Watching Byron Allen’s interview on the Breakfast club had me open! I knew of his case against Comcast and Charter communications but how Many of us knew of the Civil Rights act of 1866? How many of us knew of the 1990? 91? How bout the act of 57 or 60?
All we know of is the Civil Rights act of 1964 which ended segregation and discrimination in schools and employment but non of that wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the 1st act ever passed after the Civil War, The Civil Rights act of 1866.
The 1st United States Federal law to define citizenship and to protect those citizens in accordance with the law was intended to protect newly freed Blacks born in America and those brought here. The law initially was vetoed twice by Prez Andrew Johnson, the former Lincoln VP who succeeded him yet reversed everything Lincoln put in place including the reparations given. It was finally passed to support the new 13th amendment. It was passed without a presidential signature.
The act gave Blacks rights equal to whites in contracts, Business, own and sell property, sue, give evidence in court, etc; But the law was federal so U.S. states didn’t really have to comply and as we see this has been an issue for over 100 years.
I understand Allen’s case more now and why the Department of Justice is attacking that particular act. By destroying that act, the 1st Civil rights act or affecting it in any way could undo all the changes made, make all the fight and cases won irrlavent and possibly send us Blacks back into slavery.
Immigration is not the problem, the infringement on our rights is and always have been the problem!
I can’t speak for their marriage but I can attest to what the brotha is saying. These are the “REAL” Masculinity traits we need to “re” adopt back into society. The vulgarity and lewd conduct of Men towards women and whoever will seemingly disappear as we get reacclimated with the higher power and the natural way!
19 year old Nigerian Social Entreprenuer Kennedy Ekezie-joseph is set to change male and female relations in Africa.
Joseph heads and runs the Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights. An organization that actively take action against female genital mutilation, domestic violence and lack of education and opportunity for Women of color.
The organization also seeks to educate and even reform and rehabilitate Men and young boys who too are caught in this cycle of becoming predators.
His “Africave” initiative brings the brightest young minds of Nigeria to coach and mentor the next generation. As more and more people leave the country this program seeks to rebuild communities by providing opportunity and coaching to the people by the people.
This young man’s efforts and fundraising have been recognized by former POTUS Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth.
Find out more at his website: kennedyekezie.com
This week new Baltimore city Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and City Common Council president Brandon Scott has taken the 1st step in turning around the city by re opening 44 recreation centers.
When asked Mayor Young said the children asked for it. They want to make music, to play instruments and sports. This comes as no surprise as Young, the former Council president who became the mayor by default after Catherine Pugh was ousted lat year has been frustrated by the recent rise in crime and violence in the city.
This act, which is not covered by mainstream media is another step in reforming our neighborhoods as we face a nationwide gentrification and extermination plot. For years city residents and government have gone back and forth over how to lesson violence and drug trafficking when something as simple as RE OPENING THE REC CENTERS SINCE CRIME AND VIOLENCE ROSE IN AMERICA AFTER THEY WERE ALL CLOSED would of course work
Props to both Mayor Jack Young and Brandon Scott. As a Bmore resident I look forward to what they have planned for the city’s future