Beverly Johnson was one of America’s top models during the 70s and 80s and was the first African American woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974
After her groundbreaking cover, Johnson used her celebrity to champion civil rights causes and open doors for other black models. In the years since, she’s become an actress, entrepreneur, and author, but Johnson can still pose with the best of them. Though she would later go on to grace Vogue’s cover three more times, Johnson’s historic first earned her a place in history and gave modeling one of its biggest stars.
The truth that they refuse to hear or see. Then think they have the right to tell us how we can feel. Smh #NeverForGet they will never teach you the truth. They have only taught us #whitesupremacy . They have only taught us that white is good and black is bad. That is why now that we show them how bad they are we are haters. Wake up and don’t allow your children to not know their history. The good The bad and the ugly. Then once they are pissed and the bandaid has been taken off. Then you start showing them how great we are. That we came from Kings and Queens not salves. Then you teach them how we were there first and we brought life. Don’t allow our children to be lost and controlled. Build leaders not followers PLEASE --------------------------------------------------- If we don’t start supporting our own and building our own communities . They will always control us and our children. We will be leaving a situation worse than we are in for our kids. Does that not scare you. That our children may have to fight an even harder fight, then the one we are right fighting right now. That our ignorance will be the bullet that kills our children’s future. Think about that for a second. History is repeating itself. Are we going to act like we don’t see it ???? Until we unite and support our own. We must take responsibility for allowing them to do this to us. --------------------------------------------------- #therealremyredd#Blackmedia#blackinamerica#BlackLivesMatter#Blackowned#supportyourown#footballseason#BoycottTheNFL#blackhistoryiseveryday#BlackHistory#blackhistorymonth#nevergiveup#Nationalanthem#americanflag#BoycottTheNBA#systemicoppression#changingthenarrative#systemicracism @therealremyredd
According to a report by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, denying convicted felons the right to vote has its roots in what it calls racist laws tightly wound into the foundation of the state. New Jersey first prohibited people with criminal convictions from voting when it ratified a new state Constitution in 1844, the same year it restricted the right to vote to white men. Slavery was still legal at this time.
What’s more, aspects of that law have carried forward into 2017, making New Jersey an outlier when compared to neighboring states. The report notes that no other state in the Northeast denies voting rights to as many people living in the community — meaning those out of prison and serving parole or probation — as does New Jersey.
Scott Novakowski, ISJ associate counsel and the primary author of the report, says “the impact of this archaic anti-democratic law is felt disproportionately in our urban areas.” He adds that although they make up 15 percent of the state’s population, African-Americans make up about half of those denied the right to vote due to a criminal conviction. “This is a direct result of importing racial disparities of the criminal justice system” into the election system, Novakowski says.
Advocates like Novakowski claim the New Jersey criminal justice system is imbued “with pervasive racial discrimination” and disproportionately impacts black New Jerseyans by effectively keeping them from voting.
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