I think Mr. Pryor was one of the funniest men on Earth. He’s cracked me up with his stories. So, today our spotlights are on this funny man who opened doors to many other African-American comedians: Richard Pryor. So to set us off, read this summarize yet important introductory text about Mr. Pryor: Richard Franklin … More Richard Pryor – Where does STAND-UP comedy come from?
Fighting racial segregation in the South was no child’s play. These activists were beaten and arrested while they rode buses from city to city. They wanted to integrate people but apparently some people did not want that to happen. Where are they now, over fifty years later? Before going any further, I would like to … More Freedom Riders – When White and Colored People Come Together!
“I am not standing up, my feet hurt!” Today, the spotlights are on this strong and beautiful woman, Mrs. Rosa Parks. This bold and audacious woman was simply the pioneer of Civil Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by her simple action. Do you know what she did and how it changed the life of … More Rosa Parks – Went to Jail for Not Giving Up her Seat to a White Man!
I couldn’t wait to write about Everybody Hates Chris. This is definitely one of the best shows I have ever watched in my entire life and I highly recommend it. EHC is funny, entertaining, and will surely crack you up and turn you into a couch potato. When this show is on, I cannot leave … More Series – Everybody “Hates” Chris – Little Dude From Across The Street, Let Me Hold a Dollar!
It is an honor for me to talk and write about Marcus Garvey. After attending this awesome online class at Stanford University, I heard of this man who fought for a plethora of causes. So as to to help you find summarized, yet interesting information about his life and deeds, I have selected parts of … More Marcus Garvey – Should Black People Just Go Back To Africa?
What a beautiful day! I have been patiently waiting for a long time before I could come up with this post for all of you. I have been studying Linguistics and Sociolinguistics for about 10 years now and nothing, I mean nothing has made me feel so happy in my academic life like that day … More AAVE, Black English, Ebonics, BEV – What language do Black People speak?
Oh yeah, I could never start this Category with a different show. This movie is definitely one of my favorite flicks of all times. Welcome to an ordinary Friday in the ‘ hood. Extra Information: 1. “flicks” means “movies” or “films”; whereas 2.”hood”, a reduction of “neighborhood” actually means “ghetto” or “low-income area” or simply “a … More Friday – The Movie – Now You Understand Why It’s The Best Day!
I have read about lot of controversies amongst some of the leaders and their speeches, however Honorable Elijah Muhammad is the one caught my attention. Let me summarize his life and deeds so that we can move on to the controversial and polemic topics. Hon. Elijah Muhammad was born on October 7, 1897 in Sandersville, … More Honorable Elijah Muhammad – Was He Behind The Assassination of Malcom X?