Mixed martial arts fighter from Lumbee Tribe proud of heritage
Blaine Thomas, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, shows pride in his heritage every time he steps into the fighting cage.
Thomas, 24, is a mixed martial arts competitor. He says the Lumbee flag he brings into the ring motivates him.
Schimmel Wins Starting Postion in WNBA All-Star Game
What are you doing on July 19?If you’re not busy, you might want to drive, fly, walk or crawl (kidding) to Phoenix, Arizona to catch Shoni Schimmel play in her first WNBA All-Star Game.
According to the Courier-Journal, Schimmel, who was the only rookie chosen to start, received the most votes of any Eastern conference guard and the third-most of any player in the league with 25,601 votes. Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx received 28,389 votes and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky received 26,129 votes.
5 Veterans Receive Cherokee Medal of Patriotism for Their Services
The Cherokee Nation honored three World War II and two Korean War era veterans with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism at its June Tribal Council meeting in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Cyrus Beatty Gilmore, 84, of McMinnville, Tennessee; the late Gippy Woodall, of Welch, Oklahoma, who was honored posthumously; Andy Girty, 80, of Lawrence, Kansas; Joseph Hubert Leathers, 92, of Big Cabin, Oklahoma;
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After 40 years of impoverished black men getting prison time for selling weed, white men are planning to get rich doing the same things. So that’s why I think we have to start talking about reparations for the war on drugs. How do we repair the harms caused?
Michelle Alexander (via lugardepiedras)
Always reblog, because I’ve noticed the media salivating over all these *white* weed entrepreneurs for being so “ingenious” and “savvy businessmen”, while ignoring the the mostly Black, Brown and poor victims and survivors of Amerikkka’s “War On Drugs”, and the ongoing racist and classist injustices that keep locking away Black, Brown and poor people in masses while giving white people who commit the same offenses less or no jail time at all.
And it costs like $8,000 non-refundable application fee to even get started running a legal weed shop.
WHO had access to that kinda money?
White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:
- 80% of tenured positions in higher education
- 80% of the House of Representatives
- 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
- 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
- 90% of athletic team owners
- 97.7% of U.S. presidents
Good thing we solved sexism and racism u guise