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New York Times Number Bestseller List: Ijeoma Oluo’s Book Is Number 1

Ijeoma Oluo’s book, “So You Want To Talk About Race” is Number 1 in the New York Times Bestseller List. Another amazon has joined Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie and other literary giants up there.

Biography

Ijeoma Oluo is an Igbo Nigerian writer, born in 1980. She is the author of So You Want to Talk About Race[9] and has written for The Guardian, JezebelThe StrangerMedium and The Establishment, where she is also an editor-at-large.[10][11][12][13][14]

Many of her articles critiquing race and the invisibility of women’s voices have gone viral, as exemplified in the coverage of her interview with Rachel Dolezal.

Born in Denton, Texas and based in Seattle, Washington, in 2015 Oluo is very influential in Seattle.

Her writing covers misogynoirintersectionalityonline harassment, the Black Lives Matter movement, race, economicsparentingfeminism and social justice.

Igbo Amaka. God bless our country.

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Civil Rights History

Black Wall Street: How Envious Racists Destroyed An Afro American Paradise

The video describes the destruction of Black Wall Street. That destruction is one of the worst cases of genocide to happen in the United States in the 20th Century. Racists couldn’t handle the fact that an Afro American community could become affluent like Beverly Hills. So, they decided to burn it down and kill its people.

Note that the racists had thrown the rocks of life at these Afro Americans. But when the Afro Americans managed to build a strong house with the rocks that had been thrown at them, the racists came and burnt the house down!

A Paradise Of Hope

Before the destruction, Black Wall Street had been home to over 10,000 largely affluent Afro American residents.

Black Wall Street was situated in the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was filled to the brim with successful Afro American businesses and dainty homes.

Rejected elsewhere due to the inhuman evil called racism, the Afro Americans felt at home in this little spot of earth they could at last call their own.

And what is more, news of the successes made Afro Americans elsewhere proud of that achievement. What is more; it gave them many role models to aspire to.

Residents of Black Wall Street became role models for many Afro American youth who would have lived a life of crime. Role models that told them they could succeed in this United States, despite deep-seated racism.

Innocent American citizens would watch movies at the Afro American-owned Bill Williams Dreamland Theater.


They would shop for their essentials at Afro American-owned D. L. Hookers General Stores.

They would get treated for health issues at the clinic of Dr. A. C. Jackson, an Afro-American Surgeon.

Many would stay, have meetings and hold events at the Afro American-owned Stratford Hotel.

Happy children were delighted when taken for ice cream or cakes or candy at Williams Confectionery. Many residents shielded their children from the sad reality of racism against Afro Americans.

Afro Americans called Black Wall Street Little Africa. Perhaps, if it were still around today, it would have served as a notable model of success for Big Africa.

Racists Burn Up The Paradise; Screaming Children…

But all that came to an end one day in 1921 when envious racists fell upon the paradise, massacred its inhabitants and burnt it to the ground.

The attackers had killed hundreds of Afro Americans within hours. Their crime? Being successful Afro Americans.

The racist attack rendered 10,000 Afro Americans homeless, and destroyed property worth millions of dollars.

No doubt, the destruction of Black Wall Street wounded America’s psyche. America is not proud to write this chapter in its history books. But it must.

America needs to heal the deep hurt experienced by the Afro Americans over this. America needs to dry the tears this destruction brought with it.

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Civil Rights US Afro Americans

Police Clash With Protesters After Killing Of Unarmed US Afro American

There have been violent protests in the US city of  Minneapolis after a policeman killed an unarmed US Afro American man by kneeling on his neck till he died.

Angry protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars, and police responded by firing canisters of tear gas.

Painful Last Moments

A video shows George Floyd, 46, groaning “I can’t breathe” as a policeman kneels on his neck! Those were his last moments.

This is a sad reminder of Eric Garner who was killed chokehold in 2014 in New York. The cases of police brutality against US Afro Americans is very disturbing. It has defied answers.

Read Also: Colombia Must Protect the Women Defending Its Afro American Communities – Time Magazine

There should be dialogue to find out why the killings of unarmed US Afro Americans by police keeps happening. America mustn’t just be a great society. It should also strive to be a fair society more than ever. Only then, can its greatness be said to be complete.

 

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Civil Rights

Segalink: Leading Voice Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

Segalink needs no introduction when it comes to addressing issues of police brutality in Nigeria.

In fact, so influential is he that the Federal Government itself added him as a member presidential panel for the reorganisation of FSARS just based on his credentials as a dogged activist against police brutality in Nigeria.

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Civil Rights International Politics

Shehu Sani Calls Out China Over Attacks On Africans

Senator Shehu Sani has added his voice to the disturbing issue of attacks on Nigerians and other Africans based in China. According to him, that the attacks happened cannot be denied. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote (tweet loading…)