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Commemorating Black Solidarity Day, Nov. 1st

In the 1960’s, when we shouted, ‘Black Power!’ we did the ‘Black,’ but we didn’t get the ‘Power.’ We did get the Black by wearing natural hairstyles and afros; abandoning European names and changing our names to African names; calling ourselves African or Black; creating our own holidays (Kwanzaa and Black History Month); demanding Black history be taught on college campuses.