National Alliance of Faith and Justice - Washington State

National Alliance of Faith and Justice - Washington State This site is part of the Pen or Pencil culturally-based academic and mentoring enhancement curriculum created by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice.
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(NAFJ) Beverly Farris is one of the National Program Managers who lives in Washington State. National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders, whose mission is to promote the value of the inclusion of faith in addressing prevention, consequences, and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon the most culpable and vulnerable issues and stakeholders.

(NAFJ) Beverly Farris is one of the National Program Managers who lives in Washington State. National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders, whose mission is to promote the value of the inclusion of faith in addressing prevention, consequences, and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon the most culpable and vulnerable issues and stakeholders.

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Black Americans
11/22/2020

Black Americans

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11-Year-Old Nigerian Ballet Dancer Receives Scholarship Offer After Video Goes Viral - AfroTech
11/22/2020
11-Year-Old Nigerian Ballet Dancer Receives Scholarship Offer After Video Goes Viral - AfroTech

11-Year-Old Nigerian Ballet Dancer Receives Scholarship Offer After Video Goes Viral - AfroTech

Nigerian-born Anthony Mmesoma Madu has danced his way into a life-changing opportunity. According to People , a viral video of 11-year-old Madu caught the attention of Cynthia Harvey, the artistic director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance in New York. In the minute-long clip, Ma...

Kemba Smith
11/14/2020

Kemba Smith

Encourage a young person to register TODAY for this once a month virtual program. The second session is next Saturday, Nov. 21st. Registration is still open. Special thank you to our guests:
Aliyah the DJ @aliyahthedj
Kristie Puckett Williams - @kristie_1979, ACLU – NC Statewide Campaign for Smart Justice Manager,
Armani Anderson - @armani.monique, Kemba Smith Foundation Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Fellow, and UVA Class of 2020
and
Tonya McClary, Pastor, Lawyer and 1st Police Monitor for the City of Dallas and
Director of the Office of Community Police Oversight
Register @ https://kembasmithfoundation.org/l-o-v-e-let-our-voices-educate-registration/

#kembasmithfoundation

11/14/2020
Jungle Jordan

Jungle Jordan

Jungle Jordan is a zookeeper & content creator with a passion for wildlife education, conservation & exploring the outdoors.

Black Positivity by Kimme Carlos
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Black Positivity by Kimme Carlos

He made his own classroom.

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Just Democracy

Just Democracy

We’re a coalition of social justice groups mobilizing to change the rules and unrig the system that continues to lock Black and Brown people out. We’re calling for bold structural changes to our democracy to ensure it works for everyone.

U.K. School Hires 10-Year-Old Tech Genius as a Coding Instructor - AfroTech
09/03/2020
U.K. School Hires 10-Year-Old Tech Genius as a Coding Instructor - AfroTech

U.K. School Hires 10-Year-Old Tech Genius as a Coding Instructor - AfroTech

Meet Emmanuella Mayak i, the future of the tech industry. According to Face 2 Face Africa, when Mayaki was just 10-years-old, the coding and programming genius was appointed by the Southfields Primary School located in Coventry, England as an after school code club teacher. Her position at the South...

Being Liberal
09/03/2020

Being Liberal

(W) If you don’t see a pattern here, you’re part of the problem.

Being Liberal
09/01/2020

Being Liberal

(W) READ THIS. And ask yourself if this kid would even be alive if he was black? Since the police shot dead 12 year old Tamir Rice who was playing with a toy gun by himself in a park, I think we all know the answer.

Black History Mini Docs
09/01/2020

Black History Mini Docs

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin born on August 31, 1842 was a publisher, journalist, civil rights leader, suffragist, and editor of the Woman's Era, the first national newspaper published by and for African-American women.

Ruffin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to John St. Pierre, of French and African descent from Martinique, and Elizabeth Matilda Menhenick from Cornwall, England. Her father was a successful clothier and founder of a Boston Zion Church. At 16 years old, she married George Lewis Ruffin (1834–1886), who went on to become the first Black graduate from Harvard Law School, the first Black person elected to the Boston City Council, and the first Black municipal judge.

