Black History Month is underway, and black people are getting all the feels that come with historical blackness. The month of February signifies a celebration of all things black. Together, we collectively acknowledge the African American experience—dating back to 1619 when the first enslaved African pressed his feet onto American soil. It is only right to pay homage to our ancestors’ malleability, black excellence, and those who have impacted our history as well as the culture. It is also a good time to soak up all the unknown stories and marvels of our heritage. Plenty is surfacing online via social media. However, black books are the ultimate source to immerse ourselves in the resilience and wonderment of blackness past and present. 18 Best Black Books for Black History Month 1. Incidents in the Life Of A Slave Girl This slave narrative by Harriet Ann Jacobs was originally published in 1861 just as the American Civil War began. Jacobs fictionalized her own … [Read more...] about The 18 Best Black Books of All Time for Black History Month
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Sonia Rao, The Washington Post Published 4:56 pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 A Harris County Judge issued an arrest warrant in 2018 for embattled rapper Tekashi69 after he failed to show up for his hearing Thursday in connection with an assault at the Galleria Mall. A Harris County Judge issued an arrest warrant in 2018 for embattled rapper Tekashi69 after he failed to show up for his hearing Thursday in connection with an assault at the Galleria Mall. Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images Image 1 of / 129 Caption Close Image 1 of 129 A Harris County Judge issued an arrest warrant in 2018 for embattled rapper Tekashi69 after he failed to show up for his hearing Thursday in connection with an assault at the Galleria Mall. A Harris County Judge issued an … [Read more...] about Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty and admits he was part of a violent gang
Amtrak is traditionally unfavored by lawmakers and the general public. But delays at airports nationwide following the longest-ever government shutdown casts trains in a new light. The state-owned business enterprise joked on Twitter on Friday that attendees this year’s Superbowl in Atlanta might just flock there via Amtrak. Amtrak is chartered as a private corporation – albeit one that gets federal funding. That means America’s passenger train line, even as it’s typically ignored by lawmakers and the general public, has been functioning as usual amid the government shutdown. Business as usual, meanwhile, has not been the case at America’s airports. Hundreds of flights were delayed in New York, Atlanta, and elsewhere on the Eastern seaboard on Friday amid the longest-ever government shutdown. TSA scanners have been calling in sick at work as they go unpaid, leading to huge lines at the airport. And, perhaps most strangely, Kanye West songs have … [Read more...] about Amtrak points out one big strength trains have as the government shutdown wreaks havoc on airports
Having been born in the ’90s doesn’t stop Christopher Renalds from loving the music of the ’80s.Singing Pat Benatar’s 1980 classic, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” never gets old for the musical theater enthusiast, who’s starring in the touring production of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages.” The 2009 musical spawned the 2012 eponymous film that starred Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. The show will stop by the Pikes Peak Center on Tuesday.“The music of the ’80s is both so rough and so fun,” Renalds said from a tour stop in Charleston, S.C. “Nostalgia is so important to who we are as people. There are so many (theater) pieces challenging your perspective, but let’s remember that crazy, wild, profane time of the mid- to late ’80s. Nobody dresses like Bret Michaels anymore, and they probably shouldn’t, but it’s OK to look back at how funny it … [Read more...] about ’80s musical ‘Rock of Ages’ to stop in Colorado Springs
It's like Christmas came early this year. I recently made an Internet discovery concerning one of the age's timeless Christmas tales, and it is broadening my understanding of the holiday. I now have a new grasp on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and, if I may, a new grasp on life.Yes, my unearthing of a prequel to the holiday story starts with Halloween and ends with Christmas.The prequel is called "Halloween is Grinch Night" and aired as a special in 1977 on ABC on Halloween. It even won a 1978 Emmy award for Outstanding Children's Program. (The TV version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" debuted in 1966.)The Grinch Halloween special was later made available on videocassette (remember those?) released in 1992 and then as a sing-along. The 25-minute special starts out with the Whos sensing a "sour-sweet wind" in the air, signaling to them it's "Grinch Night." Gree-Grumps start growlin' and Hakken-Krakks start yowlin' and this starts the Grinch a-prowlin'. From there, he … [Read more...] about There’s a prequel to ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and it’s about … Halloween?