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vainsmith:

this interview with eartha kitt is so relevant today as much as it was back then. she hit so many nails on the head. this interview shed light on her views and thoughts from an honest perspective. i could feel her sincerity deep. the poor is still just as poor as they were back then. the government still believe their way is right and some parents still don’t understand that their role in their children’s lives is the most important and the most valuable. it takes a village but if there’s no foundation things will simply fall apart. further more if there is something the child wishes to attain in their life they should go for it regardless. there were many good points in this interview. this woman deserves more than she gets that’s why i love old footage like this.

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jasjuliet:

Who is Annmarie Richards?

"Annmarie Richards is a Jamaican woman who has raised 32 children, but not before she came from a broken home, in a struggling community herself. She experienced first-hand what it feels like to be a forgotten victim of Jamaica’s painful economic situation. She has since devoted her life to finding homeless children, raising them as her own, and giving them new opportunities.

It’s her goal to take children off the streets and integrate them into school systems, giving them a foundation to build a wonderful life.

Annmarie has helped numerous people turn their lives around. She has provided a home to women stuck in prostitution circles, drug addicts, and others. She not only takes troubled people off the streets, but she also helps them thrive in society!”

Play it, Like it, Share it. If this video reaches 50,000 VIEWS by April 10th For Views Group will donate a computer lab to the kids Annmarie supports.

If we can get fandom posts and videos up into the several thousands, I think this woman’s good work deserves the same support :) We’re so close! The video has 49,000 views already! Let’s close this out!

Wonderful!!!

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vintageblackglamour:

The great Trinidadian-born pianist Hazel Scott was born on this day in 1920. One of my favorite things about her? Her hands were once insured by Lloyds of London. My other thing is this quote: “Any woman who has a great deal to offer the world is in trouble. And if she’s a black woman, she’s in deep trouble.”

vintageblackglamour:

The great Trinidadian-born pianist Hazel Scott was born on this day in 1920. One of my favorite things about her? Her hands were once insured by Lloyds of London. My other thing is this quote: “Any woman who has a great deal to offer the world is in trouble. And if she’s a black woman, she’s in deep trouble.”

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peoplepowermovement:

We wish our warrior ancestor Nina Simone a Happy Birthday today on February 21st!

Nina Simone was a voice for Black liberation during the Civil Rights Movement. She carried the legacy of her ancestors forward through her music and is known today as a revolutionary sister in the struggle for freedom.

To demonstrate her fearlessness, Simone once said this before performing her song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black.”

This is not addressed primarily to white people. It does not put you down in anyway. It simply ignores you, for my people need all the inspiration and love that they can get.

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