Black History Facts

John Henrik Clarke – January 1, 1915 – July 12, 1998.

  • Pan-Africanist writer, historian and professor.
  • Pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s.
  • Founded the African Heritage Studies Association and the Black Caucus of the African Studies Association in 1968.
  • Challenged the views of academic historians and helped shift the way African history was studied and taught.
  • Actively deconstructed there lies, propaganda, and miseducation of white supremacy via lectures, debates, academics research, and books.
  • Met and mentored many of the great minds throughout the African diaspora.
  • One of his landmarks works is a documentary called “A Great and Mighty Walk”, about his life and the history of Africans throughout time and across the globe.

Dick Gregory – October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017

Why isn’t any if this taught in school?

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  • Civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, conspiracy theorist, comedian and occasional actor.
  • Began studying African history after being told that Africans had no history before European colonization.
  • Took on a range of issues, including ending the Vietnam War, feminism, Native-American rights, and apartheid in South Africa.
  • Regularly fasted in protest of world events; was arrested dozens of times for his causes.
  • In 1961, joked in front of a white audience: Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, “We don’t serve colored people here.” I said, that’s all right, I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.”
  • Authored the controversial “Nigger: An Autobiography” in 1964.

Black History Facts

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Mary McLeod Bethune – July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955

  • Educator, statewoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist.
  • President of the Southwestern Federation of Colored Women’s Club from 1920 to 1925.
  • Founded the Daytona Beach Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls, which eventually became a college, merged with the all-made Cookman Collage in 1929.
  • Founded the National Council of Negro Women in New York in 1935.
  • In 1938, hosted the White House Conference on Negro Women and Children, which highlighted the importance of Black women in democratic roles.
  • Notable quote: “Therefore, there can be no discrimination, no segregation, and no separation of some citizens from the rights which belong to all… We are on our way. But these are frontier which we must conquer…”

Bessie Coleman – January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926

  • American civil aviator, known as “Queen Bessie”.
  • First woman of African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot license.
  • In 1921, she received her international pilot license in France because no flight school in America would train a colored woman.
  • Her goals were to expose her people to the world of aviation. She desired to speak to audience, children to inspire them to get involved in the flight industry.
  • In 1926, she fell to get death while practicing for one of her famous stunt shows. Evidence later indicated her plane may have been tampered with.
  • Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006.

Fannie Lou Hamer – October 6,1917 – March 14, 1977

  • Voting rights activist, civil rights leader and philanthropist.
  • Worked for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  • Helped poor and needy families in her Mississippi community.
  • Vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).
  • Elected as a national Democratic Party delegate in 1972.
  • Died on March 14, 1977, and according to the New York Times, “None of us would be where we are today had she not been there then.”

Shirley ChisholmNovember 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005

  • Politician, educator, and author.
  • First African-American woman elected to the United States Congress.
  • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 by President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Joan Higginbotham – August 3, 1964 – Present

  • Engineer and former NASA astronaut.
  • Third African-American woman to go into space.
  • Actively participated in 53 space shuttle launches during nine-year tenure at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Logged over 308 hours in space during her mission with the crew of STS-116; her primary task was to operate the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.
  • Mae Jemison was the first African-American female astronaut in space in 1992 aboard the Endeavour.

There’s no place you can’t go and be goal you can’t achieve; no dream you can’t make a reality.

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Black History Facts

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Elijah McCoy – May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929

  • Canadian-American inventor and engineer.
  • Soon of former slaves from Kentucky who escaped via Underground Railroad to Canada.
  • Although a great financial sacrifice McCoy’s parents sent him to Edinburgh, Scotland; he studied mechanical engineering.
  • Noted for 57 U.S. patents, most involved the lubrication of steam engines.
  • Sold many of his patents for a fraction of their worth; never capitalized on his own inventions; the devices he designed made others millionaires.
  • His oil-drip cup invention was so amazing, people termed the phrase “The Real McCoy” which now refers to something authentic and of high quality.

