell v. mccormack. he lost his seat in 1970 to charles rangel and retired from electoral politics. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa, #knowledgeofself, #freedom, #melanin, #nubian, #blackexcellence, #panafrican, #woke, #myblackisbeautiful

comment 0 star 33 2 weeks ago

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

comment 1 star 29 2 weeks ago

On this day in 1972, on april 10, 1972, isaac hayes became the first african-american to win the academy award for best original song with "theme from shaft." isaac lee hayes jr. (august 20, 1942 – august 10, 2008) was a singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer. hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label stax records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner david porter during the mid-1960s. hayes and porter, along with bill withers, the sherman brothers, steve cropper, and john fogerty were inducted into the songwriters hall of fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo sam & dave, carla thomas, and others. hayes was also a 2002 inductee into the rock and roll hall of fame. the song "soul man", written by hayes and porter and first performed by sam & dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the grammy hall of fame. it was also honored by the rock and roll hall of fame, by rolling stone magazine, and by the recording industry association of america (riaa) as one of the songs of the century. during the late 1960s, hayes also began a career as a recording artist. he had several successful soul albums such as "hot buttered soul" (1969) and "black moses" (1971). in addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures. he was well known for his musical score for the film "shaft" (1971). for the "theme from shaft", he was awarded the academy award for best original song in 1972. he became the third african-american, after sidney poitier and hattie mcdaniel, to win an academy award in any competitive field covered by academy of motion picture arts and sciences. he also won two grammy awards for that same year. later, he was given his third grammy for his music album "black moses". in recognition of his humanitarian work there hayes was crowned honorary king of the ada, ghana region in 1992. #wakeup, #blackisbeautiful, #blackpride #problack, #justiceorelse, #blacklove, #melanin, #love, #protest, #blackpeople, #africa,

comment 0 star 41 2 weeks ago