July 23rd The Detroit riot of 1967 started between African Americans and the Detroit Police Department. The riot started on July 23, 1967 and lasted five days. It is marked as the turning point for the black power movement. What Happened? The riot started when police raided an illegal drinking club and arrested hundreds, the majorityContinue reading “Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967”
The New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published on July 21, 1864. Created by Charles Louise Roudanez.The Tribune touched on key issues that affected black people and communities, by advocating for causes like civil rights, public education, and fair wages.
I struggled with how I wanted to address this topic. As a black woman living in America I felt it was my duty to speak up not only because of the platform I have, but also because of my own experiences. I know all too well the fears and what it means to be black in America.
I can’t focus knowing I have black men in my life who are at risk everyday of being killed simply because of the color of their skin. I can’t be creative in my own home or have any peace of mind realizing it’s a possibility I can be killed in my own house, evident from cases like Breonna Taylor.