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BLACK PEOPLE O-OMAHA ROOTS OF MALCOLM X ATI MARCUS GARVEY O!

February 22, 2021

Omaha’s roots in Black activism trace through Malcolm X’s parents to Marcus Garvey

OMAHA O- BLACK HISTORY TRACED TO MALCOLM X ATI MARCUS GARVEY O!
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The day after beating the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the World Series in 1964, Bob Gibson rode through the neighborhood where he grew up in a Buick convertible, receiving a hero’s welcome.

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Bryant Center, an outdoor basketball facility with five black-top courts, lights, bleachers and an electric scoreboard, was coronated in September 1966 on an empty lot at 24th and Burdette Streets.

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Children were among the throngs lining the streets on Oct. 16, 1964 during a parade for “Bob Gibson Day.”

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Ronnie Wright, 18, and little brother Ricky Wright, 13, play basketball in the snow on the courts at Kountze Park in January 1969.

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Long School, on the northeast corner of 26th and Franklin Streets, in April 1971.

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Lothrop School as it appeared in 1966.

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The Ritz Theater at 2041 N. 24th St in April 1945.

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Omaha Mayor A.V. Sorensen, foreground, talks at the official opening of a playground at 28th and Grant Streets in August 1966.

Omah Tech grad and All-American Kansas State basketball player Bob Boozer, right, returned to his old neighborhood to help with the Near North YMCA basketball clinic in July 1966.

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Federal Market at 1414 N. 24th St., shown here around 1946, was one of several businesses filling North Omaha. 

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The intersection of 24th and Erskine Streets looking north in 1943.

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The northwest corner of 24th and Lake Streets in January 1963.

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The intersection of 24th and Ohio Streets looking south toward Lake Street in 1977.

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A youngster runs ahead of the Bryant Center drill team during the Malcom X parade in May 1973 at 24th and Paul Streets. 

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The Jewell building on N. 24th St. in 1946.

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The intersection of 24th and Lake Streets looking south in 1947.

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24th Street looking south from Lake in 1981. 

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Central High’s “Rhythm Boys” with coach Warren Marquiss, standing, preparing for the 1968 basketball tournament.

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Omaha Central basketball standout William “Willie” Frazier, left, receives the Claude V. Spencer Memorial Sportsmanship trophy at the Bryant Center in August 1967.

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Students at Franklin School line up to get their swings in a ball game in November 1969. Notable are the portable classrooms in the outfield. At the time, the Omaha Public Schools District were considering expansion while also dealing with changing demographics of the student body.

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Jazz musician Preston Love in front of the Jewel Building in 1972.

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Near North YMCA at 22nd and Grant Streets circa 1960s.

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DePorres Club members protest in front of Reeds Ice Cream in 1953 for not hiring blacks.

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Members of the Logan Fontenelle Lawn Patrol promote spring clean-up in April 1957.

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A Kellom pool scene from July 1952.

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In February 1954, Lake School fifth-graders reenact a scene from 65 years earlier when their school was the first in Nebraska to fly the American flag.

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Lake Street west of 24th in 1967 included the Legal Aid Society inside the Carver Savings and Loan building and The Off Beat Supper Club.

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BLACK PEOPLE O!-POLICE KILLER OF BREONNA TAYLOR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS STILL FREE O!

February 22, 2021

BREONNA TAYLOR’s mothet tells Biden to prosecute the police killer o!

