Eve’s husband’s father racism. Like I said, swirling is a risk especially for Black women, especially when one try to date/marry into families that are racist or blind to white privilege.
She’s a fighter! May she rest in power!
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men.
The crime was extensively covered in the black press and an early catalyst for the civil rights movement. The N.A.A.C.P. sent a young activist from its Montgomery, Ala., chapter named Rosa Parks to investigate. African-Americans around the country demanded that the men be prosecuted.
But the attack, like many involving black victims during the Jim Crow era in the South, never went to trial. Two all-white, all-male grand juries refused to indict the men, even though one of them had confessed.
Decades passed before the case gained renewed attention, with the publication in 2010 of “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — a New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power,” by the historian Danielle L. McGuire. The book prompted an official apology in 2011 to Mrs. Taylor by the Alabama Legislature, which called the failure to prosecute her attackers “morally abhorrent and repugnant.”
A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a few of the Markonnen wedding pictures for your enjoyment:
The Makonnen Royal Wedding
While all the hype being surrounded by the Meghan Markle/Prince Harry upcoming wedding, the Makonnen wedding was barely covered in media. The Ethiopian prince, Joel Makonnen married Ariana Austin on September 9th.
Here’s the NYT article on the royal wedding:
I’m going to say this. Black lives matter!
Black lives matter!
Always and forever!