The March 10th Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash killed 157 people. Today, a lawsuit against Boeing was filed. The lawsuit was filed in the Chicago federal court by the family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda, and alleges that Boeing, had defectively designed the automated flight control system that caused the crash. Dr. Mumbi Seraki of the Dr Mumbi Show painted an interesting narrative about why the plane crashed. Dr. Seraki has a PhD from the University of Nairobi in African Women Studies. Her Masters was in Human Resources Planning from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland and her undergraduate degree was also in human resources and international business, from Loyola University of Chicago. In addition to her education, Dr Seraki worked for the United Nations 7 years in Geneva, Switzerland. The video is kind of long (22 minutes) but has some valuable info from someone that is deeply invested in Africa.
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She may be very transparent as Ms. Earnestine on Underground, but in real life, Amirah Vann keeps her private life very…private. Vann recently released this pic via her Instagram of her getting cozy with someone. While we may not know who the man is, we do know that the (African American/Puerto Rican) actress is enjoying life and the success of the hit show Underground.
It is important for every race of humans to know their history. Due to slavery in America, African-Americans were not considered human enough to be properly included in the census or have any form of archives.
In these photos, you will see rare pictures of actual African- American slaves. Notice the males and their body language. Some of this body language is still mimicked by todays African American men. Notice their facial expressions, you can see the despair, the attitude, the disdain for their establishment. In their eyes, you can see their tired souls.
These photos are a rare glimpse into our past.
If you look closely to last night’s episode of Underground WGN, you will see many similarities between the slave relationship with the master.
Underground WGN is a mini series that chronicles the journey of runaway slaves. During this particular episode, Rosa Lee (a light skinned house slave) had the task of stealing the slave master’s seal in order to forge freedom papers. Once she placed the seal on the documents, she was supposed to return the seal to the master’s office. Well Rosa Lee wasn’t able to return the seal before he noticed and the master blamed a field slave for the theft.
As punishment, the slave master ended up lining up the field slaves and forcing them to simultaneously hold up a single plank of wood above their heads for a long amount of time. Watching this scene made me understand the D9 traditions a little more.
This episode sheds light on the origin of some black fraternity and sorority traditions . In Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO’s), it is common to be hazed prior to being accepted as a member of the organization.
One of the main components of a BGLO is a “Line”. In a Predominantly White fraternity or sorority, they call them a “Pledge Class”. Lines consist of a pledge class that ” lines up ” the purpose of the line is that the line represents the pledge class as a singular unit. Therefore, if one member of the “line” is a troublemaker, then the entire “line” is considered a troublemaker. Therefore if the troublemaker gets punished, the entire “Line” gets punished because the troublemaker is apart of a unit.
In Underground WGN, the master suspected that one of the field slaves stole the seal but the entire field got punished. BGLO’s give snippets of their hazing structure during “Probate Shows”. Probate Shows occur after the “line” has been initiated into the BLGO. This is a way of showcasing the various activities that the “line” had to endure during the hazing phase of the initiation process (or conquest).
In BGLO’s, the people that are already initiated members represent the slave masters, and the pledges that are seeking membership are the slaves.
If this doesn’t make sense to you, that’s probably because you have never had any contact with BLGO life. Watch this weeks episode of Underground ( Season 1 episode 3 The Lord’s Day) pay careful attention to the field slave punishment scene, then take a look at these probate shows.
Notice that the line had their arms in the same position for the entire video. This is a snippet of the position that line had to endure for the entire 2-3 month initiation process. I guarantee that they have had to hold that position for hours on end during their process. Probate shows are designed to show little pieces of what the line has learned (aka had to endure) during their process. Notice how they speak simotaniously, the line had to learn how speak rapidly as a unit which I guarantee took time to master.
Slaves used negro spirituals as a way to keep morale and keep one another motivated as their bodies were challenged both mentally and physically during slavery. The ladies in this video seem to be singing what sounds to the key of negro spiritual.
It seems that part of the BGLO is based on the slave culture.
Not bashing BGLO’s. Slavery taught us the how to have a strong bond amongst each other. How to create a code amongst ourselves.
Wish I could post the clip from Underground WGN, but they said that would be a violation. Maybe I’ll update after the episode gets old.
With marijuana legalization getting passed in more states, we thought it would be fun to watch these senior citizens try the herb for the first time.
Many African Americans have expressed outrage over the casting of Zoe Saldana of Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage to play the dearly departed African American singer/activist Nina Simone. In support, Hispanic comedian Aida Rodriguez has also expressed her outage over the casting.
There are a ton of “Models” of Instagram that are always flashing the latest bags and shoes. They also seem to be traveling to various countries first class and sometimes in private jets. We never see them doing any high end fashion campaigns or on the cover of any fashion magazines, so how can they afford such a lavish lifestyle?
There’s a website that was designed to find out the answer. TagTheSponsor.com is known for baiting these “Insta Models” into divulging their most guarded secrets. If you want a quick laugh at these “models’ ” expense, then check out this website. You will not believe what these models are willing to do for 15K and a trip to Dubai!