Maggie Lena Walker – July 15, 1864 – December 15, 1934

  • In 1903, founded St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA.
  • First female bank president of any race to charter a bank in the United States.
  • Served as chairman of the board of directors when the bank merged with two other Richmond banks to become, The Consolidated Bank and Trust Company.
  • She said, “Let us put our money together; let us use our money; let us put our money out at usury among ourselves, and reap the benefits ourselves.”
  • A visionary, she established a newspaper, The St. Luke Herald, to promote closer communication between businesses and the public.
  • Received an honorary master’s degree from Virginia Union University in 1925.
  • Inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2001.

Claudette Colvin – September 5, 1939 – Present

  • Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Nine months before Rosa Parks on March 2, 1955, at only 15-years-old, she refused to move from her seat on a Montgomery bound segregated bus. She paid the date and felt it was her constitutional right to board the bus.
  • She was dragged of the bus, handcuffed and taken to an adult jail.
  • Colvin is not a much-celebrated figure in the African American Civil Rights Movement, many believe this is because she was perceived to being dark toned and pregnant.
  • Colvin had a child born out of wedlock at the age of 16.
  • On February 1, 1956, Claudette Colvin served as the star witness alongside other four plaintiffs in the Browder v. Gayle case.
  • This landmark federal case, chaired by a three-judge panel, ended the history of segregation on public transportation in Alabama and other states in America.

Huey P. Newton, PH.D. – February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989

  • Political activist and revolutionary.
  • Co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1966.
  • Overcome illiteracy and attended Merritt College and the University of San Francisco School of Law.
  • In 1980, he earned a Ph.D. in social philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Allied for freedom, full employment, decent housing, education, and military exemption for African-Americans.
  • Sponsoreda free breakfast program for children, sickle-cell anemia tests, free food and shoes, and a school.
  • He was shot and killed in Oakland, California August 22nd, 1989.

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Confession Thursday! Are We Bad At Parenting Or Winging It?

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We have allowed these children too much freedom of expression. They are now whipping parents asses, killing grandparents, murdering children, and all while being high. They know we’re not saying anything because we don’t want them upset. I know that’s shit is wrong, I could care less about them being upset. We are the parents and we need to be teaching, educating, and whipping asses and setting the boundaries.

What is going on? If you were raised correctly then you know what the rules are as well as what right and wrong. Why is it that parents now days try to be their children’s friend? Forget all that get your own damn friends your own damn age and raise you fucking children!

Here’s the thing girls are taught not to go off with men they don’t know but boys aren’t taught not to be the predators that wants to take girls off. If you are educating our daughters then we better be double educating our sons. We tell them not to me whores and not to give it up so early. Father’s get mad and want to grab the gun when they find it they are dating but no one does anything about these boys. We aren’t teaching them that no mean no. We aren’t teaching them that’s their hands belongs to themselves. We are teaching them how to wait. We aren’t teaching them safe sex. We are just hanging them condoms and telling them not to get the girls pregnant! We get happy when the son start dating when we should be getting upset as well. We should be grabbing the gun for his ass as well. Not to run off the gun but to let him know don’t be a sex offender, predator, creeper, pervert, or child molester. Where is their speech? Where is the concern that maybe you aren’t raising them correctly reason why they are out here doing more than society can handle?

As soon as they are dead, in prison or hurt then its free him or not him or he was a good boy. Maybe not! Maybe you just didn’t know your son as well as you thought. Remember we are the parents and we need to step up and be that even when they are grown because they are more confused then ever. Don’t just kick them out onto the world without guidance and tell them they can do it because if you weren’t that great of a teacher then they can’t do it. Yeah you did take care of the house, cook, clean, and keep a roof over their heads as well as for in their mouths but while you were doing it did you ever teach them? Or were you just hoping they were watching and learning on their own.

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The Family Bond! Chapter 9…Segment 6.

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I was down and out for the count last week. I do apologize for the delay and the lack of warning for the posts. Something nasty had came over me an had me in here feeling like a steam roller ran me over. I was sick beyond reason so I rested and now I am back and ready to finish our journey.

We as people must learn a different strategy to living in order to be a better nation of people.  Our strategy is to just fold and submit.  We can no longer submit to those who oppose us, enslave us, beat us, demoralize us, nor humiliate us.  We have to be smarter because we are smarter.  We are the race they fear, we are the creators and inventors of all things unearthly.  We believe in a higher being just not the one they want us to believe in.

For me the biggest part of slavery for slaves was;

F – Frightened of their surroundings and their captives.

