Black History Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Black History Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Really great information in this post- I would definitely recommend giving it a read.

Tiani Angela

Happy Friday everyone! I hope all is well with you all. I’m feeling pretty good myself. As we near the end of February also known as Black History Month, I wanted to share a few lesser-known and interesting facts about Black History. This is a month that reflects and pays tribute to the achievements of generations of African Americans.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

1.) The Black population in the United States went from being 4.8 million residents in 1870 to 43.8 million in 2018.

2.) Black History Month was originally started and celebrated as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G Woodson. He chose the second week of February specifically because it covered the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and Frederick Douglass (February 14th).

3.) The late…

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Quotes About Equality #2

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I just wanted to share these quotes today because I felt that we could all use a reminder about the importance of equality. It truly terrifies me to see that people can be murdered for existing and that black people are still being treated like this in the 21st century. George Floyd is one of the large number of black people that have been victims of police brutality and when I saw that video I was disgusted and terrified- I still haven’t been able to fully watch it because I can feel a panic attack coming on just thinking about it. All these victims had families, friends and lives and to think all this was taken away from them just because of the colour of their skin is just so disturbing. I hope someday we can stop seeing the differences between one another and stop seeing POC as POC but rather just as people. We are all living beings and no one should have to live with constant fear, no one should have to fear leaving their house because of their skin colour, no one should lose their child to police brutality. I know it’s going to take a long time for things to change but I hope that even if it takes a while there is finally justice and true equality. I rarely talk about political issues on here but this is something I needed to say. Admittedly my platform is quite small but it’s still a platform and I want to use to it speak out against any form of discrimination.
If you are wondering how to be an ally here is a great article on how you can help. If you are attempting to educate yourself on the matter check out this article. If you’re struggling with anxiety or other mental health problems caused by this situation or racism in general and need someone to talk to please feel free to reach out via email or social media.

15 inspiring quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, one man who gave dreams to millions of people. Because this man lived many men and women are celebrating their lives. Some people are just like blessing to the entire humanity and he was one of them.

Today, we are left with the persuasiveness of his words which are still very relevant and continue to guide us. Here are 15 inspiring lines by MLK.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

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“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friends.”

 

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“People fail to get along because they fear each other…

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