black folklore x forward thought
When I attend a cultural event and there’s a request made to call out the ancestors, I revel in the opportunity to bypass the safe names like Malcolm, Marcus and Martin and yell out names like Larry Davis, Bumpy Johnson, Casper Holstein. My efforts, while arguably...read more
Scrolling through my IG explore page one day, an mage of Oscar Proud looking like Martin caught my eye. I think I guffawed, like that off guard laughter that you try to stifle. I hit the like button and cruised her page for more. She didn’t disappoint and I...read more
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A virtual mob pressured a huge movie star to acquiesce to a pedigree check. The type of shit they did to slaves; particularly mulatto and light skinned slaves and/or passers. To note though, there is no history of Black’s outing Black’s who passed. White’s exposing passers or framing other whites as passers is historic. Here’s how Dwayne Jonson’s Black Mythology lead to his niggerization.
Clout chasing journalists and bloggers all came to the same collusion…I mean conclusion that MBJ somehow suggested that Black Mythology did not exist. It wasn’t long before the ‘we only read the click bait headlines and rush to comment’ crowd were making memes and tweeting burns directed at the actor. No cap tho, y’all got em fkdup.
Mighty Amazing! Folk Heros, Legends, and Icons
When I attend a cultural event and there’s a request made to call out the ancestors, I revel in the opportunity to bypass the safe names like Malcolm, Marcus and Martin and yell out names like Larry Davis, Bumpy Johnson, Casper Holstein. My efforts, while arguably...
So recently I’ve been researching Stagger Lee, way beyond Google and Wikipedia and this nigger started speaking to me. Yeah I’m aware of how that sounds – imagine how I’m going through it tryna reconcile all of that? Anyway his story goes way deeper that two men...
Casper Holstein has been portrayed in one movie “The Cotton Club” in a don’t blink or you’ll miss it performance by Rony Clanton and half heartedly fictionalized in the binge worthy “Boardwalk Empire” as Jeffrey Wright’s...
Nat ‘Deadwood Dick’ Love was a Wild Cowboy and his adventures on the open range where so great that his identity was co-opted by nickel novel publishers for a western serial character. A big surprise to one at all, their character shared Deadwood Dick’s name and exploits but not his melanin.