STEPHEN CARTER, INVISIBLE: THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF THE BLACK WOMAN LAWYER WHO TOOK DOWN AMERICA'S MOST POWERFUL MOBSTER—
She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s―and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.
Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy.
Stephen L. Carter is the bestselling author of more than five novels―including The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White―and over a half dozen works of non-fiction. Formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, he is now the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years. ***************************
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Day 215 Man, when your focus is on helping people God will keep his promises. The blessing, favor, and promises of God will overtake you when you vision is clear. My vision to help other people has been more desired than a title.
I was introduced to something that has changed the whole health dynamics, safety, savings and time within my family. Last month this happen because I genuinely wanted to see my family , and friends live healthier, shop smarter, save time ,& money.
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Because I know so many women who encourage their SONS to hit girls/women in defense but fail to encourage that same young man to walkaway, runaway, or not to provoke a woman to hit him (like “hit me and ima be your ass!”)! This is a message because I’ve told my SONS to never hit a girl/woman under no circumstances #Repost@therealremyredd
#amimybrotherskeeper YES I AM. So first for all the “ but what about the women” I am a man so I talk to men. I strongly believe if we can fix the men in our communities the women will follow. We are suppose to be the leaders and protectors. Now with that said let me also say I KNOW EVERYONE SHOULD KEEP THEIR HANDS TO THEMSELVES. Yet we like to act like black women are not out here getting beat up and killed just because they don’t want to give out their numbers. So I preach that men should not hit women. Yes because if you teach your son to defend himself he would know there are other ways to stop someone a women from harming me with out having to hit her. See if all you can do is tell your son to hit a woman. You have not trained him to survive. If you have not taught your son or daughter how to walk away when disrespected. You're setting them up to fail in the real world. To many of our people are emotionally driven. We do not teach how to walk away so you can live to fight another day. That not every fight is worth it. So we have a bunch Of men in jail for everything from defending himself against a women to domestic violence. You can't stand around allow someone to disrespect you and then think it justifies your actions when you beat them up. Not when you had a chance to leave. Again these are my opinions from working with children and seeing the mindset of our young boys. It’s sick and it needs to change. REAL MEN DO NOT HIT WOMEN. We also don’t allow them to disrespect us so we feel the need to beat them to get our manhood back. Smh -------------------------------------------------- #therealremyredd#BotherVex#blackinamerica#BlackLivesMatter#blackhistoryiseveryday#BlackHistory#blackhistorymonth#StephCurry#Lebron#Nas#Beyonce#beyoncé#KimKardashian#cardib#nickiminaj#justiceforchikeshaclemons#Worldsta
‘The Way We Were’ history posts will be back at its regular place shortly.
Below is a taste of what’s been missing... The Green Book, the 2018 movie inspired by the Negro Motorist Green Book: Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
The Green Book or the Negro Motorist Green Book (at times styled The Negro Motorist Green-Book or titled The Negro Travelers' Green Book) was an annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread. Although pervasive racial discrimination and poverty limited black car ownership, the emerging African-American middle class bought automobiles as soon as they could, but faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences along the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest. In response, Green wrote his guide to services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans, eventually expanding its coverage from the New York area to much of North America, as well as founding a travel agency. More at:
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THR: Honoring Our Queens
Actress: Queen Maria Halle Berry
Birthday: August 14, 1966
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Queen Halle is perhaps the most reknown actress of her generation. She became Hollywood royalty with her historic Academy Award. She started her career in modeling. 1986, Berry was first-runner up in the
Miss USA Pageant. In 1991, Halle appeared in her first film, a role in Bother Spike Lee's, Jungle Fever. In the 90's, Berry was in 14 films.
In 2000, Berry became part of the famous Marvel Comics Universe when she starred as Ororo/Storm in the film, X-Men. Halle would play Storm in two more Marvel Studio movies.
In 2001, Queen Halle became part of Hollywood royalty when she made history for becoming the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was Monster's Ball.
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Fire surges under the broken floor boards
Lapping against at the woman's flesh, with a ferocity that has not been felt. The city cries in anguish, As a pillar of sulfuric acid, comes spilling out of the sky, permeating the long winding roads with fragments of broken lives.
