Stokely Carmichael: On Black Power

“…It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.” – Stokely Carmichael (On Black Power)

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Besouro

Beleza…this movie, while historically inaccurate, is great when thinking about it in superhero context. It is about the closest (and probably the best) we’re gonna get to a truly black superhero that can hold his own and not be overshadowed by the batmans and supermans of the day. BESOURO!

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Escrava Anastacia

I learned about Escrava  Anastacia while in Canindé for the pilgrimage to pay respects to Saint Francis of Assisi. I ran across a statuette of her in one of the shops and was intrigued. Later, I looked up who she was. She’s respected on the level of a Saint even though she’s not officially a Saint…

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