Happy Black History Month!
Happy Black History Month! Take a look at how far we’ve come:
A Stanford-educated black man who is regarded as the best in his profession somehow became the most famous “thug” in America.
On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, most of the talk that day was about his killer being featured in a “celebrity” boxing match.
On February 3rd, the trial began for the man who shot and killed Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, after the two got into an argument over loud music.
Also this month, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s kids are back in court and in another ugly, public feud after two of the siblings (Dexter & Martin III) sued the other (Bernice). Why? The brothers want their sister to turn over Dr. King’s bible and his Nobel Peace Prize medal for the purpose of selling those items. (The bible was used by President Obama when he was sworn in for his second term.)
On Sunday, the number one show on cable television was a show that featured an all-black cast. That show also featured an all-black fight. For a full recap, just go to Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta homepage and click on “I Will Drag You in this Bitch.” It’s featured prominently.
We’ve come a long way … to get HERE! Happy Black History Month!