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  1. In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover called the party “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country”, and he supervised an extensive program of surveillance, infiltration, perjury, police harassment, and many other tactics designed to undermine Panther leadership, incriminate party members, discredit and criminalize the Party, and drain the organization of resources and manpower. The program was also accused of using assassination against Black Panther members. The history of the Black Panther Party is controversial. Scholars have characterized the Black Panther Party as the most influential black movement organization of the late 1960s, and “the strongest link between the domestic Black Liberation Struggle and global opponents of American imperialism.
  2. The New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) is a U.S.-based black political organization founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1989. Despite its name, NBPP is not an official successor of the Black Panther Party.

For many years, Blacks have done many things to better their communities and to stand against American Injustice. Though the New Party is not an official continuance of the Black Panther Party, our people constantly prove that you can’t strip us of our ideas, our power and our drive. The Black Panthers though controversial, inspired a pride that the Black community still carries. They may have been disband, but never disregarded. Power to the People, Then, Now and Forever.

Google has to say sorry for their Photos App tagging African Americans as Gorillas

Google has to say sorry for their Photos App tagging African Americans as Gorillas

With the new release of the Google Photos app people have been uploading all kinds of photos. The app has an amazing search algorithm that if you type in food it should show you all of your photos that have anything to do with food etc… This can be a great way to find those special photos in the mess of your photo library…unless you are looking for gorillas.

Computer programmer Jacky Alciné…

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“WHAAAT?! WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT APPROPRIATE OTHER CULTURES THAT’S CRAZY. REVERSE RACISM REVERSE RACISM! AND EVEN IF THEY DID THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY I CAN WEAR WHATEVER. THAT DOESN’T MAKE ME DISRESPECTFUL! SO WHAT. AHAJJABGAnigganigganiggaHABBALAYGEVBWB! I HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORED FRIENDS! FUK U BRO! I CAN DO WHATEVERTR.”

White privilege is just a play-word so they don’t have to say racism/white supremacy, which supports privilege. White supremacy is what supports the privilege. White supremacy means power. So, to talk about privilege, without talking about white supremacy is like playing games.
—  Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, African-American psychiatrist
“I want to set forth this proposition, which will be easier to reject than refute: Black people will never gain full equality in this country. Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary ‘peaks of progress,’ short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance. This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies. We must acknowledge it, not as a sign of submission, but as an act of ultimate defiance.”

—Derrick Bell, “Faces at the Bottom of the Well”, p.12, 1992
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Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011) was the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory (CRT). He was a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law from 1991 until his death. He was also a former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.

HI!

My name is Sammie, I am a research assistant working with Drs. Karen Suyemoto  and Tahirah Abdullah , psychology professors at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. On the behalf of my team, we would like to invite you to participate in our study.

We are currently conducting a much needed study examining experiences of racism, and reactions to these experiences. This study is an online survey that will take about 30-45 minutes.

To participate in this study, (1) you must be over 18, (2) understand written English, and (3) identify as a person of color or racial minority. Participation is completely voluntary and you can stop at any time without risk of any negative consequences. As a “thank you” for completing the survey, you are eligible (1) to be entered into a raffle for one of several $200 gift cards, or (2) choose to have the researchers make a $10 donation to an organization advocating for social justice.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please visit tinyurl.com/race-study. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at aart@umb.edu.

We want to thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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Equality for All Races in Sports, Except Native Americans

“Only with your help can we stop racism in sports.” - a PSA brought to you by the Redskins.

More about George Washington Carver:

  • Carver was born into slavery
  • Carver attempted to enroll at Highland College in Kansas but was rejected because of his skin colour
  • Carver saved money and enrolled at Simpson College in Iowa where he excelled in academic subjects and impressed many.
  • Carver was a talented artist.
  • Etta Budd was the name of his art teacher. She encouraged Carver to study Botany at Iowa State Agricultural College in Ames.
  • Carver was the first black student at that institution.
  • Carver impressed his professors and encouraged him to remain as a graduate student.
  • Carver obtained his Master of Agriculture degree in 1896.
  • Carver believed that he could use his training as an agricultural chemist to help improve the lives of poor Southern farmers.
  • The products Carver derived from peanuts range from cosmetics to dyes. 
  • Carver also developed products from other plant products.

George Washington Carver: artist, chemist, botanist, educator, and inventor.

(American Chemical Society Page about George Washington Carver)