The Central Savannah River Peace Alliance is hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay‘s documentary 13th on Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 pm, at the Headquarters Library, Room A, at 823 Telfair St in Augusta. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Discussion to follow.
On Monday, March 6, at 1426 Hampton St, Columbia, SC, listen to Herstory History Month Art Showcase. RSVP & Share on Facebook.
Each of the past few years, I have made presentations to youth groups celebrating African American history, particularly during the month of February, which we recognize as Black History Month. These groups include Scouts, mentoring programs, and church groups.
In each presentation, I make it a point to say that Black History is American History. If American History were taught as such, we would not need Black History Month or presentations. But, sadly, it isn’t.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech, delivered April 4, 1967. A passionate defense of nonviolence, King called out his own government as the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” condemning the Vietnam war, a war that was consuming resources needed to remedy poverty and injustice a home. King went “Beyond Vietnam” and warned we would be rallying behind similar causes for a generation unless we correctly diagnosed America’s problem. King called for a revolution in values in America from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society that valued human beings above material gain. Here are some resources to learn more: Continue reading “50 Years Ago: Dr King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech Called Out Racism, Materialism and Militarism”
On October 1, people gathered for the “Black Lives Matter: Vigil for the Fallen” in Columbia, SC. Here are the pictures.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, 2025 Marion St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
the Royal African Company Presents … in Collaboration with the New Danger World Changers
A SIMPLE JUSTICE BLM EDUTAINMENT
an open mic, community meeting afterwork social soul network mixer.
THE BLACK MARKET: FEATURED VENDORS
Prysmatic Jewels Creations Royal African Company,
IZEGBE HONEYpot Pearls
ART WORK BY:
Omari Fox LaToya Thompson SaBrina Jeffcoact Valencia Goodwin PERO
Special guest ARTISTS: Frank MARTIN LIBERATION#9
6pm- Welcome MIX & Mingle
6:30 pm- Community Poster Session- Who’s Who in Community
7PM- The ARTISTIC African Origins of Class & SOUL:
From Royalty to JIggy a historical perspective of ART & CULTURE By Frank Martin
7:30 pm OPEN MIC