Queen Of Black Hollywood, 1950s
Queen Of Black Hollywood, 21st Century
A great documentary about a moment in
BlackAmerican History that was caught on tape…
Rounding up archival performance footage and present-day interviews with those who experienced it firsthand, this film chronicles the remarkable James Brown concert that soothed the nerves of a mourning nation in the wake of unexpected tragedy. Mounted on April 5, 1968 — the day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis — the show kept the city of Boston from burning and reminded the world that peace was possible.
Check it out in its entirety on YouTube…
Oh god there’s a Nice Guy Nice Guying it up on my FB page and I can’t wait to get to a computer to hide his ass. He’s hitting all the highlights:
- I’m a nice guy and I can’t help it
- Girls in this town
- Girls like jerks
- Girls in general
I wish I could PM him and say “dude you are the saddest fucking sack I’ve ever fucking seen, and fun fact, women don’t like dating wet blankets. Check yourself or you’ll be in a men’s rights org within five years.”
No two black leaders are alike. Obama is not like MLK and he’s definitely not like Malcolm X. Like, just ‘cause they’re black? Why do that? Personally I’m a bigger fan of Malcolm X. He was very proactive and very opinionated about us taking back our rule as a confident people. Granted, Obama must appeal to all audiences, and that’s understandable but is the very reason why they shouldn’t be compared. Just a thought
How come our culture, that has been apparent long before the slave trade, has been deemed as ugly, ghetto,stupid or even immoral?
Children by Multiple Partners:
Naturally Short Hair:
Do any of these strike you as ghetto? Sometimes I find myself praising the fact that I’m not/wasn’t raised “ghetto.” But just what do I mean by that? Thankful that I didn’t grow up poor? That’s understandable. But when it all comes down to it, what I’m really saying is that I’m thankful for not being tied to my roots (AGAIN).
A lot of the things we deem “ghetto” in the U.S. is part of a rich culture we have forgotten and left behind. Granted, we were taken out of our home and the records tying us to our roots were destroyed long ago. But what is it that we can’t accept our culture that is indeed embedded deep within in us?
Many of the aspects I’m touching on deal with physical features anyway. Hair styles and an abundant amount of jewelry are all part of some culture we have been torn away from. So, why in America do we coincidentally detest what has been practiced of our ancestors?
Granted, it’s one thing to adapt our lifestyle to this Anglo-Saxon culture, which ultimately does get you further in the social ladder. But why must we constantly ridicule and tear apart other people who to us seem ghetto, but are really just tied to their roots.
Even with having children by multiple women. Now the issue with this is that black men spread their seed and don’t take care of the kids they make. Sadly this is an epidemic, let’s not pretend it isn’t true. But for those fathers who do have multiple kids by different women, why are some of us upset by this? What is so wrong about it if the father is dedicated and has a passionate love for his children? I think this issue just needs to be addressed by first off accepting anyone who does have a generally happy family no matter how many members there are. Second, I would definitely say the real problem is those men who do not take responsibility for their actions. To that, I say let’s save it for another day. Oh and by the way, I have a WONDERFUL father who loves my mother very much. I think the key is a loving father who shows respect to the mother of his children. I don’t understand what is so hard about that concept in the first place… I will definitely blog about that when the time is right.
THINK ABOUT IT.
When I command you all to think on this, I’m addressing myself as well. I have been so judgmental AND blind to this concept. Yeah, I have an afro/natural hair but I’m slowly realizing it takes more than that to be proud of my heritage and remembering who I am.
—-I would love to hear some responses, good bad and ugly. What do you all think about this topic or what I’ve said about it?
So, am I supposed to be insulted or complimented?
I’ve gotten this almost daily since middle school.
All my friends are white.
If we’re talking stereotypes, being the “whitest” would involve being smart, having good grades, and having money. Minus that last part, I guess I fall into this.
But that means that being “blackest” would involve the opposite of this, or at the very least not emphasizing this. So by being black, stereotypically, I should get bad grades and be poor.
So, in a way, being called the “whitest black guy I know,” should be a compliment.
But then you’re insulting my entire family. Even my entire race.
My parents worked really hard so I wouldn’t turn into one of those people who walks around pretending they live in the “hood”. Not because they hate black people, or because they think they’re better than that, but because they grew up in what actually is the hood, and they wanted my sister and I to be away from that.
So if you’re complimenting my parents on their parenting, go ahead. Just find a better way to say it.