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
“It comes as a great shock to discover that the country which is your birthplace and to which you owe your life and your identity, has not, in its whole system of reality, evolved any place for you.” – James Baldwin
“They take us down home, but they never give us a history of back home.” – Malcolm X
“Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.” – Marcus Garvey
The hierarchy was set up by an ideology of white supremacy and justified the use of deceit, exploration, intimidation, and exclusion to keep Afro-Americans and other minorities “in their place.” This ideology was taught in the infant years of America and still continues to be implemented in present-day America.
I want to talk about the untold stories of black success in the black community, mainly, because black people need to hear these stories. These stories aren’t just feel-good pieces, but road maps we can use to rebuild our communities so that we, as a community, can reach our full potential.