#BHM Fact: John Hanson

(Via: http://www.Blacksummit.org  John Hanson was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.??? George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States! George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact, the first President of the United States was one John Hanson. Don’t go checking the encyclopedia for this guy’s name – he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you’re extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land). Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. Finish reading the full article at:  http://www.blacksummit.org/profiles/blogs/first-black-president-john

John Hanson, the first President of the USA
John Hanson, the first President of the USA

Word (or Words) of the day: Presented by Katt Williams

Say what you want about Katt Williams, but he is still one of the funniest niggas out there. Straight up. He’s honest, with a true comedic genius edge. That’s why when I saw this tweet it made my day. Ladies and Gentlemen, keep this nugget in mind when it comes to relationships, it will save you a world of confusion.

katt is back?? oh, thought he never left :-)

katt is back?? oh, thought he never left :-)

Lol! Love this guy, he keeps it too real.

Happy Late Fourth of July!

Even though i’m not  big on the Fourth, I figured i’d show some class and wish everybody a happy belated Fourth of July :-) By the way, feel free to take an imaginary sip of this red, white, and blue TJ Rib’s margarita ….yes we have the best bartenders ever and i hope to be half as good as they are one day!

red, white and blue margarita from my job! yum!

red, white and blue margarita from my job! yum!

 

Rachel.

While scrolling through Facebook the other day, I stumbled upon a gem of an article that was posted by a Facebook friend. The article is about Trayvon Martin’s best friend Rachel Jeantel, and the ridicule she faced during her time on the stand. I won’t say much just because this whole case is super touchy, but this piece definitely cosigned on my feelings of compassion for her. Check it out, and remember that before we judge, we should always remember that we only know some much about folks.

 “But Trayvon was one of the few guys, okay, and this is what, I mean, this ripped, tore my heart apart.  She said he was one of the few guys that never made fun of me, about the way I dressed, about the way I talked, about my hair, about my complexion, you know, about my weight.  And she said, so we communicated, because Rachel was, she was pretty much an introvert and so for her to be a 19-year-old young lady…” (via http://www.verysmartbrothas.com)

Read the rest here: http://verysmartbrothas.com/rachel-trayvon-and-the-saddest-thing-ive-ever-read/Rachel_Jeantel_rtr_img-400x259

Moms Fried frog legs y’all :-)

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So I’m sure most of y’all know I’m from the deep south, and proud of it! Anyway, because of that, my taste buds are naturally a wee bit on the adventurous side. I’ve had a little bit of everything known as Louisiana style cooking.
Needless to say, this leads me to the amazing spread I woke up to Saturday morning. Mom fried chicken, fish, and frog legs! amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen frogs with legs that look like baby Carl Lewis limbs ..whatever, it was delicious! Thanks mom.

Steely Dan – Deacon Blues

I’ve always listened to Steely Dan…I love those guys. Yea, yea < insert lame ass Steely Dan jokes here> But, anybody who loves GOOD music, regardless of their preferred genre, can appreciate some Steely Dan and  the great stories they tell through their music.

One of my favorites it Deacon Blues. This song refers to The Wake Forest “Demon Deacons,” whose football team struggled for much of the ’70s, winning just 7 games from 1972-1975. At the same time, the University Of Alabama was a football powerhouse, winning the National Championship in 1973 and losing just one game in each of their next two seasons under the direction of their famous coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Alabama is known as “The Crimson Tide”:

“They got a name for the winners in the world
And I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide…
Call me Deacon Blues“.

When asked about the line, “They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, they call me Deacon Blues,” Donald Fagen told Rolling Stone magazine: “Walter and I had been working on that song at a house in Malibu. I played him that line, and he said, ‘You mean it’s like, ‘They call these cracker a–holes this grandiose name like the Crimson Tide, and I’m this loser, so they call me this other grandiose name, Deacon Blues?’ and I said ‘Yeah!’ He said, ‘Cool, let’s finish it.’”

My new car, and a fair well to my beloved Sandra

my new car!

my new car!

I would always make fun of people who named their cars… until I became one of those people, haha. Funny thing is, I never named my vehicle until I started having to take over the responsibilities for its up keep. It was then that I established a “relationship” with my dear companion Sandra (my friends know her as Sandy). Yes, people, this is what I named  my old, and faithful Infiniti G35.

Through thick and thin, I must say, she was a trooper. Unfortunately, Sandy quickly became an endless money pit and a hassle which  led me to the decision to trade her ass in. Within a week and a half after making the decision, it happened… and quickly I might add. And now, here we are! I’m absolutely in LOVE with my new car. It has all the amenities I could want and it feels great! Don’t get me wrong, I miss the crap out of Sandy, but I’d much rather be rollin’ in this :-) Welcome home new car! Sorry, don’t have a name for ya’ yet. Ya’ll tell me what you think! Thanks :-)