black lives matter


Random quote of the day:

“There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. It’s racist, of course. The fact that I chose to write about black people means I’ve only been stimulated to write about black people. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, we die.”

—Toni Morrison, Black Women Writers at Work, ed. Claudia Tate

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Random quote of the day:

“An act of violence against any innocent person eludes martial and moral justification, disgraces the millions of Americans and people throughout the world who have united in peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality, undermines the blood our ancestors’ spilled as they turned the other cheek, and dishonors our proud inheritance of nonviolent resistance.”

—Benjamin Crump, “Statement from the Brown Family Attorneys,” March 12, 2015

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“As a Black woman and a Black woman in journalism, I’ve spent most of my career and most of my life mainly thinking about what it means to be a Black person in America. I think about my race from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed….I think a lot more about being Black than I think about being a woman….Because if you are a white woman, until very recently, you have not thought about being white, which frees you up to think about the only thing that holds you back in life, which is gender.”

—Errin Haines, Glamour, “8 Journalists on Reporting While Black, With the Weight of History on Their Shoulders,” June 3, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“Sometimes people feel powerless and overwhelmed by it all. One doesn’t have to be a frontline activist…Everyone in the community has a role to play in transforming our community. Everyone must ask themselves, what is at stake in these times?”

—Bree Newsome Bass, Cornell Chronicle, February 14, 2019

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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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