Black in the Day…A Man Ahead of His Time

November 9, 1731: On this day the greatest minds ever was born. Almanac author, inventor, surveyor , naturalist and farmer; Benjamin Banneker was born as a free African American in Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, British America.   Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Baltimore County, Maryland to Mary Banneky, a free black, and Robert, a freed slave from Guinea.[2][3][4][5] There are two conflicting accounts of Banneker’s family history. Banneker himself and his earliest biographers described him as having only African ancestry.[6][7][8] None of Banneker’s surviving papers describe a white ancestor or…

Video: “Following Fran” Follows Black Man To His Property & Harasses Him

Here goes Following Fran in action …. evidently she found a black man working out at the park suspicious? She also follows him to his home and goes on his property without permission stating she has a right to protect HER neighborhood. In the video she states that she wants him to explain what he’s doing in the neighborhood. He has lived in the neighborhood 10 years. He explains that he had just lost a child during the summer and is highly stressed. I’ve never questioned one of my neighbors…

The Racist and Rachet History and Present of the WWE

Admittedly, I haven’t been a fan of “wrasslin” since what was known as the “Attitude Era” when the Monday night wars were taking place. This was probably 20 plus years ago and, as a kid, I loved it. The action, the physicality, the pageantry of it all fed my love and addiction of wrasslin non-stop and made it a part of my then everyday life. Then something changed or, more so, I changed. As I grew from a boy to a man, I really started to take notice of my…

Black in the Day…Leading the Charge

October 25, 1940: On this day Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. became the first Black person to be named as General in the US military. Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., was born in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 1877. He entered the military service on July 13, 1898, during the War with Spain as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th United States Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out on March 6, 1899, and on June 18, 1899, he enlisted as a private in Troop I, 9th Cavalry, of the Regular Army.…

Black in the Day…The Passing of a Civil Rights Legend

October 24, 2005: On this day, Rosa Parks, the woman known as the “mother of the civil rights movement,” died. Parks turned the course of American history by refusing in 1955 to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. Rosa Parks , née Rosa Louise McCauley, (born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.—died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan), African American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus to a white man precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which is recognized as the spark that ignited the U.S. civil rights…