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Bad People? (Poem)

When we peacefully kneel and protest against police brutality, we’re called bad people

When we riot against racial oppression and police brutality , they call us bad people

When Nazis go to Charlottesville to terrorize and kill people, President Trump calls them very fine people.

-Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

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BLACK 🌍 HISTORY SPOTLIGHT : MADAM C.J. WALKER

Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist.

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Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America,] she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African American community. The Madame Walker Theatre Center opened in Indianapolis in 1927 to continue her legacy. Both of these properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

NOTES FROM WIKIPEDIA.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madam_C._J._Walker