BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019
”Sisters, how y'all feel? / Brothers, y'all alright?”
Let start this Black History Month blog entry with an opening of OUR Anthem...
The Negro National Anthem...
YES we have one!
Ladies and Gentlemen I bring to you...
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with a #BeyChella 🐝
“fo’ yo’ ass!”
February is and will forever be one of the shortest 🗓 months of the year and a time taken out to celebrate black excellence, black inspiration, black achievements and most importantly Black History.
🗣 EVERY THING BLAAAAAAAACK‼️ ✊🏾
The month kicked off with an announcement of Cory Booker running for the Presidential 🇺🇸 Election 🗳 for 2020, joining leaders Kamala Harris and Julian Castro, showing a wide and diverse group of candidates.
Though we sounded with cheers 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 for diversity and political agendas we had to then clutch our 😱 pearls at the historical print in yearbooks of blackface and disbelief of ‘fine people’ and ‘privileged lives’ believing that NO HARM WAS DONE!
Virginia or VA, if growing up on Missy, Clipse, Timbo and Pharrell, has started the “shits” with Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s infamous blackfaxe photo which was discovered in an 1984 yearbook for Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Northam did not say whether he was wearing KKK or blackface... kinda like asking if your 🅱️LOOD 👌🏾 or CRIP yet STILL everybody knows it’s all still “GANG-GANG”.
Northam miss me 🙈🙉🙊 with the bullshit 💩, as he made an apology saying, “the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now."
It was soon before news outlet released yet another yearbook photo this time from the year 1981 when attending the Virginia Military Institute College in a photo labeled “Goose, Coonman”.
I’ll let that digest.
Oh and BTW (by the way) there was NO explanation of the names or the use of “Coonman”, which “coon” is a racial slur.
Side note: his wife 👩🏻 thought it was “crazy, conservative and cool” to treat black students in a museum with a 🖐🏾 🤚🏾 full of cotton.
So you didn’t consult anybody before doing this?! #PRADA #GUCCI #MONTECLAIR
S/O Dapper Dan for gathering #GUCCI imme-ji-et-ly (immediately) as in NEEEEOW.
The context was never explained 🗣 TILL THIS DAY!
As Northam considered himself a coon his ace Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax 👨🏾🦱 was hit with a sexual misconduct scandal of his own... and this was only 4 days into the month. 🤦🏾♂️
Fairfax did denounce the alleged misconduct and even is, all for an open investigation, as all misconduct cases should be for all alleged victims of these crimes instead of silencing our girls, our women, our queens.
🗣 Keep R. KELLY ASS ⛓LOCKED⛓ UP AND BURIED⚰️ never to RETURN (plus the PARENTS, EMPLOYEES, etc) and BLACK PEOPLE mainly WOMEN 🛑 being so complicit!
Oh, sorry for the OUTBURST 🤭
February 8, 2019, ✌🏾 Dope Queens made its return to HBO with host and creators Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams as they discussed topics from faaaa’shunn (fashion) to Harry Potter wand wizardry even taking Flute N’ Twerk Lessons from Lizzo.
Let’s just say I had the energy to find the nearest piccolo and go to work 😂 can’t afford no flute.
The final episode airs tonight, but please watch previous episodes featuring author/producer Janet Mock and comedic performances by Jamie Lee (NO SPEARS) and a host of others throughout the programming.
By day 8 I felt BHM was progressing again in the right direction from politics to television 📺 until... Jussie Smollett, Chicago PD 👮🏼♀️👮🏻♂️👮🏾♂️👮🏽♀️and the General Public. 👥👤👥👤👥
I won’t say much yet 🤫🤭🤫🤭 as I too am still awaiting the final truths to be released or leaked💦... as the Chicago PD jumped the gun in making statements to condemn Smollett as the case is under investigation plus the FACEBOOK 👩🏽💻👨🏾💻👩🏽💻👨🏾💻 FBI is busy. 😂🤚🏾
(once that, then I will give my thoughts💭 )
TBH those resources could have been used in finding justice for the many innocent black and brown trans women and children 👶🏽👦🏽🧒🏿👦🏽.
As we know Chicago PD has a history 📜 📜 📜 of crooked cops and causing cruelty against underprivileged communities and covering up.
#LaQuanMcDonald #16Shots 🙏🏾
🗣 👨🏼 VanDyke how that ass doing ?! 🤷🏾♂️
“Bring it back, Bring it back!”
And the winner is... CARDI B. for Best Rap Album 🏆 becoming the FIRST WOMAN in Grammy History to win. #WellDeserved
For more Grammys coverage scroll to bottom for the “Dishonorable Mention” underneath the “Honorable Mentions”.
Followed by Monet X Change winning RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars🏁 though having to share her win with Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor. Why?! Only Ru’ knows...
Make sure to listen to her EP she released following her win and here’s a visual preview.