The year being 1921.
The place being, until it is not.
They have come from far and wide.
Dark handed men with a vision for the future, staking their claim into the soil of America
Every street filled with the stench of their dreams, dying along with the cold ember of a flame and in the thickness of black smoke
Lady liberty weeps into the sea.
The only memory left is a white piece of cotton
Singed to black and a hand filled with contempt
Setting the final torch ablaze until it flies. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This piece is inspired by the 1921 burning of Tulsa Oklahoma or "black wall street"
For many, it is very hard to believe that the slave trade business was lucrative not only for western slave traders and merchants but also for many local chiefs and warriors who made so much money selling off their own people even after the trade was banned.
Whether many like to admit it or not, there are unfortunately several local chiefs and returnees who continued in the slave trading business and made it even more challenging for the horrifying practice to an end years after it had been abolished.
In modern Togo, Aného was a coastal town known as one of the largest slave centers in West Africa. Slaves from Ghana, Nigeria and other parts of the region were brought to be displayed, sold and thrown on to slave ships to the American plantations. At the time, the island was known as Little Popo and was a favorite of many western slave traders. The local inhabitants of Aného were strongly against the slave trade and often engaged in rebellions to drive off the western slave traders. Unfortunately, there were several local men of power who supported the business, helping the merchants capture and sell people into slavery.
The Portuguese were the first to get into contact with Aneho natives and start the slave trading business, which expanded with the invasion of the Danes and English by the 17th century. The slave traders instigated wars between the Aného and their neighbours and took advantage of the battles to capture people into slavery.
The abolishing of the slave trade did not sit down well with several chiefs in West Africa including Chief Assiakoley of Aneho.
In 1835, Chief Assiakoley welcomed into his settlement an English slave trader called John Henry Wood, who later built a house for him and his family in a secret location. The deal between Wood and the chief was that, in building the house and living together, they would work together to capture slaves, sell them and split the profit. The house, popularly known as the Wood Home of Agbodrafo and had four bedrooms, a large living room and a cellar where the captured natives were kept until they were shipped off into slavery. (Cont)⬇️
This was actual game played at the circuses n carnivals, mostly in celebration of "INDEPENDENT DAY" all over America from the late 19th century well into the early 1940's. Three balls cost them a dime to hit a grinning black CHILD peeking through a platform painted to resemble an Africa jungle while the child's head appeared through the open mouth of a crocodile. This is a part of our history that you will NEVER see in any textbook or any class. Get in tune my people, to be ignorant of the past is to be blinded going into the future...... #blackhistory#blackhistory365#americahistory#americahorrorstory#blackpeople#untoldstoriesoftheer#africadodgers#untoldhistory
The second Sunday in November (today) is Remembrance Day - a memorial day to remember those in the Armed Forces who died in World War 1 & 2.
HOWEVER. It's often taught these wars were European wars, fought only by Europeans in Europe. This is NOT TRUE. It also tipped into Africa, Asia & the Sea. What's more, did you know thousands of Blacks and Asians also fought?
West Indians donated a LOT of money to aid Britain. They also volunteered 15, 500 West Indian men. Africa DONATED planes to Britain. France also gathered 500,000 troops from colonised countries in Africa. Even African Americans served in the Armed Forces.
Heard of Eugene Bullard? He was one of the two black combat pilots in the First World War....but, you'd never hear about this in school books or in the media. #KnowYourHistory
Corporal Benjamin Blayton served “Over There,” fighting during World War I.
Blayton was a member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers—the 92nd Division. While prejudices of the era prevented most African American units from participating in combat with the American or British, the 92nd served in combat with the French Army, whose soldiers did not object to fighting alongside African Americans.
Blayton’s division saw combat during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, a battle which continued through the morning of November 11, 1918—the final day of fighting. Blayton survived the battle and was awarded the World War I Victory Medal with Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector battle clasps.
Blayton told his children about his wartime experiences, both the good—eating in French restaurants and learning to speak French fluently—and the bad—enduring the trenches and watching friends die in battle. Today we remember him and the four million Americans who served in World War I.