Working with her husband, Ruffin became active in the struggle against slavery. During the Civil War, they helped recruit black soldiers for the Union Army, the 54th and 55th Massachusetts regiments. After the Civil War ended, Ruffin organized for the Freedmen's Relief Association. Ruffin supported women's suffrage and in 1869, joined with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone to form the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) and they also founded the New England Women's Club in 1868. After her husband died in 1886, Ruffin used her organizational abilities to start the Woman's Era, the country's first newspaper published by and for Black women. She served as the editor and publisher from 1890 to 1897.

In 1895, Ruffin organized the National Federation of Afro-American Women
The New Era Club was disbanded in 1903, but Ruffin remained active in the struggle for equal rights and, in 1910, helped form the NAACP. Ruffin and her husband had five children: Hubert, an attorney; Florida Ridley, a school principal and co-founder of Woman's Era; Stanley, an inventor; George, a musician; and Robert, who died in his first year of life.

She died of nephritis at her home on St. Botolph Street, Boston, on March 13, 1924, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. In 1995, Ruffin was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. In 1999 a series of six tall marble panels with a bronze bust in each was added to the Massachusetts State House. Her home on Charles Street is a site on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.

Good Black Men
09/01/2020

Good Black Men

You certainly did. RIP.

Families continue their fight for WWII all-Black female battalion to be remembered
08/20/2020
Families continue their fight for WWII all-Black female battalion to be remembered

Families continue their fight for WWII all-Black female battalion to be remembered

Families continue their fight for WWII all-Black female battalion to be remembered Honoring Battalion 6888 By: Jovita Moore, WSB-TV Updated: August 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM You’ve heard stories about the heroes from World War II. But you’ve likely never heard about a battalion that carried out a very ...

Race, Racism and the Law
08/20/2020
Race, Racism and the Law

Race, Racism and the Law

This video is 63 minutes covers the following:

-the Impact of COVID-19 on Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS) -the Common Explanations for COVID -19 Racial Disparities

-the Impact of the Chronic Stress of Racism on COVID-19 in the Black Community -Common Explanations Fail to address the Intergenerational Impact of the Stress of Slavery, Segregation, and historic Racism.

-specific suggestions for Eliminating Racial Health Disparities in the Black Communities focusing on legal and institutional remedies

08/20/2020
Common Justice

Common Justice

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration.

Women You Should Know
08/20/2020

Women You Should Know

Eva B. Dykes (August 13, 1893 - October 29, 1986) graduated from Howard University with a B.A. degree, summa cm laude. She attended Radcliffe College and received a second B.A. degree, magna cm laude, and a M.A. degree. In 1921, Eva received a Ph.D. degree from Radcliffe, and was the first African-American woman to complete the requirements for the degree in the United States. She specialized in English, Latin, German, and Greek language studies.

Dr. Dykes, a dedicated educator and mentor of young people, taught for more than 50 years - including her time at Walden University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dunbar High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1944, she joined the faculty of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where she served as chair of the English Department and the Division of Humanities. In 1973, the newly completed Oakwood University Library was named in her honor.

Learn more: https://library.oakwood.edu/index.php/aboutus/who-was-eva-b-dykes

Photo credit: Eva Beatrice Dykes, Unknown author - July 1918, Public Domain, via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eva_Beatrice_Dykes.jpg

Joy Reid
08/19/2020

Joy Reid

Ok we’re having way too much fun 😁😀Love love love covering the conventions with these phenomenal women: @maddowshow and @itsnicolewallace on @msnbc — see you again tonight at 8!! ❤️

Pramila Jayapal
08/14/2020

Pramila Jayapal

Congratulations to my friend Ilhan Omar on winning her primary!

By championing people-first legislation like Medicare for All, a housing guarantee, and student debt cancellation, Ilhan fights for the many — not the few. That’s why the people of MN-05 powered her to victory!

