1. One thing is for sure Jay-Z is not a lawyer
Many have taken to the airwaves putting forth their best arguments in support or against Jay-Z’s recent partnership with the NFL. At the juncture in time, it is hard to say exactly what will come from this partnership. What we are sure about is Jay-Z’s rap greatest and the fact that we should not be taking legal advice from him, period. Want to see why? Check out this article for more.
2. Trump (again)
In one day, Trump managed to embarrass himself, his administration, and the United States in one self-absorbed and uninformed rant. Nothing new, we know. But without having to divulge too much of this ridiculousness, go here for more.
3. The Great Land Robbery
Read this incredible, yet lengthy, article that was just released by the Atlantic. Writer Vann Newkirk II takes a deep dive into the history of Mississippi and black lands being stolen.
4. Recession is not what we want
We know many many people are dissatisfied with Trump’s handling of the economy. The rich are getting richer and to hell with everyone else. And while we may want him to fail miserably, rooting for an economic downturn (i.e. recession) ain’t it. There’s more to this story which is why you should click on the LINK to find out more.
5. Things you need to know about Black funerals
Black funerals, unlike other cultures, is more of a celebration, a “homegoing celebrations.” On these days, people descend upon the streets for second lines (New Orleans) and other forms of showing love to a loved one, community leader, or simply because you heard some music and decided to join in on the celebration. For the full take on this wonderful radical tradition, check out this article.
August 21, 1831:
This was the start of Nat Turner’s Slave Revolt that took place in Southampton county, Virginia.
Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was a black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (August 1831) in U.S. history. Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery, antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War (1861–65).