Feb 17

On This Day In Black History: February 17

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1918;  Birthday of Rep. Charles A. Hayes, D-Illinois, who was born in Cairo, Illinois. In 1989, Hayes was re-elected to a fourth term in the House of Representatives. He was first elected Sept. 12, 1983.


1967;  Ronald De Voe, Singer of Bell Biv DeVoe Born Boston, MA, February 17, 1967.


1997;  Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, “Carry me back to old virginia” , a tune which glorifies slavery.


1891;  A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470


1936;  James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA






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Feb 16

On This Day In Black History: February 16

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1970;  Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion.


1923;  On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.


1857;  Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.


1951;  New York City Council passed bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.







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Feb 15

On This Day In Black History: February 15

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1964;  Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording becomes his first and only number one record.


1961;  U.S. and African nationalist protesting the slaying of Congo Premire Patrice Lumumba distrupts U.N. sessions


1848;   Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.


1965;  Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California.


1851;   Black abolitionists invaded Boston courtroom and rescued a fugitive slave.







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Feb 6

On This Day In Black History: February 6

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1945; Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae star is born.


1993; Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.


1972; Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens, is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.


1870; On this day, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.


1867; The Peabody Fund for Black education in the South established.






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Feb 2

On This Day In Black History: February 2

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1897; Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395


1862; District of Columbia abolishes slavery

1948; President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.

1839; Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.

1915; Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.




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Jan 10

Ten Girly Things Guys Would Do If It Was Socially Acceptable



Someone online asked guys to name girly stuff they WISH they could do if it was socially acceptable.  Here are ten of the most popular answers they came up with . . .


1.  Wear a dress or a skirt when it’s hot out.


2.  Wear leggings or tights when it’s cold out.  One guy wore them for a Halloween costume once, and says he wears them under his pants now if it’s cold outside.  Yoga pants and really short shorts were also popular, because they look comfortable.


3.  Wear make-up to hide things like pimples and dark circles under your eyes.


4.  Wear body spray or cologne that smells fruity, or like flowers.


5.  Use the word “cute” more often.  Guys feel like they can’t say it, no matter how cute something is.


6.  Wear more jewelry.  Like bracelets and rings with huge gemstones.


7.  Order fruity drinks at the bar without being judged for it.


8.  Use things like facemasks to keep your skin looking good.  Apparently just the FEAR of your friends finding out keeps guys from doing it.


9.  Knitting or quilting was surprisingly popular.  It’s another thing guys want to do, but think their friends will make fun of them.


10.  Carry a purse, so you don’t have to keep everything in your pockets.




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Dec 15

The Five Best Places to Hide Christmas Presents



If you already bought your family’s Christmas presents and you’re hiding them under the bed because no one will ever look for them there . . . yeah, they’ve already been found. A new survey asked people for the BEST places to hide presents so their kids and their significant other can’t find them.



Here are the five ideas that got the most votes . . .



1.  At a friend’s house.


2.  In suitcases.


3.  The back of the top shelf of your closet.


4.  The back of the top shelf of your kitchen cupboard.


5.  Deep in the tool shed.

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Dec 13

The Eight Things You Shouldn’t Buy For Christmas [Women]

Photo: http://shoutitforlife.com/

Photo: http://shoutitforlife.com/

If you haven’t started Christmas shopping for your wife or girlfriend yet . . . GOOD.  Because you weren’t going to spend enough or get the right gift anyway.According to a new survey, the average woman expects $215 worth of presents this year.  And that’s a pretty big disconnect from what men were thinking . . . because the average guy only planned on spending $68. The survey didn’t ask women what specific gifts they want, but it DID find the ones they DON’T want.  The eight things women don’t want for Christmas are:



1.  Socks.


2.  Bath salts.  (I assume that refers to the bath salts you get from Bath & Body Works, not the drug that makes people eat each other’s faces.)


3.  Chocolate.


4.  Perfume, body spray, or toiletries.


5.  Gift cards or money.


6.  Kitchen products.


7.  Windshield wipers.  (???)


8.  A sewing kit.




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Dec 12

The Top 10 Songs to Get Hot and Heavy To

Photo: telegraph.co.uk

Photo: telegraph.co.uk

What do you put on when you’re hoping to set the mood in the bedroom?  If you use Spotify playlists, you better hope JUSTIN BIEBER doesn’t come up, because 39% of people say they’d no longer feel aroused if one of his songs came on. That’s from a new British poll on music and sex.  And even though it wasn’t conducted in America, there’s nothing TOO British on it . .


Here’s the Top 10 most popular songs to have on while you’re in the sack . . .


1.  “Skin”, Rihanna


2.  “Let’s Get It On”, Marvin Gaye


3.  “Lollipop”, Lil Wayne


4.  “Drunk in Love”, Beyoncé


5.  “Love to Love You Baby”, Donna Summer


6.  “Me & U”, Cassie


7.  “Love Me Like You Do”, Ellie Goulding


8.  “Magic”, Coldplay


9.  “Intro”, The XX


10.  “SexyBack”, Justin Timberlake



As you can see, pop, R&B and rock can set the mood.  The least-popular genre in the bedroom, was heavy metal, with 40% of people saying it was a turn-off.



That can’t come as a huge surprise.  What’s even more interesting is that 60% of people apparently DON’T consider it a turn-off.



Rap was the second least-popular genre to have playing during sexy time.



(What’s on your go-to playlist for sex . . . besides the OBVIOUS stuff like George Michael’s “Father Figure”.)  (???)



(And what’s your best story about a song KILLING the mood?  Was it something you THOUGHT would work but it failed . . . or was it a song that came on unexpectedly?)




Dec 6

Six Gross Things That Are Allowed in Food



This might make you never want to eat ANYTHING again, but we found a list online of gross things the FDA allows in food.  Here are six things that technically won’t hurt you, they’re just disgusting . . .


1.  Ground-up insects.  It’s impossible to prevent it sometimes.  So a jar of cinnamon can have about 400 insect fragments . . . a jar of oregano can have THOUSANDS . . . and an ounce of the stuff in Fig Newtons can contain up to four insect HEADS.



2.  Mouse poop.  There are small traces of it in everything from popcorn to flour.  The FDA only allows about five to ten milligrams per pound though.



3.  Mold.  Lots of foods have trace amounts of it, including ketchup.  But the grossest one might be canned peaches.  The FDA allows up to 3% of them to be, quote, “wormy or moldy.”



4.  Maggots.  A 24-ounce jar of tomato sauce can have one-and-a-half maggots in it.  And some orange juice can have the equivalent of one maggot per CUP.



5.  Rat hair.  It’s found in a lot of spices, but also ends up in peanut butter, chocolate, and pasta.



6.  Cigarette butts.  A tiny amount of random “foreign matter” is allowed in salt, pepper, certain spices, and things like sesame seeds.  And it’s not unheard of for ground-up cigarettes to get in there.



(Live Science)