The Freedmen’s Epistles

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In today’s #BlackExcellenceMonth post, I bring something both old and new that’s pretty exciting to me. Letters from a former slave, Jourdon Anderson, to his master have been circulating around the internets for a few days and they struck me as pretty amazing. If you haven’t seen it, I hate taking up so much text … Continue reading

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A Disdain for Black History Month?

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I was talking to my mother on the phone yesterday.  She lives in New England and she was recalling all of the times that she’s had to shovel her way out of the house to get to work this year.  While I listened, I made sure not to gloat over the fact that it has … Continue reading

Black Excellence Month

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It’s Black History Month. And you know what that means. School reports on your favorite Black somebody, or if you’re White, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. This is the month where we get to celebrate the entire centuries-long legacy and history of our race via specials from McDonald’s and Very Special “Soul Food” cafeteria … Continue reading

Happy White History Year!

Black History Month, we hardly knew ye. Perhaps it’s because you’re the shortest month of the year. Perhaps it’s because some people purposefully “celebrate” it in the whole wrong month. Regardless, in our celebration of our rich history stuffed into an action-packed 28 days highlighted by McDonald’s commercials, Oscar snubs, and countless elementary school projects … Continue reading

TML~Rosa Parks?

These guys are hilarious. “Get up, move it lady…get to the back”

28 Black People Who Make White People Uncomfortable (Elaine Brown)

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I know I’ve been loafing with these. More are coming, I promise. I’m just trying to take the time to do real research on these folks and the writing is a lot. Let’s get into it: This is our the first (of many) woman on our list, and Elaine makes it for damn good reason. … Continue reading

Enjoy

It’s Valentines Day, enjoy some mushy stuff. Decided since it’s also Black History Month why not show some images of black couples from the archives of Black History?

28 Black People Who Make White People Uncomfortable (Satchel Paige)

If you haven’t heard the story about Jackie Robinson integrating the Big Leauges then you probably weren’t born in the US. Jackie is the pitcher brought up by White folks as one of their favorite players and is an MLB historical favorite because he proves that they were changing their minds on race and becoming … Continue reading

28 Black People that Make White People (and Reggie Miller) Uncomfortable (Charles Barkley)

I love Sir Charles. I’m pretty sure he’s drunk on-air about half the time, and he just clearly doesn’t give a shit. He is the king of making EVERYONE uncomfortable, but especially Ernie (the resident white guy). There’s plenty videos of him talking shit and cursing on air. The above is one of him saying … Continue reading

28 Black People Who Make White People Uncomfortable (Nat Turner)

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Most of you reading this know at least a bit about Nat Turner. Yeah the guy who led that slave uprising somewhere that was really violent and kind of worked but they ended up all getting caught, right? Sure most black folks who learned anything past MLK and Malcolm X in Black History know at … Continue reading

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