  Justice for the Black community is the main goal, whether we agree on ways to get it or not
Last night’s episode “REVOLT BLACK NEWS” addressed the historic fatal snowstorm impacting millions of Texas residents and the approaching one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s tragic death. By D’Shonda Brown  Feb 19, 2021, 5:14pm EST Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Inspired by Sean “Diddy” Combs’ successful “State Of Emergency: The State of Black America & Coronavirus” town hall, “REVOLT BLACK NEWS” is a platform that is designed to report news from the perspective of Black people for Black people. Last night’s (Feb. 18) episode of “REVOLT BLACK NEWS” titled “Love Freedom” discussed the historic snowstorm hitting Texas that is impacting millions of lives, and leaving residents without power or heat; as well as the understanding of the Black agenda. Host and executive producer Eboni K. Williams was joined by Roland Martin, Willow Smith, Angelo Pinto, Tamika Mallory, Kenny Walker, Tamika Palmer, Rapsody, Bun B, Erica Ford, Lee Merritt, Keturah Herron and Linda Sarsour. “Combating racial injustice isn’t a job and it certainly ain’t no damn hobby. No, it’s a way of life,” Williams said in her opening remarks. “We must all endure in this fight because people like Breonna Taylor no longer have a way of life at all.” Until Freedom clarifies Breonna Taylor’s family was involved in planning BreonnaCon Pinto, co-founder of Until Freedom, kicked off the episode by introducing Martin, who moderated a panel about democracy, Black power and policy featuring Ford, Merritt, Sarsour and Herron. “You can march, you can protest, but if you do not change policy, it’ll all go for not,” Martin said. Then, Ford told Martin about co-producing public safety as a prioritization and implementing policies of the Black agenda. “What brings police into our communities is violence, crime,” Ford explained the benefits of creating resources for Black communities to minimize interaction with law enforcement. “We are able to reduce the things that give life to the ‘I can’t breathe’ and able to reduce the interaction we have with police that cause them to infect their disease of anger and racism on innocent young men and women.” Herron, from an abolitionist perspective, touched on the balance between protesting for issues such as the injustice of Taylor’s death and implementing lasting policy changes. “We have to change the practices and the tools that our law enforcement is using or the system as a whole are using.” Herron continued to explain changing law enforcement practices after the tragedy surrounding Taylor in a 16-day span from the beginning of the protests. “When you’re talking about the movement, you have so many different pieces, but there has to be someone that is willing and able to take the voices of the community, and communicate that and talk to the elected officials, the people who have the power to make those changes. That’s what we did.” Sarsour chimed in to demystify “the misconception that Black and brown people are in the streets without an agenda.” She added that protesters are doing more than “aimlessly walking around in the streets” and are “in fact leading agendas across this country,” particularly Black women. “To the folks who are not Black, follow the leadership of Black people and Black women,” she enforced “because when you ban No Knock Warrants, when you divest from police departments and invest back in communities and when you ensure that all students get high quality public education…we all get it.” Breonna Taylor’s mom wants Biden to “hold true” on police accountability promises Rapsody came on to the screen during the commercial break to recite “Diary of a Mad Black Man,” which was followed by a conversation with Williams and Bun B about the fatal snowstorm in Texas. Bun revealed that he lost power for five to six hours during the storm and had been in contact with people who’ve been without power since it began. While Texans knew that the storm was coming, the rapper believed that the impact of the storm was undersold. “We don’t get snow here very often, so people were just excited about the idea of having snow in Texas. That’s all we were prepared for in terms of going outside and venturing out into the show,” he added. After diving further into the impacts of pipe breakage, lack of natural gas, food and water resources and the rising death tolls, Bun expressed the importance of getting the word out to help Texas, especially Black its communities. “I don’t really trust a lot of these organizations. I trust the people that I see on the ground,” he admitted as he employed viewers with the task to support grassroots organizations such as Relief Gang and his church, where people can visit online at BethelsHeavenlyHands.org. Mallory headed the “highly anticipated conversation” about justice for Taylor nearly a year after her killing. While going live in Louisville, KY with the family of the slain woman’s mother, Palmer; former boyfriend, Walker, Mallory was also joined by Pinto and Mysonne. When asked how she was feeling a year to date of her daughter’s death, Palmer responded, “Mad still. She was murdered almost a year ago and there’s no justice.” Walker agreed about the feelings of anger because of the lack of justice, but is optimistic in that “we’ve made a lot of progress.” Officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor is raising money to retire  Though Palmer cited justice and holding people accountable as a solution to feeling better, she acknowledged that it would not make the pain go away. “It’s half and half,” Walker said about the firing of the three LMPD officers from their positions. “That’s admitting that you all have done something wrong. From that point on, how could nobody go to jail? If I went to jail and there was no proof that I did anything wrong, I didn’t do anything wrong. That doesn’t make sense to me.” Pinto turned to Palmer to ask about the Biden Administration’s efforts to get justice for Taylor, and the mother revealed that they have not reached out as of yet. “We understand that they just got in office,” Mysonne explained “but that still has to happen. Breonna Taylor is a landmark situation for our generation…and she is the face of injustice for Black people in America. We’re definitely gonna make sure that we push them to have conversations about what justice looks like for Breonna Taylor.” Martin reappeared for the second half of his conversation with the Black agenda panel to discuss the reconciliation of multiple interest groups. Merritt touched on his role as a lawyer and the understanding of different groups working towards a common goal of social justice. “Conferencing, working together and unity is so important to our community,” Merritt said. “If the streets don’t understand how qualifying immunity works and how it serves as a protector for law enforcement behavior…then there is a disconnect in terms of what the demands are from the streets.” Black people are getting killed by police in your own cities and communities too He continued, “We all need to speak from one voice and as we continue to speak from one voice and one agenda, I think that’s how we achieve actual and meaningful change.” “No one group works together. We have to all work together in targeted areas where high risk numbers based on data are proven and let it go to work,” Ford added. Merritt jumped back into the conversation to acknowledge that disagreements will happen along the way, but you must keep pushing. “In this work, you have no choice but to work with everyone,” Herron said. “The thing is getting people to understand their role in the movement and getting them to do that.” Sarsour said we don’t always have to agree on everything to have the same common ground. “We have to understand that the opposition, they don’t like each other either but somehow they figure out how to band together, how to work together and how to strategize together around the things that they want to keep our people oppressed,” she added. Pinto returned to moderate a conversation about the future of activism and social justice with Tory Russell and Tiffany Dena Loftin. “2021 is probably gonna be a 1960s freedom summon. My hopes are that everyone goes to the one-year commemoration in Louisville to stand up for this sister and shut it down,” Russell shared. Breonna Taylor grand jurors file petition to impeach Daniel Cameron Loftin touched on the need to shut down private prisons in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks, while addressing schools and vaccinations. “We have to have those conversations on the local level. It’s not gonna be some national figurehead talking about it in D.C. at the White House,” she said. “That model needs to be replicated. We have to bring the folks from last year in.” Willow Smith encouraged viewers to follow the featured social justice leaders from last night’s episode across social media platforms. Williams returned to close, “When we look at each other as family, then we are truly aligned in the fight. But, when we stay focused, we don’t get distracted by that bullshit and we stay energized like we are in this moment, that’s when shit really changes.”

