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Black History Month – The Wind Down

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

Yeah, I know. You thought I was done with Black History Month when I wrote my post at the beginning of the month talking about differences in people. Well, I thought I was as well, but there’s always something that seems to bring one back into the fold, even if it’s only for a brief visit. I’ve got a few things to highlight, and I figured this was as good a way as any to do that.


’68 Olympics

I ended up writing about Black History month twice on my business blog. The second post was yesterday, and I’d like to share it because I added 5 videos that show others either talking about the month or black people in general. I thought they were all pretty cool videos, but y’all know I also had something to say before the videos. That post is titled As Black History Month Winds Down….

A couple of weeks ago I heard about an interesting website that does a thing during Black History Month as well. It’s called 28 Days of Diversity. The person who runs the site features a different minority blogger each of the 28 days; not everyone is black on this one, but they are definitely minority. I like the concept, and if I have an issue with it that issue would be that the creator doesn’t link back to anyone. So, the honor is there, but this person is missing out on giving backlinks to the sites. I guess it’s year two, and I went through last year’s crop of folks and it seems at least 25% of those blogs are no longer around. I have an interesting post on this topic coming out on the 2nd, so stay tuned.

I have people that contact me for the strangest stuff; too bad I don’t make any money off any of it. Anyway, there’s this site calling itself Best Colleges Online.net, and for whatever reason someone wrote a post and popped it on that site called 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month. The bad thing for them is that they didn’t know I minored in African-American Studies in college, so I knew all of their facts. The good thing for them is that I’m sharing the link in case the rest of you don’t know the history. 😉

And finally, out of the blue our friend Mitchell Allen of Morpho Designs, with whom I’m playing email chess against (and losing :-(), mentions someone to me I don’t know, named Marlee Ward. And this month she put together an interesting plethora of thoughts from 31 black bloggers on the topic of What Does It Mean To Be A Black Blogger? I think you should check it out because there are a few people there that I know you know, some who comment on this blog, and of course Mitch is also part of the group. Man, I must be waaaayyyy off the grid! lol

And that’s all I have for the month. I decided it was time to add a little video to the mix, and I’m going with You Will Know by… well, officially the artists were called Black Men United, but in reality it’s a bunch of stars who came together to sing this song for a movie, and the message is motivational for any and everyone who’s struggled to make it in this world. Enjoy.

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That picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos with gloved fists raised brought back a swirl of memories. What an amazing and tumultuous time it was in so many ways: the murders of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the riots, the protests at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. And, back to the Olympics in Mexico City, Bob Beamon’s unforgettable world-record jump. It’s hard to believe it was almost forty-three years ago.

February 26th, 2011 | 6:20 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

It certainly was a strange time, Charles, and it seems so tame these days by comparison. That was also the year we got our first color TV.

February 27th, 2011 | 1:46 PM

I just love that photo! That is truly inspiring.

February 26th, 2011 | 9:00 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

It is, DeAnna, but back then, truthfully, it was more frightening because no one knew what might be coming the next day.

February 27th, 2011 | 12:14 PM
February 27th, 2011 | 9:07 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

That’s so wrong, Rummuser, and funny. You know I had to share it. lol

February 27th, 2011 | 1:47 PM

Nice video, never watch it before. I read the rest of comments as well, I believe that things are changing for good everywhere.

February 28th, 2011 | 7:33 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

We can hope for it, Carl, but you’ve talked about issues you’ve had where you live. It’s definitely a world problem.

February 28th, 2011 | 12:33 PM

Hey Mitch!
Thanks for the nod. You’re definitely not of the grind. Glad to know your HERE! 🙂

February 28th, 2011 | 7:02 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Marlee, and I hope at least a few visitors here stop by for a visit there.

February 28th, 2011 | 7:08 PM