“If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to twenty-two million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow.” Muhammed Ali. Continue reading
“When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.” Politician Paul Tsongas.
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” Marcus Garvey.
“I refuse to act as if this is the new normal.” President Obama on the Charleston shooting.
“I’m trying to break out of my shell, but I guess there is no shell. I guess this is just how I am—I’m just quiet and distant…I don’t like being this way, but it’s just natural to me now.” Kalief Browder interview with The New Yorker.
“Black Americans were exchanged for a sense of white security.” Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Continue reading
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has subscribed, left comments and liked this blog. The support is amazing and it’s been a great couple of months for Voices Unsilenced.
Secondly, there will not be a post this coming Sunday (May 31st). As you are reading this I will be on a plane to Miami to celebrate my birthday. Regular posts will resume on June 6th, but this week I just want to relax on the beach and drink cocktails.
See you all next week.