Hmmmph. Another Black Friday. My Fridays are always black, since I am black and very proud of it.
But hey, let's not make it all prideful and political. Well, OK, lets.
Quick... do you remember one present you received or gave last year during the end of the year period? I was really trying to remember... and I don't. Not trying to be a bah-humbug, but just trying to be realistic. OK. I gave books last year. I got some books last year. I always remember and keep books.
If you're going to keep it a Black Friday, how about remembering something significant and positive about black people? How about looking every black person you pass in the eye and saying "hello"? How about shopping at a black-owned business today? I know everyday might be a stretch... maybe today, and then a couple times a month? If not a black-owned, how about one of the mom and pops around the block from where you live? Well, as long as they treat black people (and other people of color) cool.
Let's bring black back. Kinda like a certain pop star says he brought sexy back... while imitating and earning money for being black-lite. Kinda like how black rappers choose black women to sing the hooks in their songs... oops, OK, maybe that's a stretch. We know it'll be a cold day in heck before someone questions what's going on with black music and the demise of the black female soul singer.
Flip the Script, Chip Away and Go Forth
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