OLYMPIA…Bremerton civil rights heroine Lillian Walker
The new book is called “Lillian Walker, Washington Civil Rights Pioneer,” written by John C. Hughes, an author and interviewer with The Legacy Project, an oral history program established by the Office of Secretary of State in 2008. The book is published by the Washington State Heritage Center and printed by Gorham Printing.Joyce.
“The YWCA’s goal is to make Mrs. Walker’s inspirational story available to all school and public libraries in the nation as an example of a young person who not only had the courage to stand up for what is right, but also to continue to stay involved in her community to make it better over a 70-year time period,” Jackson said.
Click here http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacyproject/oralhistories/lillianwalker/ to read The Legacy Project’s oral history on Lillian Walker based on sit-down interviews, as well as photos and other materials.
Lillian Walker helped found the Bremerton branch of the NAACP in 1943 and went on to serve as state NAACP secretary. She was conducting sit-ins and filing civil rights lawsuits when Martin Luther King was in junior high school.
Mrs. Walker and her late husband, James, arrived in the Navy Yard city of Bremerton in 1941 together with thousands of other African–American wartime workers who thought they had left racism behind in the South and industrialized cities of Midwest and East. But many Kitsap County businesses, including cafes, taverns, drug stores and barber shops, displayed signs saying, “We Cater to White Trade Only.” In a landmark case, the Walkers took a soda fountain owner to court and won.
Mrs. Walker is a charter member of the YWCA of Kitsap County, former chairman of the Kitsap County Regional Library Board, a 69-year member of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a founder and former president of Church Women United in Bremerton.
To learn more about The Legacy Project, go to its web site at http://www.sos.wa.gov/heritage/LegacyProject/default.aspx.
So, months have gone by …
I have been listening, reading and hearing comments about how Obama took a great first step toward change but didn’t go far enough to sedate or fulfill the promises he made to special interest groups during his campaign. Yes, the negative comments are became bold, louder and more frequent …but in this new era of trump folks are starting to feel like we are into trumps 4th yr but sadly it is only the beginning of his 2nd year …The change we wanted to believe in has been trashed pulled and stomped on … however, not forgotten and as each day goes by with news of a bill that hurts those in the middle to lower class, obstruction of justice, possible collusion and money laundering it becomes more obvious that it will take just as long to clean up the mess this administration leaves for Americans while they have more financial contacts contracts and some say possible criminal behavior . I once said change takes time … it also takes a cooperating Congress, but this group of so called public servants are showing America that the 1% wants theirs now finally having that opportunity in the palm of their hand with an albeit inept trifecta willing to stay quiet while implementing extreme right policies judges and laws before being run out of office …
**Environmentalist… long ago the likes of a Phil Radford, exec director/Greenpeace USA stated among other things,” Obama is missing in action” as it relates to global warming,in an article written by Bryan Walsh from Time Magazine… but consider what we now have is a government opening up every aspect of our environment to toxic waste in whatever shape or form you want to insert
**Gay/Lesbian leaders… remember the days when folks said Obama was not going far enough on don’t ask/don’t tell then he announced he will enact federal benefits for same sex couples …but said he was moving too slow? too little too late? come on… People of colour know what being impatient means …Now, in this era of trump the idea of saying one thing on camera and voting another has gone a new direction…trump said no transgender military personnel the courts said uh yes, then republicans decided they side with trump …um do they even know about the discrimination laws …yes, they do exist but this government seems to believe it can be side stepped in the cases of those under “protected status”
** Immigration Yes, Obama deported a whole lot of people and folks did not like it yet, in this era of trump we have to ask if he is moving toward that ugly operation Eisenhower tried to implement? We have far and few center judges now, some are willing to recognize and call out what looks like discrimination behind the moves in our current government
**Health-care liberals… are impatient talked a whole lot of trash yet we are not any closer to what ACA or Obamacare would have looked like if a bipartisan group had really existed …Those whose lives have been touched know the good things it has done besides save lives …and btw having healthcare should not is not a partisan issue or football
**Wall Street … flexed their muscles to show Americans who really is in charge of the market … bad behavior needs to be Regulated – over spending, income inequality in tax cuts, putting the donors first instead of doing the job of a public servant while getting $$ when you vote against your constituents
change will happen, a good President can’t do it all himself, we need to call, write and march to let Congress know what they are doing is NOT working
A change we can believe in
just another ongoing rant
So, in what seems to be a great vehicle for both comedy and exposure of an awful practice that non-white men and women practice is back in the news ~~ skin whitening. Comedian and risk taker, Nick Cannon created a new character named, “Connor Smallnut.” I have to admit seeing him in white face was concerning heard myself gasp said oh no! Why? We don’t like folks in “black face,”thought this cannot be good, but it actually exposes what seems to be a growing practice in the US … skin whitening, specifically by non-whites.
