Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Police Told Native American Woman “Quit Faking” Before She Died In Police Custody

Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
Image: Sarah Lee Circle Bear (Facebook.com) The deaths in police custody of women like Sandra Bland and Rekia Boyd have drawn national attention to the potentially lethal threats posed to women of color by racist police. On Tuesday, Indian Country Today reporter Sarah Sunshine Manning wrote about the July…

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Photo Series ‘We Are Queens’ Reminds Us of Black Women’s Inherent Royalty

Photo Series ‘We Are Queens’ Reminds Us of Black Women’s Inherent Royalty.

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Lily Parr – Shero shoots, shero scores!

Lily Parr was maybe the greatest female football player who ever lived! In a career that spanned over 30 years she scored nearly 1000 goals! Lily was born in Merseyside on 29th April 1905. She was the fourth of seven children, and as she grew up she prefered kicking a ball around with her brothers…

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“No, we cannot sing, ‘My country, ‘t is of thee, Sweet land of Liberty’! It is hollow mockery.” Susie King Taylor

Susie Baker King Taylor (1848-1912) was the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her …

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IN REMEMBRANCE: 7-5-2015

Originally posted on BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS:
MARVA COLLINS, EDUCATOR WHO AIMED HIGH FOR POOR, BLACK STUDENTS By SAM ROBERTS JUNE 28, 2015 Marva Collins in 1983. In 1980, President-elect Ronald Reagan was said to be considering her for secretary of education. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Marva Collins,…

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