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02:01 AM on 02/06/2013
I knew there was a reason that I liked "That Girl"
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12:31 AM on 02/06/2013
Now if only the media would recognize and give more AA women a voice to be seen and heard.
12:20 AM on 02/06/2013
" That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman?...I have born thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman...Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. - Sojourner Truth (in the speech Ain't I a Woman?)

As a man, I take no offense in her speech (because its true what she said). In fact, I hold the utmost respect for her and all those who suffered and still stuck to God.
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11:30 PM on 02/05/2013
We have not even reached the crest of the foothills--the piedmont.. Women, worldwide, particularly women of color, are on the lower slopes
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Kim Ciszek-Kane
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10:45 PM on 02/05/2013
Let's not forget the First African American Astronaut.

http://space.about.com/cs/formerastronauts/a/jemisonbio.htm
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02:57 AM on 02/06/2013
Uhh that would be Guion Buford. Mae Jemison was the first AA female astronaut.
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09:45 PM on 02/05/2013
Marlo learned more then I did in school, the only black people I learned about was Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. Catholic school didn't give a darn about black accomplishments. Slavery was never discussed and I was in California. I'm glad that the times are trying to change.
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09:44 PM on 02/05/2013
Hi. I noticed you forgot two of the most important women of the last century: Ida B. Wells and Angela Davis!
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BarryMayor
08:48 PM on 02/05/2013
Black women have had to carry the load in many ways since slavery ended. Black men were and still are considered the threat and have been the main targets for disenfranchisement, black women not as much. Thankfully for them.

Based on the combination of the political power of the feminists and the far right wing, black men are the most disenfranchised demographic, and it's getting progressively worse.

To illustrate that this is no hyperbole, in 2013, 70% of black college graduates will be female, 30% male.

Based on the pattern of the last 25 years. . .

By ~2035, 80% of black college graduates will be female, and only 20% male.

By ~2060, 90% of black college graduates will be female, and only 10% male.

By ~2085, more than 95% of black college graduates will be female, and less than 5% male.

The current administration, the feminists, and the far right believe this to be progress.
06:17 PM on 02/06/2013
Black men could graduate from college....if they wanted to.
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BarryMayor
10:42 PM on 02/06/2013
The same is true of girls and women in STEM. But, since the feminists and the administration don't hate them, as they do black men evidently, they spend tens of millions of dollars to help and encourage them.
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08:21 PM on 02/05/2013
Thank you so much for this information, Ms. Thomas! We can never learn enough about the history of this great nation, or its contributors, both Black and white, men, women,children, ALL people who helped to build what we all consider as our Nation now! Thank you!
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06:58 PM on 02/05/2013
Visit the web site for the National Women's Hall of Fame. President Obama mentioned "Seneca Falls" in his inaugural address. Women of color are well represented in the list of Honorees by the Hall of Fame. The history of all HUMAN RIGHTS are inextricably intertwined.
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06:16 PM on 02/05/2013
Black history isn't about women, it's about people.
Khazars are always attempting to drive wedges between races, gender, politics, and food choices.
People are people. Stop with the feminist distraction.
11:45 PM on 02/05/2013
Agree KHEM
I cant understand HPs fixation with always seeking and promoting gender division, no matter what the topic.
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03:49 AM on 02/06/2013
I'll make a similar comment to you as I made to KHEM:

Really--calling attention to the too-often-neglected women who contributed to civil rights advances = a division? Seeking to promote awareness of these amazing women = a fixation?

Well, you can think so if you like...I, on the other hand, am glad these women are receiving the appreciation they deserve...
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03:47 AM on 02/06/2013
Really--calling attention to the too-often-neglected women who contributed to civil rights advances = a distraction?
06:12 PM on 02/05/2013
But why does the African-American community turn its back on Africa?
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09:49 PM on 02/05/2013
Tell me what part of Africa did I come from, our identity was wiped out early on.
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05:27 PM on 02/05/2013
Thanks for the good read.