Truly an inspirational story. This film symbolizes strength, bravery, courage, determination and positive image for Blacks to see. A Black Man and a Black Woman coming together in strength to fight their oppressor. Their efforts may have taken what some would consider a lifetime to accomplish. We must not fear time, rejection, oppressors and all things preventing us from acquiring social justice. Our society can learn what to do and what not to do in this story. I believe we can peacefully reach a resolution. Beautiful story, share any thoughts.
During the summer months, while many families take vacations or usher their children off to camp, thousands of girls here in the U.S. are being sent overseas for what’s sold to them as a “rite of passage.” According to the AHA Foundation, up to 228,000 girls and women in the U.S. are vulnerable to what’s called “vacation cutting,” when parents send their daughters to stay with their families abroad and to endure female genital mutilation (FGM). Even more women living here have been victims as children. Before immigrating to the U.S., they were subjected to the abuse that affects 125 million females worldwide.
But there’s no way to know how many women are victims of this practice because they make themselves invisible.
“We have a culture of silence,” says Jaha Dukureh, who is leading a campaign to pressure Washington to create legislation that would mandate FGM education and…
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The Haitian community is either crying or celebrating depending on who you talk to.
Former Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier, the second-generation “president for life” died Oct. 4 at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 63. He had a heart attack, his lawyer, Reynold George, told the Associated Press.- Washington Post
According to New York Times,
Jean-Claude Duvalier, a former president of Haiti known as Baby Doc who ruled the country with a bloody brutality and then shocked the country anew with a sudden return from a 25-year exile in 2011, died on Saturday. Jean-Claude Duvalier, a former president of Haiti known as Baby Doc who ruled the country with a bloody brutality and then shocked the country anew with a sudden return from a 25-year exile in 2011, died on Saturday.
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