In the past, I’ve joked about my “Black card” being revoked, being uninvited to the Black people cookout, and being denied access to the secret Black people meetings. I’ll likely continue to joke about those things. I do know Black people, however, who do NOT joke about that stuff. Which of us is Blacker? I … Continue reading Black History Month: Can Blackness be measured or defined?
The way I grew up, you’d think my family would have sang the Black National Anthem before every Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. In reality, despite all the things I knew about Black history and all the many times I’d watched Roots, Shaka Zulu and the entire series of Eyes on the Prize, I had never … Continue reading Black History Month: Do any of us actually know ALL the words to the Black National Anthem?
Sometimes my memory is terrible. I forget how old I am. I forget where I put my keys. I forget the name of my favorite podcast series. Sadly, I often forget that Black history often has a way of being hijacked, simplified and sanitized for mass consumption. Sort of like the way Panda Express does … Continue reading Black History Month: What was the real GREEN BOOK all about?