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THE AFRICAN PRIDE PAGE

 

This is the story of a little boy named Theo, who woke up one morning and
asked God, “What if there were no Black people in the world?” Well, God
thought about that for a moment and then said, “Son, follow me around
today and let’s just see what it would be like if there were no Black people in
the world. Get dressed and we will get started.”
Theo ran to his room to put on his clothes and shoes. But there were no
shoes, and his clothes were all wrinkled. He looked for the iron, but
when he reached for the ironing board, it was no longer there. You see Sarah
Boone, a Black woman, invented the ironing board and Jan E. Matzelinger,
a Black man, invented the shoe lasting machine. “Oh well,” God said, “go
and to your hair.” Theo ran in his room to comb his hair, but the comb was
not there. You see, Walter Sammons, a Black man, invented the comb. Theo
decided to just brush his hair, but the brush was gone. You see, Lydia
O. Newman, a Black female, invented the brush. Well, he was a sight, no
shoes, wrinkled clothes, hair a mess without the hair care inventions of Madam C.
J. Walker, well, you get the picture. God told Theo, “Let’s do the chores
around the house and then take a trip to the grocery store.” Theo’s job
was to sweep the floor. He swept and swept and swept. When he reached for
the dustpan, it was not there. You see, Lloyd P. Ray, a Black man, invented
the dustpan. So he swept his pile of dirt over in the corner and left it
there. He then decided to mop the floor, but the mop was gone. You see, Thomas
W. Stewart, a Black man, invented the mop. Theo thought to himself, “I’m
not having any luck.” “Well, son,” God said, “we should wash the clothes and
prepare a list for the grocery store.” When he was finished, Theo went
to place the clothes in the dryer, but it was not there. You see, George T.
Samon, a Black man, invented the clothes dryer. Theo got a pencil and
some paper to prepare the list for the market, but noticed that the pencil
lead was broken, well he was out of luck because John Love, a black man,
invented the pencil sharpener. He reached for a pen, but it was not there because
William Purvis, a Black man, invented the fountain pen. As a matter of
fact, Lee Burridge invented the type writing machine, and W. A. Lavette, the
printing press. So, they decided to head out to the market. Well, when
Theo opened the door, he noticed the grass was as high as he was tall. You
see, the lawn mower was invented by John Burr, a Black man. They made their
way over to the car and found that it just wouldn’t go. You see, Robert
Spikes, a Black man, invented the automatic gear shift and Joseph Gammel invented
the supercharge system for internal combustion engines. They noticed that
the few cars that were moving were running into each other and having wrecks
because there were no traffic signals. You see, Garrett A. Morgan, a
Black man, invented the traffic light. Well, it was getting late, so they walked to the market, got their
groceries and returned home. Just when they were about to put away the milk, eggs
and butter, they noticed the refrigerator was gone. You see, John Standard,
a Black man, invented the refrigerator. So they put the food on the
counter. By this time, they noticed it was getting mighty cold. Theo went to turn up
the heat and what do you know, Alive Parker, a Black female, invented the
heating furnace. Even in the summer time they would have been out of
luck because Frederick Jones, a Black man, invented the air conditioner. It was almost time for Theo’s father to arrive home. He usually took the bus, but there was no bus because it’s
precursor was the electric trolley, invented by another Black man, Elbert
T. Robinson. He usually took the elevator from his office on the 20th floor,
but there was no elevator because Alexander Miles, a Black man, invented
the elevator. He usually dropped off the office mail at a nearby mailbox,
but it was no longer there because Phillip Downing, a Black man, invented the
letter drop mailbox and William Barry invented the postmarking and canceling
machine. Theo sat at the kitchen table with his head in
his hands. When his father arrived, he asked, ” Why are you sitting in
the dark?” Why?? Because Lewis Howard Latimer, a Black man, invented the
filament within the light bulb. Theo quickly learned what it would be
like if there were no Black people in the world. Not to mention if he were
ever sick and needed blood. Charles Drew, a Black scientist, found a way to
preserve and store blood which led to his starting the world’s first
blood bank. And, what if a family Member had to have surgery. This would not
have been possible without Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a
Black doctor, who performed the first open heart surgery. So, if you
ever wonder, like Theo, where we would be without Blacks? Well, it’s pretty
plain to see, we could very well still be in the dark!!!

