Tag Archives: Black History Month

The Real Housewives of Civil Rights.

just watch it.
just watch it.

i stood up and did the slow clap in real life after this.


(thanks to @heyerinevans for this!)

happy black history month!

i may or may not have this tattooed on my left buttcheek.

ashe, brothers and sisters!

updates here may be scarce here this month, as i am being moved by the spirit to educate your black asses (and non-black asses) on shit you didn’t even even know you didn’t know about yourself.  Little Known Black History Facts are back again this month, AND me and the good scholars at PostBourgie are reupholstering your kufis with kind of almost sort of daily episodes of Know Your History.

don’t let The Man keep you in the dark!  step outside your fool selfs and learn something!  and if you simply can’t stand the quiet around here, go take a peek at the tumblr.

Martin Luther the Kang is looking down and smiling on your from the cross.  be blessed!

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BHM exclusive!: an interview with Mo’Nique’s vocal cords


everybody look at your calendars.  do they say february 25th?  know what that means?  it’s STILL black history month off in this bitch!  it aint over!  we’re gonna keep the party goin with a new exclusive interview, this time with Mo’Nique’s vocal cords.  Mo’Nique, as i’m sure you know, is fairly well-known comedienne and actress, especially after appearance in the movie “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.”  the interview got off to a bit of an odd start when her vocal cords came limping into the room on crutches, speaking barely above a whisper.

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your nappy ass roots: the Black Power Ranger

Zack Taylor was the first African American Power Ranger and the only black fighter in the original founding five.  A confident opponent, Zack also enjoyed playing sports and dancing, “especially to a fresh beat bumping out his homeboy’s boombox” (per Wikipedia).  He enjoyed dancing so much, in fact, that he often incorporated it into his fighting, eventually developing his own style called ‘Hip Hop Kido,’ which featured numerous body rolls for no clearly defined reason at all.

Zack excelled as a Ranger, facing and defeating several opponents, including a particularly gangster crab.  In spite of his success, however, Zack faced racist harassment from his fellow Rangers (who often called him Michigan J. Frog due to his constant dancing) and criticism from the black community, drawing protests from the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Unable to understand why people were so angry about his funky fresh moves, Zack quit the Rangers and soon developed a drinking problem.  Ironically, it was the very thing that drove him to drink–his insatiable love of dance–that would prove to save his soul; Zack got clean and took up salsa dancing, becoming the 2004 Mayan World Salsa champion.  He continues to dance and teach to this day, making it possible for anyone to dance with the Black Power Ranger for as little as $10.

(We’re not making that last part up.)

your nappy ass roots: Stoney Jackson

Stonewall “Stoney” Jackson was born in Richmond, VA, in 1960.  A natural on the stage, he toured Europe with the Young Shakespeareans, a highly prestigious acting troupe that admits only 5 new members worldwide every 5 years.  Stoney gained whirlwind notoriety overseas as the Moore Othello by the time he was 8 years old, and to those who know, is considered one of the greatest black acting talents of all time.

His career took a turn for the worse, however, when, upon returning to the United States, he made a bold move and got a Jheri Curl, a popular hairstyle of the 80s.  Despite his illustrious career history, the glistening, oily strands atop his head made it impossible for the populace to take him seriously.  In 1990, after completing his run as Travis on the popular sitcom 227, Jackson founded N.A.A.J.C (National Association for the Advancement of Jheri Curls) in hopes of obtaining equal rights for those with the hairstyle.  His career never recovered and he has been acting in straight-to-video movies, such as ‘4-Bidden‘ and ‘The Thief and the Stripper‘ ever since.

BHM exlusive!: an interview with Ray J

are you here for the love of black history month?

welcome to what will hopefully be the first of a series of exclusive interviews with some of the most prominent and influential black personalities in our community in honor of black history month.  for our first installment, i had the opportunity to sit down with “musician” and reality tv “star” Brandy’s Brother Ray J over a couple of fried bologna sammiches.  i wanted to discuss a few specific things:  how he feels about the current state of black America, what he thinks about the job that fine ass President Obama has done so far, and what he plans to do with semi-lame ass Mz Berry, “winner” of For the Love of Brandy’s Brother Ray J season 2.

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your nappy ass roots: Lamar David Little

Born in 1928, Lamar David Little worked as a welder in Fort Wayne, IN.  A fan of tasty snacks, he, like many black people both past and present, was a fan of eating the nutty kernels inside of sunflower seeds.  Being a man of diverse taste, however, he soon tired of the lack of flavor options and quit his job to spend as much time as possible creating new flavors for the seeds.  He tried to write suitable formulas for all his favorite flavors, and after his pig foot, watermelon, and malt liquor recipes didn’t work, he settled on BBQ in 1982.  It remains a popular treat for black America to this day; many believe that pouring a handful and shaking the seeds around enhances the flavor.

each one teach one.

presenting: Miss Black History Month!

glory be!  it’s only day 3 of the black history month extravaganza and we’ve ALREADY got a head on which to place the crown of Miss Black History Month.

i give to you, ladies and gentlemen, your Queen February… whoever this is.



black history month quickies!

one of these people invented Grape Drink. guess who?

koochiechakakhan, everybody!

to supplement the longer looks we’re taking into our unknown black history via Your Nappy Ass Roots, i thought i’d act on my good buddy kenan‘s suggesion and set up a little tumbler to blast some quick little known facts for everybody as we boogie on down in this black history month extravaganza.  i’ve been doing it via twitter, but if you’re lame and not following me yet, you missed em!

so for your convenience, pleasure, and cultural IQ, here you go.  each one teach one, brothers and sisters.


Brokey “I Cast Off my Slave Name” McPoverty


your nappy ass roots: Doc Louis

awwwww yeah!  welcome to black history month, suckas!  we’re gonna get this crazy train rollin with our first installment of Your Nappy Ass Roots, a segment that spotlights little known black history facts that they don’t teach you in schools.

we’ll start by taking a look at Doc Louis, Little Mac‘s trainer in the popular Nintendo boxing series Punch-Out!!, and the first openly gay black video game character in Nintendo’s history.

double entendre like a motherfucker.

Formerly a heavyweight boxer, Jerome “Doc” Louis’ presence achieved fame in the United States around 1954.  Decades later, Doc, now coaching the sport, has a chance encounter with a young fighter named Little Mac, who has aspirations to box professionally. Louis agrees to take charge of Mac, teaching him everything there is to know about boxing.   Now, via Doc Louis’s Punch-Out!! , other players can actually train against him as part of gameplay.

Between Little Mac’s rounds, Doc can be seen in the corner offering words of encouragement and making thinly veiled sexual references via discussion of “chocolate bars,” a well known reference to black penises.  Throughout the game, he makes such statements as “Don’t cry, Mac.  Here, I’ll let you have some of my chocolate bar,” and “As soon as I find out how he got so big, I’m gonna have the same thing done to my chocolate bar!”  No really, he says these things.  He officially came out after confiding his secret to Little Mac during one of these mid-match chats.

In 1996, Doc Louis was honored by the National Association of Gay Black Nintendo Characters for his trailblazing.  This pretty much meant that Doc gave the award to himself, as there are no other black Nintendo characters.

this has been Your Nappy Ass Roots.  when you comb through that shit, you never know what you’ll find.  harambee!

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