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Black Mail Blog Hits 200k Views!!

Welcome to Black Mail where we bring you Black History: Special Delivery!!

We are excited to announce that the Black Mail Blog has reached 200,000+ views! The 200k+ views is just for the blog alone! We know our views are even greater if we were to count hits to our various social media platforms.

Black Mail first launched as a blog in July 2015. In July 2022 we will celebrate 7 years of bringing you BLACK HISTORY: SPECIAL DELIVERY!! Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog or follows us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

In February 2022 we also launched the Black Mail Podcast! We currently have 29 episodes loaded and will continue to add more. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and share it with your networks! You can click here to subscribe to the podcast.

Again! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

We appreciate your support!

Another installment of melanated mail has been delivered. Ponder, reflect, and pass it on!

Check Out The Black Mail Podcast!

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The Black Mail Blog has been bringing you Black History: Special Delivery for 6+ years! We are happy to announce that we are expanding!! Black Mail content is now available via podcast!! Now you have the option to “listen on the go” or “log in” to access black history facts, news, quotes, inspiration, and more!

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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!

-Blackmail4u.com

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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