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Black Excellence: Mammy

I’ll be honest, when I got to work this morning I had no idea that it was the last day of Black History Month.  It wasn’t until my coworker came up to my desk at 5 o’ clock and said, “Happy Leap Day!” that I realized that it was the last day of the longest … Continue reading

Half a Mile From Heaven

Today’s #BlackExcellenceMonth post will be a special one. Since I know  everyone is all worked up over Valentine’s Day (Michelle O hasn’t yet responded to my request for her to be my Valentine that I put in in ’09 but it’s just a matter of time), I wanted to give you guys something special. One … Continue reading

Jesse Owens: Marvelous Colored American

Black Excellence is everywhere around us folks. It exists today, and it has existed in the past. Far too often, we forget just how tough it was for our Excellence to shine through in days-gone-by. For every star athlete you see swagging today, in reality TV and on ESPN, there were so many more that … Continue reading

Cold World

In celebration of Black Excellence Month, some of my crew and I went on a snowboarding trip to the location of a U.S. Civil War Union victory.  Of course it wasn’t advertised as such, the pamphlet just said The Smokey Mountains.   I was extremely excited to shred some fresh powder with my people, destroying stereotypes … Continue reading

The Train

Since today is Hump Day and in light of the recent news of the sad passing of Don Cornelius (now officially ruled a suicide), I wanted to do something  a little different for today’s #BlackExcellenceMonth post. I had another 1000 word post in the works but I figured today I’d just give you some of … Continue reading

The Freedmen’s Epistles

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

Black Excellence Month

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