@nallelicobo vs cancer!!! she was introduced to me by one of my best friends @kendalgreen as our future president. nalleli i believe in you and your vision. trying to help raise more money to help cover her medical and psychological bills as she goes through these cancer treatments she has had 3 surgeries, 30 days of radiation and 3 rounds of chemo so far. let’s help her get thru this little patch as fast as possible. i know these are very difficult times in the world. any little bit helps. link in my bio 💫
JUNETEENTH !!!!!!!!!! #rp @revjuliaroth What is #juneteenth?
Two years after Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation - which was *supposed to* free enslaved Africans in the US - certain southern states had still not released them from slavery. TWO. YEARS. Why? Because they wanted MORE CROPS (oh, the capitalism!)
It wasn’t until 1865 that some dude on a horse had to ride in from the north and inform them they were free. And instead of partying, they banded together to buy land, to finally have a stake in this country, something that would be periodically burned and systematically taken away from them.
Juneteenth is Black Independence Day. It should be a national holiday. It is this nation’s story. But as @freckledwhileblack says, it should be a day ON for white people. How can you ease the workload of the Black folx in your life? How can you educate yourself more? How can you be an ally, an advocate? How can you be of service? 🤍
i urge you to watch this documentary on james baldwin. one of the greatest american writers this country has ever had. “it is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ― james baldwin