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    Quote Originally Posted by MindofShadow View Post
    Yip.

    MLK made one speech and got shot.

    Malcolm was mean until he wasn't then was shot.

    Rosa wouldn't move on the bus.

    Harriott made a railroad



    Obama is president.


    Black History month done! whew, got that off the schedule, now back to regularly scheduled programming!

    Dude at least that's better than the pilgrims and Indians first thanksgiving garbage. Oh, and we had to wipe the Indians out to make America. just saying.
    Sometimes it's a good day to die, and sometimes it's a good day to have breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Upon doing research for my next story/comic project, I came across this interesting slave song, that I'm sure can still be seen as poignant and relatable to this day:

    "We raise the wheat,
    Dey gib us de corn;
    We bake de bread,
    Dey gib us de crust;
    We sif de meal,
    Dey gib us de huss;
    We peel de meat,
    Dey gib us de skin;
    And dat's de way
    Dey take us in;
    We skim de pot,
    Dey gib us de liquor,
    And say dat's good enough for niggers."
    Brother Greg. That poem can be found in Black Poets: edited by Dudley Randall (New York: Bantam, 1971).. The anthology is composed of slave narratives, poems from the Harlem Rennesiance era, and poems from the Civil Right era/struggle. Here's a favorite of mine by Langston Hughes.





    "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"



    I’ve known rivers:
    I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
    flow of human blood in human veins.

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

    I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
    I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
    I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
    I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
    went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy
    bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

    I’ve known rivers:
    Ancient, dusky rivers.

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwolf View Post
    Dude at least that's better than the pilgrims and Indians first thanksgiving garbage. Oh, and we had to wipe the Indians out to make America. just saying.

    Hey we honor the Indians with a really good football team


    /sarcasm

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    I mentioned him earlier but since we're posting poems this is a favorite.

    If We Must Die

    Claude McKay, 1889 - 1948 .


    If we must die—let it not be like hogs
    Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
    While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
    Making their mock at our accursed lot.
    If we must die—oh, let us nobly die,
    So that our precious blood may not be shed
    In vain; then even the monsters we defy
    Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
    Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe;
    Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave,
    And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
    What though before us lies the open grave?
    Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
    Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spear of Bashenga View Post
    I mentioned him earlier but since we're posting poems this is a favorite.

    If We Must Die

    Claude McKay, 1889 - 1948 .


    If we must die—let it not be like hogs
    Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
    While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
    Making their mock at our accursed lot.
    If we must die—oh, let us nobly die,
    So that our precious blood may not be shed
    In vain; then even the monsters we defy
    Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
    Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe;
    Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave,
    And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
    What though before us lies the open grave?
    Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
    Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
    I love this poem. This def wold have caused me to lose a foot or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoov-E View Post
    Hey we honor the Indians with a really good football team


    /sarcasm
    Do you think the Spearchuckers will make the playoffs next season? Harmless joke. Ha.

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    The happiest BHM I ever witnessed was when they actually talked about James Baldwin for a bit.

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    I wish I had thought of it earlier but I'm going to post a poem a day every day for BHM. If you are friends with me share them, it would be cool if other people want to do artwork, or historical articles, or shorts stories, etc. I'll share likewise. That way we can spread stuff all over that people may not otherwise see.
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    What do people here consider the "Black History Moments" for comic books and strips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouroboros View Post
    What do people here consider the "Black History Moments" for comic books and strips?
    In what context? First appearances? Stellar moments in writing or artwork? Editorial work?

    I can say two of my favorite black works are Mat Johnson's Incognegro and McGruder and Hudlin's Birth of a Nation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoov-E View Post
    Hey we honor the Indians with a really good football team


    /sarcasm
    Actually, a mediocre team who only makes the playoffs because they manage to beat out the other three teams in a weak division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouroboros View Post
    What do people here consider the "Black History Moments" for comic books and strips?
    All month I'll be posting all the varied Black superhero issues, mostly debuts and origins I have in my collection on Instagram.
    I'm doing the early Milestone Big 3 right now, if that counts. @Surf.75

    Sanford Greene has been doing a daily black history sketch of a famous person on IG, I'm becoming a big fan of his.
    Beefing up the old home security, huh?
    You bet yer ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spear of Bashenga View Post
    In what context? First appearances? Stellar moments in writing or artwork? Editorial work?

    I can say two of my favorite black works are Mat Johnson's Incognegro and McGruder and Hudlin's Birth of a Nation.

    No love for Kyle Baker's part in Birth Of A Nation?

    While John Paul Leon is not black the second issue of Static by him and McDuffue with Washington III which had Static face his fear of Hotstreak and beat him has stayed with me since I first read it all those years ago. The fact that they showed Static getting bullied to the point he went to the Big Bang to kill him only to figure out he's not about that then get super powers only to find out his tormentor also got super powers and damn near scared the piss out of him and then man up and put him away was bliss



    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    All month I'll be posting all the varied Black superhero issues, mostly debuts and origins I have in my collection on Instagram.
    I'm doing the early Milestone Big 3 right now, if that counts. @Surf.75

    Sanford Greene has been doing a daily black history sketch of a famous person on IG, I'm becoming a big fan of his.

    I should do that as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoov-E View Post
    No love for Kyle Baker's part in Birth Of A Nation?

    While John Paul Leon is not black the second issue of Static by him and McDuffue with Washington III which had Static face his fear of Hotstreak and beat him has stayed with me since I first read it all those years ago. The fact that they showed Static getting bullied to the point he went to the Big Bang to kill him only to figure out he's not about that then get super powers only to find out his tormentor also got super powers and damn near scared the piss out of him and then man up and put him away was bliss






    I should do that as well
    An oversight, for Baker I'd probably pick Nat Turner though. That art was incredible.
    When SoB gets hostile he spits gospel like he's in the Winans.

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