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BLACK PEOPLE O!-WILLING TO BE VACCINATED BY BLACK PEOPLE O!-COVID-19 VACCINE4,000 Philadelphians vaccinated at Black Doctors COVID Consortium’s 24-hour clinicBy Beccah HendricksonSunday, February 21, 2021 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium vaccinated more than 4,000 Philadelphians with a marathon 24-hour clinic this weekend.Lydia Mcaliley found joy in the hours-long line. She says the wait was worth every second to get her COVID-19 vaccination.”It was a wonderful day. I feel blessed,” she said.She joined thousands of people in Philadelphia to get their first shot from the consortium, which opened the Liacouras Center at Temple University from Friday 12 p.m. to Saturday at 12 p.m.”It feels good to know all of these people are building their immunity because of our efforts. So maybe a little tired physically, but not weary,” said Dr. Ala Stanford, who founded the consortium.She says the crowd never relented. Overnight, they brought patients into the arena in waves of 30 and out of the cold. The consortium had 2,500 doses to give and realized that wouldn’t be enough. The city delivered another 2,000 doses around 1 a.m.”We couldn’t anticipate that there were going to be hundreds, literally hundreds of people here, between the hours of midnight and six, and there was no downtime at all in this 24 hour period,” she said.Members of the Philadelphia Eagles staff along with mascot Swoop surprised the hundreds waiting in line early Saturday with Dunkin’ coffee and hot chocolate.The consortium opened the clinic to the city’s most vulnerable; those in Phase 1b who also live in 20 Philadelphia zip codes with high COVID positivity rates.”It was much easier to take than the flu shot or the pneumonia shot. I didn’t even feel it. I was like, ‘Oh, you put it in there already!'” said Bryan Jeffrey Daniels from South Philadelphia.He and his sister initially came to the line Friday, but with the snow and rain, decided to leave and come back.”Knowing that I got the shot, I’m happy,” said Diann Jones from West Philadelphia. She waited four hours Saturday morning. She had two family members die because of the virus, and she’s been waiting for the day she could get protected.”This is something I’ve been praying for, at least to get a vaccine so we can go back to some sense of normalcy,” she said.Dr. Stanford says everyone vaccinated in this clinic will have their second shot scheduled for the week of March 22.The consortium will work with the city and the Liacouras Center to decide whether there will be another marathon clinic.Report a correction or typoRELATED TOPICS:community & eventsphiladelphiasocietycoronaviruscovid 19 vaccinecommunitytemple university

