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Lynching Is a Federal Crime Finally!

February 28, 2020

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‘It’s About Time’: House Approves Historic Bill Making Lynching A Federal Crime
February 26, 20207:18 PM ET

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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the Emmett Till Antilynching Act on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. He stands beside a photo of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in the 1950s.
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With supporters calling it more than 100 years in the making, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in U.S. history.

The Emmett Till Antilynching Act was approved in a vote of 410-4. Three Republicans and one independent representative voted against it.

Advocates say there have been more than 200 attempts to pass the legislation in the past, and the latest effort has been in the works for nearly two years.

“This act of American terrorism has to be repudiated,” Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush, who sponsored the legislation nearly two years ago, told NPR. And “now it’s being repudiated. It’s never too late to repudiate evil and this lynching is an American evil.”

Bobby L. Rush

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Lynching is an American evil. Today, we
send a strong message that violence—and race-based violence, in particular—has no place in America.

Thank you to my colleagues in the House & Senate who have joined me to correct this injustice. #OutlawLynching https://rush.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/house-passes-rush-antilynching-legislation

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While there are no recently recorded lynchings, sponsors say, the House bill remains critical.

The legislation was named for a 14-year-old Chicago teenager who was lynched in the 1950s during a visit to see relatives near Money, Miss. His body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River.

California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, a co-sponsor of the House bill, says although the legislation touches on a difficult period in U.S. history, it also stands as a reminder of the hate crimes that continue today.

For example, she noted that a Mississippi memorial in Till’s honor has been vandalized several times. Last year, cameras were installed and the memorial was covered in bulletproof glass to prevent new attempts of vandalism.

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‘Why Don’t Y’all Let That Die?’ Telling The Emmett Till Story In Mississippi
“Even today, periodically, you hear news stories of nooses being left on college campuses, worker locker rooms, to threaten and terrorize African Americans — a vicious reminder that the past is never that far away,” Bass said.

Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Ted Yoho of Florida and the chamber’s lone independent, Justin Amash of Michigan, voted against it.

A painful legacy

The U.S. saw more than 4,000 cases of lynching between the late 1800s and the 1960s, according to the Montgomery, Ala.,-based nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative. Many of those cases involved black men.

“We often like to only talk about only the glorious parts of our history, and it’s difficult for us to hear some of the ugly parts,” Bass, the co-sponsor, said. “But it is important that we do hear and understand our history in full.”

Rush said he first filed the legislation in June 2018 after hearing from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who asked the lawmaker if he knew that lynching wasn’t a federal crime. Rush said he did not.

But Rush says his journey to sponsoring the legislation probably started long before that.

Emmett Till in that casket launched the civil rights movement in America.

Rep. Bobby Rush

As a child, Rush said his mother sat him and his four siblings around a table in their Chicago home to share images of Emmett Till. Jet magazine published graphic photos shared by the teen’s mother of Till’s body in a casket to illustrate the painful legacy of lynching.

“That atrocity has been really something that has been with me, that’s a part of who I am,” Rush said in a struggling, soft-spoken voice, his vocal cords previously damaged as a result of an illness. “Emmett Till in that casket launched the civil rights movement in America.”

Rush’s mother told her children that Till’s story was why they left their home state of Georgia, and moved to Chicago instead.

A path forward

The Senate passed similar anti-lynching legislation, led by California Democrat Kamala Harris, for the first time in December 2018. However, the legislation failed to gain traction in time for the end of the legislative session that year.

So, in February 2019, Harris introduced and gained passage again for her anti-lynching bill for the new legislative session. But since the House bill is titled differently, now the Senate must take up Rush’s measure in order to send it to the president’s desk.

Harris lauded the news of the House passage on Wednesday.

“It’s about time that the United States Congress take this issue up,” Harris told NPR a day before the vote. “It represents the thousands of lives that were the subject of extreme violence and criminal activity in saying — finally — that it was a crime that was committed against those folks, and it should never be repeated. So it is one of the most significant pieces of legislation that we could ever address.”

Lawmakers have said they hoped the Senate could take up the House measure during the final days of Black History Month, but that remains to be seen. The Senate returns Thursday after a one-day recess for party retreats.

But lawmakers remain hopeful the Senate can pass the House measure in the near future and send it to President Trump’s desk.

“I’m very proud of that. I helped negotiate it and I’m grateful for the leadership of the House and the House members who were part of it. It’s really historic,” New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who co-sponsored the Senate measure with Harris, told NPR.

In terms of the timing, Booker said, “It’s Black History Month, it’s been too long, and the time to do right is always right.”

On Wednesday, a White House official told NPR that Trump is expected to sign it.

NPR’s Franco Ordoñez contributed to this report

Correction
Feb. 27, 2020
A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Money, Miss., as Monroe.

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Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and now Miss Universe are all black women

December 11, 2019


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YORUBA Reaction to the Attacks against Nigerians in South Africa oooo!

September 8, 2019

Ìkórira Àlejò (Xenophobia)

Ọjọ́ pẹ́ táa ti jọ ń gbáyé
Òní kọ́ la ṣẹ̀ṣẹ̀ bẹ̀rẹ̀ àṣepọ̀
A ò ṣẹ̀ṣẹ̀ jọ máa jẹun nínú àwo,
Báyé tógun ṣe wá dàìgún mọ́,
Tílùú adùn ṣe wá di ti jogbo,
Tórílẹ̀-èdè ẹ̀rín wá di tọ̀fọ̀ ni ò yé wa.
Gígún tàyé ń gún ló yẹ ó máa gún lọ,
Dídùn tígbà ń dùn ló yẹ kó máa dùn lọ,
Kó sóore tíkòórira ó ṣe ni
Ìwà ìkà ni àìláàánú
Ìwà ìkà ni ìkórira,
Ìwà ìkà ni ìṣekúpani
Kò sáǹfààní tí yóò ṣe fún wa,
Nínú Ìfẹ́ ni Ìlọsíwájú wà
Nínú Ìfẹ́ ni ìgbéga wà
Nínú Ìfẹ́ ni Ìfọ̀kànbalẹ̀ wà
Ẹ jẹ́ kí á yàgò fún ìkórira kí á sì yan Ìfẹ́ láàyò.

