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Black History Month 2017 |OT| - Peeking over Hidden Fences

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Malyse

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*sets up law chairs*

*grill coals turned white*



aiite, ya'll want chicken, steak or hotdogs?

where's the damn kool-aid? it's hot as hell standing over this grill. shit. oh and tell Slay to get off the court and bring me my dominoes.
Don't burn my hotdogs, fam. Watch the damn grill, I ain't eatin no black one.
 

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*sets up law chairs*

*grill coals turned white*



aiite, ya'll want chicken, steak or hotdogs?

where's the damn kool-aid? it's hot as hell standing over this grill. shit. oh and tell Slay to get off the court and bring me my dominoes.

Italian Sausage...need that
 

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Awesome thread, what's a good African American history museum to visit in SoCal? I want to start exposing my kids to this piece of their heritage before Trump outlaws it with some dumb EO.
 

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Great thread and great Wire gif usage.

I'm exciting to check out some movies at the Pan African Film Festival that starts February 9th in Los Angeles.

In an unrelated note I just wanted to mention I'm not black myself but it peeves me when other folks can't bother to learn more about black artists or black art in general (like the Hidden Fences fiasco).

I had posted a song recommendation from Solanges new album to a friend on Facebook and another friend called her Beyoncé. It's just the little mishaps like that which can be so aggravating.
 
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Awesome thread, what's a good African American history museum to visit in SoCal? I want to start exposing my kids to this piece of their heritage before Trump outlaws it with some dumb EO.

California African American Museum in LA of course.
http://www.caamuseum.org/


Museum of the African Diaspora San Fran
http://www.moadsf.org/


Malyse can we add this?

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/african-american-museums-united-states-and-canada

List of African American Museums in US and Canada.

For my East Coast Canadians in Ontario

http://www.amherstburgfreedom.org/
 

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Excellent OP.

Unfortunately, my family and I had to renege on our passes to the African American museum in DC this past Sunday. Thankfully, my Mom also had a set for March!
 
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I have an Art Exhibit at the Connecticut State Capitol in honor of Black History Month
I you live near Hartford please check it out


https://twitter.com/Nazaire73/status/826259568544116736
 

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*sets up law chairs*

*grill coals turned white*



aiite, ya'll want chicken, steak or hotdogs?

where's the damn kool-aid? it's hot as hell standing over this grill. shit. oh and tell Slay to get off the court and bring me my dominoes.

Where the chorizo at? Also i have guacamole for y'all

WHO THE FUCK BROGUTH POTATO SALAD?¡?
 

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Tell em bout how Central Park came to be.

While we're on the topic of Central Park, let's talk about the Central Park Five...

*Friends list drops by 3/5ths*

Where the chorizo at? Also i have guacamole for y'all

WHO THE FUCK BROGUTH POTATO SALAD?¡?

Man don't hate on my potato salad it's like the one thing I can do other than cook meats. It ain't my cookout so I brought beer and potato salad.
 

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I'll attribute more than likely. Hopefully to this thread. I'll start with this.
Shit like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imY-vSn0b18 is not ok nor is it relevant.
We don't need to ask each other these questions.
These are questions white people asked through black people and made a video.

The burden of proof that white people asked those questions is on you

Didn't see anything wrong with those questions at all
 

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Ahoy! Happy BHM! Great OT.

So I was doing some research of my own family history, I was surprised to see that the country with the most instances of my last name occured in Nigeria (since I'm white and Scottish). I wanted to know why this was so I did some Google Fu and came across this man.

Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay

Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay (1864-1946), sometimes acclaimed as the Gandhi of West Africa, was a man of many parts: a civil engineer and surveyor by training, a civil servant, a politician, an editor and journalist, an accomplished violinist, an historian, and an ex-convict. The founding father of Nigerian nationalism, he helped to lay the foundation of modern Nigeria and contributed to the shaping of popular perceptions of a modern nation and its obligations to the public. In addition, he maintained an abiding interest in the history and concerns of black people throughout the world. Often he published news relating to the wider black world as well as the activities and views of Nigerian students abroad, especially those who went to the United States. Many Pan-African and other black organizations knew about his activities and sought his attention. His voluminous papers housed at the University of Ibadan include correspondence with the leaders of a variety of international black organizations as well as a sizeable collection of their publications. He belonged to a distinguished missionary family with roots in the abolition movement and Sierra Leone colony

http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.ca/2013/11/herbert-macaulay-founder-of-nigerian.html?m=1
here is a little more detailed history of the man
 

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Whereabout?

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Gonna spend this month lighting up my feeds with black excellence. Last year it lost me "friends." It's like an annual culling without an attempt to do so.

Fam is from Eritrea and I was born in Cali, then raised in the south, so I've been living that 2nd generation experience.
 

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Threw the movies into justwatch to see what is streaming where.

Roots
Selma - Amazon Prime, Hulu, Epix
Rosewood
Fruitvale Station - Netflix
Malcolm X -
Amistad - Starz
12 Years a Slave
Glory
Beloved - Hulu
The Color Purple
The Great Debaters
The Tuskegee Airmen - Amazon Prime
Do the Right Thing -
Menace II Society - Netflix
Get On The Bus - Crackle, Starz
Bamboozled
Dear White People - Amazon Prime, Hulu, Epix
Mississippi Burning -
13th - Netflix
Hidden Figures - Cinema
Hidden Colors - Cinema
Fences - Cinema
Dark Girls - Starz
 

Trey

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Roots
Selma - Amazon Prime, Hulu, Epix
Rosewood
Fruitvale Station - Netflix
Malcolm X -
Amistad - Starz
12 Years a Slave
Glory
Beloved - Hulu
The Color Purple
The Great Debaters
The Tuskegee Airmen - Amazon Prime
Do the Right Thing -
Menace II Society - Netflix
Get On The Bus - Crackle, Starz
Bamboozled
Dear White People - Amazon Prime, Hulu, Epix
Mississippi Burning -
13th - Netflix
Hidden Figures - Cinema
Hidden Colors - Cinema
Fences - Cinema
Dark Girls - Starz

Good list.
 

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Amazing thread. I know this guy has probably been mentioned a million times, but Bass Reeves Is awesome and everyone should look him up.
 

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Also one of my favorite black history month topics is to talk about my Great Uncle, Elliot Skinner.

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/skinner-elliot-percival-1924-2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/01/us/01skinner.html

Man was a treasure. I have a copy of his book African-Americans and United States Policy Toward Africa 1850-1924 at home and I go through it from time to time. It came out the year I was born.

I never got to meet the man in person seeing as how he lived in NY and my Grandma moved to CA when my Mom was born, but he was an inspiration to me all the same.

*Edit* There's a book award named after him too.

http://afaa.americananthro.org/association-awards/
 

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Great thread OP. Been reading Faces at the Bottom of the Well recently, and it feels extremely timely today.
 
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