Here we are in 2018 people, and today 2/11/2018 i see a picture of sammy sosa in a cowboy outfit …no problem but looking at the photo apparently the skin is still being bleached and though i am no expert it doesn’t look the skin is holding up …
My problem years ago as stated again and again, is when the industry says lighter brighter whiter is better and gets you more work!
In October of 2013, disturbing news regarding skin whitening popped up and now, I find myself having to update my post from 5/28. I get a lot of digital news and while going through it, out pops an article … not the first, this was an attempt to voice a personal experience, knowledge of Skin Whitening products , how wide spread it is and who may be using it to improve their careers. I admit… I wondered what Century are we in and will common sense prevail. I welcome all those willing to shine a light on this terrible practice and maybe a jab or two at those promoting this awful practice. However, I did find that folks continue to pull MJ into the skin whitening practice and I would like to say and clear up something ~~ MJ did have vitiligo … the end.
In 2009, reports were that Asians spent an estimated $18 billion a year to appear pale. Today, this Billion dollar business is … in my opinion taking advantage of women of all races, their personal insecurities in an industry that has created among other things bobble heads, eating disorders, height/weight anxiety, liquid diets, long hair syndrome and many more creative ways that make folks unsure, doubtful, hesitant, self-conscious, making them reactive not proactive . Apparently, otherwise reasonably smart folks believe lighter brighter and whiter is more likely to increase your status as well. I will say it again, it is sad and very disturbing
I have to ask why after reading that in the year 2013 well-known entertainers are using Skin Whitening products to cross over for more acceptance or work. It would be easy to say … FYI, you’re still who you were before bleaching your skin but the practice begs the question … are you getting more work, more hits on your site and more folks are hitting on you … what?
No matter how light you go your personality is only as good as your authenticity …
The list of suspects by digital tabloids includes but is not confirmed are:
why? because it’s 2018 and a picture of sammy sosa is in the news and while the practice of lightening skin is as old as passing. Who doesn’t wonder how safe it is and what mental place takes a person to do such a thing.
It was the year 2015, and yet another article about skin whitener is in the news! given the 2014 articles on Lupita Nyong’o mentioning Dencia in her 2/27/2014 speech regarding her dark skin and how our society has … on numerous occasion been cruel enough to consider skin whitening and to hate being black it’s important to keep updating this post. Thing is dencia didn’t see it for the ugly practice that most see it, but as free advertising and used the opportunity to admonish Lupita, calling her a slave while claiming not to know her.
So, here we are again .. I don’t have to say reports are or tabloids said, though some of the 207+ that had to comment felt that filters were used and the pigment change could be temporary. Well, my question is why do this to begin with. I can’t lie , I was hoping this was just a fad, but MadameNoire.com has a couple of articles about skin whitening recounting sales being up by 1000%, then up pops out an article by Thelma who says she is light to begin with and because she does a lot of different kinds of shoots her coloring looks different ~~ the internet blew up! sure it looks different
According to the World Health Organization, about 77 percent of Nigerian women regularly use skin lightening products, and with famous people who should know better pushing such foolishness, I can see why the numbers might be so high. Do what you want to yourself, but don’t peddle that s**t to your people and try to pretend like it’s solely for cleaning up dark spots here and there when people’s body parts are turning a completely different color (see below). Photos from MadameNoire
It’s 2014, when will we stop with this?
Whitenicious.com Check out Dencia in action above
Below is O’khaz
O’khaz said that while she is naturally lighter skinned, she is not Casper-white as we see in the picture. She also emphatically denies ever bleaching her skin. Instead, she says that the ghostly white image making its way around the Internet is photo-shopped.
“I take a lot of pictures for different purposes, some for movie posters. And this one is for a movie so when its out I’ll let u know,’ she writes.
O’khaz, who has appeared in dozens of Nollywood films including Costly Mistakes, White Hunters and Return of the White Hunters (the latter two are available for free streaming), couldn’t go into much detail about the yet to be titled film for which the photos were taken. However, O’khaz can be seen in the upcoming films projects: Street Money: Occultic Sister and 89 Years in Bondage, which are due out next month. Also a much more natural skin toned O’khaz can be seen in her new video for the song, “I Like the Way,” which from her debut album Ready For You.
I see this practice as self-hate… what say you? ~~ Nativegrl77
Resource: the internet