🗣 YOU BETTAAAAA WERK! ☝🏾
And while we WERKIN... the category is serving heteronormative (black) men (and women) who believe wearing a Christian Siriano ball gown 👗 with matching suit coat 🧥 emasculates the BLACK MALE!
I never knew however, but according to the judges your scores for MUVA?
10’s 10’s 10’s across the board and GRAND PRIZE!
MUVA BILLY PORTER
FACTS: Why people were so focused on the ball gown yet didn’t know notice his pants 🕴🏾 👖 suit once inside the theater... where we’ve witnessed the well deserved honor to Regina King🏆 for her role in ‘If Beale Street Can Talk’, the Queens Of Wakanda (Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler) and the rightful recognition to the one and only MR. SPIKE LEE for the Blackkklansman.
Still waiting to hear how Billy Porter’s ball gown will cause endangerment and other hardships plus side effect like PTSD, cancer, headaches or sumn 🤷🏾♂️
Ruth was first hired by Spike Lee, for Malcolm X starring Denzel. #FullCircleMoment
Did Trump hear his name in Spike Lee’s speech?!
And all the 🐕 🐺🐕🐺 were hollering down at the 🏛 House of Representatives during the hearing if 👨🏻 Michael Cohen, but the gagger besides a bunch of white 👨🏼🦳👨🏻🦲👱🏼♂️men 😡 about truths being told as they tried to control the narrative was when Republican Rep. Mark Meadows (North Carolina), brought in a black political appointee of President Trump to prove he is not racist.
The counter however came in from Representative Rashida 👩🏽💼Tlaib, (Democrat; Michigan), called it racist to “actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee.”
TBH when Meadows had the employee stand it reminded me of when slaves were sold on the capital or in front of congress.
Am I lying thou?! Also Stacey Plaskett is the MOOD!
Did is anybody else find it humorous when he said “my nieces and nephews are people of color” though not remembering his past slander and racist fueled statements towards President Obama wanting to send him back to “Kenya or wherever he came from”, so desperately.
🎤 “Sisters, how y'all feel? / Brothers, y'all alright?”
Checking because WHEW! Chile! We have been trying to get through this month together and still having to fight the powers that be EXCUSE ME I mean the privileged ones that be.
From politic’n to cotton picking even calling areas of black and brown bodies “N-Word Counties” (Maryland Democrat Mary Ann Lisanti) this entire month needs a restart, rejuvenation, repeat and revival.
According to #BlackTwitter 👨🏾💻👩🏽💻👨🏿💻👩🏿💻 🐦 it has been decided that we taking over the summer and have #BlackHistorySummer filled with Juneteenth, soul train lines, Cupid slides, bbq by old men in Jesus sandals and ashy feet (My Dad 😂 ), good cooked homemade 🥘 sides, seasoned foods, card games♠️♦️♣️♥️, loud music and an atmosphere of BLACKNESS all summer☀️ long!
So who with me?! For more hashtag #BlackHistorySummer as #BlackTwitter is soon to launch the website.
I will say we’re going out in our Sunday’s best style from Chequita Jenkins letting John Chapman💥🥊🥊 know who was the real 👑 of 🦀 to the countdown release of Solange’s new album ‘When I Get Home’ tonight at MIDNIGHT... all I can say is next year better not be like this... AGAIN!
I wanna leave y’all with a recent clip from the Ballroom Throwback’s X Ball featuring the Icon Selvin “Kool-Aid” Mizrahi, but the social media world know her as #MCDebra.
Continue to keep MC Debra in our hearts, mind and prayers as she is on her way recovering at a great speed.
Let’s keep continuing to find the inspiration and fight to grow and be greater and always let them motherfuckas know what time it is when the beat drops.
Now lemme hear say
🗣 MC ‼️
- JUSTIN MICHAEL HENDRIX
Honorable Mention 1: Tamar Braxton winning CBS Celebrity Big Brother, becoming the first BLACK to win in its franchise series. I will say it was great to see Kandi Burruss, Ricky Williams and TAY-TAY in the TOP 5, TOP 5, TOP 5 along with the ladies able to reconcile their differences.
Honorable Mention 2: #BOOMERANGONBET produced by Lena Waithe, Halle Berry and Ben Cory Jones
Honorable Mention 3: Amanda Seales’ personal favorite tune of mine “#NGMFU”.
And without further a due…
Dishonorable Mention 1: J. Lo’s Motown Tribute to Motown courtesy of the Grammys and then to have Andra Day, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia “Fanny” Barrino, sing a one song two minute tribute to the Queen Aretha Franklin, as they gave Dolly Parton a 10 minute set with special guest and duets included.
And then to know the HISTORY of Motown did not consist of twerks and tight clothes yet classy sophisticated looks from women of color primarily BLACK WOMEN during the Civil Rights and Soul Train Era.
Plus Barry Gordy was in the audience in the confusion of it all. #TheDisrespectofItAll