These times are ripe for changin'!J. Marion Sims was a gynecologist in the 1800s who purchased Black women slaves and used them as guinea pigs for his untested surgical experiments. He repeatedly performed genital surgery on Black women WITHOUT ANESTHESIA because according to him, "Black women don't feel pain.” Despite his inhumane tests on Black women, Sims was named “the father of modern gynecology”, and his statue currently stands right outside of the New York Academy of Medicine. #FightSupremacy ...
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"It is my belief that one of the most significant steps that members of the minority community may take is that short walk to the voting booth. It is the responsibility of every good citizen to register and vote. I strongly urge you to vote in the coming election. Vote for the party and candidate of your choice, but by all means vote." — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (September 6, 1962) ...
The actions of the Charlottesville, VA killer do not represent the millions of Ohioans who are not racists but who instead believe in the rights of all, regardless of the color of their skin. President Obama said it best when he tweeted, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to LOVE…
We reject the notion of making America great again by going back to a time when all men and women were not treated as equal.
STOP THE HATE!
-Petee Talley Convener, Ohio Unity Coalition
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"Earlier [Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe] joined other state leaders to preach about unity at a historically black church in Charlottesville.
"We come to you this morning to reassure you that the Commonwealth of Virginia and all of us that are in this together will not and do not condone white supremacists that brought their hatred and bigotry to the Commonwealth of Virginia," Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam told Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, to roaring applause.
"That's not what we're about. So I am here this morning, as your lieutenant governor, and also as a doctor, to start the healing process."
Less than 24 hours had passed since a driver plowed into demonstrators protesting against white nationalists in Charlottesville.
McAuliffe asked the congregation for a moment of silence to honor Heyer and the troopers, "who lost their lives yesterday doing what they loved doing -- fighting for freedom."
"I feel right at home here at the Mount Zion church," the governor said. "I was invited today to go on a lot of TV shows. I turned them all down, because I needed to be where I should be, here in this beautiful church here today."
The racial divides that fueled Saturday's violence were replaced by unity Sunday as one white elected official after another received standing ovations from the black congregation at Mount Zion.
"We will get through this stronger than we were yesterday," Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer told the crowd." ...