A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, a cartoon, screams, #19 …. Athletic Expression …. Protest …. “!!


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~~September 21, 2016~~ 

ATHLETIC EXPRESSION

… still applies to this day and age.

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The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a political demonstration conducted by African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City.

After having won gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the 200 meter running event, they turned on the podium to face their flags, and to hear the American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Each athlete raised a black-gloved fist. 

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FAST-FORWARD TO 2016

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,”

Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #570 …. “Beauty Bird ….Twitter Picture …. “!!


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~~September 17, 2016~~ 

PALESTINE

#Palestine is the free bird of liberation

“You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once – there has to be a limit.”

~Edward W. Said~

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “The Young Lords …. Chicago …. “!!


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~~September 9, 2016~~ 

THE YOUNG LORDS

Many real life Puerto Rican heroes like the Young Lords Party fought for social justice and inspired Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez to create La Borinqueña.

(http://palante.org/Documentary.htm)

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The Young Lords began as a Puerto Rican turf gang in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in the fall of 1960 and as a civil and human rights movement on Grito de Lares, September 23, 1868.

During Mayor Daley’s tenure, Puerto Ricans in Lincoln Park (the first hub of Puerto Ricans in Chicago) and several Mexican communities were completely evicted from areas near the Loop, lakefront, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park, in order to increase property tax revenues.

When they realized that urban renewal was evicting their families from their barrios and witnessed police abuses, some Puerto Ricans became involved in the June 1966 Division Street Riots in Wicker Park and Humboldt Park.

They were officially reorganized from the gang into a civil and human rights movement by Jose Cha Cha Jimenez, who was the last president of the former gang and became the founder of the new Young Lords Movement.

Puerto Rican self-determination and the displacement of Puerto Ricans and poor residents from prime real estate areas for profit became the primary focus of the original movement. Since there were few Latino students and no outspoken leadership at the time, the former street-gang transformed themselves, training leadership and organizing the broad community.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Lords

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At the end of the day …. “The ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner …. did you know?”!!


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~~September 4, 2016~~ 

HISTORY BEHIND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

I find it very interesting how, when any event takes place, I like to go back and look for the history behind it.

Why did the event take place?

Colin Kaepernick’s statement is such a situation for me.

I’m not a football fan. I’d never heard of Kaepernick.

I sure know about him now!

I have been following the stories about excessive force in law enforcement events since Trayvon Martin’s death. It really came to my full attention with Michael Brown’s death.

Since then, I’ve been up on follow up events, situations and details.

I followed Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile … many  more in between and many after.

I consider myself to be a fair, balanced individual.

There’s no doubt in my mind that these are instances of excessive police force.

Rather than de-escalation, it’s escalation.

It’s more prevalent within the African-American population.

This is the message that Keapernick is trying to bring to the forefront.

Seems to me he’s done a good job at calling attention to this matter.

Here’s some history behind that national anthem.

Did you know?

I didn’t.

HortyRex©

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The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear?

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called “Anacreon in Heaven,” and then officially arranged by John Philip Sousa. Key’s famous lyrics entered the world as a broadside ballad, or a song written on a topical subject, and printed for wide distribution.

More than a century later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, and in 1931, the US Congress confirmed the decision. The tune has kicked off ceremonies of national importance and athletic events ever since.

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.

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For full read and lyrics

http://blog.dictionary.com/star-spangled-banner/

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~Nine Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”~

Francis Scott Key intended his verses to be song lyrics, not poetry

Key was not imprisoned on a British warship when he penned his verses

The flag Key “hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming” did not fly “through the perilous fight”

The song was not originally entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner”

(“Defense of Fort M’Henry”)

It did not become the national anthem until more than a century after it was written

The national anthem has four verses

Key opposed American entry into the War of 1812

Key was a consummate Washington insider

Key was a one-hit wonder who might have been tone deaf

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-star-spangled-banner

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~Colin Kaepernick and the ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner~

~Published on Aug 30, 2016~

A new National Anthem is really needed

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #559 …. “Kap …. Exercising his 1st Amendment …. his beliefs!!


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~~August 31, 2016~~ 

COLIN KAEPERNICK

To those who have a problem with this football player’s actions, even though they go against all the fabric of what you have been taught in America,

there’s a reason, there’s a purpose, there’s a message in his action.

It you don’t get it, then you are part of that problem.

