The Black Fives – First Women’s Basketball Teams

The Black Fives First Women’s Basketball Teams   The term Black Fives refers to all-black basketball teams that thrived in the United States around 1904. Early basketball teams were often called “fives” in reference to the five starting players. Some of the first all-male teams were known as colored quints, colored fives, Negro fives, or black fives. Dozens of all-black teams emerged during the Black Fives Era, in New York City, Washington, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and other cities. They were sponsored by or affiliated with churches, athletic clubs, socialRead More

Teach Me Power

Teach me how to; 1) Infiltrate the system 2) Make change within 3) Stay under the radar 4) Come back with everything Don’t just drop my mind off at school and allow them to teach me anything Prepare me for the lies That I will surely face The spook who sat behind the door Sankofa I silently scream Teach me how to have power In what I’ve been born in “Teach Me Power” Fight the system by teaching our children how to have power. If you haven’t watched theRead More

Who Taught You How To Breathe?

Who Taught You How To Breathe?  Who taught you how to breathe? How to suckle mama’s titty? How to crawl and walk? Who taught you how to talk? Who taught you how to see? How to survive and thrive in mama’s belly? Who taught you how to think? The questions above proves intelligence is innate. Who taught you these words? How to swim the canal at birth? Who taught you how to be? Most of these questions should have been answered “me” “Who Taught You How To Breathe?” Human beingsRead More

The Tools Malcolm Used

The Tools Malcolm Used  “I always ask the question, “Did you read the book?” (Autobiography of Malcolm X) and everybody raises their hands. They all read Malcolm! So then I asked the question, ‘How many of you bothered to read the books, that the book said Malcolm read?’ Now all of a sudden nobody is raising their hands. But wait a minute… I thought you said you read the book? If you read the book and it mentioned some books that Malcolm read. Why didn’t you go read them? Since y’allRead More

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

The Economical Education of The Worker “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A definition from Wikipedia reads, “Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.” An etymological search lead back to the meaning stating a “science of wealth.” The owner estimates the supply and demand of their product. The goal of course being to produce and profit. Every business doesn’t need to hire manual labor, some owners do their own labor. But if you designed a product that hasRead More

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