I refuse to accept.. Sometimes hope looks like refusing to accept what we see as final and believing that we have what it takes to bring change. I refuse to accept a society that doesn’t offer legal protection for it’s citizens despite their age and level of dependency. I refuse to accept the idea that unity is too hard to attain and too costly to work for. I refuse to accept the lie that God’s love and light isn’t bigger than the darkness. ✨✨
#NewRelease | @gabunion “We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories” A powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. Click the link in our bio to purchase your copy today.
We're taking an exploration through the soul of the Schomburg on Thursday (10/19). Join us from 6-9:30pm for our annual 2017 Fall Open House: Revival of Soul. There will be a curated program and film screening @schomburglive, curated soul-themed selections and presentations in each of our divisions, and a book signing and vintage items capturing the spirit of soul @schomburgshop. RSVP at the link in the bio 👆🏾Swipe 👉🏾 for more photos from our digital collections.
Shalum mishpacha to the whole house of Yashra'al(Israel) scattered worldwide.
Bereshith (Genesis)37:27-28📖27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
28🕎 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Israel's Egyptian History began with Joseph. Joseph was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. He was sold into Egypt as a slave by Ishmaelite, he was the first Israelite that was in bondage in Egypt. Had Joseph not been sold into Egyptian bondage the Israelites history (in Egypt) would not have been the same as we know it today.
Hebrews were first sold into slavery by the Arabs 1,000 years before the Europeans arrived. It was the Arabs that first sold Hebrews to the Europeans. Figures on the Arab slave trade in Africa are hard to come by, but the historian Paul Lovejoy estimates that some 9.85 million "Africans" (Hebrews) were shipped out as slaves to Arabia and, in small numbers, to the Indian sub-continent. Lovejoy breaks his figures down as follows: Between AD 650 and 1600, an average of 5,000 "Africans" (Hebrews) were shipped out by the Arabs. 🔹🔹🔹
This makes a rough total of 7.25 million. Then, between 1600 and 1800, another 1.4 million Hebrews were shipped out by the Arabs. The 19th century represented the highest point of the Arabian trade where up to 120,000 "Hebrews" were shipped out every year. The total figure for the 19th century alone was 1.2 million slaves to Arabia. According to Lovejoy, another 4.1 million Africans were shipped across the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf and India. 🔹🔹🔹
"I was up here one day thinking, what if the same way I knew people who came and wrote on the wall... what if these people knew each other?" 🎶 ⠀
Quotes and grandparents' names fill Lee's Lounge in Tramica's Glenview Historic District home. #memphistypehistory ⠀
We dive into the history of the neighborhood and tour Tramica's house in this week's podcast episode! 🎧 Go take a listen at the link in our bio @memphistypehistory, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever podcasts are served. ✨ You can find show notes and home tour photos on our website!⠀
Tickets are just £10, include a food and drink discount, and are going fast. Have you booked yours? (Link in bio)
This is the last event I will be doing in 2017 (other than my all-day writing workshop which sold out a month before the actual date of delivery). Catch me while you can 📚 *** A powerful collaboration between Omega Axsal, creator of internationally known YUSALife, and Annika Spalding, award-winning author and Writing Coach, this workshop intends to empower and inspire.
Beginning with an interactive presentation by Omega Axsal which will focus on an accurate and uplifting historical account of women’s role in society, and how their total inclusion and representation was the foundation for the success of many African societies such as Ancient Kemet (Egypt.) If you’re vocal and love to learn, you’ll enjoy the discussion around the importance, power and need for the uprise of the divine feminine energy. As a community, we’ll also discuss real-time solutions that we can implement today to fast-track the female revolution.
You’ll witness a showcase of black excellence, a showcase of powerful sisters that history lessons in schools fail to teach.
This is followed by a gentle writing exercise, facilitated by Annika Spalding, which will allow you to identify disempower and release negativity, making room for self-acceptance and self-love. The Dear Inner Child workshop enables you to identify the parts of you that need healing, and allows you to address that through creative writing. Expect to address your past with the power of your written words, and indulge in the opportunity to share that with the sisters in attendance.
The aim of the day is to not only educate, empower and heal but to bring like-minded people together, the entire session will be interactive and will allow you to engage in conversations that are typically swept under the carpet.
Children may attend, but spaces are limited so must be booked in advance.
Setting up for our Beginners Family History Workshop - didn’t get a chance to sign up for this one? You’re in luck we have another on December 13th at 1pm - best part it’s free thanks to #ontariotrilliumfoundation All you have to do is register to email@example.com and remember this is for #beginners and is geared towards those who have no idea where to start their #familyresearch 🤓 #familyhistory#blackhistory#ckbhs
Africatown, Alabama is a little piece of history in Alabama's back yard. Collectively considered a town started by the last population of illegally transported Africans intended for slavery, Africatown tells the story of the United States. I was blessed to be able to hear some of the stories of the elders as they work to preserve their history and revitalize their town. #BlackHistoryisAmericanHistory#BlackHistory#AfricaTown#Roots
I wrote this poem for black people. For black kids. For any of us who need a reminder. I had to learn about many of these leaders, artists and heroes who paved the way for us, on my own. For some reason, most of them never appeared in a textbook or were only discussed during the shortest month on the calendar. I hope it serves as a resource, and as simply an introduction to our history. As we remain active in our current times, I hope we learn from the lions of the past. Enjoy the piece. Share it. Download it. Put it in your kids playlist between Cardi B and Lil' Yachty. Stay blessed. ✊🏽
(Link to full poem in bio)
@NYTimes Investigative Journalist, Nikole Hannah Jones was once told she wrote about black people “too much”. Now, she has a $625,000 MacArthur Foundation grant for her work chronicling racial disparity.
Let’s Discuss the amazing career glow up on Facebook tonight at 8PM! Like👍🏾 ‘Official Black Wall Street’ on Facebook for the discussion.
New Exhibition Alert!!! Fabiola Jean-Louis’ Rewriting History: Paper Gowns and Photographs, is an inquiry into social change. The exhibition is a haunting photographic essay and paper sculptures styled to mimic garments worn by female European nobility between the 15th – 19th centuries.
As part of a developing master series of paper gown sculptures, the series speaks to the shocking treatment of Blacks throughout history and the trauma inflicted on their bodies as juxtaposed with the abstract idea of Black freedom.
Simultaneously, the body of work engages with a vision of the future – one of hope, strength, resilience, and beauty.
Exhibition opens November 4th at #DuSableMuseum#BlackHistory#bluestarmuseums#museumsforall