On the anniversary of the assassination of this great scholar, I feel obligated to leave some of his words with you all:
"Nobody can do this for us. No document can do this for us. No Lincolnian Emancipation Proclamation, no Kennesonia, no Johnsonian civil rights bill can totally bring this kind of freedom. No, if the Negro is to be free he must reach down into the inner resources of his own soul and sign with the pen & ink of assertive manhood his own emancipation proclamation. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery."
Somebody forgot to tell Jet magazine that Santa is white! Long before FOX News declared it a “historical fact” that Santa Claus was a Caucasian man, Jet was running an annual black Santa cover, featuring noted music and comedy celebrities. Here are 10 of our favorites, with cover appearances by Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Sherman Hemsley, Esther Rolle, Bill Cosby Richard Pryor, and more.
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Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Esther Rolle, Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx, Sherman Hemsley, Richard Pryor, Emmanuel Lewis, Black Santa, Soul Santa