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noblewilljasper #OurCommunityOurWork #WatchThoseCloseToYou #TheyWantYourSpot #FightTheSystem #FightOppression #RBG #RedBlackGreen #RevolutionaryButGangsta #EducateYourself #TeachYourChildren #SHOWYourNeighbor By @maarifacircle via @respectthemelanin_com - #ThomasSankara aka The Upright Man.
Thomas Sankara was the president of #BurkinaFaso, a small landlocked country in West Afrika, from 1983-87. Up until his presidency, the country was known as the "Haute Volta" (french for Upper Volta), which was the name of the territory under french colonial rule. He change the name of the country to Burkina Faso, which is a combination of two native languages and means "Land of the Upright Men." His mission as president of Burkina Faso was to end ALL corruption in the government and to teach his people, the Burkinabe, to be self-sufficient. Even with minimal resources and no major body of water in the country, he turned the economy of Burkina Faso around and greatly reduced poverty and disease. He was the first head of state to declare Women's Rights to be a National priority. Sankara was keen on refusing financial aid from Western countries and the World Bank. He called for ALL Afrikan countries to refuse to repay the debt they had to their formal colonial conquerors. He criticized the heads of state in other Afrikan countries for being all talk and no results. He required schools to teach in the languages of the natives, as opposed to French. Thomas Sankara was assassinated on October 15, 1987, in a military coup orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré, his righthand man, along with help from the government of Ivory Coast and France. Compaoré became the president the next day and remained in power until 2014. He was forced into exile and fled to Ivory Coast. Above all else, Sankara exemplified the execution of #Garveyism and was the EPITOME of Pan-Afrikanism.

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leash_89 Ahhh!! This is going to be the best Birthday ever!! Can't wait to kick it and turn up with my girls @jen_est_elle @authenticlesa 😎😛 #August17 #Birthday #Leo 4d

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jenfabs00 Do you remember the first time you fell in #love ?? ️ I DO. #august17 - almost five years ago now... #kisses #niece #diva #patioseason #summertimechi #tradition @annawittfit @awitt33 2w

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melainawilliams "It's not heaven. It's not hell. It's life. Live it." -MW One of the most important things I've learned thus far in life is to be present; to recognize that God gave me life for a reason... TO LIVE IT. So I choose to live it #whole #healthy #free #joyful and with an abundance of #faith I hope you do the same 🏽 #BlessYourSweetBones #deathandlife #powerofthetongue #writeforyourlife #august17 #live #purposeonthisearth 3w

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melainawilliams "Love Note" by Melaina Williams
I've been hurt many times
in my life
and there's no guarantee
I won't be hurt again.
But for now
I want to kiss your lips
and fire off hips
and tell the world your color...
Blue
Gold
Green
and your beautiful Red
#BlessYourSweetBones #lovenote #poetry #writeforyourlife #writer #nationalpoetrymonth #love #hope #august17
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unsuspected_behavior_ Thank you sweetheart I love you. #love #8/17/15 #august17 #tumblr #photography #2015 #life 4w

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amyarista #ThrowbackMonday #August17 when I blew my #Big4 candles 4w

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