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Don’t edit the Voting Rights Act - remember Bloody Sunday
On March 7th, 1965, state troopers attacked and beat 525 peaceful protesters marching for voter registration in Selma, Alabama. The horrific display of police brutality known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ spurred the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured and protected the right to vote for millions of minorities in America. To remove any part of the Act, to take away any of the rights included in it, would be disrespectful to those who lost their lives fighting for it. 
americaforward:

Don’t edit the Voting Rights Act - remember Bloody Sunday
On March 7th, 1965, state troopers attacked and beat 525 peaceful protesters marching for voter registration in Selma, Alabama. The horrific display of police brutality known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ spurred the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured and protected the right to vote for millions of minorities in America. To remove any part of the Act, to take away any of the rights included in it, would be disrespectful to those who lost their lives fighting for it. 
americaforward:

Don’t edit the Voting Rights Act - remember Bloody Sunday
On March 7th, 1965, state troopers attacked and beat 525 peaceful protesters marching for voter registration in Selma, Alabama. The horrific display of police brutality known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ spurred the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured and protected the right to vote for millions of minorities in America. To remove any part of the Act, to take away any of the rights included in it, would be disrespectful to those who lost their lives fighting for it. 

americaforward:

Don’t edit the Voting Rights Act - remember Bloody Sunday

On March 7th, 1965, state troopers attacked and beat 525 peaceful protesters marching for voter registration in Selma, Alabama. The horrific display of police brutality known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ spurred the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured and protected the right to vote for millions of minorities in America. To remove any part of the Act, to take away any of the rights included in it, would be disrespectful to those who lost their lives fighting for it. 

afrolez:

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of the Legendary Brilliant Musician and International Human Rights Activist Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 - April 21, 2003) ~ PRESENTE

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music…

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.

npr:

Quvenzhané Wallis just made history. With the announcement of the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards this morning, the Louisiana-born Wallis, just 9 years old, is now the youngest ever nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Wallis, who was just 5 when she auditioned for the role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” has received major recognition and critical acclaim for her portrayal of the character Hushpuppy.
via Quvenzhané Wallis & Oscars: 9-Year-Old Is Youngest Best Actress Nominee Ever
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npr:

Quvenzhané Wallis just made history. With the announcement of the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards this morning, the Louisiana-born Wallis, just 9 years old, is now the youngest ever nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Wallis, who was just 5 when she auditioned for the role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” has received major recognition and critical acclaim for her portrayal of the character Hushpuppy.

via Quvenzhané Wallis & Oscars: 9-Year-Old Is Youngest Best Actress Nominee Ever

The new issue of Jet magazine features a gay male couple in its Jet Love weddings section, a first for the venerable publication.

The December 10 issue of Jet, which hit newsstands today, highlights the wedding of Ravi Perry, an assistant professor of political pcience at Mississippi State University, and Paris Prince, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. They were married in August at their home in Worcester, Mass.

“The biweekly feature, which traditionally showcases straight couples, includes a short bio of the couple and explains how the couple fell in love,” GLAAD reports in a press release saluting the magazine, which is aimed at an African-American audience, for featuring the wedding of the two men. Jet featured its first lesbian wedding last year, with the union of Nyema Vernon and Tenika Jackson.

Jet magazine has an extensive legacy of covering the lives of LGBT African-Americans,” said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick in the press release. “This is yet another opportunity to applaud Jet magazine for continuing to highlight the diversity of the African-American community and to urge other media outlets to recognize that it’s these stories that help grow acceptance of our community and give a voice to LGBT people of color who are too often invisible in the media.”

Perry and Prince issued a statement through GLAAD, saying, “We are excited and honored to have our wedding featured in the historic yet ever-current Jet magazine. Long the hallmark in publishing news, culture, and events pertaining to the black American experience, Jet’s publishing of our union is historic.”

leebasays:

grapefruitfit:


Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74
The Baltimore woman is listed in the 2010 and 2011 Guinness World Records as the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world.
“Believe it or not, I used to be a couch potato,” Ernestine Shepherd says. She became a competitive bodybuilder in her 70s.
 Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post 


I’m basically in love with this woman.
leebasays:

grapefruitfit:


Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74
The Baltimore woman is listed in the 2010 and 2011 Guinness World Records as the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world.
“Believe it or not, I used to be a couch potato,” Ernestine Shepherd says. She became a competitive bodybuilder in her 70s.
 Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post 


I’m basically in love with this woman.

leebasays:

grapefruitfit:

Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74

The Baltimore woman is listed in the 2010 and 2011 Guinness World Records as the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world.

“Believe it or not, I used to be a couch potato,” Ernestine Shepherd says. She became a competitive bodybuilder in her 70s.

I’m basically in love with this woman.

"Black" Mary Fields started life as a slave in Hickman County,Tenn in 1832. When she gained her freedom after the Civil War. Although she may have been one of the toughest women ever to work in a convent, 'Black Mary' had earned the respect and devotion of most of the residents of the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana, before she died in 1914. In fact, Mary Fields was widely beloved. She was admired and respected throughout the region for holding her own and living her own way in a world where the odds were stacked ...against her. In a time when African Americans and women of any race enjoyed little freedom anywhere in the world, Mary Fields enjoyed more freedom than most white men.

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