Black History Month | Niggers Ain’t Gonna Run This Town

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If you want to catch up on some Black History movie watching this month. I suggest “Deacons for Defense” starring Forrest Whittaker and Ossie Davis.  The story revolves around the white-controlled factory which provides 70% of the town’s income and employees 40% of its people. Segregation is still clinging on within the factory, with blacks denied the supervisory positions and forced into separate lunchrooms, bathrooms, and drinking fountains. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) has its strongest power in this area and, as the DDJ gets armed the KKK brings in more members from throughout the U.S. There will be a war!

Pardon the title…..This paper was selected by the Department of History as the Outstanding Paper for the 1997-1998 academic year.

“Niggers Ain’t Gonna Run This Town”

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Black History Month | “PICNIC” vs “BARBECUE”

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Barbecue Chicken © 2011 Delores Randall

BLACK HISTORY MOMENT! “PICNIC” vs “BARBECUE”

A Little known Black History Fact.

This information can also be found in the African American Archives at the Smithsonian Institute. Although not taught in American learning institutions and literature, it is noted in most Black history professional circles and literature, that the origin of the term “picnic” derives from the acts of lynching African -Americans.

The word “picnic” is rooted from the whole theme of “Pick A Nigger.” This is where individuals would “pic” a Black person to lynch and make this into a family gathering.

There would be music and a “picnic” (“Nic”) being the white acronym for “nigger.” Scenes of this were depicted in the movie “Rosewood” We should

choose to use the word “Barbecue” or outing instead of the word “picnic” ~~ William C. Davis ~~

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Chitterlings, Oxtails, Pig Feet and Hogmaws on the Stove

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Cooking Chitterlings © Delores Randall

 

I can’t remember when I was first introduced to Chitterlings. As a child I remember my Auntie Bertha preparing Chitterlings mixed with Hogmaws. Occasionally there may be a pot of Pig Feet and Oxtails simmering on the stove. Folks would flock to my Auntie Bertha home during the holidays. Those were some of the most joyous moments of my childhood. The aroma of fresh rolls lingered in the air. When I moved out on my own; I continued to cook Chitterlings during the holidays specifically on New Year’s Eve. I love Chitterlings smothered with Hotsauce and a dash of Garlic. I can literally eat the artery clogging chewy pig intestines all day. Chitterlings are still served with the main Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve main meal along with Turkey with all the trimmings, Country Ham, Roast, Sweet Potatoes, Mash Potatoes, Rice, Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Potatoes, Collar Greens, String Beans, Stuffing and Gravy. The desserts would be Sweet Potato Pie, Pound Cake and Cheesecake with any beverage to wash it all down. I personally prefer Frexienet, Juice and Water on the table.

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Mitt Romney Gets Hit on Conservative Beliefs

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Mitt Romney Black Eye

 

How is Mitt Romney going to explain his conservative beliefs? The GOP is losing faith in ole Mitt Romney….you don’t say! His own party is asking themselves ”Is Mitt Romney a true Conservative Republican?” Check out this clip of  ”This first part of 50 Things I Hate About Romney covers 10 Items of the economy.”

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Black History Month 2012 Dialogue

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Cover of the Day | President Obama Watch “The Big Game”

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This is going be quite interesting as we all watch from the sidelines of Romney and Newt fight for GOP presidentual spot to spar with President Obama.

New Yorker cover Illustrated “The Big Game” by Barry Blitt

Top Google Chrome Extensions

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Below are a list of the Top Chrome Extensions to use to make your Chrome surfing experience efficient. My favorite Chrome extension is Photo Zoom and Buffer.

WWII Vet Steward First Class Carl Clark Gets Medal

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Steward First Class Carl Clark

Steward First Class Carl Clark waited 66 years to receive a medal . The medal was the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation for valor. It took the Navy long enough to award Clark the medal. Imaging fighting along side whites, saving the big brass and when everyone else is metal with valor. You would have to stand off to the side because you’re black? Racism is a mother….

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Poverty Has Always Existed in the United States

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Photographer Gordon Parks

Remembering Gordon Parks Photographer during Black History Month 2012 Poverty has always existed in the United States among-st the working class. I can’t recall a time when the working class were treated fairly in terms of income and opportunities afford to the rich. Most working class folks work themselves to the bone but never get anywhere. Folks are given false hope and told that if you work as hard as us. You will be successful. That has always been an lie and for the first time. Folks that believed they are privileged during the 21st  are finding out that they are not immune from poverty either.

I don’t think anything is wrong with being an 1% but there is something wrong when there is an huge disparity of income. When Mitt Romney said he does not care about the working class poor people. Believe him, no matter how much back-peddling he does. Romney meant every word of what he said the first time. Someone pull his coat tail in the back room and advise him to correct his script. Too late….we had enough of the script conversations from the 1% to hoodwink the working class people into believe they will have our back. Your eyes should show you everything you need to see. Over the last four years the GOP has done everything to block President Obama’s efforts to provide full recovery, GOP almost shut the government down, GOP promised to cut jobs during mid term elections, GOP wants to cut medicare, social security and lord only knows what else is on the chopping block once the GOP trick the American people into voting for them in November 2012. If the GOP have their way we all will be standing in a soup kitchen line while the 1% clink their champagne glasses. Working class folks will become slaves desperate to do anything to take care of themselves and their families.

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Lawrence O' Donnell Final Word

Notice how the emphasis always come back to blaming President Obama? In another words shit just started under Obama watch? I think not..lies! What has Romney done for the people lately. What about the GOP opposing all of President Obama efforts? What about higher taxes for the rich? What about all those folks on Wall Street? What about the blockage of the Job Act? What about all the stalling, delaying and blocking anything that would help the working class folks? What about that Romney? And what exactly is the Romney plan again? Piggybacking off of the president efforts. Oh yeah…it is too obvious. Pay attention, what President Obama does, the GOP attempts to trump him as if there is some personal contest going on between the parties. The working class livelihoods are on the line. What would Romney know about that….dude is a millionaire several times over.

Romney own words before he decided he made a mistake addressing the American people.:

“You can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans, retirees living on social security, people who cannot find work, folks who have kids that are getting ready to go to college. That — these are the people who’ve been most badly hurt during the Obama years.”

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Digital Photo of the Day | Block and Suppress the VOTE

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Photographer: Bruce Davidson

 

Voter suppression laws are being implement and happening around the country. Who would ever would have thought we would be having an discussion about Voting rights during the 21st century. What happened to blacks and women during the civil rights movement is happening today. The image above was snatched from a Facebook friend wall, reshared, tweet and now place on thephotographer4you® blog.

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