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Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby MMA_Addicted » Feb 18. 2012, 13:14

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I know that the answers to the thread question will be filled with scorn and disdainful negativity (after all, this IS an internet forum :lol: ), but is there anything AT ALL out of the ordinary that you did this month for Black History month?

Last night, I went to a lecture and dinner.

First, this woman sang:

Lady Tramaine Hawkins
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(And, although she had a good voice, was much too preachy and trying to sell her DVD and CD's a little too hard :roll: )

Then Tavis Smiley came out (PBS show host and radio personality)
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and spoke a little bit but mainly introduced the next guest

Cornel West (civil rights activist, professor at princeton, champion for the poor and disenfranchised)
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And this guy came out and knocked the fucking socks off of that whole auditorium. I am a fan of his now for sure. He is a professor of theology, but his message was clearly pro-human and pro-justice, and he really spoke to the crowd in a way that included all, (it was, of course, more of a black crowd than usual around my area, but still very diverse) and spoke truth in this conservative area in a way that seemed hard to refute or deny. It was a great talk, he spoke of constitutional injustices, the lopsided gathering of wealth in this country, the growing disparity between the poor and everyone else, he was critical of Obama (both he and Smiley are outspoken on that), but overall he had a message of positivity towards ALL people.

Anyways, here's a few clips of these guys so you can get an idea what they're about:

Cornel West on Bill Maher
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Cornel West on The Colbert Report
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/371416/january-18-2011/cornel-west
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Bill O'Reilly
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Then, we had a "soul food" dinner, which turned out to include

Fried catfish
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Collard greens
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Cornbread
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And a few other things.

It was a fun night, I'm really glad that we have a college nearby that has a continuing "distinguished speakers" program, so that we may get the opportunity to see other people speak like this too. (although, like I mentioned, it IS a conservative area... And when it's not "Black History Month" they usually end up getting idiots like Sarah Palin to speak)

But how about you? Anyone do anything out of the ordinary at all? Any students out there write essays or anything?
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby jojoclown777 » Feb 18. 2012, 19:20

:? I lose liberal street cred, but no, I haven't done anything. My school is actually pretty weak and isn't doing anything that great. I've been both busy AND incredibly lazy. Next week I plan to turn it all around, so maybe I'll do something. I could read some Alice Walker or something.

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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Latrodectus » Feb 18. 2012, 19:39

Nope


Wait I watched safe house starring Denzel. Does that count?
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Rex Fortune » Feb 18. 2012, 19:43

I had chicken wings for dinner...
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Raunwynn » Feb 18. 2012, 19:44

i put a "magical negro" style character in the book that i'm writing.
when it's adapted into a movie, he will most likely be played by morgan freeman.
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Latrodectus » Feb 18. 2012, 19:49

Oh ya, well I have a black president

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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby designationzero » Feb 18. 2012, 19:50

MMA_Addicted wrote:I know that the answers to the thread question will be filled with scorn and disdainful negativity (after all, this IS an internet forum :lol: ), but is there anything AT ALL out of the ordinary that you did this month for Black History month?

Last night, I went to a lecture and dinner.

First, this woman sang:

Lady Tramaine Hawkins
Image

(And, although she had a good voice, was much too preachy and trying to sell her DVD and CD's a little too hard :roll: )

Then Tavis Smiley came out (PBS show host and radio personality)
Image
and spoke a little bit but mainly introduced the next guest

Cornel West (civil rights activist, professor at princeton, champion for the poor and disenfranchised)
Image
Image

And this guy came out and knocked the fucking socks off of that whole auditorium. I am a fan of his now for sure. He is a professor of theology, but his message was clearly pro-human and pro-justice, and he really spoke to the crowd in a way that included all, (it was, of course, more of a black crowd than usual around my area, but still very diverse) and spoke truth in this conservative area in a way that seemed hard to refute or deny. It was a great talk, he spoke of constitutional injustices, the lopsided gathering of wealth in this country, the growing disparity between the poor and everyone else, he was critical of Obama (both he and Smiley are outspoken on that), but overall he had a message of positivity towards ALL people.

Anyways, here's a few clips of these guys so you can get an idea what they're about:

Cornel West on Bill Maher
phpBB [video]

Cornel West on The Colbert Report
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/371416/january-18-2011/cornel-west
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Bill O'Reilly
phpBB [video]


Then, we had a "soul food" dinner, which turned out to include

Fried catfish
Image
Collard greens
Image
Cornbread
Image

And a few other things.

It was a fun night, I'm really glad that we have a college nearby that has a continuing "distinguished speakers" program, so that we may get the opportunity to see other people speak like this too. (although, like I mentioned, it IS a conservative area... And when it's not "Black History Month" they usually end up getting idiots like Sarah Palin to speak)

But how about you? Anyone do anything out of the ordinary at all? Any students out there write essays or anything?
:D


Holy shit!!! That sounds like the best night, ever. Cornel West alone would be epic.
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby ThePeoplesChampion » Feb 18. 2012, 20:48

black history month...jesus christ how retarded :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Predator225 » Feb 18. 2012, 21:00

ThePeoplesChampion wrote:black history month...jesus christ how retarded :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


well, wasn't that forseeable? :roll:
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby SakuEar » Feb 18. 2012, 21:02

i havent done anything no, actually thank you for reminding me, i always forget when it is! :oops: :oops: ill try to do some stuff. but i have recently only been listening to black musicians, so maybe thats a start? like ray charles, sam cooke, billie holliday, MJ, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye.

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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby ThePeoplesChampion » Feb 19. 2012, 09:58

Predator225 wrote:
ThePeoplesChampion wrote:black history month...jesus christ how retarded :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


well, wasn't that forseeable? :roll:

i guess you think black history month is a great idea...please, tell me why...educate me.
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Brosstan » Feb 19. 2012, 10:02

ThePeoplesChampion wrote:
Predator225 wrote:
ThePeoplesChampion wrote:black history month...jesus christ how retarded :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


well, wasn't that forseeable? :roll:

i guess you think black history month is a great idea...please, tell me why...educate me.

Makes all the black chicks extra-super-horny :mrgreen:

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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby Predator225 » Feb 19. 2012, 10:17

ThePeoplesChampion wrote:
Predator225 wrote:
ThePeoplesChampion wrote:black history month...jesus christ how retarded :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


well, wasn't that forseeable? :roll:

i guess you think black history month is a great idea...please, tell me why...educate me.


maybe because they got fucked in the ass by white america for more than 400 years, and to a degree are still, and therefor some appreciation for them and at the same time a opportunity to educate ignorant idiots like yourself might be a good thing.
I know you don't like black people, for whatever reason that might be, but why don't you keep that to yourself?
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Re: Black History Month! Did you do anything?

Postby ChuckBasSilva » Feb 19. 2012, 10:24

Nope, saw a commercial about it on the 15 or something and was like. O yeah, it is black history month.

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