Nothing Much Has Changed in Black History in 70 Years

Calling All Negroes

You know I’m researching Chicago Roller Skating History and Black Roller Skating in Chicago, right? So, I’m stuck in the 1942 Chicago Defender because there was so much going on in this city and I have to check it out. The article from the June 20, 1942 issue stuck with me because it shows how […]

Marcie’s Media Moment: Mixed Race and Light Skin Do Not Accurately Reflect the Black Community


Mixed-raced children do not accurately reflect African American children, and I need the media to stop throwing them in our faces as if they do. Allow me to digress for a second. Have you ever really looked at the advertisements in the newspapers and commercials?  These companies throw all of these curly-haired children with a […]

Black People Were Better as Negroes

I am reading When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings, and I am so enlightened and much smarter as a result. The one thing I need to point out was how united black people were in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Life […]

The Klu Klux Klan is No Longer a Threat to Black People

The  KKK leader stepped to the podium, his hood lowered around his shoulders and a look of disgust  on his face. He said, “Sorry guys but this will be our last meeting; we’re going out of business.” A member stood up in back. “But why sir?” The leader sighed, “Well, reverend, the Blacks are doing […]

To ABC: Where Are the Black People on Desperate Housewives?

I like Desperate Housewives. I’ve been watching the shows for years. During those years, there was only one Black family on Wisteria Lane. After they were written out after the first season, there hasn’t been any. Disappointing. I emailed ABC either last year or year before last about the absence of African Americans. I forgot […]

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