Going to the amusement park w my mom n dad at 5 yrs old
MENSA, the international organization for the super smart, took notice and extended the young genius an invitation to join their exclusive club. The organization normally invites adults to the club, but Anala is truly an exception. She has an IQ of more than 145. Most of MENSA’s members are in the top two percent; Anala is in the top one percent.” via newsone.com
And she can STILL get it!
Today in History: July 27, 1919, The Chicago Race Riot begins
The sociopolitical atmosphere of Chicago was one of ethnic tension caused by competition among many new groups. With the Great Migration, thousands of African Americans from the South had settled next to neighborhoods of European immigrants on Chicago’s South Side, near jobs in the stockyards and meatpacking plants. The ethnic Irish had been established first, and fiercely defended their territory and political power against all newcomers. Post World War I tensions caused frictions between the races, especially in the competitive labor and housing markets.
On July 27, 1919, an African American teenager, Eugene Williams, drowned after violating the unofficial boundary of Chicago’s beaches separating blacks from whites. On that hot summer day, a white man was throwing rocks at blacks in the water at a beach on the South Side which resulted in Eugene William’s death. Tensions escalated when a white police officer did not arrest the white man responsible for William’s death but arrested a black man instead. Objections by blacks were met with violence by whites. Attacks between whites and blacks erupted swiftly. At one point, a mob of white men threatened Provident Hospital, many of whose patients were African American. The police held them off.
The riot lasted for nearly a week, ending only after the government deployed nearly 6,000 National Guard troops. They stationed them around the Black Belt to prevent further white attacks. By the night of July 30, most violence had ended. Most of the rioting, murder, and arson was the result of ethnic whites attacking the African-American population in the city’s Black Belt on the South Side. Most of the casualties and property damage were suffered by blacks. Newspaper accounts noted numerous attempts at arson; for instance, on July 31, more than 30 fires were started in the Black Belt before noon and were believed to be due to arson. Steel cables had been put across the streets to prevent fire trucks from entering the areas. The Mayor’s office was told of a plan to burn down the black area and run its residents out of town.
In the rioting, 38 people died, 23 of them black, and 537 were injured (two-thirds were African Americans). Approximately 1000 residents, mostly African Americans, were left homeless after fires destroyed their homes. Numerous African-American families left the city by train before the rioting had ended, returning to families in the South.
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer, so named because of the violence and fatalities across the nation. The combination of prolonged arson, looting and murder makes it the worst race rioting in the history of Illinois.
Never forget your history, brothers and sisters.
The thing people tend to forget is that those people are still alive and walking around. You think just because a piece of paper said stop being racist that they really changed how they view Black people
1941 is when my grandma was born. “but it was sooooo long ago…. “
OH WE GOT THE RIGHT TO PLAY THAT RACE CARD.
NEVER FUCKING FORGET.
Grand jury indicts man in Jordan Davis shooting on first degree murder; faces life in prison
December 16, 2012
A Florida grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music coming from the teen’s car.
The Florida Times-Union reports officials in the state attorney’s office said Thursday they won’t be seeking the death penalty against 46-year-old Michael David Dunn. He was initially charged with second-degree murder.
Dunn is accused of the Nov. 23 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Officials say Dunn parked next to the vehicle where Davis was sitting with three other teens. Dunn complained about the loud music and they stared arguing. Dunn told police he thought he saw a gun and fired eight or nine shots into the vehicle.
Grand jurors also added three counts of attempted murder.
During the outrage of Zimmermans freedom, can we all please remember that the trial for this boy is also coming shortly. Another innocent young man shot and killed for no reason.
September is only 2 months away. Don’t forget Jordan Davis!!!!
Dont forget Jordan Davis
Ifemelu from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via sonofafieldnegro)
She just went IN, and as the child of African immigrants this rings SO true for me. Wow. I need to get this book!!!
Read and co-sign because it is SO true.
Love this shot. :)