the dangerousNEGRO — Black History Year

What The Senate's Apology For Slavery Really Means

Posted by dwalkerspeaking on

by Demetrius D. Walker You probably missed it, (I know I did), but the United States Senate issued a formal apology for slavery a few days ago. [Begin Sarcasm] Thank you Uncle Sam!  This news made my Juneteenth shuckle buck all the more livelier, as I not only celebrated my ancestors learning of the 2 year old Emancipation Proclamation, but now the great-great-great grandsons of their slave masters unanimously concluded “My bad.”  So now that the federal government has come clean after 144 years, I guess everything is all good.  Break out the tea and crumpets, chicken and watermelon, gin...

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Happy Juneteenth!

Posted by kansas_evans on

cross-posted at Momma, here come that girl again! Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth, June 19, is traditionally recognized as the day the last slaves, in Texas, learned of their freedom. Think of it as the Fourth of July for slaves and their descendants. Here's a website with history and suggestions for parties. Now. Since my last posting, I've read several articles and blog posts on racism. The most interesting one, which hails from racismreview.com/blog, of course, had this letter that I'm sharing with you. I'll save commentary for later, but here're some thoughts from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Just enjoy the read and leave...

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Make it Plain: Malcolm Day

Posted by dangerousnegro on

Check out our brethren, the Sons of Malcolm ]]>

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Red or Blue Pill? Escaping The Matrix of Consumer Driven Capitalism

Posted by dwalkerspeaking on

By Demetrius D. Walker Being the owner of a streetwear line, I try to stay semi-fresh… well at least when there’s a chance I might be seen by people outside my inner circle.  Otherwise, I’m rather comfortable rocking my funky, old, grey sweatpants and a dangerousNEGRO tee.  I’ve never gotten a rush out of spending exorbitant amounts of cash to impress others or fill a subconscious insecurity.  This is not to say that I haven’t made any purchasing mistakes (uhh buying a brand new BMW 1 year into my professional career on the advice of my girlfriend).  Like most Americans,...

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Black History Year Weekly Digest

Posted by dangerousnegro on

Here are the daily quotes/facts from our Black History Year Facebook Application for the past week: February 6th, 1820. The first organized emigration back to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves. February 7th, 1926. Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month. February 8th, 1925. Marcus Garvey entered federal prison in Atlanta. Students staged strike at Fisk University to protest policies of white administration....

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