#BoycottTheNRA and More Actions and News – Wednesday Admin Post

Good morning, FAMily! ❤️   Happy day-before-March! 😊   Today’s edition will be a bit of a hodgepodge – a little something for everyone – some education, some news, and as always, some action items. 😊   Today, the students in Parkland return to school, which means their days will again be filled with academics… Continue reading #BoycottTheNRA and More Actions and News – Wednesday Admin Post

Friday Admin Post

Good morning, FAM! ❤️ Happy Friday (Feb 23)! Raise your hand if you miss having a REAL president….😢 While the head of the NRA speaks at the CPAC convention and says “socialist!” a thousand times to scare the shit out of conservatives, businesses are beginning to sever ties to the NRA – so far, Bank… Continue reading Friday Admin Post

Black History Month: Mary Elizabeth Bowser

Very little is known about Mary Elizabeth Bowser, save for her contributions to the American Civil War effort. Bowser was born Mary Jane Richards, circa 1846, likely near Richmond, Virgina. She may have been a slave of Eliza Baker and John Van Lew or their extended family. She was supposedly baptized in 1846 at a… Continue reading Black History Month: Mary Elizabeth Bowser

Black History Month: Elizabeth Freeman

a free woman— I would. — Elizabeth Freeman” username=”forwardactionmi”] Elizabeth Freeman, also known as MumBet was the first enslaved Black person to file and win their freedom in a lawsuit in Massachusets. Freeman’s lawsuit, Brom and Bett v Ashley (1781), resulted in a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling ruling slavery unconstitutional. The court further cited her suit… Continue reading Black History Month: Elizabeth Freeman

Black History Month: Ida B Wells

Ida B Wells was a Black journalist, suffragette and activist. In 1889, three friends of hers were killed by a lynch mob. This led Wells to begin investigating lynching from a sociological perspective, publishing her work in a pamphlet titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. Wells concluded that Southerners often cited “rape” or… Continue reading Black History Month: Ida B Wells

Black History Month: The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary socialist organization founded in 1966 with the intent of protecting and enriching the lives of the Black community. The BPP publicized What We Want Now!: A Ten Point Program, demanding the following: We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community. We want… Continue reading Black History Month: The Black Panther Party