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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

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

Red Tails-A Review

I’ve been meaning to put this out for a couple of days now, but with the site redesign and all the changes I just totally forgot about it. Well here it is… I saw Red Tails last week. I wanted to love it. I really did. I wanted to like it as much as other … Continue reading

A Disdain for Black History Month?

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

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”

TML-Black History So Far

This is accurate. All of Black History in 1 minute.