#FeedTheHood in Washington DC is every first Sunday at 2pm at the intersection of MLK Ave SE and Malcolm X Ave SE. If you would like to volunteer or donate please contact #NBUF @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Team #NBUF visiting Marshall Eddie Conway, two months before his release. Free all our political prisoners!
#NBUF Today in #BlackHistory @SalimAdofo March 6, 1966 Maurice Ashley, the
first African American International Chess Grandmaster, was born in St.
Andrew, Jamaica. Ashley moved to Brooklyn, New York at 12 and at 14
began playing chess. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in creative
writing from the City College of New York in 1993. Ashley was designated
a national grandmaster in 1986 and in 1999 was awarded the international
grandmaster title. He has coached two youth chess teams from Harlem, New
York to national championships and in 1999 opened the Harlem Chess
Center. In 2003, Ashley was named Grandmaster of the Year by the United
States Chess Federation. He published “Chess for Success” in 2005.
Ashley is currently working as a joint fellow at Harvard University’s
Berkman Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
#NBUF This day in #BlackHistory @SalimAdofo March 6, 1936 Sylvia Vanderpool
Robinson, singer, record producer and the “Mother of hip-hop,” was born
in New York City. Robinson began recording in 1950 under the name of
Little Sylvia. In 1956, she teamed with Mickey Baker as Mickey & Sylvia
and recorded “Love is Strange” which topped the R&B charts. In 1966,
Robinson and her husband founded All Platinum Records and produced hits
like “I Won’t Do Anything” (1967) by Lezli Valentine and “Love on a
Two-Way Street” (1970) by The Moments. In 1973, Robinson recorded
“Pillow Talk” which reached number one on the R&B charts and number
three on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1978, Robinson and her husband
founded Sugar Hill Records and produced “Rappers Delight” (1979) by the
Sugarhill Gang and “The Message” (1982), which was co-written by
Robinson, by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Sugar Hill Records
folded in 1985 and Robinson founded Bon Ami Records in 1987. Robinson
died September 29, 2011.
Think about it.
Today in #BlackHistory @SalimAdofo #NBUF March 5, 1953 Mosima Gabriel “Tokyo”
Sexwale, anti-apartheid activist, former political prisoner and
businessman, was born in Transvaal, South Africa. Sexwale became a
member of the Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s and in the
early 1970s joined the African National Congress’ armed wing. In 1975,
he went into exile to undergo military training. Upon his return to
South Africa in 1976, he was captured, convicted of terrorism and
conspiracy, and sentenced to 18 years at Robbins Island. Sexwale was
released in 1990 and in 1994 was elected the first premier of Gauteng
Province. He resigned from that position in 1998 and founded Mvelaphanda
Holdings, a company focused on the mining, energy, and related sectors.
He also chairs and serves as a director of several other companies.
Sexwale is also a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. From 2009 to
2013, Sexwale served as South African Minister of Human Settlements.
That’s all we need to make things better right?
No clever caption needed #NBUF
Mama Gina……Nuff said!! #NBUF
We were out Feeding the Hood strong yesterday, in the rain. This is what Black Love and Black Power is about. We worked together as a team. Lead by example. #NBUF