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Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾

We can’t claim America’s grand ideals have been achieved when Black people are still denied access to liberty, prosperity & justice. #velshi 

Happy Fourth of July. Necessary viewing: Five descendants of Frederick Douglass read & respond to his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" which asks all of us to consider America's long history of denying rights to Black people.

How do Black people in America reconcile experiences of racism and systemic discrimination with pride in their country? We broached this topic in a series of conversations with more than a dozen Black people across the country from various backgrounds.

Independence for ALL does not exist in this country & we will continue to fight & demand true justice for Black people in America. ⠀ Today we celebrate all of the lives that we have lost tragically to brutality, and gather in solidarity for equality in this country. cc: @R2AC1 

“This is 🔥🔥🔥!!! MUST WATCH. Amidst the national uprising against racist violence, @DaveedDiggs  asks what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now.” Support@mvmt4bl  today, and everyday! #FourthofJuly2020 

As America continues its reckoning with systemic racism, the NFL has announced it will play "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before every game in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. The song is often referred to as the Black national anthem.

"History will judge America by how well we truly make Black lives matter" @TheHillOpinion )

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This Independence Day, when we see corporations and political leaders scrambling to stay ahead of the racial justice reckoning, just reinforces that America has been gaslighting black folks for generations.

Some Native American groups protested the memorial itself, pointing out that the Black Hills had been taken from the Lakota people. What do you think - is #MountRushmore  a positive memorial for America?


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(2/2) Trevor on George Floyd and the Minneapolis protests: “If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.”

I’ve done more in less than 4 years than Biden’s done in more than 40 years, including for Black America. Biden has been a part of every failed decision for decades. Bad Trade Deals, Endless Wars, you name it, he has shown a complete lack of leadership. He’s weak & shot!!!

“How Trump Is Making Black America Great Again, The Untold Story Of Black Advancement in the Era of Trump.” By Horace Cooper A great new book!

(1/2) Trevor on George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper: “While everyone is facing the battle against coronavirus, black people in America are still facing the battle against racism… and coronavirus.”

As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better.

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The President threatened to take over cities and towns with military force. Peaceful protesters were tear-gassed so he could get a photo-op. We will fight for justice for Black lives in America, even if our racist Commander in Chief tries to stand in the way.

Black communities have not received equal justice under law for centuries. Black blood has stained America’s sidewalks. The pain is real. It’s deep. It’s legitimate. We must listen, acknowledge that, and take action to transform our communities.

This 2 minute video, which unfolded on live tv, is the story of what it is to be Black in America. The Black family tries to flag police for help—then police arrest THEM.

America, where black ppl can commit a traffic offense and lose their life, but the first fam can commit treason and not even lose their job.

The guy who stood on a world stage and kissed Putin’s ass while trashing America has returned to lecture our black football players about patriotism.