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“It’s been 46 years since Philadelphia boxer 'Smokin’ Joe' Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali in Madison Square Garden during the “Fight of the Century.” The city ho...nored its favorite non-fictional boxing son with his own street Wednesday.
Just days after Sylvester Stallone returned to the famous Rocky Balboa statue, the city of Philadelphia is memorializing Frazier by renaming the street where his old training gym can be found. Frazier already has a statue in South Philly.
Glenwood Avenue at Broad Street was rechristened as Smokin' Joe Frazier Boulevard at noon. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city dignitaries were joined by boxing legends Larry Holmes and Bernard Hopkins at the event.
Frazier was the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973. He won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics. He was 32-4-1 over his professional career with his only losses coming to Ali, in two rematches, and George Foreman twice.
Frazier died in Philadelphia at age 67 in 2011.” ~ via @nbcsphilly
#MaatIntl #Travel #CulturalHeritageTourism #BlackTravel #Philadelphia #BroadStreet #JoeFrazier #Boxing #FightOfTheCentury @ North Philadelphia
Sherrexcia "Rexy" Rolle is also a musician and lawyer on the verge of becoming a pilot.
R.I.P. Queen!! Smdh!!!
Marielle Franco was a council member for Rio de Janeiro. Brought up in one of the city’s favelas, she was a rare blend for Brazilian politics: a black lesbian f...eminist, a human rights activist, and one of the most potent voices against police brutality in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. She was killed in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday night after she left a women’s meeting.
Franco continuously denounced police brutality and human rights violations against black people in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Between 2010 and 2013, Rio’s police killed 1,275 people, and it’s known to be one of the most violent police forces in the world. According to Amnesty International, it was responsible for one in every five killings in the city in 2015, and the majority of the victims of its operations continue to be young black men. Many of these killings may amount to extrajudicial executions, a crime under international law. Changing this situation and making the favelas safer for its residents were some of Franco’s goals.
“At 19, I became the mother of a little girl. This helped me to become a fighter for women’s rights and take this issue to the favelas,” Franco said about her feminism. She led a campaign against street harassment during Carnival, and was preparing a bill to reduce the number of sexual aggressions on municipal buses.
A month ago, the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, signed an order putting military forces in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security to decrease the city’s violence. Franco vehemently opposed this decision and was part of a new commission to check the military occupation of the city. Just hours before she was killed she tweeted, “How many others will have to die for this war to end?”
(Art by Alexa Ledesma. Words by Mayra Báez.)
“The Dahomey Amazons or Mino, which means "our mothers" in Fon, were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of... Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century. They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea.” #blackpanther #doramilaje #dahomeyamazons #kingdomofdahomey #blackhistory #africanhistory #womenhistorymonth #blackwomen #africa #benin #fonpeople
Language is a method of communication used to solidify an already present commonality. In the olden days, language was portrayed more as symbols and shorthand than actual wording as we recognize it today. Here are Africa’s most ancient languages that influenced our languages today.
Gladys West, a Hidden Figure no more!! #BlackHistoryMonth #GlobalPositioningSystem http://afropunk.com/…/black-woman-helped-create-gps-finall…/
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Miami, FL, at the age of 23, Barrington Irving became the youngest and first black pilot to fly solo around the world.