50 years ago, brave people marched across a bridge to demand equal rights for Black people in the USA. This weekend we honor their action gratefully. See President Obama speak in Selma, Alabama.
People in New York City and Washington DC have protested yesterday against police violence which recently killed several Black persons.
Those marches show young and old, Black and White, together in their demands for more equality and less violence by the police.
Click on this link to read the article and watch what CBC News reporter describes:
Maya Angelou, civil rights activist who inspired millions of Americans with her moving memoirs and works of fiction, is dead at 86. She had fought for equal right for Black people in the USA. Her books are world famous.
Her son Gary B. Johnson, her only child, issued a statement about the author’s death: ‘She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.’
President Barack Obama revealed that his sister had been named as a tribute to Maya Angelou. President Obama presented her with the Medal of Courage in 2010.
Affirmative action means giving an advantage to categories of people who have been underpriviledged for too long. See why this is fair :
Remember the 6-year-old Black little girl who started school in a White school in 1960?
Well here she is now, with President Obama at the White House, looking at her famous portrait by Norman Rockwell.
From TV show “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who was shot in the head by Taliban in Pakistan for advocating girls’ education, attended her first day of school in Birmingham, England, weeks after being released from hospital.
The 15-year-old, who is among nominees for this year’s Nobel peace prize, described her return to school as the most important day of her life, as she joined other students in Birmingham.
“I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity,” she said.
Malala is a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who fought for girls’right to education.
She was shot in the head 4 times by Talibans who don’t want girls to be educated.
She has been treated in a London hospital and is slowly recovering.