5 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Black People
by Yvette Carnell
With the black murder rate in Chicago outpacing that of Afghanistan, it’s easy to lose faith in us. No, we’re not what we were in the 1960′s or 1950′s, and some of us still have a ways to go, but we’re still made of hearty stuff. And we’re still doing great things.
Emmanuel Ohuabunwa graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in neuroscience with a 3.98 GPA. That’s an academic record!
Michelle Alexander speaking out against mass incarceration of black men and boys.
Black people helping each other after hurricane Katrina
Howard University students protesting the Troy Davis execution outside the White House.
An anthropologist placed a fruit basket near a solitary tree and then asked kids to race to win it. But an unexpected thing happened. Instead of running madly towards the basket, like anyone of us who was participating would have done, they held their hands and ran together. After the so called race, they sat and ate fruits together. When questioned about what just happened, one kid very naturally said, UBUNTU.
What does UBUNTU mean? In their language it meant – How can one be happy when others are sad…?
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