“We, the people of color” … “We the indigenous people” …. “We the people of Puerto Rico” …. Stand up and be proud! Shake “the master” off!!

This action addresses directly the current situation with the “people of color”.

Think about it … how many other “people” can be on include in this sentence?

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Colin Kaepernick has awakened some serious issues for the caucasian European humans in The United Slave States Of AmeriKKKlan. See, in AmeriKKKa, we The People Of Color, are aware of racism on a daily basis.

We The People Of Color understand there is NO such thing as a “post racial America.” We The People Of Color live racism everyday, no matter what our so called “station” in life happens to be in our minds.

~Mr. Militant Negro~

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FOR A FULL AND COMPLETE POST ABOUT THIS, CLICK HERE

Black Patriotism: Colin Kaepernick Style.

https://theobamacrat.com/2016/08/30/black-patriotism-colin-kaepernick-style/

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “I’m speechless one more time …. “!!


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~~June 29, 2016~~

FINANCIAL CONTROL BOARD

…. on the way …

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The Financial Control Board (FCB) is on its way to Puerto Rico.

Last night, June 29, the US Senate passed the PROMESA bill by a vote of 68-30.

When it starts operating, the FCB will find a “cooperative” legislature that is already eager to privatize the island’s beaches, in exchange for a piece of the action.

This FCB is a disaster for Puerto Rico.

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ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

Puerto Rico gets a Financial Control Board

Puerto Rico gets a Financial Control Board

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #524 …. “Disturbed …. Nyle DiMarco …. “!!


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~~May 24, 2016~~ 

THE PERFECT LETTER

To “Disturbed”, Heavy Metal Band

When it came time to pick a song for his freestyle, Nyle and Peta turned to the haunting cover. The only hitch was that pairs always need to obtain permission before using any song in their routines. So Nyle, who is deaf, took matters into his own hands and penned a touching letter to the band, which they shared on their website Monday, May 23.

“Nyle emailed us to ask for our permission to use our version of the song that has inspired him and hopes to convey an even bigger message to help people better understand the history of the deaf community,” the band wrote. “Tonight is the big night so help spread the word and cast your votes for Nyle!

This is not only a great honor for a Hard Rock/Metal band like us to be asked to be part of the biggest night of their show but for us to play a role in raising awareness for Nyle’s cause.”

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This is his letter in full, as posted by the band:

My name is Nyle DiMarco. I am Deaf. I’m the fourth generation and I have over 25 Deaf members in my family. I am now in the semi finals towards the Mirror Ball on Dancing With The Stars.

I am writing this letter to let you know how much your song “Sound of Silence” means so much to me and my Deaf community and that I would love to dance to your song for the finals. I feel this is important for you to know that we, the Deaf people, underwent a terrible history and we are still stuck in the darkness. The darkness of oppression that your song truly reverberated to me.

Before the year 1880, we the Deaf people lived normal lives. We were perceived normal. We held political positions. We joined the army. We had jobs. We had an education through sign language that greatly benefited to our visual eyes and silent ears. It was until the Milan Conference in 1880 that led to language deprivation and … ultimately our culture, our job opportunities, and our intelligence. We were tortured. Our ancestors underwent electric shock chairs, surgeries (without anesthesia), and so many torturing methods just to help us regain our hearing. We were also punished if we used sign language. We were whipped. Slapped with our rulers. Abused. We were required to try and learn to speak (and that always, always miserably failed).

We also lost jobs. Many now perceive us as disabled, that we can’t serve the army, hold political positions, nor teach.

Because of the conference that almost led to the death of the Deaf culture (and was basically genocide and cultural-genocide), we are still trying to get out of the dark. I just founded Nyle DiMarco Foundation and our focus is on Deaf kids. We are working with state and U.S. senators to write and pass the bill that requires bilingualism (American Sign Language and English) because it was recently proven by science that it will benefit the Deaf child a lot more than just English only.

I am using my celebrity platform and especially on DWTS for good cause.

With your song … we are planning on showing my history’s terrible times through dancing … and to your powerful and moving song. We feel that with you, your song, and us, we will make/change history and help people better understand our history, and build allies all over the world to help better Deaf lives.

Help us resurface from our darkness, from the systematic oppression.

There is power in “Sound of Silence”.

We hope you will grant us the permission.

Let’s change history together!

Nyle DiMarco

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://mashable.com/2016/05/23/nyle-dimarco-sound-of-silence-dwts/#B4KnIMqpMGq0

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