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Poem “White Boy Privilege” 

My friend sent me a link that made me shed a tear. I was so moved by 8th grader Royce Mann’s delivery of “White Boy Privilege”. Even a child could see the injustice in our System, why can’t everyone else?  Mann’s powerful words won him first place in the competition and I could see why, but could we see change on the rise?? We have to be the change we want to see, we have to take responsibility for our actions and shortcomings, then we have to put a plan in action and follow through on our words. Mann is a leader of the new school and the revolution will be televised. Click the link below to watch the video.

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Poem “White Boy Privilege”

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 30 years later

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I had the pleasure of going to a historical sight and paying homage to the honorable Dr. King in his home town of Atlanta, GA. Downtown Atlanta houses the King’s historic district. I had a tour of his home, his neighborhood and the church he grew up in.
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Watch “The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Live Stream” on YouTube

I wondered why his day of observance wasn’t on his actual birthday. I didn’t know it took so long for his day to be made into a national holiday. In my quest to be more enlightened I have include some information for my readers as well, enjoy the information and enjoy this holiday. Take some time out do something productive and positive. 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/01/16/martin-luther-king-junior-holiday-federal-monday-january-stevie-wonder/78844042/

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mlkjrd

http://www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday

 

Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Garvey was a Social Activist working toward social equality. He founded the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association) which promoted African Americans resettling in Africa and starting their own nation. He led the largest mass movement in American history of African Descent. He was the 1st African American to organize masses of people in a political movement.

Click here to read the biography of Marcus Garvey

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Watch The Story of Marcus Garvey

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Click here to read more on Marcus Garvey

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