*I usually write a black history month column in March—largely because I don’t like people telling me when I, or others, should celebrate my history. I decided to write the piece early this year, because a point needs to be made, when it happened—not after it happens.
So, Happy Black History Month. Truth be told—every month is black history month, because American history is black history, and vice versa. Society just refuses, many times, to tell it correctly—or tell it at all. There is no America without black people—who helped build this country, bled and died for this country—and has been the source of every major conflict.
*Nate Parker, hands down, is one of my favorite actors. Not only is he a fine performer but he is worthy of respect.
While Black History Month is being celebrated, Harper’s repertoire of films should be on must viewing lists.
*”Aio Wireless: Tech Savvy and Proud,” profiling innovators in the technology and digital arena. As Aio Wireless’ Director of Digital Experience, Teresa Ward-Maupin (pictured) is considered an expert on all things technology.
She is is responsible for leading e-commerce operations management for products, services and equipment sold on AioWireless.com.
*Traci Braxton, a Republican?
Not quite, she was just checking out a GOP outreach event.
To celebrate Black History Month and attract black voters, the Republican Party held the event at the historical Howard Theatre in D.C.
Comedian Chris Rock is 49 today
*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
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Feb. 7: Comedian Chris Rock is 49.
Feb. 7, 1926: Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.
*Man, “Saturday Night Live” is really getting in touch with its “blackness.”
As the world knows, February is Black History Month and the show took time to celebrate with a skit featuring its three black castmembers.
The scene was a high school presentation the subject. It’s a mostly white classroom, but Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson, and Sasheer Zamata quickly got things poppin’ with their black history review revue, entitled “28 Reasons to Hug a Black Guy.”
Oh yeah, it’s a pretty smooth ditty , too. Well, anyway, you’re probably wondering what the 28 reasons are. Number 1 is he deserves a chance. The other 27 are … let’s just say it’s worth watching the clip below to find out.