How to Commemorate Black History Month

My peoples! It is officially Black History Month, the shortest, most afrocentric 29 days you will experience this year. So I’m here to let you know ways for you to commemorate it. Here are some I came up with:

* Be jealous of my avatar’s dashiki and kufi. Because you know you want one. AND Milli Vanilli braids, which complete the set. Y’all can sat up there and act like my ensemble ain’t giving you everything you need right now. (-__-) It has become my annual tradition to break out ‘Shiki Fierce in the month of February and I thoroughly enjoy her.

* Tell the “intellectual” to have a seat. You know? The people who are all “I don’t observe the month in any way because every month is Black History Month for me” types? Yeah those people. Direct them to a row of seats they can go occupy. \_ \_ \_ We don’t need their wack protest all in the name of pride.

* Tell anyone who doesn’t understand why the month is necessary to have a seat too. Like this belligerent dummy below.

* Read Brokey McPoverty’s Little Known Black History Facts blog. Every year, Brokey blesses us with these hilarious “facts” and I never get tired of them. Ever. Like: “Hermaline Cross: First person to tell the Lord to hold her mule.” LMAO! That site is gold!

Buy Baratunde Thurston’s book How To Be Black. In case you need a manual of instructions, or just knowledge of his intriguing upbringing, getchu a piece of Baratunde’s book. And I must say that I dig nerdy Black boys in glasses.

* Watch Season 1 of the Boondocks. We won’t talk about the abomination that was season 3 though. We SHALL NOT. Even better? Read the comic strips, which were awesomesauce.

* Teach a little kid about a Black historical figure that isn’t Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr. No shade to either of those icons, but Black history is bigger than them.

* Eat some goat meat. Because it’s delicious.

So yeah, these are just some ways. What are you doing to commemorate Black History Month?

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  1. February 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The goat meat one threw me. Is goat meat a black food? I have never heard that. I grew up on goat meat. Actually, we ate almost anything that had meat, but goat was one of my favorites.

    • LB
      February 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      It is if black folk live in Africa.
      Better check an’ see if they do…

  2. Serenity
    February 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for the inspiration. I’m going to wear my dashiki to work tomorrow and have my boss look at me crosseyed but not say anything.


  3. February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I find a cutie and engage him in a lot of why this month is important madness in hopes that he will ask for my number….

    -I’m the Queen of Goats! laaaaaaaaaawd hammmmmmmmercy. I fry em, roast em, marinade em. That is bomb meat! At least it is the one meat guaranteed to not have that pink strawberry icecream McDies has.

  4. Krista
    February 3, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Whatchu’ talking about? Season 3 of the Boondocks was hysterical!
    … Oh, I’m the only one that thinks so? Okay .__. -sits down-

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