I did this last year in Black History Month. And it’s back again. So yep, it’s time to scratch the noggin and actually boil the questions. Oh yes, we know we’re in the era of that dude named Trump, and many of us might loose our minds. So now I ask, what’s next for the future of Black History Month? And many of us have been spoiled that it’s supposed to be everyday, but hardly: we black folks DON’T acknowledge our history EVERYDAY! WE DON’T. Yeah, we can do this after March and get all charged up, but might ask where was the energy during February? Hmm……It’s the same ole thing we encounter every time.
Are we still believing this statement? Be honest.
Why are those saying that it’s “National African-American History Month”, than “Black History Month?” Black History Month is now global, not just for the United States.
Is the whole thing about the 45th President saying that the word “black” is outdated true? Last I checked: BLACK is BLACK!
Someone stop me: when we black folks say we celebrate our people everyday or I’m black everyday, are we meaning this or just saying to get the monkeys off the back? Just be honest!
Someone stop me again: are we really teaching our children more about black history everyday? Be honest.
I asked this last year many times: Have you missed Obama?
Is Donald Trump really supporting black folks? Or should I say, those whom are on his side are black?
When was the last time that many took their kids to see a tomb of a famous African-American Figure than to see a pair of Air Jordans at the mall?
When was the last time that many saw a famous African-American figure that was still dropping knowledge and took the kids?
How many more of the New England Patriots whom are black will not attend the White House?
Dang MSNBC! Why did you kicked off Tamron Hall?!
Is it just me, or is America wants to be driven by those in office whom do not have experience or just being dumb?
You do know that 2017 is a voting year, right?
Is the black media still on point?
I’m surprised that many in America didn’t know who James White was after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Um, did anyone checked the Wisconsin Badgers for Reference?
How hard will “The Quad” on BET will go?
Is it just me, or what has gotten into BET with the added cussing in movies?
Had everyone seen Hidden Figures? Not Hidden Colors. HIDDEN FIGURES!
Should AFROPUNK make a Milwaukee Visit? Take my money.
When will President Obama release his memoir? If that happens TAKE MY MONEY!
Black Businesses: are you holding up well?
Was Maxwell out of bounds for his remarks about including whites for Black History Month?
Did The New Edition Story on BET really sparked new ideas for biopics?
Should all of the black Alumni of High Schools or Colleges rock dashikis for Black History Month? Primarily with the school colors we know?
Who still reads books? Mainly African-American Novels?
For my Black Introverts, are we good? Are we are still holding up to resist?
This year in Music Anniversaries: 30 years of Jody Watley’s Real Love, Whitney Houston’s I wanna dance with somebody under the self titled Album, Whitney. Kool Moe Dee’s How You Like Me Now made the cut, NWA and the Posse made it’s debut by the group itself. Even Michael Jackson’s Bad was good.
25 years of R.Kelly & The Public Announcement’s She’s Got That Vibe and Honey Love. Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back. EnVogue’s Funky Divas of Free Your Mind, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, My Lovin’and Give it up Turn it loose. Mary J. Blige’s What the 411? Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard Soundtrack. Boyz II Men (ALL FOUR OF THEM) serenade the women with the single, End of the Road. Also, Prince with the Love Symbol Album premiered, and Bobby Brown had the joint Bobby out with Humpin’ Around as a hot single. Just to name a few.
20 years of Missy Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly, Puff Daddy and Family’s No Way Out, Aaliyah had The One I gave my heart to and Hot Like Fire, Timbaland/Magoo debuted Welcome to our World, Will Smith was back with Big Willie Style, The Notorious BIG’s last album before his death: Life after Death, and Michael Jackson had the album out called “Blood on the Dance Floor.” Just to name a few.
15 years ago: Ashanti and Tweet both debuted with their albums, Musiq Soulchild had “Juslisen”, Meshell Ndegeocello had the album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape. Plus Donell Jones had the joint Life Goes On, Will Smith was Born to Reign, Nelly had the joint Nellyville, Sean Paul had the Dutty Rock thing going, LL Cool J: 10, Deborah Cox (one of my favorite black Canadian exports) had the album out called The Morning After, and Missy Elliott took us back in time with old school hip hop beats in Under Construction. Just to name a few.
And 10 years of Angie Stone’s The Art of War. Plus Timbaland took us a Shock Value favor with Keri Hilson singing hooks. What music are you celebrating….IN BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
This year in Movie Anniversaries: 10 years of I am Legend, Why Did I Get Married? and Black Snake Moan. 20 years of Men in Black, Soul Food, and Amistad. 25 years of Class Act, Mo’ Money, Bebe’s Kids, Diggstown, Malcolm X, and Trespass. 30 years of Beverly Hills Cop II, Leonard Part 6, Sign ‘o’ The Times, and Shaka Zulu. What flicks are you celebrating….IN BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
This year in TV Shows that are Anniversary material: Martin. 25 years since WZUP, Martin Love the kids, get the steppin’, and many of the quotes that we know it like that. Also, Living Single debuted in the same year also of 1992. Plus, The Cosby Show ended the 8 year reign the same year. Easy question: What shows are you celebrating in Black History Month?
Is Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots show still rolling with new ideas?
Will TVONE continue to roll hard with shows and news?
We keep talking about the firsts in Black History. Who’s next?
I’m not easily fooled by the phrases, Black Future Month, or Black Conscious Month. Nope. Wanna know why?
I’m not easily fooled by this notion of blacks not referencing the ideals that Africans were sold by their own and America ate up the idea of slavery commodity. Wanna know why? (Hint: Part of it is the truth whether we like it or not.)
When will all schools acknowledge Black History? Not just in the cities.
When all those who hate the idea of Black History Month actually stop hating?!
When will all those who don’t like the thought of having a Black History Month actually read what Dr. Carter Woodson wrote about the miseducation portion of us not knowing our history?
And yet again, how will all of this be worthy for our children, especially our black children that need to know this? Not just in school, but in the homes, and certainly in other areas like the church and community centers?
I learned black history in the house, school, and church!
So, Happy Black History Month! or #HapppyBHM2017 whatever many prefer.