Black History Month

Ten Seconds

Ten seconds is a very, very short time. Ask any child who has been given the ten second ultimatum… Mama: “You got ten seconds to get in here and wash those dishes like I told […]

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Me And Porkchop…

The phrase “never again” is almost always associated with the Jewish Holocaust in which over six million ethnic Jews were killed by the Nazi regime. Some Jewish scholars say the phrase originated in a poem […]

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League Of The South

When I first heard of the League Of The South (LOTS), the first thing that came to mind was a bunch of racist dressed in tights and wearing capes. I mean anything is possible. Their […]

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Jack Johnson

Before Mike Tyson, before Mohammad Ali, before Evander Holyfield, before them all, there was the Galveston Giant, Jack Johnson. Born on this day in 1878, the legendary boxer would become the first African American Undisputed […]

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No Trace Whatsoever

(Marcus Garvey and Walter Plecker in above photo) This story starts with a man named Walter Plecker. Plecker was Virginia’s first registrar of the Bureau of Vital Statistics and served from 1912 to 1946. To give you […]

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When The Revolution Comes..

When the revolution comesSome of us will probably catch it on TV, with chicken hanging from our mouthsYou’ll know it’s revolution because there won’t be no commercialsWhen the revolution comes -The Last Poets The above […]

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Springfield 1908 (Part II)

“In 1908 there were five levels of racist ass whipping’s. The first level is the mundane, “We gonna whip your ass darkey!” You might receive this admonishment if one of the racist men girlfriends smiles […]