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People of Power: Shirley Chisholm

Meet “Fighting Shirley Chisholm!


Join us on the “Chisholm Trail” as we learn about the the first black woman ever to run for President of the United States!

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she served her community as an educator and politician before running for the democratic presidential nomination in 1972.

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a POC hero that you want to know more about!

This episode features the voice over talents of: Regine Mont-Louis (IG: @way2rae)

Videos released every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook and YouTube.


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People of Power: Geoffrey Holder

Welcome, darlings!


Today we learn about a real class act: Geoffrey Holder.

You might recognize him from the movies. Or maybe you’ve heard his voice in a show or a video game. Or maybe you’re a big fan or his dancing. Or his choreography. Or his directing….

There are so many things to love about the amazing Geoffrey Holder!

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a POC hero that you want to know more about!

This episode features the voice over talents of: Jerrell L. Henderson (IG: @directnu15)

Videos released every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook and YouTube.


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People of Power: Anna May Wong

Welcome to Hollywood! ⭐️


Today we meet actress Anna May Wong, the FIRST Chinese-American movie movie star! Despite racist attitudes in Hollywood, Ms. Wong always fought against stereotypes and paved her own way to success.

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a POC hero that you want to know more about!

This episode features the voice over talents of: Mery Cheung (IG: @lambchop.suey)

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Videos released every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook and YouTube.


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People of Power: Sylvia Rivera

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈


What better way to celebrate than with best friends?!

Last week we met Marsha P. Johnson. Today we meet her best friend and fellow LGBTQIA+ activist Sylvia Rivera.

An unapologetic fighter on the front lines of the Gay Rights movement, she was also one of the revolutionaries at the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a POC hero that you want to know more about!

This episode features the voice over talents of:
Ramiro Salazar (IG: @ramirosalazarjr)
Matthew Hancock (Venmo: @MatthewHancock3)

Please consider a donation to the LGBTQ Freedom Fundhttps://www.lgbtqfund.org/

Videos released every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook and YouTube.


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People of Power: Marsha P. Johnson

Juneteenth!

What is Juneteenth?


Juneteenth is short for June 19th.  It is also called Freedom Day or Emancipation day, and is celebrated as the day the enslaved black people in the South were officially freed.

On June 19, 1865 a Union Army led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger marched into Texas and officially informed the enslaved people that they were to be freed.

This was a full two and a half years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Today, June 19th, 2020 commemorates 155 years since General Granger read out Order Number 3 in Galveston, TX informing the enslaved people of their freedom.

Today is a day to celebrate blackness or to learn and reflect.

Happy  Freedom Day!!!


Sources:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “What Is Juneteenth.” PBS.org. Originally published in The Root. 2013. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

“History of Juneteenth.” Juneteenth.com. https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

 

People of Power: Dr. Mae Jemison

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Reach for the Stars!


Today we learn about the AMAZING Dr. Mae Jemison. A dancer, doctor, activist, leader, and ASTRONAUT!

Dr. Jemison was the FIRST woman of color in SPACE–but that’s truly only the beginning of her incredible accomplishments. Join us in today’s episode to celebrate this extraordinary human.

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a hero with black or brown skin that you want to know more about!

This episode features the voice over talents of Michelle Francesca Thomas @ChelleorFrankie

Videos are released every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am on Facebook and YouTube.


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People of Power: Ira Aldridge

 

 

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Person of Power: Ira Aldridge


In today’s “People of Power” episode, we learn about the FIRST BLACK ACTOR to play the role of Othello–a black Shakespearean character.

Ira Aldridge was not only a talented and determined artist but an advocate as well.

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a hero with black or brown skin that you want to know more about!

Videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.


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People of Power: Frida Kahlo

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Person of Power: Frida Kahlo


We are so excited to begin our “People of Power” series!

Today we celebrate Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Even Shakespeare is starstruck by this one!

Our “People of Power” series highlights the accomplishments of POC heroes from all disciplines.

Let us know if there is a hero with black or brown skin that you want to know more about!

Videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.


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Introducing, “People of Power”

Introducing, “People of Power”


Today, we’re taking a respite from our regular Shakespeare Snacks episodes. Wait…what is a “respite?”

We want to help fight against ignorance by helping people KNOW MORE!

In our new series, “People of Power,” we’ll be highlighting the accomplishments of amazing people with black or brown skin!

Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, or here on our website if there is a hero with black or brown skin that you want to know more about.

Our videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.