(To the people in other countries who don’t understand what’s happening to the people who don’t understand why what’s happening is happening)
Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸❤️
Not all of y(our) ancestors were slaves. There are blacks/Africans who did not experience slavery, both in America, Garifuna( @laysiaprincess put me on to the people of Belize), and other areas. That’s a small part of history. There were Africans who were never slaves. Learn history beyond spirituality(we didn’t always practice forms, it was/is all mental), religion(the commission of goddesses and women is also a part of history), matriarchy, patriarchy(what came later), Egypt, before the countries were given names, go as far back as possible. You discover more the deeper you go. Regurgitating the same is only parroting, research for yourself. Don’t limit yourself to fit in.
I was finally able to get my my hands on a bottle of Uncle Nearest. It’s come out that he was the slave who came up with the Jack Daniels whisky. But he never got credit til now. I must say, it’s one of the best whiskeys I’ve had. Jack Daniels but without the headache lol. Cheers to you sir, history did you wrong but we remember now. 🥃
You can fight me on this but Strange Fruit sung by Billy Holiday is the darkest and saddest song you’ll ever listen to. The only time I listen to it is to remember. That is all it is for. To remember, preserve, mourn, and move forward carrying the hope of my people…my ancestors who came before. For those strange fruits, their ripeness seen at dawn and the bitter dew that trickled upon them. I shall never forget.
I’m very disappointed that I Saw The Light didn’t even make a passing mention of Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne*
The man only taught Hank everything, especially guitar.
He’s the reason the world even had Hank Williams.
*In fact, they erase and write over it. Part of Jessie’s dialogue reads: “I know I birthed you Hank. I was there. But where you came from, how you got what you got and why you have it…I swear no one knows that. Maybe the Lord. Maybe.”
The raw talent may have come from God, but talent and skill are two different things.
Hank learned that skill from Rufus, who died in poverty and obscurity.
Heard y'all wanted more PoC in academia. Have some microfilms.
Rufus W. Holsinger Photo. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
Saw this mannequin at the store 🖤
The guy who called MLK a coon has the last name “Molestina”
For decades, black voters have been verbally and physically abused by white Americans for exercising their right to vote. I see that happening now with these white ‘progressive’ liberals that are wishing ill will on the majority of black people that voted for Biden. Just because someone didn’t vote your way doesn’t mean you have to wish curses on them and their mothers. This is America, we all have different perspectives on who we believe in. You’re no different than the rest.