Black in the Day…A Four Star General

September 21, 1989:   On this day Colin Powell made history by becoming the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-the highest military position in the Department of Defense, Oct. 1, 1989, to Sept. 30, 1993. At age 52, he became the youngest officer to serve in this position. Powell made history by becoming the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-the highest military position in the Department of Defense, Oct. 1, 1989, to Sept. 30, 1993. At age 52, he became the youngest officer to serve in…

Black in the Day…A Slavehunter Amongst Us

September 18, 1850: On this day one of American History’s worst laws was passed. Passed on September 18, 1850 by Congress, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850.  The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state.  The act also made the federal government responsible for finding, returning, and trying escaped slaves. The Fugitive Slave Act or Fugitive Slave Law was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. The Act was one of…

Chrissy Teigen Called Trump a P*ssy A** B*tch and I’m OK With That

Chrissy Teigen has made a name for herself over the years. Going from John Legend’s “girl” to doing a whole bunch of shit I can’t exactly name off the top of my head at this present moment, she has managed to turn her outgoing personality into a reliable source of income that rivals her husband’s. Personally, I’ve always been a Chrissy Teigen fan. Sure, she can be a bit annoying, at times, but her wittiness and charm and the lack of fucks she gives outweighs any annoyance she may distribute…

Black in the Day…The Clinton Massacre

September 4, 1875:  Black in the Day On Sept. 4, 1875, more than 2,000 former slaves crowded onto the grounds of Moss Hill, a plantation in Clinton, Miss., that had turned over to a Republican doctor after the South lost the Civil War. It was during Reconstruction, when Republicans—the earlier version of the party that freed the slaves and supported black rights—were briefly in control of the state, to the chagrin of the Democrats who had lost the war and the right to maintain and extend slavery. The black families…

Black in the Day…A Pennsylvania Patriot

September 2, 1766: Black in the Day James Forten was born on September 2, 1766 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Sarah Forten. He was born a free black man. Over the course of his lifetime, he would make a significant impact upon the fortunes of the American capitalist system and the livelihood of his contemporaries. Born free in the city, he became a sailmaker after the American Revolutionary War. Following an apprenticeship, he became the foreman and bought the sail loft when his boss retired. Based on equipment he himself had developed, he…