Black History Month

Who Was Stand Watie?

Stand Uwatie was a Brigadier General who fought in the Civil War on the side of the confederates. You might say…well that’s no big deal, hopefully they buried him with his boots off and now […]

Black History Month

The Pale Blue Dot

On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives… The aggregate of our joy and suffering…Thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and […]

Black History Month

About Last Week

Pictured Above: Black Men In Georgetown Circa 1918 As you start getting up in age you start getting them old folks aliments. I call it TR. It’s stands for “That’s Right.” Anywho for the past […]

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 […]

Black History Month

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 […]

Black History Month

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 […]

Black History Month

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 […]