E – Emotionally cried for familiarity.

A – Afraid for the life of their love one more than their own.

R – Run to where or whom? To have worst done than what is being done or have less than they were given.

Being force into a strange land and not knowing the outcome of where to go, what to do, or who to trust, created a safe haven in their master/captives.  Obedience became a necessity and submission became the only choice.  I believe this is the same reason our people live the way they do now.  Afraid of rocking the boat, afraid that their captive will no longer take care of them.  Afraid for their lives they rather hurt one another than to have the massive upset, but if your only fear the unknown, because who are the massive, then that make you just as stupid as you are afraid.  If you’re not sure of who you are, how can you be sure of who they are?  For all you know you could be the massive.

If you learn nothing else in this life learn how not to give your life to the system.  Once they have you, they will never want to let go.  They always will refer to that one incident or think nothing more for you than a criminal.  You may have some that understand that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, but not very many.  Your past will come to haunt your life, your future is calling on it.

With all your wisdom, your ability to learn and grow, your desire of freedom, your pleasure of calling your own shots, your motivation for better; stay out of the system.  Do your part so that you can show our youngsters that being tough isn’t about going to jail, no that is easy, being tough is about staying out of trouble and out of jail!

Because as we all know it is easy to get into trouble but hard as hell to stay out of it or it’s way; not to mention get out of it once you’re in it.  Teaching and educating our children shouldn’t be a challenge it should be an everyday thing like feeding them, “a necessity.”

As a child growing up in Baltimore, crime was specific to men only, meaning no one killed women and children.  You had a curfew not by the city or state but by your parents.  Had to be on the steps by time the street lights came on or else.  You knew to respect your elders and mind your P’s and Q’s (your own business).  Stay out of grown folks faces and conversations.  Children should be seen and not heard unless spoken is a rule but not such a great rule any longer.  *This is how I see predators getting to the children without them being able to tell parents about it.  Learn something new every day.  Once on the block that’s where you stay until it was time to go in for bed.

Saturday morning chores was washing the house, clothes, mop the floors, doing the dishes and bathe.  Clean the steps, sweep the front, and windows.  Then you could go anywhere, if you said where and be back before night fall.  Sunday was church no, if, and or butts about it.  Monday – Friday was school or learning depending on the season.

Summers was extra fun, because as long as we were on the block and moms or dads of the village was out, we could be outside.  Once there were no adults you had to go in.  Now days all that’s out the window.  Children don’t want to learn, they don’t want to do chores, they don’t want to respect home so out in the street is out of the question.  They don’t play games because technology is killing their brain cells.  All they want is the latest technology and to share all their personal business on social media.  Then have the audacity to say someone is snitching on them. Child bye!  Hello!  Stupid social media is a tracking station for stupidity.  If you stop doing stupid and idiotic bullshit then you wouldn’t think that someone have time to snitch on you.  Then you know there are cameras everywhere you go and that “society” is watching everything you do.  So how can say someone is snitching, dummy you snitched on yourself.

Anyone who share stupid, illegal situations are being tracked straight to the front door. 

While we are on the subject of educating our children, how about we teach them manners and how to use them.  Respect could take them a long way and we all know that.  Teach them how to speak to people and that “huh”, or “sup” is not a proper way to speak to an adult who opens their mouth to speak to them. 

“Hello, Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening,” proper ways of addressing someone.  Also, teach them that when entering a room or walking pass someone that speaking will not hurt them at all.  The same way we are learning a new; our children should also be learning a new.  Teach our young men to pull up their pants and not advertise their home life to all.  If they need to vent then they should learn to vent to you or a family member and not complete strangers.  When children open this door, and allow strangers into their lives they become prey and all types of things starts to happen in which they are not equipped to handle.  Now if they are a part of that trusting village that you have built then yes, sure go right ahead and vent to the village but if not, then family it is.  Teach our young women to dress appropriate so they don’t have to worry about uninvited or unwarranted attention from predators or perverts. 

Remember child predators likes both sex and all ages and doesn’t really care who knows it. 

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The Family Bond! Chapter 7…Segment 1.