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THE RED BLACK AND GREEN

These colors were adopted to represent the African race on August 13, 1920 at a convention presided over by

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The Honorable Marcus M. Garvey.

 

  • Red “The Color of the blood our people have shed in the struggle for their redemption and liberation”
  • Black “The color that represents our noble race with its distinguished history and culture”
  • Green “The color that represents land, the basis of all wealth…..”

 

Every people must have a nation and every nation must have a flag. The flag is the symbol of the people, their history and land. No people can exist without a nation, and no nation can exist without land. A nation is comprised of a people with a history of survival on the land they occupy.

Marcus Garvey say that we are an oppressed people all over the world. He reminded us that we do have a nation, and we do have a history. It all goes back to our beginning in Africa. Taking the red, the black, and the green from the flag of the ancient AFRICAN EMPIRE OF ZENJ, Marcus Garvey gave us a flag for our nation

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King – Greensboro Visit

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Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain,
Ezell Blair, Jr. and David Richmond All Atended NC A&T 

The Greensboro 4 in action leaving the Woolworth in Greensboro, NC

 

Greensboro is the center of the civil rights movement. We proudly will boast that our institutions of higher learning and rich history including the Underground Railroad powered by the Quakers and the brave enslaved African captive running from the kidnappers who held themselves and family in slavery for hundreds of years.

The Quakers help to settle a community that we call Warnersville. Today Warnersville has been resettled and the quaint community who had it’s own schools, Doctor Dr. Hampton, service station Mr. Stokes. A snack bar owned by my mothers GrandParent.  A Historic School in Warnersville was recently demolished. It is basically the last structure from that era.

Later the projects housing community was planned.

Greensboro, NC also had historically Black Colleges who today are still in existence, NCA&T and Bennett College who are the eyes and ears to the black world because students from all over the world come here to be educated.

When Dr. Martin Luther King came to Greensboro he spoke at Bennett College for women. The only place that would accept him to speak.

 

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Things To Do In Greensboro

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MLK Parade- MLK BLVD

Downtown Area Road Closed January 18 for Event
Posted Date: 1/14/2016 9:45 AM
MLK Jr. Drive from Buff Street to Gorrell Street will be closed from 10:30 am to 3 pm Monday, January 18, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Also, parking will be prohibited in this area and marked off by cones, barricades and barrels.

Motorists are reminded that pedestrians have the right of way, and are asked to use caution where participants are present.

 

Happy Anniversary African American Atelier!

 

One of my first jobs was at the African American Atelier. The first major Jewelry sale I ever made was to the African American Atelier’s Gift Store. For 25 years The African American Atelier has been an Anchor in the Greensboro Community, Educating and Nurturing the Artist in all of us young and old.

Many of us have seen the Murals in Greensboro that the Summer Camp Ateiler around the World have produced. Some of us know that The Ateiler provides well paying jobs to young artist and allow Title one schools the opportunity to incorporate Art in the Afterschool Programs.

My Daughter has participated in many of the workshops and camps that The African American Atelier has provided with no cost to community.

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2016 New Year New Possibilities

Issuesgraphic2016 The World Is yours.

Always know that Change comes from within. When you have no one you have yourself.

Take Inventory on the Good Things that life has blessed you with.

You have air to breath, food to eat, and people who care, even when you think they don’t.

Life can be challenging. Live long enough you will experience many joys, loves, and pain.

There is always good and bad, positive and negative but good always out way bad.

Keep on pushing.