„HOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR BLOODSTAINED HANDS CLEAN
TRUE DECEIVERS – CAN’T REDEEM YOUR LEGACY
ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES, DUSTY MORALS UNDISPUTED
FREE SPIRITS PERSECUTED
THE SNAKES THAT PREACH FAITH
ARE INTELLECTUAL SLAVEHOLDERS
CREATING NUMB HOLY SOLDIERS
MASS OPPRESSION OF THE HUMAN MIND
WILL YOU FOLLOW BLIND
OR WATCH REALITY UNWIND
I BELIEVE IN SELF DETERMINATION
NO MIND IN SHACKLES, NO BODY UNDER DOMINATION
I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM AND EQUALITY
LOVE CAN’T BE BOUND BY YOUR CROOKED MORALITY
HOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR SAVAGE HANDS CLEAN
VEILED UP KEEPERS OF PETRIFIED INSANITY
ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES – A BURDEN WE INHERIT
FREE SPIRITS SILENCED – INFESTATION SYSTEMATIC
BURN EVERY CROSS THAT DEMANDS SUBMISSION
WE’LL DIG A GRAVE FOR THE CORPSE OF ALL RELIGIONS
ALL PRIESTS WILL ATONE FOR THEIR SINS
BURN THE CHURCHES IN WHOSE SHADOWS WE ARE LOCKED IN“¹
¹Wolf Down, True Deceivers
Juneteenth: the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On this date in 1865, Union soldiers landed in Texas with news that the civil war had ended and that the enslaved were now free...2.5 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. We will never return. We will never forget. We will never stop fighting injustice here and in all places. | I captured this image at @madeinamericafest last year! ✊🏾
The Black Mall hosted their 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 17 at the Cultural Connection 360 located 400 W. 71st Street in the Englewood community.
Started in Galveston, TX in 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
Seeking to bring awareness to the commemoration, TheBlackMall.com (TBM) co-founder Cassiopeia Uhuru felt the need to bring more awareness to Juneteenth by creating a family-oriented event. She started hosting a #Juneteenth event in her home and it now attracts hundreds. This year, held as it has for the past several years, at CC360 will include libations, drumming, fireworks, live performance, speakers, food, vendors, and a children’s area with games, storytelling, reptile showing, and a scavenger hunt.
Double tap if you recognize Juneteenth!
This is Isaac, father of seven; his daughter Belinda was reintegrated home a little over two years ago. Isaac farms maize, weaves elephant grass mats by hand, and works other small jobs in the community to provide for his family.
To every father working hard to sustain his children and give them a better future like Isaac, to every mentor and teacher who pour themselves into helping others learn and succeed, to grandfathers with the hope of seeing better for their children in Ghana, to brothers and uncles and young men across the globe - we celebrate you this weekend and cheer you on to be strong protectors, kind encouragers, and effective leaders.
Big news this week out of Ghana: our first rescued child finished JHS (Ghana's version of Junior High)! Promise was part of our first rescue group all the way back in September 2012. He had only attended the equivalent of first grade before his parents passed away, and he ended up working on the lake. He was around 14 years old when we partnered with his village for our first rescue. After his rescue and rehabilitation, Promise started back to school in grade 5 with a number of much younger children. While school was initially quite difficult, and being the oldest in the class at times uncomfortable, Promise buckled down and persisted. And this week, he took his last test of Junior High! Now Promise wants to attend high school and one day become a policemen. We're proud of you, Promise. Keep up the great work.
Your innovation, is their hope. It's time for you to join our hackathon and work with us to find a solution that can create awareness and help fight against modern-day slavery. Join #Advoc8Hack today! *Registration link in profile description
Today is the International Labour Organization's World Day Against Child Labor. Each year on this day, governments, organizations, and millions of people around the world come together to highlight child labor and what can be done to prevent it. Our work towards freedom in Ghana begins with relationship and partnership. It progresses through economic measures, sustainability, and empowerment in fishing communities, but it will always center on people - on loving people well and walking alongside them. Thank you for the ways you believe in and support our journey towards new life. #worlddayagainstchildlabour
I'm currently on a quest to satisfy my intellectual curiosity in so far as American history is concerned.
Global discourses on race and racial injustices are heavily influenced by America's depictions and treatment of its Black citizens.
The extent to which this particular demography are denied due justice(s) is both unimaginable and unconscionable to any person with morals and integrity.
I most especially find myself being caught up with emotions at the depths of moral depravity still being exerted at African Americans from their antagonists.
