ABCD's Health Service Annual Healthy Visions Gathering Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:30-8:30pm Thelma Burns Building 575 Warren Street Roxbury, MA The evening will include: Wellness panel discussion, Individual and community vision board making, free HIV/STI testing, giveaways and dinner will be served. Open to all with an RSVP!
There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to The Huffington Post. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you practice.'" Joshua was right; he could not only match his dad but beat … Continue reading 16-Year Old Wants To Be The Youngest African-American Chess Grandmaster
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Queen Mother Audley Moore; UBUNTU! ✊🏾
One leading figure in the 20th century movement for African liberation in the United States and around the world is Audley Eloise Moore, widely known as Queen Mother Moore. Her efforts spanned the era of Jim Crow in the South where she was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 27, 1898, to the Garvey Movement of the 1920s and the Communist Left of the 1930s and 1940s.
Queen Mother Moore remained a symbol of resistance through the turbulent years of the 1950s through the 1970s, where she was a stalwart at numerous mass meetings, conferences and demonstrations across the U.S. and the world. Even into her later years of the 1990s she attended significant conferences related to the demand for reparations reminding a younger generation of activists and organizers that the struggle…
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Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey; UHURU 🌍UBUNTU ✊🏾🇯🇲👊🏾
By Shamone Nelson | February 11, 2018
- Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born August 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Out of 11 siblings, he was the youngest and only he and one of his sisters lived to adulthood.
- Garvey left Jamaica in 1912 to go study and go to college at Birkbeck College in London.He worked for‘The African Times and Oriental Review’ at the college.
- In 1916, Garvey created the Black Star Line in 1919, a shipping line used to transport goods and passengers betweenAmerica, the Caribbean and Africa. The shipping line was a major part of the Back-to-Africa movement.
- The Pan-Africanist leader formed thefirst Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA–ACL) division in Harlem, New York. At its height, the UNIA had over one thousand chapters across the world with over 1 million members
- Garvey also had a publication called “TheNegro World” which wasestablished in…
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👊🏾✊🏾 ‘DOCTORS not Bombs, for LIFE and Peace’✊🏾👊🏾
Prensa Latina, October 9, 2020- The Norwegian Nobel Institute accepted to include from Chile the nomination of Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Contingent for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
The proposal was presented to the Norwegian entity by prominent Chilean academic Haroldo Quinteros, Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, representing the Coordinating Committee of Solidarity with Cuba and the Celia Sanchez Group, from Iquique city, organizations belonging to the Chilean Movement of Solidarity with Cuba.
FullPOWER SALUTE🇯🇲 #JamaicaWomanTongue✊🏾 #timeFULLinSIGHTS👊🏾 ForwardPROGRESS🌱📜
Mi nearly dead wid laugh wen mi read wa Fieldgar post pon Gleaner website bout mi column, “Hair Policy Infested With Racism.” It did come out pon August 2: “Is it possible that those wigs that the legislators wear could also be infected with ‘junjo.’ This matter might need closer inspection.” So mi inspek. Not di wig dem; di matter!
First ting: no judge an no lawyer nah wear no wig inna dem ya time wen dem go a court inna Jamaica. Dat done. Well, some a di woman dem might a wear weave; an some a di man dem might a put on hairpiece fi cover dem bald head. A di lawyer wig mi a talk bout. A two kind a wig. One long an one short. Dem no cheap. One a mi fren dem tell mi seh fi har short wig did cost $200,000.00. Dat a fi…
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Hasta la Victoria, Siempre! 🇨🇺✊🏾
fullPOWER SALUTE Compañera Haydée👊🏾 PRESENTÈ
Haydée Santamaría, one of the first women to join the guerilla struggle in the Sierra Maestra and founder of the Casa de las Americas, remembered the Moncada’s horrors until the last day of her life, July 28, 1980, but these memories only strengthened her resolve.
“Honor her as a brave woman,” wrote Fina García Marruz in an ode to Haydée Santamaría after her death, describing in a few lines who Haydée was and how we should honor her.
On the 40th anniversary of her death, it is worth returning to the poet’s text before recounting, succinctly, her life and work.
(…) Cover her with flowers, like Ophelia. / Those who loved her have been orphaned / Cover her with the tenderness of your tears. / Become dew to refresh your mourning. / And if the devotion of flowers is not enough / Tell her in her ear that it was all a dream. / Honor her as a brave woman / Who lost her last battle alone. / Do not remain long in her inconsolable hour / Her deeds are not destined to the oblivion of the grass. / Let them be gathered one by one, / There, where the light does not forget its warriors.
