Who wants to be Black?


Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, is accused of falsely identifying herself as Black. Yes she has been outed as a white woman portraying herself as Black. And, there are NAACP offices that support her?

Now, let me say I am not a card carrying member of my local NAACP and I have been suspicious of their agendas nationally and locally. As a Black person, I have been disappointed with them taking no action on major subjects and supporting an action that makes no sense. But, for a while NAACP have not been the best example of an organization working for Black folks. We have an organization that wants to be diverse now. Colored people use to mean Black folks but now it means people of color and obviously they have added, those who want to be a person of color.

What a joke. This woman is sick and her white parents are aware of her deceptive behavior. Rachel, deception is unacceptable behavior even among Blacks.

Today in Black History – June 1



*       Today in Black History - June 1	      *

1835 - The Fifth National Negro Convention recommends that Blacks 
	remove the word "African" from the titles of their 
	organizations and discontinue referring to themselves as 

1843 - Sojourner Truth leaves New York and begins her career as an 
	anti-slavery activist.

1868 - The Texas constitutional convention convenes in Austin with 
	eighty-one whites and nine African Americans in attendance.
1868 - The Florida General Assembly meets in Tallahassee with 
	fifty-seven whites and nineteen African Americans in 

1868 - Solomon George Washington Dill, white ally of African 
	American Republicans, is assassinated in his home by white
	terrorists. Dill had allegedly made "incendiary speeches" 
	to South Carolina African Americans.

1921 - A major race riot occurs in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, 
	Oklahoma. Twenty-one whites and sixty African Americans 
	will be killed according to some sources. The destruction 
	caused in the area referred to as "Black Wall Street," 
	prompts the first American Red Cross response to a man-
	made disaster. The Red Cross will report that 1115 houses 
	and businesses belonging to African Americans were burned 
	down, and another 314 were looted. Their statistics will 
	also show that 300 persons were killed, a much higher 
	figure than chronicled by other historical sources. For 
	more information about the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, go to 

1921 - Paul Raymond Jones is born in Bessemer, Alabama. He will 
	become a major collector of African American art. During the 
	early 1960’s, he will decide to purchase his first three 
	paintings forming the beginning of his collection. They were 
	by artists, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, and Chagall. After 
	collecting for a couple of years, he will realize that African
	American art was “abundant and affordable” yet hardly ever 
	represented in the collections of museums. As the years pass, 
	his collection of African American art and his reputation will
	grow. His collection will be featured at several different 
	museums over the course of his lifetime. Currently, the Paul R.
	Jones Collection resides at the University of Delaware where it
	is a tool to educate and foster enjoyment. The University of
	Alabama will also establish an art collection in his name after 
	receiving some 1,700 pieces valued at $5 million in 2008. He
	will join the ancestors on January 26, 2010.

1935 - Frederick Eikerenkoetter is born in Ridgeland, South 
	Carolina. He will receive a B.A. in Theology from the 
	American Bible College in Chicago, Illinois in 1955 and 
	become a minister better known as "Reverend Ike." He will 
	be the first African American minister with a television 
	show and will report a following of close to 7,000,000 by 

1937 - Morgan Freeman is born in Memphis, Tennessee.  Making his 
	acting debut in an all African American cast of "Hello 
	Dolly" in 1968, Freeman will also have a major role in the 
	television program "The Electric Company" before breaking 
	into movies.  He will receive an Academy Award nomination 
	for his role in "Street Smart," and star in "Clean and 
	Sober" and Lean on Me."  He will be nominated again for a 
	supporting role in "Glory" and for his starring role in 
	"Driving Miss Daisy." He will make his directing debut in 
	1993 with the film, "Bopha," a drama set in South Africa 
	under the policy of apartheid.

1941 - The first African American tank battalion, the 758th, is 

1942 - The Marine Corps begins enlistment of African Americans at 
	Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

1948 - Johnny Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson joins the ancestors in 
	Chicago, Illinois at the age of 34 after being murdered on 
	the front steps of his home. He was a master of the blues 
	harmonica and transformed the instrument from a novelty 
	into a major component of Chicago-style blues. He will be 
	inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1980.
1966 - Approximately 2,400 persons attend a White House Conference 
	on Civil Rights.

1973 - WGPR-TV (Channel 62) in Detroit, Michigan, is granted a 
	permit to operate.  It is the first television station 
	owned by African Americans.

1997 - Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, is fatally burned in a 
	fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, New 
	York, apartment.

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Munirah Chronicle is edited by Rene' A. Perry