February 22, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE

4,000 Philadelphians vaccinated at Black Doctors COVID Consortium’s 24-hour clinic

By Beccah HendricksonSunday, February 21, 2021 3:13AM

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The Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium vaccinated more than 4,000 Philadelphians with a marathon 24-hour clinic.PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium vaccinated more than 4,000 Philadelphians with a marathon 24-hour clinic this weekend.

Lydia Mcaliley found joy in the hours-long line. She says the wait was worth every second to get her COVID-19 vaccination.

“It was a wonderful day. I feel blessed,” she said.

She joined thousands of people in Philadelphia to get their first shot from the consortium, which opened the Liacouras Center at Temple University from Friday 12 p.m. to Saturday at 12 p.m.

“It feels good to know all of these people are building their immunity because of our efforts. So maybe a little tired physically, but not weary,” said Dr. Ala Stanford, who founded the consortium.

She says the crowd never relented. Overnight, they brought patients into the arena in waves of 30 and out of the cold. The consortium had 2,500 doses to give and realized that wouldn’t be enough. The city delivered another 2,000 doses around 1 a.m.

“We couldn’t anticipate that there were going to be hundreds, literally hundreds of people here, between the hours of midnight and six, and there was no downtime at all in this 24 hour period,” she said.

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles staff along with mascot Swoop surprised the hundreds waiting in line early Saturday with Dunkin’ coffee and hot chocolate.

The consortium opened the clinic to the city’s most vulnerable; those in Phase 1b who also live in 20 Philadelphia zip codes with high COVID positivity rates.

“It was much easier to take than the flu shot or the pneumonia shot. I didn’t even feel it. I was like, ‘Oh, you put it in there already!'” said Bryan Jeffrey Daniels from South Philadelphia.

He and his sister initially came to the line Friday, but with the snow and rain, decided to leave and come back.

“Knowing that I got the shot, I’m happy,” said Diann Jones from West Philadelphia. She waited four hours Saturday morning. She had two family members die because of the virus, and she’s been waiting for the day she could get protected.

“This is something I’ve been praying for, at least to get a vaccine so we can go back to some sense of normalcy,” she said.

Dr. Stanford says everyone vaccinated in this clinic will have their second shot scheduled for the week of March 22.

The consortium will work with the city and the Liacouras Center to decide whether there will be another marathon clinic.Report a correction or typoRELATED TOPICS:
community & eventsphiladelphiasocietycoronaviruscovid 19 vaccinecommunitytemple university

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February 22, 2021

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