Black History Month Series

“So, now.. vote for a crazy nigger,” Presidential Candidate Clennon Washington King Jr.

“You’ve been fucked by all the smart-asses. So, now.. vote for a crazy nigger.” -Candidate Clennon Washington King Jr. Making President’s Day Relevant to Black History Month This president’s dat I’d like to take the time to reflect on Black presidential candidates in American history. Only recently has it been possible to see a Black man in the oval office,…

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Black History Month Series

The Congress of Racial Equality (1942) from the Pursuit of Integration to Black Separatism

The Congress of Racial Equality (Core) was established in Chicago in 1942 on the University of Chicago campus. It was founded on the change on the basis of instilling change through nonviolent techniques. In 1955 CORE went to the South to provide nonviolence training to demonstrators there during the time of the Montgomery bus boycott. The work of the Congress…

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Black History Month Series

National Council of Negro Women, 1935

Being black and being a woman is a difficult combination to navigate in the world, but within the United States especially. Historically, here has always been a lack of unity in African American organizations that stifled community progress. We can even see this trend today in the way that several groups with similar missions making slow progress working against the…

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Black History Month Series, Social Policy

Father of Negro Baseball Negro League founded in 1920

The National Negro League (NNL) was established on this day in 1920 by Rube Foster. When baseball was first organized in the UnitedStates with the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869 there were a few blacks players that played alongside whites but their careers were short-lived. In order for Black players to receive the recognition that they deserved for their talent…

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Black History Month Series

Lincoln didn’t do Shit for me, I accredit the NAACP

Abe didn’t do Shit Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is today, American culture takes time to celebrate him as a president for his part in civil rights. But I’m not mistaken, Lincoln has never been our hero. Lincoln did not have a passion for the lives and treatment of Blacks, his presidential slogan wasn’t to free slaves and he blatantly stated this.…

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Black History Month Series

Unbought and Unbossed, Black Revolutionary Politician of 1972

Who is Shirley Chisholm? While watching another tag video on YouTube I was pleasantly surprised by the apparent Black History theme, the game, “Black Card Revoked” quizzed players on Black history and culture. Some of the questions were silly while others were serious, of the ones that were presented in the video a question about Shirley Chisholm caught my eye,…

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Black History Month Series

Hiram Rhodes Revels, Black Senate Representative and Radical Republican Against Forced Racial Mixing

Hiram Rhodes Revels was born free to free parents, his father a Baptist preacher and Scottish mother in Fayetteville, North Carolina September 27, 1827. He was born in an era when educating Black children were illegal and he was forbidden from receiving state schooling as a mixed raced child. Later he was taught by a free Black woman and went…

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