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We celebrate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson! It's outrageous that it took 233 years for someone who looks like her to join the court. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson marks an important milestone in the effort to create a functioning multi-racial democracy. Much work remains, but in times like these, it is even more important to honor this achievement. #KetanjiBrownJackson #justiceforall #blacklivesmatter #SheWillRise
All #BLM products 20% off through July 4, 2022! On June 19, 1865 enslaved Black people in Texas and Louisiana finally learned that their enslavement was no longer legal. We mark Juneteenth as a national holiday that remember the horrors of slavery and celebrates freedom. Check out our wide range of #BlackLivesMatter products – Unisex and fitted T-shirts, tote bag, posters, cards, mug, magnet and much more. Royalties paid to Black Lives Matter Syracuse.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it! We must never forget the Tulsa Massacre, or stop working for justice. On May 31-June 1, 1921, white mobs attacked Black residents, homes and businesses in Tulsa, OK. As many as 300 people were killed, 35 city blocks were destroyed. The mob targeted the prosperous Black community of Greenwood in a vicious act of white supremacy. The resilient survivors rebuilt their community, and Greenwood today is again being renewed after decades of neglect.
Two years ago the centuries-long reality of racist police violence exploded across the USA as we watched Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd in 8 minutes and 46 seconds of agonizing, chilling video. Today, we remember George Floyd and renew our commitment to confronting white supremacy in all its manifestations and working for transformation of the criminal legal system which rarely provides justice (though Chauvin remains in prison after being convicted of murder).
The devastating racist massacre in Buffalo on Saturday horrifies us. But we aren't surprised. Racism has always been a powerful and consistent force in the US. In recent years, the racism long embraced by conservatives has grown more virulent. The young man who carried out these murders was inspired by these lies. Let's hope this horror leads more people to engage in work to dismantle white supremacy. #anti-racist #buffalostrong #dismantlewhitesupremacy
"You Can't Be What You Can't See" -Marian Wright Edelman We celebrate the appointment of a smart, competent, hardworking and diligent woman to the Supreme Court. Oh, and she happens to be Black – the first Black woman who will serve on the court in its 233 years. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's elevation to the highest court of the land marks another important milestone in the long-term effort to create a functioning multi-racial democracy.
A young Black man in the prime of his life, Ahmaud Arbery was brutally hunted down and murdered two years ago. It appears that the three killers will face justice for their actions, a break with the centuries-long tradition of impunity for white people who kill Black people. #SayTheirNames #ahmaudArbery
Celebrate our overlooked sisters: the African American women suffragist. Black women across the country came together preparing one another to overcome legal hurdles & reluctant registrars. They sought to gain the support of their white sisters in the suffrage movement to recognize that more work was needed to secure the vote for Women of Color. A new generation of dedicated Black women leaders continues this work today, combating well-organized voter suppression efforts across the country.
🎉 📚 Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass! Like most people who were enslaved when they were born, Frederick Douglass had no idea of the date of his birth. After escaping slavery in Maryland for freedom in the North, Douglass selected St. Valentine’s Day as his birthday, recalling that his mother had so often called him her “Little Valentine.” Douglass, one of the most powerful writers and orators for human equality and liberation, remains an inspiration to freedom fighters across the globe.
There is so much Black History that is ignored and overlooked. Take time this month to learn – read, watch, listen. We offer are a selection of excellent reading to educate and engage. Syracuse Cultural Workers celebrates the Black Liberation struggle throughout the year. We know this is a long-term struggle, so keep learning, keep acting and “keep your eyes on the prize.” All our Black Lives Matter related products are on sale through February 15.
To celebrate Black History Month, all our Black Lives Matter related products are on sale through February 15. We celebrate the Black Liberation struggle throughout the year. Support for the Black Lives Matter movement skyrocketed after the brutal murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Many white people who had previously stood on the sidelines became engaged. Unfortunately, support has dwindled. We know this is a long-term struggle: keep learning, acting & “keep your eyes on the prize.”
