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Happy Black History YEAR!

Greatness.

loving how my old history teacher talked about them like a terrorist group

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Wow okay so for those skimming, there’s a memo up there from THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI that sets a mission to LIE about the good things the Black Panthers were doing, spread rumors of them being terrorists, and terrorize the communities supporting them.

If you think the Black Panthers were terrorists and you’ve never heard of the community-building, it’s because there was a literal government conspiracy to make you and people 45 years ago think that way.

i’m reblogging again (bolding mine), because people need to fucking know this. especially white americans. 

This is true.

And we in the military are told the Black Panther Party is on the same level as the KKK and we’re not allowed to join it or go to any rallies or events hosted by the BPP.

I almost laughed when I saw it. I’m sure a few of the old-head Black chiefs laughed too.

This is the legacy of colonialism and white supremacy at work.

Saturday June 7th, 2014
from 2pm to 5pm
Liberty Station, Cushing and Roosevelt, San Diego, 92106
Purpose: Connect our community to issues that have consistently played a part in our history and have continuously remained active till today. 

The students of High Tech High invite you to help build a stronger future. We encourage you to CONNECT with a topic, Collaborate with its non profit, and act! With community outreach and support, these progressive are one step closer to CHANGE.   

Our hopes are to BRIDGE our community with our local non-profit organizations to INVOLVE others in affecting CHANGE and fueling PROGRESS. There will be performances by bands formed within the Junior class and booths from organizations that are spreading awareness of national and worldwide issues.
Facebook event — https://www.facebook.com/events/511755642263028/

We hope to see you there!

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Black preschoolers more likely to be suspended 

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil rights arm.

The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades.

Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation’s districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child.

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Trees for Democracy

Unless we properly manage resources like forests, water, land, minerals and oil, we will not win the fight against poverty. And there will not be peace. Old conflicts will rage on and new resource wars will erupt unless we change the path we are on.

WANGARI MAATHAI, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, writing in the New York Times (Dec. 10, 2004). Illustration by Leah Hayes.

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