Black People : Your Heroes

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello All,
    Would like to know of three people who you would consider a hero to you and a brief description as to why. Please list those other than family members, (unless they are the only ones you have as heroes) Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    My heroes are:
    Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - Black Congressman from Harlem during the 50's and 60's. Pastor of large powerful church. goes largely unrecognized as a civil rights leader, but in fact led the fight on capital hill with amendments to legislation that were designed to help black people. A flamboyant man of education, means and celebrity.

    Sammy Davis Jr. - The most talented entertainer of his day. All talents considered, there was no one in second place. A black star in a segregated industry. He put up with unspeakable abuse yet endured for the love of showbusiness. Talent and courage describe him best.

    Fannie Lou Hamer - A woman with the guts to crash the 1964 Democratic Convention so Black Mississippians can be represented in the Mississippi Delegation. She worked for farmers rights, women's rights and for the right to vote in the most severe of Jim Crow states

    I have a few more but three is what I asked for. Interested in yours.

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ....... i have a few well ya know M.Jordan
    this man took basketball to new high and he earn
    every championship ring he is soft spoken to me
    and the brutha carry him self in such a manner
    now my other is a sistah of higher learning Matha Steward
    she gave her all to teach the slowest of children in a ed of
    knowledge forth she knew......I also can't help it but my
    FATHER ROBERT was my top hero cuz he gave me wisdom
    freedom and life this man was a icon within his own a father
    to whom ever came within his reach he was a teacher wit
    knowledge to guide ya path to the house of da LORD

    BE.......... I had to add this black man of power in .....
     
  3. Kebah

    Kebah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ida Barnett Wells, because of her unwavering passion for truth and justice. She'll always be a woman of valore to myself.

    If there's such a thing as reincarnation...I'd be her, no doubt.

    Mad props Ida!!
     
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    indeed i gotta agree wit ya on dis she was truth & justice
    within ...nice choice
     
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    Kebah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    well alrighty then....

    *winks*
     
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    i'll have to think on this one Kemetstry ... if i'm to meet the challenge of not naming family members :wink:

    i'll be back

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    oops ... i mean Heartbeat ... :wink:

    i'll be back :heart:

    Destee
     
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    I tell y'all dis i idol a Queenful lady i strong woman a mother
    a sistah she gives 110% works hard and very much loved
    yeap she is my hero big tyme ........her name be of a sheba
    (((DESTEE ))) she is a piece of history set to unfold in due
    tyme .......y'all get up on dat!!!!!

    word up!
     
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