January 14 2017 - Martin Shkreli was supposed to be speaking at the University of California Davis together with
Milo Yiannopoulos, but protestors prevented it from happening. Yiannopoulos didn’t show up, but Shkreli did and got cornered. During the protest, someone hit Shkreli in the face with dogshit while yelling, “You piece of shit!” [video]
“I have as much muscle as any man and can do as much work as any man. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed and can any man do more than that?” -Sojourner Truth
Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, or National African American History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
We are beginning by honoring Sojourner Truth, an American abolitionist and women’s rights activist who escaped slavery with her infant daughter in 1826. In 1828, she went to court to get back her son, who had been illegally sold into slavery at the age of 5. She became one of the first black women to go to court against a white man and win the case.