September 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Back When We Were Negroes

'Back When We Were Negroes’



By Charles E. Richardson

Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph

There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of.

I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.…

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Added by Vicky on September 23, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

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Added by VKN on September 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Well Worth The Read

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute,…

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Added by Vicky on September 11, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Is Talking About Race Pointless?

"Example: Let's have a conversation about education. A white teacher, hit by a black student, recently rued on Facebook that she was educating "future criminals." Syracuse University's Boyce Watkins thinks she was "educating black kids without sufficient cultural competence." Here's a "Can we talk?" kind of story -- this lady's in the dark, right?

But…

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Added by Forum AfriGeneas on September 8, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

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