Black Panther’s Minister of Defense Geronimo Pratt makes his first public address five months after being release from 27 years in Prison for a 1968 murder he never committed. May 1997 Geronimo Pratt’s conviction was over turned; being set free from prison with $4.5 million.
The Civic Committee for the Dignity of Chocó and the Committee of Civic of Buenaventura demand the Declaration of Social, Economic and Ecological Emergency of the Colombian Pacific as provided in Article 215 of the Political Constitution of Colombia.
We make a call A The Networks of Afro-Descendant Social Movements around the World so that they join in the struggle of us the Children of the African Diaspora born in Colombia and visualize this reality together we are more.
As racialized, heteropatriarchal/cissexist, ableist capitalism comes more directly for you, you may find yourself feeling more like a target. You may find yourself in the uncomfortable position of having to grow your capacity to feel sorrow, or fear, or frustration at how little you can do, or some other “negative” emotion. Growing that capacity, feeling into the *shit* of it – it’s required for survival.
If you feel hopeless, like you don’t know how to tolerate feeling this fucking shitty & continuing on, might I suggest looking to & supporting the work of communities who are less surprised than you in this moment.
Listen to the wisdom of & support the work of – disabled people. Trans people. Black & indigenous people. $poor people. Queer people. Womyn. Refugees & immigrants. People of color. You may choose to support organizations or individuals. You may choose to support with money or with time.
But support. There are folks out here who have been under attack all along. Their work is a wealth of free education & resources on how to survive the impossible, turn shit into glitter, make stone soup. Go ahead & learn from their work – & be sure to give back. Because quite literally, we’re all we’ve got.
This is straight up disgusting. The people who make this happen are straight up disgusting. They make me ashamed to be human. & of course the people who blocked the van make me remember it’s worth it to fight. Free #GuadalupeGarcia
Last night I was feeling violent. The morning finds me softer. The truth is, we have been surviving under impossible conditions all along. We are resilient, we’ll see each other through this. Now more than ever, do what you need to do to be kind to yourself & each other. Grow your capacity to feel. Let yourself feel the rage, horror, fear, letdown … & make room for what’s beyond that. We are lovers, dreamers, organizers, healers, protectors of ancient wisdom, protectors of earth, protectors of each other. We’re magic, we’ll keep being magic. He can’t take that from us.
The question still being asked by Africans, decades after they gained a nominal Political Independence, is: ‘How long shall they kill our Prophets while we stand aside and look?’ This question was memorably put forward by the iconic Bob Marley so many years ago, but our prophets continue to be killed.
One by one, our most steadfast leaders have been eliminated, to the point where Africa is hard-pressed to point out more than three people who are advancing the continental agenda for Economic Freedom. Almost every single leader who has stood up for Africa’s right to economic self-determination has been eliminated either Physically or Politically. RealAfricanWriters
Booker T. Washington was married three times. Each of his wives played a vital role in the furthering of the country’s educational system.
Fanny Norton Smith, Olivia Davidson, and Margaret James Murray were all heavily involved with the improvement of Black Women’s Rights and Schooling.
“I am West African, and I work at a consultancy firm in London. I am always being made to feel that my Natural Hair gives the impression that I am unprofessional”, says Leila. “A few years ago I had my hair styled in cornrows and I was asked quite blatantly by my boss how long it would be before my hair was back to ‘normal’.
“I was taken aback. I could not believe what I was hearing.” Although shocked, I did change my hairstyle I did not want my hair to be the cause of problems for me at work.”
Look, it’s been going down. Now it’s just going down faster & harder. If you are white, able-bodied, a citizen, & don’t have any other legitimate reason not to (ie do you feel safe talking to cops?), we need your body on the line.
It’s going down in courthouses, housing communities that house a lot of undocumented folks, airports, & more. Like if Saturdays are normative Saturdays for you (“should we go get brunch?”) you need to be heading to your closest airport right now. Or check the news for what’s fucked near you. Head there now.
#undocumentedandunafraid <<— use this hashtag on all your posts, too. Make it harder for them to find your friends. #resist #resisteveryday #fuckfascism
Friday is the day to attract Abundant Wealth. Perform a Yagna or at least an Archana to Mahalakshmi for prosperity.
Shreem Shreem Shreem
Maha Lakshmi is the consort of Lord Maha Vishnu and Goddess of Wealth.
She emerged from the Ocean decorated in Golden ornaments, with a strong determination to remove poverty. Lakshmi blesses not just material wealth but Her worship can also help to attain wealth goals and wealth consciousness.