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When we talk about #Unity in our respective communities of color we often leave young people out of the conversation. This is alarming, because you can tell a lot about a community by how it treats its women and children. Let’s do better. ‘I know what you're thinking if you have your own children, and I'm not writing this to make you feel bad. I know I'm guilty of going off the deep end when I need some peace and quiet.
Parents are only human, and black parents have to be super human in a world that lets our children know from a very young age that they are different, while simultaneously expecting 100% more effort from them just to receive half the accolades of their counterparts. That can be a hard pill to swallow and it's a terrifying reality we must alert our children to if they are to overcome it. But that doesn't mean they can't live full lives and bask in the innocence of their childhood like all kids deserve to.
Once we convince our children that they should hush for our comfort or that enthusiasm is something to be snuffed out, they internalize excitement as unnecessary and stoicism as a natural reaction to someone else's passion. That leaves us with entire schools full of kids who love the resident knucklehead but tear down the 'nerd' excited about the 95% they received on a math test, or a group of girls who would love to take African dance but won't sign up because they don't want to be labeled 'lame' for participating in school activities.
If we all put a little more effort into exploring our children's natural talents and interests with them, encouraging their excitement instead of stifling it, and allowing them access to a full range of emotions, including their loud and rambunctious side- I think we'd find ourselves living in communities full of children with better interpersonal skills and access to their innate potential.
As parents, relatives and community members, the least we could do is start practicing enthusiasm and kindness at home.’ Let’s spend as much time and energy as possible raising #FreeBlackChildren in 2018 and beyond 🖤
Wow. She has plenty on sense to spare. But her death is senseless.
Fuck Your BS.
#B2ub @sobm9 - #SandraBland was a Millennial Kid. Did you know that? The time is over for being afraid of being on social media bcuz we think some "White ppl" are paying attention to us through it. We're going to Start to using Social Media through our phones more and Convince our Friends and Family to use it more also. The Time is over for posting ANYTHING negative about the Ppl of Our Communities and our Black Nations. We will ONLY RePost POSITIVITY, ONLY RePost Our Black Lives in a Positive Black Light, & RePost communications of bringing us together through Unity for us to get unified information on how to rebuild our Black Nations bcuz Our Black Lives Matter. THAT is the Strength WE hold as Millennial Kid's. We are going to start watching Less T.V. and Reading more Research, whether it's online or in a Book, as long as it has Reference Notes or can be double checked. Lastly, Us Millennial Kid's will Bridge the Gap Between our Elders(Griots) of the Civil Rights Era and Us ASAP to learn what we can. We will Honor, our Millennial Warrior Queen, Sandra Bland's life by doing what she was ready to do but wasn't allowed to finish. Asé.
@jerelclothing @boxingego @spokenreasons @deriknovvaj23 @17thsoulja5 @blackafrican7000bc @haki_kweli_shakur
Created in 1966 by activist and professor Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa celebrates African heritage in African American culture through a week-long ceremony grounded in seven core principles: umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), imani (faith). Contemporaneous with Karenga’s efforts, #BarbaraJonesHogu ’s Relate to Your Heritage (1971) also compels African Americans to connect to African culture, featuring profiles of Black individuals in African-inspired dress and adornment. This work is currently traveling as part of #WeWantedaRevolution , and will also be included in the forthcoming Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, opening next fall. #HappyKwanzaa ! @brooklynmuseum
Examine what You tolerate! #CONtrolledOpposition#blackdevils#blackboule#brotherpolight
On December 12, 2003, the CIA's #RonKarenga celebrated #Kwanzaa - at the Rochester Institute of Technology - a holiday that some African Americans, aware of its origins in the intelligence sector of government, understand and reject.
Black leader of the US Organization. In December, 1967, Detective Sergeant R. Farwell recruited Donald DeFreeze to work for the Public Disorder Intelligence Unit, of the CCS (Criminal Conspiracy Section, LAPD). Its purpose was to monitor black political activities in California. Karenga worked with DeFreeze and the LAPD, as part of a "fuck-fuck unit," running guns to various black militant groups, hoping to set off a gang war between the Black Panthers and the US Organization.
US member Melvin Cotton Smith helped set up #BlackPanther busts for the police. The Steiner brothers, working with Karenga and the LAPD, killed Panther leaders John Huggins and Alpretnice Carter at #UCLA .
Members of Karenga's group were at Vacaville with DeFreeze. from @u.b.newz - 😂😂😂😂KWANZAA THO😂😂😂😂😂... #RonKarenga aka the #KristmasKoon aka #TheSwahiliSambo aka #TheMalteseMilkDude - #blacklivesmatter#wintersolstice#youngpharaoh#natureboy#York#dopetrashyear#happykwanzaa
NO • SIGHT • WITHOUT • FAITH
The last principle of Kwanzaa is Imani. IMANI means faith. We as a people are struggling. And it’s important to remember to always have faith and believe in the impossible. Believe in yourselves, your educators, your people - our people. We must remain faithful in our fight to be considered as equals among other races, we must continue to fight for our beliefs as well as those before us. Only then can we be victorious.
What do you have faith in? #LetsDiscuss#HappyKwanzaa#Imani#Faith#Trust
INSPIRE • CREATIVITY
I’ve been seeing some pretty dope art work in our Urban Neighborhoods and it’s amazing and insane at how much talent is in the neighborhood! It’s times like this i wish i had mad artistic talent. KUUMBA means creativity. Give and breathe life and love into your community, leave it as beautiful if not even more beautiful than what it was when you first inherited it.
What creative things are you doing for your neighborhood? #LetsDiscuss#KUUMBA#HappyKwanzaa#Creativity