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The Establishment's Blog – December 2013 Archive (3)

"Nelson Mandela: Why the backlash is wrong"

A typical “but he was a communist” diatribe spewed by a Facebook friend unfortunately occurred after I shared my Nelson Mandela tribute video. “Also Mandela wasn’t much for peaceful change,” he spewed, and “The ultimate freedom fighter I know of is Jesus Christ, everyone else falls short,” he later would spout with a condescending tone that would trump the sound of a chalkboard screech.

And on this blackboard, I would demonstrate why his one-sided, all-defining opinions were…

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Added by The Establishment on December 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"Nelson Mandela: A look back at his Legacy" by Ellie Hall of Buzzfeed.com

Nelson Mandela, the leader of the struggle against apartheid who became South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday, Dec. 5, after battling a series of illnesses at the age of 95, President Jacob Zuma said in a live televised statement.…

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Added by The Establishment on December 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Revolutionary, Fred Hampton: “You can kill the revolutionary but, you can’t kill the revolution.”

Revolution is synonymous for change. Who said you needed to be a certain complexion, size, or even have the same preferences as the person to your left or right? Exactly, no one! We all embody strength from one another and the legacies of even the greatest activists, leaders, and peers have somehow been intertwined in our psyche whether we realize it or not. In the words of Frantz Fanon, “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray…

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Added by The Establishment on December 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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