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Former Houston City Councilman Allegedly Held at Gunpoint, Slapped & Robbed By Cops

In this country, a Black person can’t seem to even be able to play loud music, drive a vehicle, knock on a door for help, wear a hoodie, walk across the street, shop in a major store, buy a sub sandwich, seek out an officer for help, reach for a license when pulled over, or cross a major highway, without being harassed, dehumanized, tasered, beaten, strangled, stripped of their rights or outright killed by officers in this country.

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Reginald Gordon of Operation Outreach OG1: Refuses to Give Up on Black Youth

Reginald Gordon is very familiar with getting caught up in the American prison system at a young age. He served 19 years and 9 months behind bars.People usually write off Black men who get a criminal record, the country is unforgiving even after they “pay their debt to society”, and most of them are expected to return to jail upon release.

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Power of Protest Still The Strongest Voice of the Masses

Civil Disobedience is the refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government.It becomes the only alternative – the only voice – the only way to get the attention of a government dull of hearing and indifferent to the issues, concerns and complaints of its citizenry. 

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Dr. Edith Irby Jones: “All I Wanted Was to Help My Fellow Man”

She was a just a little girl growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas at a time before our nation evolved from  the era of open racism, discrimination and Separate but Equal.She learned early what it took to overcome odds and barriers to prove that no only were Blacks competent and capable learners, but also women could stand the rigorous test of academic challenges to rise above.

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