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TO WOMEN OF COLOR

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“To Women Of Color,

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry.”

-Rupi Kaur

2018 Black Mail Black History Quiz!

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Check out our 2018 Black History Quiz!! If you would like a pdf copy. Please email us. Let us know what you think about the quiz! We encourage you to first take the quiz without going on line to look up answers. We have intentionally tried to focus on lesser known black history facts to increase opportunities for learning!

Quiz has 20 questions……20 opportunities to expand your black history knowledge base! We strive for accuracy! If you have any concerns about the quiz, please let us know. Click the link below or copy and paste into your browser to take the online quiz.

http://www.quizbean.com/r/5aa864502c4df

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That’s On You Boo!!

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If you only celebrate Black History one month out of the year. ….That’s on you boo!! At Black Mail we celebrate Black History ALL year long! Why don’t you? You don’t permission to elevate and celebrate Black History!

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MLK Stresses Importance Of Labor

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MLK felt that the needs of African Americans were the same. At the 1961 AFL-CIO Convention, MLK shared the quote above.

Oh No He Didn’t: Ben Carson Calls Enslaved Africans “Immigrants”

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Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Trump Administration described enslaved Africans who came to the U.S. in slave ships as “immigrants” who had a dream….. He made these comments during a speech to HUD employees.  No disrespect to those  who willingly came here as immigrants, but enslaved Africans came here in chains and were forced to work for free.  There is no logical way that Dr. Carson could or should refer to them as “immigrants”.  Check out the video clip and see it for yourself!.  Video clip is from USA Today.

 

Sources:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/06/ben-carson-calls-slaves-immigrants/98816752/

http://thehill.com/homenews/322545-carson-refers-to-slaves-as-immigrants-in-talk-to-hud-employees

John B. McClendon, Jr: Creator Of The Fast Break, Zone Press, And 4 Corners Offense

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John B. McClendon, Jr. (1915 – 1999)

 

John B. McLendon, Jr. (1915-1999) was trailblazing African American basketball coach.  He is also recognized as the first African American basketball coach at a predominately white university and the first African American coach of a professional sports team.

McClendon, Jr.’s attended Sumner High School in Kansas City.  While an all around athlete, McClendon, , Jr., did not play basketball while in high school.  He was born in Hiawatha, KS and graduated from University of Kansas with a degree in physical education.  He studied basketball at Kansas and was trained by the creator of the sport, Dr. James Naismith. McClendon Jr. was not allowed to play of the varsity team at the University of Kansas because he was black.  However, he would go on to build an impressive career as a coach winning 8 CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) championships.  McClendon, Jr. also invented several aspects of the game including the fast break, zone press, and four corners offense. Continue reading “John B. McClendon, Jr: Creator Of The Fast Break, Zone Press, And 4 Corners Offense”

Morehouse College: Celebrating 150th Anniversary

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Morehouse College is a private historically black college (HBCU) for men. Morehouse opened its doors in 1867 to educated black males who were formerly enslaved to become ministers and teachers. It opened approximately 2 years after the close of the Civil War. Its original name was Augustus Institute and it was located in Augustus Georgia. The Augustus Institute relocated to Atlanta in 1879 and became the Atlanta Baptist Seminary. Classes were first held in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church. The school moved to its current location in the 1880’s after John D. Rockefeller donated land to the college.

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Red Summer Race Riots of 1919

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James Weldon Johnson, was the first to call the race riots that occurred during the summer of 1919, “Red Summer”.  During this time, race riots broke out across the country due to the growing animosity and tension between blacks and whites.  Riots broke out in Arkansas, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Washington, DC, Illinois, and Nebraska.  One of the most violent of these riots occurred in Chicago, IL.  Riots occurred in over three dozen cities.  The riot was started when a black teen, floated onto a white beach.  The teen was violently attacked.  From there, the beatings spilled over into white neighborhoods; with blacks passing through these neighborhoods being attacked.  Chicago police did not intervene to stop the attacks.  Blacks then responded by attacking whites that entered their neighborhoods.  It would eventually take a rain storm and the Illinois National Guard to regain order after 5 days.  It would be in Chicago, Washington, DC and Elaine, AK that the largest number of deaths occurred. Continue reading “Red Summer Race Riots of 1919”

Al Jarreau Dead At 76

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We have lost another legend!   Al Jarreau has passed away early Sunday morning on.February 12, 2017. He was recently hospitalized for exhaustion in Los Angeles and had cancelled his tour schedule.

Jarreau released his first album at age 35 in 1975.  The 7 time grammy award winning artist was know as the “Acrobat of Scat”.   Jarreau released 16 albums during his career. Truly an iconic voice is now silent!

He leaves behind his wife Susan, and son Ryan.

What’s you favorite Al Jarreau song?   One my favorites is, “We’re In This Love Together”.

Ebony Magazine has some great info about his life.  Check it out!EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/al-jarreau-dead#ixzz4YUobKeeG

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