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Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts, Police not Indicted, ForThe deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Roy Paul!
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
There are plenty of differences between the cases of Garner and Brown, but one particular contrast remains salient: There was no footage of Michael Brown's death, only eyewitness accounts and conjecture, leaving minds to imagine a standoff between an officer and a civilian, a standoff that ended with the image of Brown lying dead in the street for over four hours.
Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
In the aftermath of the verdict, many will likely point to the fact that the coroner's report ruled Garner's death a homicide, and that chokeholds are expressly forbidden by the NYPD.
Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts. Police not Indicted, For The deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Attorney Activist, Michael Coard Esq.!
8pm ET~ www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
"I can't breathe"
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being suspected of selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
The cop, Pantaleo, who held Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him has been sued three times for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of other blacks he and fellow cops arrested.
Unlike Mike Brown's death, Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
Besides the banned chokehold used by the cop, throwing a beefy arm around his neck, there was lethal danger in the way Mr. Garner was subdued — on his stomach, with a pile of cops on his back.
“positional asphyxia” quoted the Department’s guidelines on preventing deaths in custody.
The New York medical examiner’s office ruled Mr. Garner’s death a homicide, it cited “compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” The pressure prevents the diaphragm from going up and down, and he can’t inhale and exhale.”
Which is exactly what Mr. Garner was trying to tell the officers who were on top of him when he said "I can't breathe"
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
Please Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Adam Tulloch from Great Britian's Production of the play ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’
Olaudah Equiano Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist and authored the first known Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.
Following its success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ will be transferring to Sutton House from the 26th-29th November.
Kidnapped with his sister at the age of eleven, Equiano is beaten, suffocated and tortured on their journey to the coast, which sees him separated from his sister and sold to British traders.
Set in the heart of West Africa during the height of the British slave trade, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ is an honest, uncompromising and moving portrayal of Olaudah Equiano’s early life.
Please note this is a site-specific production with no wheelchair access. The production also contains scenes of a violent nature and is therefore only suitable for those over the age of 16.
Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
Choreography – Sharon Henry
Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Full Price £10
Limited number of £5 Early Bird tickets
Tonight learn about Maggie L Walker~ the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.
In 1899.Maggie Walker was the Secretary Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) a self help, benevolent society.
The bank, St. Luke Penny Savings was home to the benevolent society (self-Help org.) under Maggie Walker’s leadership. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since obtaining this position, Walker focused on using economic empowerment to defy Jim Crow Laws. She did this by establishing a bank, newspaper, and store.
Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president. Maggie Walker’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and magnanimous personality significantly helped African-Americans across the country gain equality and empowerment.
Tonight Join The Gist of Freedom as learn more about the social activist Maven Maggie L. Walker with Ben Anderson! Mr. Anderson is a tour guide ranger at the National Park Service Maggie L Walker Historic Site.
Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com
--Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist and authored the first known Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.
He settled in the United Kingdom in 1792. His autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
They put us in separate parcels, and examined us attentively. They also made us jump, and pointed to the land, signifying we were to go there. We thought by this, we should be eaten by these ugly men, as they appeared to us; and, when soon after we were all put down under the deck again, there was much dread and trembling among us, and nothing but bitter cries to be heard all the night from these apprehensions, insomuch, that at last the white people got some old slaves from the land to pacify us. They told us we were not to be eaten, but to work, and were soon to go on land, where we should see many of our country people. This report eased us much. And sure enough, soon after we were landed, there came to us Africans of all languages.
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show Thursday, Dec. 18th, 8:30pm-11:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. Our guest will be Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of The Pan African Newswire. We’ll discuss “The History of Cuba & It’s Future” and much more. 1) George Stinney Jr. was the youngest person executed in America. We’ll discuss his case and exoneration. Call in with your questiosn at (914) 338-1375 and visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
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Gift of Gab Records Radio show - Bump it! or Dump it! is a show that caters to the underground, undiscovered artists in the U.S. and abroad. All songs played will be listened to and voted on by the public, giving the artist the opportunity to hear what the world is feeling about their artistry. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the airing of the show. For further info. please contact Bigga @ 2164960242 or email us. We are also available on reverbnation.com/giftofgabrecords. Thanks for the love and support of Indie artistry. And dont forget to Google: Bigga Black...
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Learn about yourself so that you can be available for you, your community and the world. Learn that everything starts with self. To learn more go to www.blacksummit.org. Learn about the International Black Summit Distinctions, Declare weekly your Vision.
Join us for a conversation with Dana Olsen, Director of the Pennsylvania History Coalition Honoring People with Disability. The coalition is a group looking to increase society's understanding about the historic and herioc journey of Pennsylvanians with disability. We'll talk about the origins and purpose of the coalition, current and future projects, and about some of the history of individuals with disability in PA.
If your organization holds historic material related to people with disability, and you have yet to respond to the coalition's questionnaire, open through January 3, 2015, please click here.
Dana Olsen is now an author and citizen advocate, after a career in human services in Pennsylvania beginning in 1971. His associations include the PA Developmental Disabilities Council; Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance, Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition; and PA-APSE. He is author of Arching Tales, A Generation’s Support of People with Disability in the United States, Volume 1.
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There are tons of discussions about feminism but very few black people actually know what it is about. Most have never read a book about it or even understand its history. The word itself has been used as a weapon against black women as a way of insulting them and making them feel as if they are not loyal to the race if they define themselves as feminists. The images of a group of anti male, masculine type, women who are all lesbians, springs to mind whenever the word feminism is brought up. Black women especially, have been conditioned to believe that the mythology around the word feminism makes it something they should refuse to be associated with. They havve bought into the stigmatization of the word itself, wtihout ever having even read one book about it. Black males are even worse, as they will continue to spread lies about this area of activism and any correct information about it is immediately dismissed as being "anti-black". This episode will explore the history of black feminism, how it came about, what it really is and why there is a fear of it. It will serve to inform and dispel the myths associated with black feminism and give one an insight into why it is more vital than ever to ensure that black women and men work to further its aims.
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