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The Bond of Mending a Broken Man/Woman/Child

Yes, I know we can be very arrogant at times but sometimes situations call for it.  Then it’s those times when, are you serious, please sit down.  You’re losing and don’t have room from arrogance.   I mean know when to be full of yourself and when to humble yourself.

Don’t allow your ego to have you on a high horse one day and the next on the side of the road begging for money or food.  When you feel like it is all coming together to fast, slow your pace, and find a balance before it falls apart. Remember the real village is still around.

This is what you don’t want to do though is be as disrespectful as possible.

A – Antagonize the people who always had your back.

R – Repudiate your family because of your social status.

R – Renounce your heritage, birth right, or home.

O – Overlook your people suffering around you.

G – Go against the grain

A – Annoy everyone on your way up to the top.

N – Neglect who you really are and your family.

C – Co-exist with “society” to puzzle yourself into their world

E – Endorse yourself by disowning all others.

Being a fraud is not really black people’s thing it is a “society” thing, trying so hard to make yourself believe that your worldly possession is what make you, will also be exactly what breaks you.  There’s no God in materialistic things, only evil!

Remember this even “society” knows you can’t get anywhere in life without other people.  Even if “society” only prey on other’s down fall so they can have something to step on besides the ground God made.  They understand that’s what they need but they know they cannot make it without it; even if it’s ugly and evil. 

To “society” you are still just a footstool.  You never really belong they play the role with you because they need something from you.  What you may ask?  Your wealth, because to them you belong in the same poor house your ancestors belong in.  Shinning their shoes, taking care of their children, washing their clothes, cleaning up after them, but most of all taking their shit right up the backside.  They love showing you that without them your nothing and with them you’re still nothing.  I guess this is their way of showing their superior but only to those who believe they are superior. 

This problem has led to people being depressed as well as oppressed.

D – Deeply disturbed by sense of less than.

E – Entertained by nothing or no one.

P – Polite because you feel pressured to be.

R – Repulse the demons that haunt your happiness.

E – Enclosed in your own thoughts.

S – Study by psychologist for what reason.

S – Sentenced to medication for a life time.

I – Imposed sadness on those around you.

O – Opposed treatment to regain natural order of one’s self.

N – Never want change just darkness.

Because the oppressors are always finding a way to oppress us.

O – Ostracized anyone who doesn’t fit in your “society”

P – Portray people by displaying their down falls.

P – Promote hate to increase violence.

R – Repeat history as much as possible, to prove a point.

E – Encased facts from people to cover up your hate.

S – Seduce them with materialistic items to blind them.

S – Sarcastically give them a nudge of hope.

I – Idiots we are for trusting “society”

O – Onto new ways of trickery and false promises.

N – Note the oppressed as a success for “society”

We as people need none of this in our lives for the Higher Power has blessed us with a brain.  So “society” take your foot off our necks for we are not your “dogs” any longer.  We are not our ancestors; our mentality is a lot different but the same.

The Family Bond! Chapter 6…Segment 6.

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As of this moment, stop enslaving your own self and your own people.  Stop, trying to make them work for pennies on a dollar, when you know you wouldn’t even work for pennies on a dollar.  Reason for you becoming an entrepreneur, but you didn’t get there without the black people in the neighborhood.  So, if you are going to higher them then do it with respect and not to show them that you are better than them.  If you cannot afford to pay them more then have incentives wherein you assist them with purchasing a home or fixing their credit scores so they can afford their own home.   Have a program in place to help them get further, don’t fuck them over.  If, you do then they will turn around and rob you or kill you to get your spot.  That is what they are fighting to get your spot.  If you’re a true person of color then you know their mentality is to do what they have to do to get better, even if that mean climbing over you to get it, by any means necessary.  That what it is all about.  Instead of you bringing them along to advance yourself, you try to keep them down and you know that not going to happen.

