Discussion in 'African American History Culture' started by chuck, Jun 18, 2016.
And what have you heard or read about the legecy of black detroiters in particular bro?
Nothing much actually. I'm not a historian of Detroit. But, there have been some great things that have happened here...just like other great cities with large populations of Black folk.
"Black Bottom" was one great area here in Detroit. I read and heard about it some...not much though. It reminds me of some of the areas filled with Black-owned businesses during the time when White folks didn't want Black folks anywhere near them except in service positions. As I stated, there are similar areas in almost every major city where Black folks ran businesses and took care of our people.
We've lost something. We need to get it back.
Please do tell me about your origins as well!!
Wish I knew how to bro!!
What do you mean by my origins? Do you mean where I was born and raised? If so, that would be West Palm Beach, Florida.
There was a strip down there filled with Black-owned businesses, rows of Black-owned theaters in particular. I read about that in a book somewhere. I wish I knew the questions to ask adults when I was much younger. Sometimes I feel I missed out on a lot around me because I didn't know the history of my area.
For instance, I was reading something by Nora Zeale Hurston. I came across this part in my reading where she started naming streets that I knew of...streets I walked down almost everyday as a teenager. I was blown away to know that SHE, someone of her stature, walked the same streets that I grew up on. I was simply blown away by that simple fact.
Also...I forget what book I was reading...but it mentioned several landmarks around the my childhood area too. It was a book about the Black Panthers.
Why children aren't inspired by these tales born from people living in our communities is beyond me.
The things that could inspire us if we only knew.
The phrase "Know Thyself" is very powerful.
It's a choice they have to make on their own:
Though it might also become a part of their own rite of passage into adulthood (for a few of them) too!!
In the case of elder family members:
At the right times, they told me their stories too!!
I. e., hence I know the value of oral storytellers as well, and that aspect of african culture etc.
Personally is how I also trace back my own family's roots to the african nation of nigeria...
(And I also have native roots too)!!
Brutha Chuck, you know better than this.
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Brutha Monetary, please conduct this conversation in private since it just you two, or start a thread where others can join in. But this type of thread is a rule violation, and the OP knows it. This type of thread can, and often times make the discussion personal when people don't agree on something. This rule, like all the rules is for all...and not just one.
Oh gosh ... i saw this too Enki
chuck had hollered at Monetary in the shoutbox ... but he probably missed it
so i think chuck just started a thread to him
it is normally a violation ... no member names in titles ... and we do want to discourage it
Rule #5 - No Member's Names in Titles - "The exception to this is wishing someone happy birthday, or something such as that."
i would count this as ... "or something such as that" ...
he's not calling him out in a mean, confrontational, disruptive way
he's just saying ... yo dude, i didn't know you were in detroit
you're right Enki ... but ... it isn't really something we hafta fuss about
chuck means no harm i'm sure
sorry for saying it here ... but it is here ... so ... sorry
i love you Enki ... ... thank you ...
and ... anyone that wants to join in this discussion is welcome
that goes for most all threads here
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