allakinwande:

8 Iconic Black Leaders Whose Wives Deserve More Recognition
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Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997)

Malcom X is one of the most well-known figures of the Civil Rights Movement. After his wife Betty Shabazz, who was pregnant with twins, witnessed his assassination alongside their four daughters, she continued her husband’s work.
Aside from raising her six daughters on her own, she got a Ph.D. in education administration, delivered countless lectures on civil rights, directed the department of Communications and Public Relations at Medgar Evers College and pushed forward her late husband’s work on social justice. She also was a key player in establishing the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in New York City’s Washington Heights, the site of her husband’s assassination.
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allakinwande:

8 Iconic Black Leaders Whose Wives Deserve More Recognition
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Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997)

Malcom X is one of the most well-known figures of the Civil Rights Movement. After his wife Betty Shabazz, who was pregnant with twins, witnessed his assassination alongside their four daughters, she continued her husband’s work.
Aside from raising her six daughters on her own, she got a Ph.D. in education administration, delivered countless lectures on civil rights, directed the department of Communications and Public Relations at Medgar Evers College and pushed forward her late husband’s work on social justice. She also was a key player in establishing the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in New York City’s Washington Heights, the site of her husband’s assassination.
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http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/05/02/8-iconic-black-leaders-whose-wives-deserve-recognition/

"We can say “Peace on Earth.” We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be."
Betty Shabazz (via specialnights)

mochafleur:

                                              Coretta Scott King
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 Having an established career in civil rights activism by the side of her husband Martin Luther King Jr. After his assassination she took over his position as the forefront for Black civil rights. She also opened opportunities for discussion about several political and social issues that are still being fought today in contemporary United States.
   She was a strong advocate in the Women’s movement as well as spoke/advocated for LGBT rights movement. In 1968 she found Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change , which is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization that commits to being apart of activism. And after 15-years of fighting, she convinced Ronald Reagan in 1983 to sign Legislation for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Mrs. King passed away January 30th, 2006 due to health complications but continued to fight until she went. 
   This is just a small portion of what Mrs. King has done, if you wish to read more about her click below.

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classysassyrude:

-Thank You

"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence."
Coretta Scott King (via kabinessence)
raveneuse:

Göran Hugo Olsson, Angela Davis and Bo Holmström in The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-75.

raveneuse:

Göran Hugo Olsson, Angela Davis and Bo Holmström in The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-75.

fragmentedd:

Beauty or brains? 

Fuck that, it’s not a dichotomy. Let’s not act like mascara glues girls eyes so shut that they can’t read a word of Dickens or solve a trig problem. Let’s talk about how no boy has ever been asked if he’d rather get his Bachelor’s or get married; no boy has ever been told that he’s too handsome to run for office. So why cover up my tits so you can take me seriously? 

Beauty or brains? I’ll take ‘em all, thanks.

"ABUSIVE MEN COME in every personality type, arise from good childhoods and bad ones, are macho men or gentle, “liberated” men. No psychological test can distinguish an abusive man from a respectful one. Abusiveness is not a product of a man’s emotional injuries or of deficits in his skills. In reality, abuse springs from a man’s early cultural training, his key male role models, and his peer influences. In other words, abuse is a problem of values, not of psychology."
Lundy Bancroft, “Why does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men.” (via womentoadmire)

Self-titled, 1992