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Comfortably #Black. Escaped the South, currently enduring the #PNW. Just out here chillin trying to be a little less dumb every day

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Feb 23, 2024

1965
Constance Baker Motley elected as Manhattan Borough president

1979
Frank E. Peterson Jr. became first African-American General in Marine Corps. Before then, also first African-American Marine Corps aviator


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1868
William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois born Great Barrington, Massachusetts

1914
James Cameron born, activist, founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum

1925
Rep. Louis Stokes born Cleveland, Ohio (15 terms, ret 1999)
Rick James cousin

2020
Ahmaud Arbery killed in Georgia
https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/feb/23


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Black Music Action Coalition Calls For Action From Joe Biden

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/765620-black-music-action-coalition-joe-biden

> The is calling on Joe to use his executive authority to pass and legislation


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I don't think there's anything to be gained from making fun of Nkecki Diallo (formerly Rachel Dolezal) now

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Feb 16, 2023

What yall doin tonight?
What the most creative V-day gift you can think of?
What's your fav underrated/unknown love song for YOUR prime era of music? That track nobody knows/talks about


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Feb 16, 2023

1857
Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedom Bank and Trust

1923
Bessie Smith made first recording, “Down Hearted Blues" sold 800,000 copies for Columbia Records

1951
NYC Council passed bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city assisted housing developments

1970
Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis to win world heavyweight champion


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Code Switch: Before the apps, people used newspapers to find love

Episode webpage: https://www.npr.org/2024/02/14/1197954714/black-personal-ads-valentines

The Secret Adventures of Black People
https://the-secret-adventures-of-black-folk.simplecast.com
RSS address: https://feeds.simplecast.com/1_okcwF7


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‘It’s created with a big red love!’: the ultra-inspirational music of Ghanaian star Black Sherif

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/feb/13/ghanaian-black-sherif-interview-ghana

> The vocalist’s candour, vulnerability and uplifting guidance is helping to turn him into one of the biggest stars in African music. Fresh off stage in #Ghana, he explains his pure-hearted approach

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#BlackFriday

1944
Alice Walker born Eatonton, GA
author of "The Color Purple"

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#BlackFriday Feb 9, 2024

1952
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison won National Book Award

1965
Martin Luther King met with President Johnson to discuss black voting rights

1971
pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige became first Negro League veteran nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame

1995
astronaut Bernard Harris is the first black to take space walk

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1906
Poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar dies in Dayton, Ohio
1st poet to use Black dialect in his verse

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Plaque acknowledging racist history of California beach town stolen, police say | | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/31/bruces-beach-california-plaque-stolen

> Bruce’s Beach was a rare resort for Black residents of Manhattan Beach starting in 1912, until city seized it in 1924



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Health is now part of the culture. Real HipHop

Lil Jon Announces Guided Meditation Album

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/761266-lil-jon-releasing-guided-meditation-album-hip-hop-news

> surprised fans earlier today with the announcement that he's dropping a album later this month



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@justafrog
Shh. Don't tell the conservatives. If they ever understand what an actual alpha male is, they might go into depression
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UK’s first black female -starred chef: ‘We’re at the forefront of west African food’ | Chefs | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2024/feb/06/adejoke-bakare-chishuru-london-first-black-female-michelin-starred-chef-uk

> Adejoké Bakare, founder and head chef of Chishuru in , says her achievement feels ‘quite surreal’




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‘A way to build on our ancestral legacy’: artists reclaim a major center of Black culture | Art | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2024/feb/01/this-way-art-exhibit-houston-contemporary-arts-museum-freedmens-town

> Freedmen’s Town was once a destination for Black people after the civil war but after decades of decline and gentrification, a new exhibition aims to take it back



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@thepoliticalcat
insecurity looking for attention
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Wow

#TravisKelce Haircut Is A Viral Trend, But Black Creators Aren't Happy About The Coverage

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/760135-travis-kelce-fade-trend-response

> "The Travis Kelce" has become a common request at barbershops. But some Black creators see the trend as shifting the origins of "The Fade".

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@clayrivers
😮 They'd wouldn't dare!!!
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What if he starts speaking rhyming rhythmic stories about hustling to make it, over engineered music?

Will they call it ?

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Justin timberlake and that Backstreet Boy beat them to it
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