black lives matter


Random quote of the day:

“The thought of someone believing you deserve fewer rights because of who you are is depressing. But then you realize that, by doing what you do every day, you prove to them you are unstoppable. They can spend their time trying to pass laws to take away your rights and silence your voice, but all you have to do is live your lives right in their faces, and it proves you simply cannot be stopped.”

―Amber Ruffin, Late Night, November 11, 2016

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Random quote of the day:

“To ignore injustices such as the few we address in the film [You Can’t Hear Me] simply because they may not seem to affect you directly right now, is to leave yourself unprepared when their effects show up at your front door. That’s the awareness we want to continue to bring to light as we stand in solidarity with activists and the politicians who really are doing their work for the people.”

—Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Huffpost, May 2, 2017

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Random quote of the day:

“People often think they can’t make a difference like our civil rights icons, but every person in the movement mattered—those who made the sandwiches, swept the church floors, stuffed the envelopes. They, too, changed America. And so can we! The baton has now been passed to each of us.”

—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom, DNC speech, August 20, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“The Negro has been here in America since 1619….He is not going anywhere else; this country is his home…Let me appeal to the consciences of many silent, responsible citizens of the white community who know that a victory for democracy in Jackson will be a victory for democracy everywhere.”

—Medgar Evers, speech, WLBT radio, Jackson Mississippi, May 20, 1963
(Less than a month later, Medgar Evers was gunned down in his driveway by a white supremacist in front of his wife and children.)

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Random quote of the day:

“It would be fantastic if all lives mattered but all lives are not valued equally. You don’t have to know about Black history but instinctively you have to understand that when people are saying “Black Lives Matter” it’s because its Black lives that have been disproportionately suffering.”

—Prof. Olivette Otele, Elle, June 10, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“I do not want to be
the chalk-drawn street, the square
outline of our arms turn to one
smudge while we grow
cold in the blood, like the strawberries
we trowel between our mouths”

—Shayla Lawson, “Strawberry Swing”

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Random quote of the day:

“Thank God for the efforts of Black Lives Matter―we’ve seen an awakening in this era in a way we didn’t see in Daddy’s era in terms of people coming to grips with white privilege. [White privilege] has never been uncovered, revealed and discussed by those in the white community in history.”

—Rev. Bernice King, The Huffington Post, January 16, 2017

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Random quote of the day:

“I am trying to show the world we are all human beings, that color is not important, that what is important is the quality of our work, of a culture in which the young are not afraid to take chances and can hold onto their values and self-esteem, especially in the arts and in dance. That’s what it’s all about to me.”

—Alvin Ailey, AlvinAiley.org

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Random quote of the day:

“Disadvantaged white people are not erased by discussions of disadvantages facing people of color, just as brain cancer is not erased by talking about breast cancer. They are two different issues with two different treatments, and they require two different conversations.”

―Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

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Random quote of the day:

“Pride is still a movement.
Pride is still resistance.
Pride is still protest.

Black Lives Matter is a movement.
Black Lives Matter is resistance.
Black Lives Matter is protest.”

—Jarrett Hill, Town and Country, June 24, 2020

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