R.A.N Tip of The Week! 4th of July...Not My Holiday: Hypocrisy of Independence Day

Yesterday, Americans around the nation mark the Fourth of July and people continued to be reminded — this year more than ever — that the country still has a ways to go when it comes to equality.

Widespread protests across the nation have followed several high-profile deaths of African Americans in recent weeks, including George FloydAhmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, as well as allegations of racial profiling, from the woman calling police on the birdwatcher in Central Park to police in Texas holding a man at gunpoint after they said he ran a stop sign.

I ask you, what does 4th of July mean to Black Americans?

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/newsbeat-53284807/independence-day-what-does-fourth-of-july-mean-to-black-americans

The five young descendants of Frederick Douglass reflect on how his speech is still relevant in today's culture rooted with systemic racism.

https://people.com/human-interest/frederick-douglass-descendants-recite-what-to-slave-is-fourth-july-speech/

I spent the 4th of July weekend promoting @rocanatural sales and catching up on 'All American', a sports drama television series with Taye Diggs which is based on a true story and a must see!

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