Black History is America’s History

Black History is America’s History. –

 

As a student I have observed over the years that; Black History is not covered in U.S. History like it should be. Clearly the triumphs that African-Americans went through in America is extremely signifigant to America’s History, yet it is not covered in our U.S. History textbooks.

At my school in order to even cover Black History, you have to sign up for a separate class; African-American Studies. There is no reason why the two significant pieces of History is separated in the majority of text books. There is no such topic of ‘simply’ Black History (so to speak).

Do you believe Black History should be separated from U.S. History?

Leave your opinion as a comment below, please. (:

I look at the World by Langston Hughes

I look at the world

BY LANGSTON HUGHES

I look at the world
From awakening eyes in a black face—
And this is what I see:
This fenced-off narrow space
Assigned to me.

 

I look then at the silly walls
Through dark eyes in a dark face—
And this is what I know:
That all these walls oppression builds
Will have to go!

 

I look at my own body
With eyes no longer blind—
And I see that my own hands can make
The world that’s in my mind.
Then let us hurry, comrades,
The road to find.

 

“I feel like she’s black!” Halle Berry disputing her daughter Nahla Racial Identity

I have been scrambling around thoughts to write about on this topic since February 9th, 2011 after I first heard the news.

Halle Berry is in a bitter custody battle with her ex boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, whom is the father of her daughter, Nahla. Halle Berry has brought the heat to Gabriel Aubry and is strongly vicing her opinion to the public that she considers her daughters racial identity to be African-American (Black).

Gabriel Aubry is outtraged and gets offended when people refer to his daughter as Black, over being of Mixed Raced. I can understand that Aubry as a parent wants his daughter to identify with being of Mixed Heritage and Race.

Halle Berry told Ebony magazine “I feel like she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory.”

The one drop theory is a controversial race classification of African-Americans that was enforced in the early 20th Century. The one drop theory determined who was black in the United States, many states enforced this rule.

I do not agree with living in the past and actually being mentally bonded to such an ignorant theory. The one drop theory is negative, there is nothing positive about it. It was created to “increase” so to say, African-American’s and the control/power Whites had over them.

I understand that it is Halle Berry’s choice, but I believe in acknowledging both races and embracing Biracial Culture.

What makes Nahla more black than white?

2012 Phenomenon

December 21st, 2012 which is said to be the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mayan’s Calender, a catastrophic event is predicted to occur. Many believe that it will mark the beginning of a new era and others believe that it will be the end of our world.

Either way Decemeber 21st, 2012 will be a day of controversy. Whether 2012 will be the end of the world or not, faith will be lost. The Mayan’s have been living by their calendar since the beginning of time, if a apocalyptic event does not occur; the foundation of belief that the Mayan’s believed in will crumble and mean nothing. Which means their belief that they have lived by since the beginning of time was all a lie. Can you imagine living your life through faith towards your believe, only to find out that it was a lie?

I am anticipating December 21st, 2012; we all have no idea what we are instored for.  Based on Baptist Religion, I believe that December 21st, 2012 will not mark the Revelation of when Christ will destroy this world with fire. Christ never said when he will be back, and we will never know. I do believe that the predicted  tragedy in 2012 would most likely be the cause of a destroyed Earth. Environmentally, this Earth will not be around as long as it has been.

I am asking for everyone that reads this, post your comment below.

Thanks!