Wear all black
(&/or buttons, pins, or something else Malcolm X-like)
Previous Questions, Comments, Concerns are here
Please spread the word.
& On the 21st,
Upload your pictures to twitter / instagram / tumblr with the hashtag #MalcolmXDay
ALSO! HOW ABOUT YOU ALL READ THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOM X! THEN…ACTUALLY TRY TO CHANGE THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS IN PLACE TODAY…instead of just wearing black….”yay we did it, we wore black and now people think we are part of something that is actually trying to change the world yay!” ….
READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY before you try and rep someone you don’t even understand.
America is full of pseudo activists who don’t take the time to learn about the causes they supposedly support. Education leads to revolution. READ.
We should undoubtedly do that!
Wearing all black - is just a way to commemorate his life.
It encourages people to have conversations about him, learn about him, and portray some sort of unity about a person who has been vilified over the decades.
I’m not saying that wearing black in itself is revolutionary
I’m saying that opening discourse and taking a unified stance is one small step
I’m saying that this is one thing to encourage many more things.
So I mean.. since the flyer is already made, and folks are already down … Why not do this ALONG with manifesting all the things he would have liked to see?
This is directly addressed in the Questions & comments that I linked, but here’s a link to my response specifically, which is in part replicated here.
I’m putting this in your askbox too. Sorry if it’s annoying/repetitive, but many don’t look to see comments from their reblogged posts.
Black History Month fact #27
Haiti was the first free Black nation of the western hemisphere.
The Haitian revolution actually began in the village of Guakayman (sp?) on August 14, 1791, where ambitious Haitians thirsty for freedom sacrificed a black pig during a voudun ceremony. This ritual spiritually catapulted Haitians to fight to the death until they earned their liberation as the first successful slave revolt in all of history.
We all know who Toussaint L’Overture was, but what do we know of Jean-Jacques Dessalines (above)? L’Overture was the organizational genius of Haiti’s fight for freedom, but it was Dessalines who declared independence on January 1st, 1804 after L’Overture was captured by France. Dessalines after became the first ruler of Haiti before being assassinated in 1806.
for more on the history of Haiti, see the film Haiti and the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided.
My history is epic!
if anyone is interested in checking out my Black History Month project, in which i posted a fact about Black history each day last February, click the links above.
they weren’t working before but now they do. if you want to check all of them out at once, check out the tagged posts #blackhistorymonth. spread the knowledge, peace!
Cuz yall need to know this
José do Patrocínio (1854-1905) was a prominent Brazilian writer, abolitionist, and member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Born to a White Brazilian man and a formerly enslaved Black woman from what is now Ghana, Patrocínio trained as a pharmacist and became known for his writing and his fierce support for the abolitionist cause. His efforts came to fruition when Brazil became the last nation in the Americas to outlaw Black slavery in 1888. After the overthrow of the empire the following year, he would run afoul of the country’s new republican government when he supported a military revolt against president Floriano Peixoto, which got him banished to a small town in the Amazon. He returned to Rio de Janeiro a few years later and is said to have died following a tribute to Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1905.
Today In Black History: February 6, 1990 - Harvard student Barack Obama becomes the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review; this role is considered the highest student position at Harvard Law School.
In 2010, third-year Harvard Law student and Review editor Stephanie Grace circulated an email that began “I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent.” The email was forwarded to the entire Black Law Students’ Association.
The Harvard Law School has been described as a “racist breeding ground,” and Stephanie Grace’s email represents just one of many more incidents that still contribute to a hostile climate for students of color at Harvard Law and other college campuses nationwide.
W.E.B. Du Bois. Taken from an issue of The Black Panther.
Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.
My people are Black, beige, yellow
Brown and beautiful
A garden of life
with a love as sweet as scuppernong wine
growing in muddy waters
making brown babies with
pink feet and quick minds
My people warm sometimes hot
always cool always together
My people let’s be together
understand that we’ve lived together
understand that we’ve died together
understand My brother that I’ve
smelled your piss in my hallway
and it smell just like mine
understand that I love your woman
my sister and her rare beauty
is reason enough for a revolution
My people by The last poets
Malcolm X in Nigeria (Circa 1964)
#Art Bobby Seale Tribute #BlackHistory #AmericanHistory