Even with all the accomplishments Black people have made, much of it could not be done without the assistance of White people. So today we honor 3 random White people… This is our version of Affirmative Action.
Abraham Lincoln, waking up one morning with a horrible hangover, after a night of drinking and joking around with his buddies and avoiding his wife. Instead of going into his bedroom, where he would have to deal with his wife he walked into the Oval Office and decided to sleep there. The next morning with that hangover and very little clue to what happened the previous night President Lincoln sat at his desk read the headline on the newspaper and screamed “I freed the WHAT!” This was the start of many things Black people could blame on the a/a/a/alcohol.
Jim Smith a printer in Mount Vernon, New York was well known and popular among people making things happen and planning events. He was the first person anyone went to when you needed to get the right promotional stuff out and let the hood know that you had something they needed to be at. One day the equipment he used to print concert posters stopped working properly and would be days to have it repaired or replaced. The letters L, I, and S would not show up on anything he needed to print up and those are three very important letters in the English language… just take a look at Wheel of Fortune, they just give you those three letters now days. He still printed the posters out but with some changes. ‘Big Dave and His Intelligent Black Men’ became ‘Heavy D & The Boyz’ starting an era in hip hop where misspelled words and borderline ignorance became the norm.
Orville Redenbacher… Yep him! How does he get celebrated? Let us tell you and it is not because we prefer to put hot sauce on his popcorn more than any other. While Orville Redenbacher was getting his business going in Northern Indiana he would take trips to Chicago selling his popcorn and building a name for his business. One day while on the Southside of Chicago a young Calypso singer yelled at Orville “Hey Cracker! Nice bow tie!” that singer became Louis Farrakhan leader of the Black Muslim Movement… Orville Redenbacher popcorn giant and fashion consultant to the Nation of Islam.
Happy Black History Month White People!!!! Sorry about the use of the word ‘cracker’, please let us keep our month.