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Martin Sostre

Martin Sostre was born in Harlem in 1923.  Courtesy of the Sostre family There are many words to describe Martin Sostre and everything he's done with his actions and activism to raise awareness, educate and embrace change. Martin Sostre sets an example of living your legacy and in your truth. He was an activist, creator, intellect and revolutionary, He is significant in securing legal rights for prisoners. Martin opened the first Afro Asian Bookstore in Buffalo New York. He brought the Harlem vibes to Buffalo. " Sostre got the idea to buy a $20 record player at a pawn shop and then $50 worth of jazz and rhythm and blues records. He put a loudspeaker outside the store, and the music brought young black men inside. Sostre enjoyed playing the role of mentor. "I taught continually — giving out pamphlets free to those who had no money," he later wrote. "I let them sit and read for hours in the store." His bookstore created a new world from the real word, you can

Fred Hampton

  In Memory of Fred Hampton Activism. Courage. Education. Expression. Leadership   "Revolution is change."  – Fred Hampton “We have to start learning, and you learn through practice. We have to start making mistakes, and you learn through making mistakes.”  – Fred Hampton Over 50 years later is pure spiritual activism.  JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - Official Trailer “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

A Mayor's Life

In the book "A Mayor's Life" by David N. Dinkins he enlightened, shared his experience and told his  story by leaving a proof of life.  "You don't have to be loud to be strong." LEGACY Graceful, honorable, intelligent and regal are a few words to describe New York's First Black Mayor Mr. David N. Dinkins. In which I had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting. In the video above he speaks on the importance of education. His qualities are admirable to face life challenges, changes head on and do so with integrity, strength and reservation. I am proud to learn history and observe your life's physical assignments, may your spirit be the guiding light for others to follow. Thank you for your dedication, impact, leadership, service and prestigious hard work. You are appreciated with gratitude.   Reference and Resource Link: Barnes and Noble Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cul