Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tynee Talks: What happened to Black History being acknowledged?

It’s the last full week of Black History Month and I’m trying to figure out why Black History wasn’t acknowledged, taught, or celebrated in a lot of schools, including my son’s school. Sure, the first word in in my son’s school’s name is “WHITE”, operative word being “WHITE”, but that doesn’t mean they should not acknowledge the contributions of Black people in American history, especially the ones that have contributed to the field of education. I mean the pencil sharpener that we all love, that is used daily, was invented by a Black man named John Lee Love. John Lee Love was a carpenter.  In 1897, he patented a portable pencil sharpener with hand crank and a compartment to capture the pencil shavings. It doubled as a paperweight or ornament. In 1895, he patented an improved lightweight plasterer's hawk with a detachable handle and an aluminum board, making it portable and lightweight. The least educators can do at institutions of learning, is acknowledge him. Sheesh

Think about it, the same schools that are not paying homage to Black excellence in the areas of: science, technology, education, and civil rights, are the same schools and teachers that are going out of their way to make their latest Whip & Nae Nae video go viral. These same teachers are blasting the speakers loudly so that their classroom can do the Mannequin Challenge to Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles; but can’t take at least ten minutes out of the day to shed light on Black Americans who are major keys to American society. Once again, they love our culture, but hate us. As Jessie Williams stated: “they love to put us on like costumes”, but for entertainment purposes only.

My son’s school even had the nerve to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 28th, with an art project. I mean, no shade to the Chinese, but their NEW YEAR, has absolutely nothing to do with the price of tea at STARBUCKS or AMERICA! We’re 21 days in and ya’ll mean to tell me the kids couldn’t even color a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.??? I mean damn, ya’ll couldn’t even acknowledge ya’ll safety negro?  The blatant disregard for our hard work and significance to American History literally pisses me off. We have a rich, ugly, beautiful and complex history in America and it should be explained and acknowledged, even if only for one month out of the year. There are 5 full school days left in this month, so in true Black fashion, I’m just going to keep hope alive and hope that they will take time to recognize that BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tynee Talks: When BAE defends your honor!

Tynee Talks: When BAE defends your honor... 

With so many fraud ninjas out here in the universe, taking up space, hating Black women, yet pretending to be Pro-Black (oxymoron) and just being wack af; it’s refreshing when BAE comes along and defends your honor against the bullshit.

Black women have been carrying burdens since the beginning of time and the shit gets burdensome. From working fifteen jobs, going to school, paying the bills, taking care of the household, spreading love, fighting racism, licking wounds, wiping white tears, defending Black men, being ladies in the streets, and a freaks in the bed, it can be tiresome to say the least. Getting verbally assaulted and crucified by public opinion ain't no walk in the park either, so when someone reaffirms that they have your back in this chaotic world, and allows you to take your cape off for a brief moment, you get all warm and tingly inside.
Photo Credit: VH1.com 
This week two Black male actors came to defend the honor of Black women, and for that they will forever be BAE! Queen Sugar’s Kofi Siriboe and ATLANTA’s LaKeith Stanfield had to check a few folks that tried to come for Black Queens. Lakeith said his driver stated the following:
 ‘Yo, black women they’re the hardest to deal with, man. They’re the most f**ked-up version of a woman you could have,’” LaKeith wasn't happy with those remarks and let ole boy know what the deal was. Lakeith had to let his Uber driver know that, when it comes to Black women, you will not bad mouth them in his presence. LaKeith said, ‘Whoa, whoa, wait, hold on. You talking to the wrong person man because as far as I’m concerned...the most beautiful aspect of black women is that they’ve been through the most s**t you could go through in this country,” he said. “You know what I mean? They really have been through the most s**t and that’s a beautiful thing.’”

Please click on the link to see how LaKeith defended Black women's honor: 


Meanwhile, Kofi honored his mother & sister and their bold, beautiful, black skin on Twitter, and some minion wanted to pour herself in the mix.  
Via Twitter

Claire definitely tried to pull a Kanye, but sorry Clair, we ain't talking about that right now!

But wait, there's more... Bae Kofi had to let the world know that your continued disrespect and exclusion of Black women will not be tolerated on his watch. Therefore, he will continue to cape for Black women and not think twice about celebrating the women who built the pedestal he will continue to place them on! How Bow Dah!!!!!!!
Obtained thru Instagram via +Baller Alert 

Thanks for looking out Kofi and LaKeith, due to your loyalty to Black women, you have now activated unlimited home cooked meals and lap dances.  

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