Michelle Obama
08/14/2020

Michelle Obama

You get used to it, even as a little girl—opening the newspaper, turning on the TV, and hardly ever seeing anyone who looks like you. You train yourself to not get your hopes up. And sometimes it’s a battle just to keep telling yourself that you might deserve more. Because no matter how much you prepare, no matter what grades you get or even how high you rise at work, it always feels like someone is waiting to tell you that you’re not qualified. That you’re not smart enough. That you’re too loud or too bossy. That there’s just something about you…you’re just not quite the right fit.

Change can be slow and frustrating, but signs of progress are all around us. This week Senator Kamala Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, became the first Black woman and first Asian-American woman on a major party’s presidential ticket. I’ve been thinking about all those girls growing up today who will be able to take it for granted that someone who looks like them can grow up to lead a nation like ours. Because Kamala Harris may be the first, but she won’t be the last.

I am here for it all. Let us embrace and celebrate this moment. Go get ‘em girl. 💪🏾

FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com
08/14/2020

FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com

Happy 55th birthday to actress Viola Davis. She's the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won an Academy Award, Emmy Award and two Tony Awards.

Dan Reisner Studio - Sculpture in Urban Space
08/11/2020

Dan Reisner Studio - Sculpture in Urban Space

George Floyd.
Bronze sculpture by Dan Reisner.

There is a deep moment of tranquility at the very moment of death.
The body is in a total let go, it allows gravity to do its thing.

There is a pause, a brief quiet, between the terrible act of killing to the after world wide uprising.

When gravity pulls down, the soul pulls up.

IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE!!!!

photograph by: @arianahallak1967

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook - Zinn Education Project
08/11/2020
What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook - Zinn Education Project

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook - Zinn Education Project

By Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the midst of the “March Against Fear,” a walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, to encoura...

Meet the First Black Person to Receive a Doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Florida
08/11/2020
Meet the First Black Person to Receive a Doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Florida

Meet the First Black Person to Receive a Doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Florida

Congratulations are in order! Amid a global pandemic and upheaval across the country, Jasmine Bowers has made history to become the first Black person to earn a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Florida. The computer science doctoral program, which was created in the last decade,....

07/31/2020
Citizen Ed

Citizen Ed

Citizen Ed is a platform of brightbeam, a network of education activists demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child.

07/31/2020
HBCU CONNECT

HBCU CONNECT

HBCU CONNECT is the largest organization of Black College Alumni, Students & Supporters worldwide - connected online by www.hbcuconnect.com. Join to get updates on jobs, internships, scholarships and more...

Roland Martin
07/31/2020

Roland Martin

Rev. James Lawson: #JohnLewis’ Life Is Call To Action Against Racism, Violence, Plantation Capitalism ☛ http://ow.ly/3ZHw50ANGPm #RolandMartinUnfiltered

07/31/2020
NowThis

NowThis

SF MAYOR ANNOUNCES CUTS FROM POLICE TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH, HOMELESSNESS: SF MAYOR TO PROPOSE $120 MILLION CUT TO SFPD: San Francisco Mayor London Breed is holding a news conference on the city’s proposed budget. Breed is expected to announce the diversion of $120 million of law enforcement funds to be poured into the San Francisco Black community. This would reduce the funding for the SFPD from $553.4 million to $515 million. Reforming our criminal justice system must go hand-in-hand with policy changes and budget investments to make our city more equitable,’ Breed said in a statement. ‘We are putting our words into action, and we are doing it by listening to a community that for too long has been unheard and underserved.’ This comes after Mayor Breed’s announcement last month that the SFPD will no longer be responding to non-criminal calls; instead, other trained and unarmed professionals will be sent to the scene.

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Guiding Principles of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice •• We will seek opportunities to speak and translate the languages of faith, justice, and color to promote knowledge and understanding which transcends traditional divides. •• We will continuously evaluate and improve our efforts. •• We will collaborate widely, with respect and flexibility, to broaden our outreach to serve this present age

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