The Uruguayan poet and essayist, Mario Benedetti, who worked with her for many years at the Casa de las Américas, wrote:
“Haydée Santamaría means a world, an attitude, a sensibility and also a Revolution.” […]
July 31 2000
“Honor her as a brave woman,” wrote Fina García Marruz in an ode to Haydée Santamaría after her death, describing in a few lines who Haydée was and how we should honor her. On the 40th anniversary of her death, it is worth returning to the poet’s text before recounting, succinctly, her life and work.
(…) Cover her with flowers, like Ophelia. / Those who loved her have been orphaned / Cover her with the tenderness of your…
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fullPOWER SALUTE & SOLIDARITY with Ayiti 🇭🇹
Always Carry Forward The timeFULL Wordz, Soundz, Lessonz & strategic Optics of Jean-Jacques Dessalines:
⏳📜 “[…] My Name Has Become A Horror To ALL Those Who Want Slavery. Despots and Tyrants Curse The Day That I Was Born. […] 🤜🏾🌱🤛🏾 ||
°Tuko Pamoja° ↔ °We Are Together°✊🏾
Mildred Trouillot Aristide, former First Lady of Haiti, is an attorney, author and a member of the Board of Administration of the Universite de la Fondation Dr. Aristide (UNIFA). Mrs. Aristide will discuss the current health crisis in Haiti, including the impact of COVID-19, and will report on the remarkable work of UNIFA. Since reopening in 2011, UNIFA has graduated 230 new doctors, 78 new nurses, 8 physiotherapists and 30 lawyers, providing young people in Haiti with the skills and knowledge to lead their country forward. Now UNIFA is launching its most ambitious project to date, a Campaign For Dignity to construct a new medical center and teaching hospital.
Danny Glover – Actor and activist; has visited Haiti numerous times and has been a steadfast supporter of the work of UNIFA.
Laura Flynn – Author and educator who lived in Haiti from 1994-2000. Ms. Flynn remains deeply…
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UBUNTU ↔✊🏾↔Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961)
fullPOWER SALUTE to ALL the PAN-AFRICAN Revolutionaries who continue to carry forward & ADVANCE African LIBERATION👊🏾 UHURU SASA!
Listen to the Tues. June 30, 2020 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the escalating cases of COVID-19 in the United States and the impact on the economy; in the Southern African state of Mozambique the government is extending a state of emergency to address the continuing threat of the pandemic; Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared again his committment to anti-imperialism; and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is celebrating 60 years of independence from Belgium. In the second hour we rebroadcast a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing by Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus where the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and other medical issues are discussed. In the final hour we look back on the life, times and contributions of the founder of the…
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Chris Hani, UBUNTU✊🏾
for Comrade Chris Hani (1942 – 1993)
👊🏾 Comrade Chris Hani 👊🏾
( 28 June 1942 – assassinated 10 April 1993 )
by hot lead,
your blood flowed
into our African soil.
Murdered you, yes, they did.
Silence you, they never will,
for your voice,
speaks to us still!
What’s the CALL?
FREE IMAM JALlL✊🏾
And ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS🤜🏾🤛🏾
#Disrupt #Dismantle #ABOLISH!
Every Sector & Tentacles of the RACIST Oppressive & Repressive Prison Industrial Complex & its Apparatuses, Domestically & Globally..
Ndawonye :||: Collectively
A Luta Continuà👊🏾
Fundraiser to Free Political Prisoner
Sundiata Acoli, 83, from 47 Years in Prison
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“We who believe in freedom cannot rest.” – Ella Baker; UBUNTU✊🏾
A message from The Movement for Black Lives
We are living testaments to a lineage of resistance. We are products of slave rebellions, uprisings against state sanctioned violence, and organizing. When we are in the streets- digitally or physically-are honoring our ancestors who declared unapologetically that Black Lives Matter.
Our lives are proof that resistance matters. We at the Movement For Black Lives believe that it is our mandate, in a moment where the police and vigilantes have increased their terror, that we make a clear and proud commitment to be in Defense of Black Lives.
Yesterday thousands of us gathered online to hear from resisters on the ground and receive direction for how we can join the fight. Here is a beautiful recap of the powerful conversation (shown in the 2nd image).
We know that after another night of rebellions across the country, and intense state repression in…
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