What the 4th of July Means to Black People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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None of the holidays mean jack to us in reality. America is their creation and we were their non-paid folks who forcefully built this. The only white man I adored was Santa when I was small. Looked out that window at age 5 listening to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas", to see if I could get a glimpse of that sleigh with eight shiny reindeer. His cookies and milk were waiting for him as soon as he arrived. He ate them and gave me the most fabulous Christmases as an only child.

White's enjoy THEIR independence on the 4th of July, I guess from EUROPE. I don't know about these creeps. We're haven't received our independence yet from anything. I don't like eating outside, don't like barbeque, nor fireworks. Fireworks sound like bombs. I don't know how veterans can even go to those suckers.

I slid down the chute in America. I'm in reality, just my parents' production. Didn't have anything to do with my color, where I was born, how I looked, NOTHING. I'm just here and I made the best of my situation.  My family makes me happy and makes me laugh. If I should slide off the beaten track at any time, I have heaps of music choices to make it all better. Find one of my favorite male singers (mostly black; some white) to make all well again.

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Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Riles Up White Fans With 4th of July Tweet

No lies were told, but apparently some people can’t handle the truth.

Lecrae sent the following tweet July 4, 2016.
Lecrae sent the following tweet July 4, 2016.TWITTER

We all know exactly what black people were doing on Independence Day back in 1776. It’s a little bit of history that some would like to forget, but Christian hip-hop artist and author Lecrae put a simple reminder out there for folks.

 

We all weren’t independent back then. However, some people seemed to take issue with his tweet. By some, sure, take a wild guess as to whom …

My family on July 4th 1776. pic.twitter.com/R9DzWkqDWc

@lecrae Done supporting you bro. You make everything a race issues lately instead of a gospel issue. You promote guilt instead of love.

 

 

Then you had people like this, just making s–t up …

My family on July 4th 1776. pic.twitter.com/R9DzWkqDWc

@lecrae %100 chance they were sold by a black man.50% chance they were bought & owned by a black slave owner.pic.twitter.com/P26uS3W0lT

 
 

 

And the people who are just plain ol’ dumb …

 

It’s funny how people will sing praises to Lecrae’s music, but can’t handle the truth about their forefathers.

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On March 5, Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave of African and Native American ancestry, becomes the first Colonial resident to die for American independence when he is killed by the British in the Boston Massacre. 01-01

1701-1800 1773

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, written by Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved Bostonian, is published in that city. It is the first book written by an African American woman published in the United States and only the second book in the nation's history authored by a woman to be published.

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1701-1800 1773The Silver Bluff Baptist Church, the oldest continuously operating black church, is founded in Silver Bluff, South Carolina near Savannah, Georgia. 01-02

1701-1800 1774A group of enslaved blacks petition the Massachusetts General Court (legislature) insisting they too have a natural right to their freedom. 01-01

1701-1800 1774First African Baptist Church, one of the earliest black churches in the United States, is founded in Petersburg, Virginia.1774

1701-1800 1775African Americans participate on the Patriot side in the earliest battles of the Revolution, Concord, Lexington and Bunker Hill. Two of the first of these Patriot soldiers were Peter Salem at the Battle of Concord and Salem Poor at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 01-01

1701-1800 1775General George Washington reverses his earlier policy of rejecting the services of slaves and free blacks in the army. Five thousand African-Americans serve during the Revolutionary War including two predominantly black units in Massachusetts, one in Connecticut, one in Rhode Island. 01-02

1701-1800 1775The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully held in Bondage holds the first of four meetings in Philadelphia on April 14. This is the first abolitionist meeting in North America. In 1784 the organization becomes the Pennsylvania Abolition Society with Benjamin Franklin as its first president. 01-03

1701-1800 1775On Nov. 7, Lord Dunmore, British Governor of Virginia declares all slaves free who come to the defense of the British Crown against the Patriot forces. Dunmore eventually organizes the first regiment of black soldiers to fight under the British flag. 01-04

1701-1800 1775-1781The American War of Independence. Approximately 450,000 enslaved Africans comprise 20% of the population of the colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence. 01-01

1701-1800 1776A passage in the Declaration of Independence authored by Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, condemned the slave trade.  The controversial passage is removed from the Declaration due to pressure from the southern colonies. 01-01

1701-1800 1776Approximately 100,000 enslaved people flee their masters during the Revolution. 01-02

1701-1800 1777On July 8, Vermont becomes the first political jurisdiction in the United States to abolish slavery. 01-01

1701-1800 1778Boston businessman Paul Cuffe and his brother, John, refuse to pay taxes, claiming as blacks not allowed to vote they suffer taxation without representation. 01-01

1701-1800 1778The 1st Rhode Island Regiment comprised of enslaved and free black men is formed. It is the first and only all-black military unit to fight on the Patriot side in the American Revolution 1778

1701-1800 1780Massachusetts abolishes slavery and grants African American men the right to vote. 01-01

1701-1800 1780The Free African Union Society is created in Newport, Rhode Island. It is the first cultural organization established by blacks in North America. 01-02

1701-1800 1780Pennsylvania adopts first gradual emancipation law. All children of enslaved people born after Nov. 1, 1780 will be free on their 28th birthday. 01-03

1701-1800 1780Paul Cuffee, a Boston merchant and shipowner, leads six other free blacks in petitioning the Massacusetts to end their taxation without representation. 1780

1701-1800 1781-1783Twenty thousand black loyalists depart with British Troops from the newly independent United States. Approximately 5,000 African Americans served with Patriot forces. Three times that many served with the British although not all of them leave the new nation. 01-01

1701-1800 1784Connecticut and Rhode Island adopt gradual emancipation laws. 01-01

1701-1800 1784Congress rejects Thomas Jefferson's proposal to exclude slavery from all western territories after 1800. 01-02

1701-1800 1784Prince Hall establishes the first black Masonic lodge in the United States. African Lodge #459 is granted a Masonic charter by the Grand Lodge of England. 1784

1701-1800 1784The New York African Society, a spiritual and benevolent association, is created by free blacks in New York City.1784

1701-1800 1785New York frees all slaves who served in the Revolutionary Army. 01-01

1701-1800 1785The New York Society for the Promoting of the Manumission of Slaves is founded by prominent New Yorkers including John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.1785

 

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