Therefore, in order to be true to myself and maintain good mental well-being, I have come to the conclusion that in order to better understand the problem, one must know its origin.
Hence my dedication to reading more of African American textual history - of which I have just finished reading Sarah Bradford's 'Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People'. While it is primarily an autobiographical narrative of Harriet Tubman's life written for the purpose of advancing the Abolitionist's quest to end slavery, the book offers a cursory and very important glimpse into the socio-economic motivations for the continued perpetuation of Slavery.
It also inspires the reader and reminds them of the indomitability of the human spirit.
A highly recommended read.
Yesterday we posted an update from our fish hatchery in Ghana (check it out if you missed it!). Here are a few more shots of our Ghana Fish team pairing the brood stock to start the breeding process; fingerlings are produced in just 2 weeks time! Right now we may only see fish, but soon these fish will equate to more freedom for children and families across the country. Please join us in praying to that end.
Sharing some great progress this week from our Ghana Fish hatchery: we now have fish in the water! All the concrete tanks have been filled from the well water lines, and our staff recently stocked them with brood stock. These are the "parent fish" that will be used for breeding fingerlings - which will then stock our village cages.
A heart melting letter from the #sanyuktashresthabride !💗💗💗 Dear Sanyukta,
It was an instant spark the moment I wore your Siena dress for the first time! Your delicate taste is inspiring for every bride-to-be who enters your salon. But it is your attitude, your patience and friendly advice that meant a lot to me and helped me select the right style that truly expresses my personality. With a sharp designer eye you know how to emphasise the shape as well!
The dress is, needless to say, beautiful and the lace is so unusual and delicate to the skin... I received a host of compliments on the day and know at least one other happy person who might be heading your way soon!
Special thank you to Gina, who made the dress fit like a glove and look so effortless.
With the warmest wishes,
ON THIS DAY in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author, was born in Connecticut. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day. #harrietbeecherstowe#uncletomscabin#abolitionistmovement#antislavery#socialactivist#politicalactivist#19thcentury#trailblazer#mywomenofthedayinstagram
IT IS THE LAST DAY to SUPPORT our #EducationSpellsFreedom#crowdfunding .
Courses have already begun and we have already built a classroom and permanent bathroom facilities, but we need YOUR help to help provide even more #Haratin women and children with school supplies and access to the courses that UNPO and AVOCAN are providing.
#Slavery in #Mauritania was abolished several times in recent history: in 1905 by French colonial authorities; in 1961 after the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights was incorporated into the Mauritania Constitution; and with the 1981 Abolition of Slavery Decree. Mauritania criminalised slavery in a landmark 2007 Anti-Slavery Law under considerable international pressure. However, the law inadequately defines slavery and provides no initiative to support freed slaves in building a new life. The enforcement of these laws is further undermined by the requirement that slaves must file legal complaints themselves to trigger prosecution, as NGOs are not allowed to make complaints on their behalf.
Since the act does not include any measure for publicising its provisions to the general population, many #Haratin have never heard of the law criminalising slavery, are still unaware of the #abolition of slavery, and regard the practice as normal. In 2011, the first conviction under the #AntiSlavery Law was made, but only a handful of cases have been to trial and resulted in convictions since. Indeed, the government’s measures against slavery have been largely symbolic.
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Every person that works in this ministry will tell you it's hard . The outreach, working in the Transition home, case workers , supervisors . It . Is .tough and it can nearly break you. We travel so far away from home . We leave our loved ones behind. Then this Happens , it makes it all worth it , the bible says "never tire of doing good" we must press on to see daughters and mummy's released from this horrendous trade . Slavery suppresses the soul. It's up to jesus to reawaken it . #antitrafficking#antislavery#nightlight#lovepeople#love#bangkok#freedom#sacrifice#beautiful#women#womeninministry#jesus
Leave some love for our incredible social work team! These guys and gals are such a joy - they work hard and serve the families and children in Ghana so well and are truly changing the world with their gifts.
*On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America.
This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. Together with teachers and missionaries, Black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony that year which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers.
The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled, "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly ten thousand people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 Black school children newly enrolled in Freedmen's schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, Black ministers, and White northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to be placed on the burial field. Years later, the celebration would come to be called the "First Decoration Day" in the North.
David W. Blight described the day: "This was the first Memorial Day. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.” Today the site is used as Hampton Park.
Head on over to our FB to watch Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian #HumanRights activist and President of IRA MAURITANIE on the #EducationSpellsFreedom crowdfunding campaign and on how your donation can really make a difference, providing #Haratin women and children in the Tarhil district of Nouakchott with an #education .
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