What can YOU do on Mandela Day?

The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.  “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

Individuals and organisations are free to participate in Internaitonal Mandela Day as they wish.

You can find your way to spend 67 minutes on Mandela Day (July 18th) to help others and make a better world!

You have over two weeks to prepare for Mandela Day…

Here is a link to the official website where you can register your personal action :

http://www.mandeladay.com/

 

“Because of them we can” – Muhammad Ali (and other great African-Americans)

This project asks young black kids to impersonate somebody who can inspire them because of what they achieved as African Americans.

Ms. Gibson describes her videos: “It’s about empowering these kids and injecting this new wave of self-esteem and self-worth by understanding what’s already been done, what’s being done, and what can be done.”

Because of Them We Can – Muhammad Ali – YouTube.

Other videos in this project :

http://Rosa Parks

http://Malcom X

http://Nelson Mandela

http://Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

Native Americans want a mascot to be changed

There is an American football team which call themselves the “Redskins”. Many people think this is an offensive name for American Indians and they want this team to change their name. This ad was made to ask for a change to be made, but the NFL (American National Football League) refused to show it during the Superbowl.

Proud To Be – YouTube.

Teenager handcuffed by police because he is Black.

Black teen handcuffed

[difficult words translated at the bottom of the text]

Trayon Christian, a Black teenager, went to a New York shop on Madison Avenue (Barney’s) to buy an expensive $350 belt. He had saved money from his part-time job for weeks to be able to afford it.

After buying the belt and leaving the store, the college student was grabbed by undercover officers and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,” and they handcuffed him.

The store clerk had called police, once Trayon Christian exited, claiming that the purchase must have been fraudulent.

The police officers allegedly asked Christian for his ID, telling the teenager that he could “not afford to make such expensive purchases”. After verifying that the card did in fact belong to Christian, they let him go.

Christian, who has no arrest record, said he would never shop at Barneys again and subsequently returned the belt out of disgust.

His lawyer told the New York Post that Christian was unlawfully targeted because of his skin color: “His only crime was being a young black man,” said.

a belt :

belt

 

 

 

handcuffs :

handcuffs

 

 

 

ID :

ID

 

 

 

to purchase = to buy

Discrimination

anti-humanism

Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She fought for human rights and was an inspiration to many women.

Mandela day 2013: you can make a difference too!

mandela-day-2013Every year, on July 18th (Nelson Mandela’s birthday), people are asked to give 67 minutes of their lives to help others.

This is to remember that Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting racism and being a prisonner.

What can you do to help? Maybe you can help your parents, share with your brothers and sisters, join a club, bring some food to the Restau du Coeur, visit an old person… There are many ways to help others!

If it’s too late today… you can do it tomorrow or any other day!

Are Black youths in danger in the USA?

do not shootAfter Trayvon Martin was shot last February in Florida by George Zimmerman, some people said that young Black men wearing hoodies risk being shot by people who think they may be criminals for no reason.

The person who killed Trayvon said he was acting in self defence. He was acquitted last week (July 13th) by a jury who declared him not guilty.

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Trayvon Martin

Some people think this is a racially prejudiced case and should be revised, others say that there was no evidence to condamn George Zimmerman.

A petition has been signed by hundred thousands to ask the Justice Department to investigate.

One Love: Song Around the World

http://playingforchange.com – From the documentary “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with different musicians from various countries. This is the third video from the documentary.
It is performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

One Love | Playing For Change | Song Around the World – YouTube.