So, if “society” can do a pyramid scam why can’t people of “color.” You know the scams, that all you people of color jump in line for and still don’t get anywhere.  So, let’s start a pyramid and when you advance you bring up the next person so they can bring up the person trailing behind them.  Meaning when your level advances, so do theirs, when you grow, they grow, we all grow.  Let’s make that pyramid happen!  Other than that, they are going to keep clawing, pulling, killing, scratching to get to the top; not caring who they have to kill to get there.  When they fall prey to their murderer; the next man in line or two steps behind; taking the lead but there will always be others who will kill to get that space.  Because no one is bringing them along and wants growth. Everyone wants to keep the top spot while that underdog suffers.  No longer is that working for the black man, and they are killing even their own brothers to get to the top.   The HNIC should not have to watch his back if he is doing his business right, because he is making away for the next man to become the HNIC while he relaxes and count stacks. Hence forth the pyramid and how it works. But if you aren’t giving them nothing; they will fight and kill to get something, and the less you give the hungrier they are getting.  Meaning more people will die before a lot is fed.  They are definitely trying to eat on these streets and by any means necessary to do so.  They are no longer waiting for someone to feed them, now they are just taking food out of your mouth in a matter of speaking.  If they are killing your bread and butter then your ass has now become the same people you stepped over to get where you are. Now your climb is less than theirs because they are eating your meals right off your plate.  Just feed them, it’s better, safer and less painful to do so.  If, not just listen to how they are telling you in every song they make, every movie they make and every funeral you attend.

The streets will show you the truth while pertraying a lie.

Now we have learned to inflict more fear in the community by killing those who wants to help families of slayed sisters and brothers but we can’t because those who do the dirt has made snitching a the code of the streets.  Well I say if you don’t live in the streets then do exactly what you know is right and regain that fear.  Tell what you know so that the murderers who plague our communities will know that this isn’t acceptable and that we will not have this any longer as a way of living.  If we don’t say anything then we just as guilty of the crime ourselves.  I understand that most of us fear for our lives but even if we don’t snitch then we still have to fear for our lives because we aren’t sure when we are the next targets on these people crime spree.  How can we as a black community protect our children or our community if we live in fear of what our children or their friends are going to do to us.  We need to know how to take back what has been lost and that is dreams, hope, love, trust, and honesty. 

Stop walking around in fear with that same target on your back as that of those you know have targets on their backs.

Targets

They sold you coke and you brought it. Didn’t tell you what to do with it so you snorted it. 

They sold you pipe dreams and you fell for it.

They showed you how to cook it and you smoked it.

Now you hooked on it. 

They sold you dope; you went to sleep on it. Didn’t wake up now you’re in hell wishing heaven was your playground.

They sold you water and you drank it, now they have you hallucinating.

Thinking you are alone, making it hard for you to come back home.

Got you thinking family don’t like you, and everyone wants to fight you. 

They all lies, everyone loves you.

Get back to the bond, nothing else is this strong.

Family love can’t go wrong. 

They got you out here chasing. Taking lives, live or die are you debating. 

Go back to your family instead. They really got in your head.  Hours later someone finds you dead. 

With a gunshot to the head!

Why, for no damn reason?  Niggas just out her scheming.  Flash backs of you laying there bleeding.

Nightmare come true, your life is over and now I’m through.  When will this madness stop?  Seeking revenge isn’t an opt, but more bodies will drop.

All because of the fear and jealousy… all I’m trying to do is live and be me.

Don’t hate on what I have you don’t know my struggle or my path.

Walk a mile in my shoes.  Darkness is the path, no food, no clothes, no water, no bath. 

Flashing lights is the code.  Dead body what the mode.  No one knows, no one was there, but in reality, someone is always there. 

Eyes everywhere, but who really cares.  Someone does because they snitched on the low. 

Now their lives on the line and they must go. 

Can’t be a witness because it is confidential.

You must now I can’t remember it’s all messed up in my mental. 

Society is the assailant, and you still the target. 

We right back where we started. 

This is the same thing for addicts or those addicted to drugs.  I hope you didn’t think I was going to leave you all out, now did you?  You watched your parents, uncles, aunts, older cousins, or grandparents get high.  In your heart, you know it wrong but your mind is telling you, they are good.  Oh my, the mind is a tricky muscle.  It will play the weirdest games on you and control your movements, but it only does what the soul wants.  If you know drugs is bad but deep down your curiosity is hungry then you will try it.  Some say I tried it and it wasn’t for me, you are a strong will and minded person.  Others aren’t so lucky.  For those who have weak wills and minds they get hooks on the first try and become so addicted to it that they lose their minds, not getting it.  They swear that they aren’t addict to anything until the stealing and jail time become a factor.  They say one hit is all it takes.

Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove