Tagged: education

NAACP Joins Fight Against New York City Soda Ban

NAACP soda new york city ban chris jordan seurat

The NAACP has joined the ranks of those opposed to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary sodas. The organization’s New York chapter claimed in court on Wednesday that while obesity is a significant problem in the black and Latino community but the ban would “would disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses, which faced competition from larger convenience stores like 7-Eleven that would be exempt from the soda restrictions because of a quirk in New York’s regulatory structure.” Continue reading

BHM QUOTE: MARCUS GARVEY ON EDUCATION


Photo Credit: “The Garvey Marchers” by Madam Toussaint

To be learned in all that is worth while knowing.

Not to be crammed with the subject matter of the book or the philosophy of the class room, but to store away in your head such facts as you need for the daily application of life, so that you may the better in all things understand your fellowmen, and interpret your relationship to your Creator.

You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind.

To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one’s self is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life, and still, to approach your brother by the feeling of your own humanity, is an education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed. ~Marcus Garvey on education

One day in Harlem I walked into this march to commemorate Mr. Garvey on his birthday in August last year. These people all seemed really proud and committed. Here’s why… Continue reading