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sonsandbros

Sons & Brothers Focused on making health and opportunity happen for America's young people of color. When our sons and daughters succeed, we all succeed. https://linktr.ee/sonsandbros
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Today, we’re honoring dr. grace lee boggs ph.d. she was a published writer, activist, and philosopher born to chinese immigrant parents. boggs devoted her life to labor and civil rights, black power, feminism and environmental justice movement.
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she was such a fierce ally to black folks, that angela davis once said, “grace has made more contributions to the black struggle than most black people have." she passed away just months after her 100th birthday and continues to inspire us, today.
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🎨: @saldamando
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#aapiheritagemonth #graceleeboggs

33 minutes ago comment 0 star 15

A friendly reminder: minding your business is free! πŸ€— during ramadan and year-round, worry less about what people are wearing or not wearing, what they believe or don't believe, and focus that energy on yourself, instead. πŸ™†πŸ½‍♀️
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dope art and message: @niqabaechronicles
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#mindyourbusiness #focusonyou

17 hours ago comment 1 star 190

πŸ‘πŸΏ you've probably heard about robert f. smith's incredible gift to morehouse college's class of 2019: paying off their student loan debt.
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few people can give at that scale but here's a reminder from @luvvie to do what we can for each other because every little bit adds up:
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"you don't have to be a billionaire, though, to make a difference. do not let this get you off the hook for doing what you can to make this world better... big moves like this change the world but the small things you can do every day can add up to make a difference too. let's all keep doing work."

21 hours ago comment 1 star 463

Cw: violence, murder
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πŸ’” last weekend, two black trans women were murdered. muhlaysia booker was 23 years young. she survived a brutal physical assault last month and was found, murdered, in dallas on saturday morning. michelle "tamika" simone was in her 30's and was seen as a mother to younger members of her local lgbtq community. she died of gunshot wounds early sunday morning, in philadelphia.

as pride season begins, let us remember that there would be no lgbtq movement without black trans women- who have always been on the frontlines. they have created culture and fashion, too, often without credit. and yet black trans women continue to be subjected to violence just for existing. we stand in solidarity with our trans siblings and will never stop fighting for justice and safety for them, period. rest in power, muhlaysia and tamika.
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#sayhername #blacktranslivesmatter .
🎨: @broobs.psd

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βœ‹πŸΏ many of us say "sorry" when what we really should be saying is "thank you!" (of course, sometimes we do need to apologize but not all the time.) shift from guilt to gratitude, today! tag that friend who's always apologizing and let them know they can stop. πŸ™‚
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image: @crazyheadcomics
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#motivationmonday

2 days ago comment 38 star 2,782

πŸŽ‰ happy birthday to two great activists for communities of color: yuri kochiyama and malcolm x! did you know that these two historical figures were friends and allies in the struggle for civil rights? in fact, kochiyama was by malcolm x's side as he took his last breaths.
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kochiyama became an activist after her father was detained and she and her family were imprisoned for being japanese.
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malcolm, later known as el-hajj malik el-shabazz, was a minister and human rights activist and was assassinated at 39 years old. may they both rest in power.
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#yurikochiyama #malcolmx #aapiheritagemonth

2 days ago comment 0 star 190

We hope you're taking all the dance breaks you need this weekend! to help, here's some vibrant and dope art from aurelia durand. times may be tough but we can't let them steal our joy!
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art: @4ur3lia
🎡: "shaku shaku" by @afrob__
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#selfcare #dancingheals

3 days ago comment 1 star 178

🌿 a loving reminder: healing happens on your terms. period.
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image: @gorditaapplebum
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#chooseyou

4 days ago comment 3 star 476

🏫 on this day, 65 years ago, the supreme court issued its ruling in the case of brown v board of education. it declared that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" and that school segregation was unconstitutional. although it took many years (and the deployment of the national guard) for some schools to integrate, this is still a historic ruling.
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even as we honor this milestone, we continue to fight for equal educational resources and opportunities for our communities- today. you can learn more about the resegregation of our schools in ucla civil rights project's new report, link in bio.
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πŸ“·: still from pbs' "the supreme court" series
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#schoolsnotprisons #brownvboardofed

4 days ago comment 0 star 275

🚫 nope. just nope. this is the literal definition of cultural appropriation and they're apparently trying to sell these for $800 us dollars. πŸ™„ we stand in solidarity with the sikh community and all communities who have been attacked by culture vultures!
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#aapiheritagemonth #gucci #backatitagain

5 days ago comment 33 star 867

πŸ“’ although this quote belongs to son of baldwin and not to our wise ancestor james baldwin, we wanted to share this dope art and important message.
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words: @sonofbaldwin
photo: chloe hilliard
art: @panhandle_slim_

5 days ago comment 2 star 782

🎨 today, in honor of #aapiheritagemonth , we're sharing these gorgeous art pieces by @jackiefawn . they were commissioned by the asian women's shelter, last year.
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"these images are re imagining of these ancient deities with modern women/peoples struggles and triumphs... within us all we carry a piece of many goddesses that watch over us.
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al uzza - a preislamic star goddess who was 'hunted' down by men but has withstood the test of time and her temple still exists. she was one of the 3 sisters and her symbols are desert cats and the acacia tree.
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phra mae thorani - an earth goddess in buddhist temples in south east asia. in this depiction, this earth goddess washes her hair of invasive plants to make way for medicinal plants to grow. hair is our roots connected to us and we too must care for our roots and know when to cleanse ourself of those who cannot help us grow.
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guan yin - refers to the buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated chiefly by followers of mahayana buddhist schools as practiced in the sinosphere. what i love about them is that they have been potrayed as woman, man, or genderless. they sit upon the dragons head symbolizing rage and heavy emotions that have been won over. the water poured over the earth is to soothe the world with lotus of tranquility blossoming around.
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la'i la'i - hawaiian goddess of humanity. in this depiction, (as i've read she is the mother of both gods and humans) la'i la'i cares for the life of those coming, who has passed, and those who cannot conceive, with the protection of the manta rays.
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lalahon - a philippine goddess of volcanoes and harvest. i resonated a lot with this deity as the colonial conquest has ravaged and colonized many of our culture and traditions. this island goddess continues to rise in the baro't saya while continuing to proudly wear her farmers hat. she is watched over by the sacred rufous red hornbills."

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