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POLYGAMY IN THE BIBLE-“IF A MAN HAS 2 WIVES”(DEUTERONOMY 21:15

June 3, 2019

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If a Man Have 2 Wives
“If a man have two wives…” Deuteronomy 21:15a.

The passage of Deuteronomy 21:15-17 is a specific instruction in the Law Itself to any man with “two wives”. If polygamy was a sin, then it would not be possible for a “man to have two wives” in the Law.

“If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.” Deuteronomy 21:15-17.

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APPEAL TO GOMINA SEYI MAKINDE-NEW GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE OOO!-UPLIFT THE RURAL MASSES!

May 6, 2019

NAKED TRUTH
(For the Attention of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde)

Your Excellency Sir,

Most villages and hamlets in Oyo State ( as in other parts of Nigeria) remain completely “rural” and have either gone extinct, or taken over by “job-seekers” from our neighbouring countries.

To curb this Sir, there is the need to reverse the ugly trend of ” unmitigated urban migration ” among our indigenes and speedily bring back the glory of physical/human and infrastructural developments in the rural communities of Oyo State, during your tenure.

We appeal to your Excellency to make surprise visits to these rural areas of Oyo State, to personally assess situation of things. That’s starting as we mean to go on! . . . By so doing, you will be entrenching your esteemed name in letters of gold among this patriotic set of people in dire need of government presence and attention.
Kindly also initiate a separate, result-oriented Rural Community Development Ministry, which will cater for the welfare of the neglected rural communities and their ostracized inhabitants.

Almighty God will guide and bless your regime. Good wishes Sir.

Sincerely Yours,
(Signed)
BAYO ADEBOWALE(Ph.D)
Associate Professor of Creative Writing in English & Director/Founder, AHRLC, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State – Nigeria. (08034495485)

GOMINA SEYI MAKINDE APPEAL OOO!-FROM FACEBOOK

May 6, 2019

NAKED TRUTH
(For the Attention of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde)

Your Excellency Sir,

Most villages and hamlets in Oyo State ( as in other parts of Nigeria) remain completely “rural” and have either gone extinct, or taken over by “job-seekers” from our neighbouring countries.

To curb this Sir, there is the need to reverse the ugly trend of ” unmitigated urban migration ” among our indigenes and speedily bring back the glory of physical/human and infrastructural developments in the rural communities of Oyo State, during your tenure.

We appeal to your Excellency to make surprise visits to these rural areas of Oyo State, to personally assess situation of things. That’s starting as we mean to go on! . . . By so doing, you will be entrenching your esteemed name in letters of gold among this patriotic set of people in dire need of government presence and attention.
Kindly also initiate a separate, result-oriented Rural Community Development Ministry, which will cater for the welfare of the neglected rural communities and their ostracized inhabitants.

Almighty God will guide and bless your regime. Good wishes Sir.

Sincerely Yours,
(Signed)
BAYO ADEBOWALE(Ph.D)
Associate Professor of Creative Writing in English & Director/Founder, AHRLC, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State – Nigeria. (08034495485)

&&&&&&&&———&&&&&&&&-&&&&&&&—-&&

Gomina Mi, Eku orire o.

I am Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade, a Black American woman from San Francisco (California) now living in Nigeria. . . Have you read the the Facebook Appeal titled NAKED TRUTH, on rural community deprivation in Oyo State?

Many people are sure you will refix the villages and hamlets in the State when you resume office. Others don’t believe. They say you might likely toe the line of your predecessor in office and neglect the poor masses in villages and hamlets.

Gomina Mi, I have told those who are sceptical that they are wrong. And that you will surprise them by providing physical and infrastructural facilities, and support local initiatives of the community people. I told them that from your antecedent, I can vouch for you. . . Please don’t disappoint me on this when you resume office as Governor. Eni yanu ni yin. Oluwa ba wa se. Emi Omo Dudu Amerika

Black Skinned Beauty Lupita next Bond girl?”

March 3, 2019
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DUDU DUN ooo!

Bernie Sanders oooo!—Jooo @shaunking you Black man gotta convince Bernie about Black Reparations oooo!

March 3, 2019

Today, @ShaunKing, introduced @BernieSanders at #BernieInBrooklyn, shared how Bernie is reluctant to highlight his personal story, his civil rights activism in Chicago. “It’s his journey to this moment that makes me trust this man with our future.” #NotMeUs #OurFuture #Bernie2020

Jooo @shaunking you gotta convince Bernie about Black Reparations oooo!

AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE FAVORED IN AFRICA THIS GHANAIAN SAYS!-COME LIVE IN AFRICA OOOO!

February 19, 2019

Jooo look at what this Ghanaian says about African Amerikkkans coming to live in Africa ooooo!

“Whoever says African Americans are not accepted in Africa is a liar! In fact locals admire and respect them,Trust them better than their fellow locals,they get jobs faster than locals,they make friends easily! But in the U.S. African Americans are looked down upon! In Africa you African Americans will always have an advantage as compared to USA,but come prepared financially!”(Pabby Nana made this comment on the Internet)

BLACK JESUS O!-“THIS BLACK JESUS:THE CONSPIRACY AND THE WORLD’S BEST KEPT SECRET…BY ETIESE T. MKPA ABASIKA,PHD-DOWN LOAD A FREE EBOOK OOO!

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