photos tagged with #blacklivesmatter

sandralawson
Posted: 2.3 hours ago
“I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.” We live in an era of athletes and political protest. Black Athletes who protest on issues of race are often demonized in the press. Muhammad Ali was no different. Even though today we often tell a sanitize version of his place in history we forget that when Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army in 1967, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War, he was stripped of his title, banned from boxing, his source of income gone for the next 3 ½ years all when he was in his prime. “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” #blackhistorymonth . . . . . #blackhistory #muhammadali #athletes #boxer #blacklivesmatter #blackpride #boxers #blackpeople #boxing #blackexcellence #ali #history #americanhistory
#boxing #history #blackexcellence #blackhistorymonth #blacklivesmatter #americanhistory #blackhistory #muhammadali #ali #blackpeople #athletes #boxers #boxer #blackpride
ritware1850
Posted: 3.8 hours ago
#Repost @real_sharpton ・・・ On #PresidentsDay, I think about how I’ve known and dealt w/ the last three US Presidents. I also know the present occupant of the White House, he’s not in any of their classes of ability or thought! #Obama #Clinton #Bush #Sharpton #msnbc #alsharpton #blacktwitter #blacklivesmatter #BlackExcellence #Alabama
#alsharpton #repost #sharpton #clinton #blacklivesmatter #alabama #blacktwitter #obama #bush #blackexcellence #presidentsday #msnbc
katiecurated
Posted: 4.3 hours ago
Double feature today to make up for #WakandaFever yesterday. First Photo: #shirleychisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, and the first Black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President. Second photo: #azietaylormorton, the ONLY black Secretary of the Treasury our nation has ever had, and one of only five Black Americans (the only woman) whose signature has appeared on US currency. #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth #blacklivesmatter
#shirleychisholm #wakandafever #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter #blackhistorymonth #azietaylormorton
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