Human Rights: A. Philip Randolph, “A community is democratic only when…”

“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.”

A. Philip Randolph

Who was A. Philip Randolph?

Asa Philip Randolph was an American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician. In 1925, he organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African-American labor union. 

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Human Rights: Khalil Gibran,”Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble…”

“Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.”
Khalil Gibran

Who was Khalil Gibran?

“Gibran Khalil Gibran, usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected the title.”

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Take Action

There is much information and many organizations fighting to end homelessness that it would not be possible to include them all , here are just a few

Homelessness in India

Railway Children – Fighting for street children

Over 11 million children live on the streets of India.

“In India, we work at major railway stations where our outreach workers race to reach vulnerable children as soon as they arrive on the platform and intervene before an abuser can. We provide food, shelter, safety and support, but our work doesn’t stop there. We make sure things change so children never go back to the streets.”

Help End Homelessness UK


“We work side by side with people to help them rebuild their lives. From decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people, we know what’s needed to leave homelessness behind for good. We use this experience to shape the services we provide and the changes we campaign for.”

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Help End homelessness USA

The National Alliance to End Homelessness

“The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.”

“On any given night in the United States, more than half a million people experience homelessness.”

Institute of Global Homelessness

“The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) drives a global movement to end street homelessness. Our vision is a world where everyone has a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity.”

“Homelessness is a global challenge. The United Nations Human Settlements Program estimates that 1.6 billion people live in inadequate housing, and the best data available suggest that more than 100 million people have no housing at all. Homelessness is growing in many parts of the world, occurs in all nations, and has severe negative impacts on individuals and on communities. ”

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Human Rights: Pierre Berton, “Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to…”

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.”
Pierre Berton

Who was Pierre Berton?

Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton CC OOnt was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a television personality and journalist. He won many honours and awards for his books. An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada’s most prolific and popular authors.

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Human Rights: Thurgood Marshall,” “I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories…”

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”
Thurgood Marshall

Who was Thurgood Marshall?

Thurgood Marshall was an American lawyer who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s first African-American justice.

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Human rights: Martin Luther King, JR, “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically…”

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

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Human Rights: Audre Lorde,”It

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde

Who was Audre Lorde?

Audre Lorde was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet, ” who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and homophobia.

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Human Rights: Fred Hampton,” We’ve got to face the fact that some people…”

“We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity.”
Fred Hampton

Who was Fred Hampton?

Fredrick Allen Hampton was an American activist and revolutionary socialist. He came to prominence in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP.

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Human Rights: Martin Luther King jr, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where…”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will   not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King jr

Who was Martin Luther King jr, ?

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Martin Luther King jr.

Take Action

Racism, and other forms of discriminatory injustice are prevalent worldwide. We must  stand up against racial prejudice and intolerance as often as we can. There are many ways we can make a stand against racism and other discrimination, here are just a few actions which you can take from your own home:

UK please write to your MP

Amnesty International UK
Black Lives Matter: Write to your MP

“Words of solidarity can be powerful, but real, meaningful change in the fight against racism and white supremacy will only come through action. Please write to your MP calling on them to take racial justice seriously.”

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The Color of Change:

#JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.

Please sign and share:

Change org petition:

Justice for George Floyd:

George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. George was handcuffed and restrained and being completely cooperative when this all went down.

Read more and join over 16 million people and sign and share this petition

You will find more petitions and other ideas for action you can take from the independent:

How to support the Black lives matter movement even if you cannot attend the protests:

“Huge crowds are expected to join in the organised protests in the coming days. However, not all who wish to attend may be able to do so.

This may be because they are unable to travel to the location of a demonstration, have been instructed to stay home and continue shielding due to a health condition, or they feel concerned about standing among a large crowd due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown rules.

If you are unable to attend the protests, there are still several ways you can take action to demonstrate your support, such as by donating to a bail fund or by donating to a fundraiser set up in support of Mr Floyd’s family.

Read more and take as many of the actions you can:

Global action

Black Lives Matter
Join the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice…

Important:  Please keep safe during the pandemic.  If you’re attending protests and demonstrations maintain social distancing

Human Rights: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,”Race doesn’t really exist for you because it has never been…”

“Race doesn’t really exist for you because it has never been a barrier. Black folks don’t have that choice.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Who is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction.

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