Celebrate Juneteenth and Fort Mosé

 

It is unfortunate that most people do not celebrate Juneteenth because they either have never heard of it or do not know what it is.  So, here are the facts sbout a critically important date in American, not just Black American, history:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

This Essence article blew me away because I had not heard of Fort Mose, have you?

Wow!  African American/Black history is so rich and filled with stories of courage, sacrifice, determination and a few victories along the way.  Fort Mose’ near St. Augustine,  Florida is just as important as Black Wallstreet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Please share with you circle of influence:

https://www.essence.com/news/un-recognizes-fort-mose/?utm_source=newsletters-essence.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=06-19-19PM%20Final&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.essence.com%2fnews%2fun-recognizes-fort-mose%2f&utm_content=2019062013PM&email_jobid=103030&email_contact=EE_DLY_3D4EB2EE-CC39-4015-A615-8F341CC33E33&memid=100011852

Visit Fort Mosé in St. Augustine.  You can add this to your travel plans the next time you travel to Florida.  Or, plan a special trip to what is now a National Historic Site.  See the link below:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/thing-to-do/fort-mose

The more we know, the more we understand.

The more we understand, the more we grow.

The more we grow, the more we share.

The more we share, the more people we educate.

The more people we educate, the more power we acquire:

Truth is knowledge. Applied knowledge is power…

To apply knowledge, we form viable strategic plans.

Viable strategic plans are responsible for (just to name a few major accomplishments):

the Underground Railroad, Black Wallstreet, HBCUs, Mayor Harold Washington, the 40-hour work week, child labor laws, OSHA, public transit, the right to vote, Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, Mayor Harold Washington, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio.

As we keep working our strategic plans, we will also have victories that include:

Healthcare for all,  reparations, equal pay for equal work, dismantling of the prison industrial complex vis-a-vi…elimination of racial profiling, and equal justice under the law.

Get informed.

You are either part of the problem or part of the solution!

Ben Hill Post Office

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This picture of our beloved Ben Hill Post Office, at 2260 Fairburn Road in souhwest Atlanta, was taken on July 9, 2017. Earlier today, it still looks the same.  It is totally unacceptable for this window to remain boarded up!!

So how long does it take to replace a U.S. Post Office window after a car drives through it??  When will it be replaced?  Why won’t Congressman John Lewis’ staff return phone calls after a month of voice mail messages have been left and  emails have not been acknowledged?  Why won’t this station’s Postmaster return calls?

Anyone who knows and understands the “broken window syndrome” knows that this broken window is a bad sign in an otherwise decent neighborhood.

Do Post Offices across the city and state have the same delayed and ignored responses when their community leaders make inquiries?

We need answers as rumors throughout the community are indicating that the Post Office will close due to maintenance concerns about the building.  These are rumors.  We want facts.