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Black Moses Barbie (Harriet Tubman Commerical, 2-of-3)
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This commercial for a Black Moses Barbie toy is the second in a series celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman. It is part of a larger series of paintings and films by Pierre Bennu that deconstruct and re-envision images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.
 
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48th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party
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This week is the anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party. That was 1966, 48 eight years ago. The original six members of the Black Panther Partyare depicted in this photograph.Standing (L-R): Elbert 'Big Man' Howard, Huey Newton, Sherwin Forte, Bobby SealeKneeling (L-R): Reggie Forte and Bobby HuttonFormer Black Panther Party member Eddie Conway shared his recollections of the foun
 
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Sunday Inspiration: Be Still and Know (Psalm 46:10-11)
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'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge' ~ Psalm 46:10-11BE - God, I say 'yes' to You. I choose to allow Your way to shape me and Your will to direct me in what is best.  I surrender instead of resist, I yield instead of fight, I believe instead of doubt.STILL - F
 
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History of Veterans Day
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I never served in the military. There are many villagers like me who never wore a uniform nor faced the unknown terror of war fought on foreign soil. As such, I thought it would be helpful to share this brief history of Veterans Day.Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, originated after World War I. The fighting between the Allies and Germany ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of th
 
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Author Carleen Brice Welcomes White Folks to the Black Section of the Bookstore
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Soulclap to Black Threads in Kid's Lit for sharing this video with us!Carleen BriceYou don't see many white folks perusing the Black Literature section of the book store. Perhaps they just need an invitation! Carleen Brice is the author of the novel Orange Mint and Honey ... her debut novel is the basis for the NAACP Image Award-winning Lifetime TV movie "Sins of the Mother" starring Jill Scott a
 
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Black Moses Barbie (Harriet Tubman Commerical, 3-of-3)
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This commercial for a Black Moses Barbie toy is the second in a series celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman. It is part of a larger series of paintings and films by Pierre Bennu that deconstruct and re-envision images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.You can visit the first two Black Moses Barbie videos here and here!
 
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Sunday Inspiration: Our Train Ride
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At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our lives. Many will step down and leave a permanent
 
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Halloween Brings Out the Anti-Obama Fools in Oklahoma
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An Oklahoma man who outraged at least one neighbor by including an Obama headstone as part of his Obama Halloween display is refusing to take it down. [SOURCE]The headstone with the name “Obama” and what appears to be blοod dripping down from the name has some wondering what Dockens was thinking when he added it to his holiday display.“He is the president of the United States, and it actual
 
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634 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States Since 2001
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Today we added54-year old Macario Garcia(Pleasanton, TX) as the 283rd taser-related death in America since 2009. [NOTE: the full list is shown below].According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died after being shocked by police Tasers. Our blog has documented another 283 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2014. That means there h
 
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