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Year Four Opening Thoughts – 30 Day Real Black History Challenge

The legacies of Black people in America have often hung in the balance between survival, environment and determination to thrive. This is not new and our circumstances have continued to be entangled in the systemic injustices created by systems of white supremacy, cultural intolerance, fear and power. The struggle continues into the 21st century and there

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Week Four of 30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2015

Digest for week four of the 30 day Real Black History Challenge. This week is a little longer than the other ones because it includes two extra days of the challenge…. to make way for the encore. So this week’s digest includes 9 days of really fantastic information, from slavery to some incredible music. Make

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Week Three of 30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2015

Week three of the 30 Day Real Black History Challenge was not as long as some of the others due to my own commencement ceremony and celebration, but there are also some really important things that happened in this week (including the Rachael Dolezal story).  There are some great videos and research information. Enjoy. June

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Grief: A Working of Love

I have not written any blessings or workings this year for the 30 Day Real Black History Challenge yet, and I am already nearing the end. (Thank goodness for encores). I have come to understand that my own blockage in doing this has to do with the intense amount of grief I am holding right

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The Rage of the Voiceless

It is no wonder why we rage. We speak to a crowd that refuses to hear. We sing to an audience that cannot dance. We cry in a society that cannot relate with our tears. We run in the marathon that has no ending… and no beginning. We are the voiceless. It is no wonder

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Week Two of 30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2015

Week two post for the 30 Day Real Black History Challenge are diverse, deep, and intense. From a few jokes to one of the most challenging Ted talk about “How to Raise A Black Son in America”, this week made me laugh and made me cry. The power of the experiences we are exploring give

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What People Say About #30DayRBHC

"For me it was like "waking up" and finding yourself living in an abusive relationship that you could no longer "gloss over." And knowing you could not leave your abuser and had to find away to maintain your sanity while still being abused."

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Luna Pantera

( Priestess )

"Powerful, educational, and humbling. So much history is relegated to little specialized niches when it needs to be known widely. I look forward to your next series."

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Phaedra Bonewits

( Priestess and Writer )

"Deep. The history we should have learned in school. It may be Black history....but it's the history of all of us, it's how America got where it is today, and understanding history is how we understand today's world."

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Janet Callahan

( Author and Artist )

"I learn a lot from reading your posts - all of them, but especially the Black history ones."

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Ashleen O’Gaea

( Author )

"Educate our youth with our real history!!"

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Dee Foster

( Mother of the Year )

"I had no idea how much I didn't know. last year's challenge was an immersion, an illumination, emotional and powerful, an education in lived experience, truly a challenge to connect and understand."

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Brandy Williams

( Author )

"Real Black History Month demonstrates the value of critically examining history to discover what's been swept under the rug and ignored. In order to better under the history that all of us share, read and follow Real Black History Month."

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Taylor Ellwood

( Author and Acquisitions Editor for Immanion/Megalithica Press )

A real eye opener, a learning experience. The challenge puts black history into a light even a white man can understand.

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Phillip Kessler

( Co-Host of Pagan Musings Podcast )

"Crystal Blanton re-focuses the lens –away from the cracked, dirty filters of an overculture trained in white supremacy– and gets us closer to a picture of truth. Real Black History should be taught everywhere."

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T. Thorn Coyle

( Author of Like Water )