We must honor the authentic Dr. King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was among the most meaningful proponents of universal freedom in human history. Unfortunately, there has been an ongoing effort since his murder to sanitize his work and legacy. Let us continue sharing Dr. King's vision of a world where war, poverty and materialism no longer dominate our lives, and work to bring that vision to fruition. #MLKDay #MLK
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was among the most meaningful proponents of universal freedom in human history. A preacher, theoretician and organizer, his radical vision and leadership in the practice of nonviolent direct action changed the course of history across the globe. Unfortunately, there has been an ongoing effort since his murder to sanitize his work and legacy. Let us continue sharing Dr. King's vision of a world where war, poverty and materialism no longer dominate our lives.
Two court cases of white men who carried out racist killings appear headed for acquittal. Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin, and Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. in GA will likely escape any consequences. The US criminal “injustice” system – is almost never able to provide justice for people who are black, brown, poor, trans, women or a combination of those. But the struggle for justice continues across the US. #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames #BLM #CriminalLegalSystem
On October 8, 2004 Wangari Matthai of Kenya became the first African to win the Nobel Peace Price for her work for sustainable development, democracy and peace. This poster, featuring a powerful poem by Ivoirian-American teen Sojourner Ahebee, debunks the misinformation and ignorance about the diverse and varied African peoples, cultures and nations. #Africa #AfricanLiberation #WangariMatthai
Our mugs are manufactured and printed in the US – something which is unfortunately rare these days. Nobody is Free Until Everybody is Free celebrates the powerful legacy of civil rights organizer Fannie Lou Hamer. Breathe Deeply, artwork by Kathleen Savage/Santa Fe Hemp – is an important reminder – now and always. Breathe Deeply ~ Speak Gently ~ Walk Lightly ~ Love Much ~ Laugh Often ~ Give Freely ~ Be Kind #buylocal #madeinusa #nosweatshops
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant was destroyed during the civil unrest after George Floyd's murder. Owner Ruhel Islam, said "let my building burn" as he called for justice for Floyd. The restaurant has reopened and features a framed copy of our How to Build Community Poster. Thanks to our friend Vanessa Johnson for sharing this info. #community #BLM #SayTheirNames #HowToBuildCommunity
Police brutality and killings of Black folks are, unfortunately, as American as apple pie. Five years ago, Alfred Olango, a 38 year old refugee from Uganda, was shot four times by police on September 27, 2016 in El Cajon, CA. As is typical, the police who killed Mr. Olango have faced no accountability for their actions. Say His Name – Alfred Olango. Image is available as T-shirt, poster, postcard and button. Part of proceeds donated to BLM Syracuse. #SayTheirNames #BLM #PoliceAccountability
Eric Drooker's powerful image was inspired by the mass protests in Ferguson, MO, following the police killing of 18 year old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.Unfortunately, there have been many more police killings since, but the level of organizing continues to grow and result in changes in public safety policy and more broadly. #StopPoliceBrutality #ICan'tBreathe #BLM
Eric Drooker's powerful image was inspired by the mass protests in Ferguson, MO, following the police killing of 18 year old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Unfortunately, there have been many more police killings since, but the level of organizing continues to grow and result in changes in public safety policy and more broadly. #BLM #NoJusticeNoPeace #HandsUpDontShoot
Take action to support this groundbreaking legislation! America is in the midst of a national reckoning on community safety. The current approach to public safety is not working — for children, for families, and particularly for Black and brown communities that have been devastated by mental health crises, substance use and criminalization. We must replace criminalization with care. #BLM #icantbreathe #ThisEndsToday
On June 19, 1865 enslaved Black people in Texas and Louisiana learned that their enslavement was no longer legal - 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in Texas and the other states in rebellion. Juneteenth recalls the horrors of slavery, celebratse freedom and recommits ourselves to liberation. We designed this post long the newly-declared federal holiday came into being! Royalties paid to Black Lives Matter Syracuse. #juneteenth #blm #liberation #reparations