“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.” – Fredrick Douglass (July 5, 1852)
Today marks the 103rd anniversary of one of the most brutal episodes of mass violence in American history, but of course, most Americans don’t even know some shit like this even happened…
I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 hundred YEARS
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States
“America was a bastard
The illegitimate daughter of the mother country
Whose legs were then spread around the world
And a rapist known as freedom, free-DOOM”
– Gil Scott-Heron
True white saviors understand that the only way to rid this nation of the sickness of racism is to confront it directly in their own communities.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider.
Oxford University Student Union in the United Kingdom – December 3, 1964
“The government itself has failed us. And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us. And once we see that all of these other sources to which we’ve turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves. We need a self-help program, a do-it-yourself philosophy, a do-it-right-now philosophy, a it’s-already-too-late philosophy.”
Unfortunately, for a lot of American’s, these last 6 days (including today obviously) will be the last days they care about Black History. So in preparation of this, I decided to compile a small list of movies folks can watch to end Black History Month with a sense of, let’s say, acknowledgment. These movies are…