Tag: #history

BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Since the death of Mike Brown in Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement went from a saying to an actual political push. Now, with an opportunity to make a real change in the community, where can we take this from here? Because there are… Continue Reading “BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT”

ARTISANS STILL HAVE A SPACE: WHY CRAFTSMANSHIP IS STILL RESPECTED

“Might be a dinosaur, but not a dead dinosaur.” I am always impressed whenever I see the craftsmanship of people throughout history. I work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And there is artifacts designed and built by man that… Continue Reading “ARTISANS STILL HAVE A SPACE: WHY CRAFTSMANSHIP IS STILL RESPECTED”

BLOODLINE: TRACING OUR ANCESTRY CAN BE OF GREAT INTEREST

“Knowing who you are and where you come from.” I have been contemplating taking the 23 and Me test that aims at tracing your bloodline back to its original origin. The test has collected hundreds of millions of samples from people around the world.… Continue Reading “BLOODLINE: TRACING OUR ANCESTRY CAN BE OF GREAT INTEREST”

JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN

“The descendants of blood, sweat, and tears, still going strong.” Today marks the 152nd anniversary in which the first Juneteenth Day celebration was held in Galveston, Texas. And for those of you that are unfamiliar with Juneteenth, it is the celebration that marks the… Continue Reading “JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN”

HBC-U-LATER: DO WE NEED THEM ANYMORE?

“Do they hold up today?” Well over a century ago, African Americans in the United States were denied the access to a lot of universities across the country. This denial prompted us to create our own universities called, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).  I… Continue Reading “HBC-U-LATER: DO WE NEED THEM ANYMORE?”

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: BLACK MALES AND OUR DISDAIN FOR HOSPITALS

“Why we run from the doctor, even though we need it.” Ever since the days when Black men were used as guinea pigs for medical experiments, we still have a problem visiting a physician. The most well known experiment conducted on Back men was… Continue Reading “TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: BLACK MALES AND OUR DISDAIN FOR HOSPITALS”

REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES

“What if history was switch around.” Let’s say instead of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Africa, it took place in Europe. What if Africans invaded Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sicily? What if Africans paid some Europeans money to lure them from inland? And what if… Continue Reading “REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES”

EXODUS RELOADED: WILL THERE EVER COME A TIME WHERE BLACKS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE?

“Could it happen again?” 11% of America, this is the percent to which the African American population is made up of in this country. Now I make this statement, especially with everything that has been going on over the past few years. Will there… Continue Reading “EXODUS RELOADED: WILL THERE EVER COME A TIME WHERE BLACKS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE?”

OFF THE BLOCK: Why Black People Should Travel

“Why we need to leave the block.” As a Black man, I wish I could take my views of the world and place them into the minds of so many other young Black males. I am always trying to broaden my horizons as well… Continue Reading “OFF THE BLOCK: Why Black People Should Travel”

Social Illusions

“White Privilege is a real fallacy.”   What is the held definition for what White Privilege means? The meaning for this is the privilege afforded to one group of people that is not similarly given to another group. One group may be given the benefit of… Continue Reading “Social Illusions”