@Regranned from @dichosdeunbicho - Temporary Protected Status (TPS) isn't just a program that protects refugees from Central American or the Caribbean, but from all over the world. Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15 is a nationwide day of action to show our support for ALL migrants and refugees, no matter where they're from. For an action in your area, please follow and consult the TPS Alliance @tps_alliance . #SaveTPS
@Regranned from @_notprisons - At this age, a child could be traumatized from a mistake made that will isolate them from other peers. Our children are facing bigger consequences at younger ages as time goes on.
We need to encourage more #SchoolsNotPrsions .
@Regranned from @rharha_nembhard - No large scale revolution can happen until there's a personal revolution on an individual level. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution, it's in your spirit, or it's nowhere #Noirwave "The fifth reaction - Vakoneshe Panjom" (2003)
@Regranned from @simulacrumbles - Just a reminder that Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien has been in office since 1996, has never indicted a cop for killing someone yet is charging Deandre Miles of the #BlackPride4 with a felony for protesting at this year's Columbus Pride. Call both prosecutors and demand they drop ALL charges. 📞📞
Columbus City Attorney: 614-645-7385;
Franklin County Prosecutor: 614-525-3555
**These #ByeRon buttons are from fall 2016 when Ron O'Brien ran for re-election (and won..but we'll get him next time)**
@Regranned from @thedayafter2016 - Not so long ago: Aida Overton was born in New York City on February 14, 1880. She began her career at the age of fifteen with the Octoroons, a successful Black touring group. In 1896, she joined the Black Patti Troubadours, a musical and acrobatic act with trained singers, dancers, jugglers and comedians. While performing with them, Aida met and fell in love with George Walker. They were married within a year becoming one of the most admired couples in entertainment. Walker and his partner Bert Williams changed Black theater with their creativity pushing back racial barriers and insisting on producing quality theatre with performances as extravagant as those in the white theaters. Overton joined them and appeared in all of their hit shows including “In Dahomey” which toured England for 2 years. “In Dahomey” featured the Cakewalk, a dance that originated during slavery. This parody, featuring exaggerated movements, was judged by the master with the best couple winning a cake at the end. Overton became known as The Queen of the Cakewalk. While on tour, British society women invited her to their homes for private Cakewalk lessons. After a decade of success, George Walker collapsed on tour and died. Aida continued touring and her solo career took off. In 1912 she performed her interpretation of the “Salome” dance at Hammerstein’s Victoria Theatre. A Black woman performing a classical dance on a stage shared by white actors was highly controversial but she refused to portray negative stereotypes of Black women. Aida downplayed the sexual overtones of the dance, emphasizing Salome’s emotional state in her choreography. In spite of any opposition her tour was extended from one week to three. She later started her own vaudeville troupe of dancing girls who performed on that same stage the following year. Critics and audiences loved her and her new troupe. Their only criticism was that she was not on stage enough. Aida Overton Walker died suddenly of kidney failure in 1914 at the age of 34. #aidaoverton#aidaovertonwalker#blackpattitroubadours#indahomey#cakewalk#queenofthecakewalk#Notsolongago#nsla#educationforliberation