"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes if they know that that knowledge will help set you free." ~ Assata Shakur
Their sacrifice, their despair, their determination
and their blood has painted the month Black for all time." Mumia Abu Jamal
Black August is a time to reflect on and remember some important socioeconomic-political issues and events, as well as strong, prominent historical, revolutionary figures who risked and oftentimes lost their lives and liberty teaching us, freeing us, fighting for us, and speaking out to the world about our plight in the Americas. They didn't just talk, they acted. They did something and got involved. They were intelligent, brave and determined. They revolted and rebelled against the system that was oppressing them. Many gave their lives. This is the real "Black History Month." Teach your/our children about the real heroes. This is a commemoration of Black Resistance.
Marcus Garvey - Born in August, 1887
Nat Turner Rebellion - August 21, 1831
First Slaves Brought from Africa to Jamestown, VA - August, 1619
Haitian Revolution Begins with Bois Caman Ceremony - August, 1791
The Underground Railroad - Created in August, c.1800
Fred Hampton of Black Panther Party - Born in August
WEB Dubois - Dies in August, 1963 in Ghana
Watts Rebellion - August, 1965
Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt - August, 1800
La Amistad Mutiny, African slaves charged with murder and piracy - August 29, 1839
The March on Washington - August, 1963
Fugitive Slaves Crossing Rappahannock River to Union Army Lines During Civil War - August, 1862
George Jackson and the San Quentin Six Prison Rebellion - August, 21, 1971
Soledad Brothers Conflict - August 7, 1970
Jonathan Jackson (brother of George) attempts to free the Soledad Brothers - August, 1970
Angela Davis Federal Warrant Issued in Connection with Soledad Brothers Conflict at Marin Co. Courthouse, CA - August, 1970
Emmet Till Murdered - August, 1955
Malcolm X Harlem Unity Rally - August, 1963
Shooting of Mike Brown, Ferguson, Missouri (Black Lives Matter Movement Begins) - August 9, 2014
Voting Rights Act Signed into Law - August 6, 1965
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Teens can excel in many different ways. Some possess advanced academic abilities or athletic supremacy, musical abilities, extraordinary intelligence, or artistic talents. Some teens are compassionate about social issues, and this gives them a propensity towards active listening and activism, empathy, or a willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. Whatever their strengths or abilities, you can encourage teens to use these talents and gifts to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. Getting involved in community service activities is one way to train your children to do this.
As Israelite parents, we desire that community service come from the heart. Ironically the act of lending a hand and becoming involved is what really develops the willingness to serve. It is our hope that serving others in the community develops a heart of compassion and genuine desire to assist, that continues to build throughout life. When teenagers serve their communities, it positively blesses both the receiver and the one who gives willingly of themselves. Teens develop character, interests, gifts, talents and leadership qualities in real settings. Parents have opportunities to teach and lead teenagers toward emotional, social and spiritual growth.
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Rebekah Netanyah M.S., is a Homeschooling mother (Torah-based Israelite) with 15+ years of homeschooling experience. She is a former contributor of the Hebrew-Israelite Nation Times Magazine.
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