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    GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY

    I would like to say thank you to all of you in attendance today.  I want to acknowledge the other scholars here today; the teachers and administrators, community members, Brooklyn

    The Rights of Human Beings: Brooklyn Public Library Convocation Speech

    GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY I would like to say thank you to all of you in attendance today.  I want to acknowledge the other scholars here today; the teachers and administrators, community members, Brooklyn Library staff and programs. I especially want...

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    • Hey! This is sort of unrelated to the topic, but we’re discussing a problem we have with our library here in Back of the Yards College prep in Chicago. The city took our school library and turned it into a public library after the previous public library broke down. We’re one of the few schools in Chicago that don;t have their own library and we want to do something that helps us get our library back. If you have any ideas on how we can bring more awareness to this issue, please us know! Thank you!

    • Dear Nathaniel,
       I am excited with your post/speech entitled “ The Rights of Human Beings: Brooklyn Public Library Convocation Speech ” because I loved your interest and clarification of balck civil and human rights in relation to public libraries.

      One sentence you wrote that stood out was your last sentence “Or do we use our education and our voice to initiate another grassroots movement but this time maybe we should focus not on “Civil” rights for Black people but on the Rights of Human Beings?” I think ist was powerful and brought back several of the strong points you had made earlier in your speech.

      Another really well written sentence was “ As far as Education, We are experiencing the same issues today in 2019 – segregation, unequal facilities, and resources, not to mention unfair disciplinary practices. The dream has not been achieved.”
       This really stood out because we see segregation and exclusion as things in the past tense/. Not something that happens in a cooperative modern day society. But it does happen even if we don’t consciously or unconsciously realize it.
      Another thing I like is how you brought it back to not being wiped out of important parts of history for being black or any other race but also being LGBTQIA+ which I think is also important because they also feared many of the same treatment.

      I look forward to seeing more of what you write because I feel we share the same views and your delivery was phenomenal. 

      Robyn G

    • I love the points made in this article and the response made by Robyn – wow. Some deep though exhibited here!

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    Stanley Kinard – Man, Educator, and Friend of the Arts, passed away this April leaving a legacy we will not forget. He has made contributions to the made the Bed-Stuy community and for Boys and Girls High

    Stanley Kinard Tribute

    Stanley Kinard - Man, Educator, and Friend of the Arts, passed away this April leaving a legacy we will not forget. He has made contributions to the made the Bed-Stuy community and for Boys and Girls High...

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  • Dear Kimani,
    I am amazed by your “I Stand With Angela,” post because it gave me a new perspective of Angela Davis and her role in civil rights. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Angela Davis was a very motivational figure during the Civil Rights movement and is still one till this day where she fights for justice no matter what…Read More

  • Dear Milton,
    I am moved by your “I Stand With Angela,” because it gave me a clearer understanding of who Angela davis is and what she did for the black population. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Angela Davis deserves the award because of the hard work and dedication she has put into her race and culture. As an activist, schol…Read More

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    The Alabama Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) rescinded the Fred Shuttlesworth Humans Rights Award from Angela Davis because she does not meet the criteria after a letter was sent from the Holocaust

    I Stand With Angela

    The Alabama Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) rescinded the Fred Shuttlesworth Humans Rights Award from Angela Davis because she does not meet the criteria after a letter was sent from the Holocaust Education Center. This letter was expressing concern...

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    • I agree with your argument that Angela Davis should receive the award that she was originally nominated for. I also feel like the tweet the Jewish Voice For Peace made about Angela Davis was very unnecessary and inappropriate as well.

    • Dear Nathaniel :
      I am Incredibly amazed of your essay structure and your format. You state what is going on with famous
      activist Angela Davis and the award she was nominated for from the Civil Rights Institute. I feel that this
      essay was relevant to the fact that she was very bold to step up to the plate and stand her ground for Civil
      Rights that was needed for her people. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is‘’ The current
      events that is happening in Israel is shameful. Along with human rights violations to the Palestinian
      civilians, racism against African Migrants is currently happening’’.I think this is very because
      Another sentence that I thought stood out to me was: “I don’t know whether I enjoy being at the center of
      the controversy. I think I’ve had my share of controversies in my life.” This stood out for me because it
      represents what shes personally been through. Your essay reminds me of something that happened to me.
      One time i was oppressed by the police in a situation that occured that i had completely nothing to do with,
      i was brought to court speaking to a judge And he completely looks over what i have to say, maybe it was
      because i wasn’t light skin.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because
      you are a very outstanding writer with high expectations.

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