Look...it's a Michonne..and she ain't mean-muggin'.
|Click image to enlarge|
Jesse Owens (1913-1980), an American athlete and “the world’s fastest human”, won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. And he, a Black man, the grandson of slaves, did it at the Olympics held in Berlin, the heart of Nazi Germany. Hitler himself watched as Owens showed the world that Aryans were hardly the master race.So begins Abagond's excellent post on Jesse Owens. It got me thinking about a clip I'd seen from Bill Burr also talking about Jesse Owens.
1) If you're going to join the discussion, you have to watch the clip from beginning to end. Burr doesn't talk about Jesse right away; he lays a foundation first before building up to him.
2) If you don't want to watch the clip, fine. Try to just lurk on this one because nothing's more irritating than conversing with someone who hasn't brought themselves fully up to speed on a subject.
3) Needless to say, give Abagond's post a gander.
|Artwork by Jules Nguyễn|
In an attempt to bring to the forefront of public consciousness the plight of the 270 Nigerian Chibok Schoolgirls abducted by the extremist Boko Haram sect some two months ago, and as part of activities to mark this year’s Father’s Day in Cameroon, men from all tribes and backgrounds would converge on Bamenda city on Saturday July 5, 2014, to walk on women’s high heel shoes for a distance of 1.2km, an equivalent of a mile, in protest against the physical, psychological, and mental torture being meted on the captured female students, and an urgent call to action by the international community.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The ‘Men in Women’s High Heel Shoes’ protest march called for by A Common Future,* a leading Bamenda-based organization working with men and boys to end violence against women, will act like a booster to the efforts already being undertaken on its side by the Cameroon government and elite forces to discourage the sect from using Cameroon soil as a hideout.