This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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I dream a world where
No creature shall be discriminated against
Where one will stand up for another
And come to their defense
I dream where we all
Will be united as one
Where love is no longer hidden
Nor darkness shall cover the sun
A world I dream where every creature
Whatever they may be
Will be considered equal
And will always feel free
Where the sun shall overcome darkness
And the creatures shall dance and twirl
Attending to everyone’s caring needs
Of such I dream -
Our world!

So very true! Im sure he meant Black people in general, not just Africans Quote from The Book of Negroes.

I appreciate that we get a whole month to acknowledge and celebrate our history but what I don’t appreciate is that we were given the shortest month to do so. But in all things, give thanks. At least we get a month. Some other races don’t get anything at all. I celebrate my race and culture and heritage everyday. Proud African; Sierra Leonean to be exact. I’m happy to have a whole month to celebrate it with other people, other races.

Happy Black History Month to everyone! Celebrate bring Black, celebrate being You!

Me

trotternews:

Ku Klux Klan poster from the 1930’s - “Negroes Beware: Alabama is a bad place for negroes who believe in SOCIAL EQUALITY”

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poeticpleasure:

I used to be ashamed of the colour of my skin, the dark brown shade, I was ashamed within. I didn’t go searching, it discovered me, the power of my black being, spoke to me. Told me I was beautiful. Told me to be free, of all the misconceptions that society had of me. But now I walk with confidence and grace, I smile and embrace my race. I love being black, and black loves being on me. - My words

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Is Racism still alive? I remember seeing the term ‘colored’ on a job application about 5yrs ago. I’d rather be referred to as ‘others’ than COLORED. SMH

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness…

-Marcus Garvey (via thesierracan)

thecrowned0ne:

Matunda ya Kwanza! Today we celebrate #Umoja -Unity; strive for & maintain unity in your family, community, nation, and race. Happy Kwanzaa!

thecrowned0ne:

Matunda ya Kwanza! Today we celebrate #Umoja -Unity; strive for & maintain unity in your family, community, nation, and race. Happy Kwanzaa!

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