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what I love most about these threads ... is that the struggles, the successes of black people we've never met and mostly never heard of

is not in vain when they inspire us ... this is using the information age to our advantage to repair, heal and rejuvenate black culture in america

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I was mesmerized by Flo Jo

I was really into track then and words can't describe how I felt her about her Hug

and Jackie Joyner mercy Heart




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Antron Brown makes history

Updated: November 12, 2012, 8:31 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com



Antron Brown First African-American NHRA Champion
Antron Brown crowned 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel Champion.Tags: Antron Brown, Racing, Funny Car, Top Fuel

POMONA, Calif. -- Top Fuel driver Antron Brown started Sunday with a losing effort and burned hands. He ended the day as the NHRA Top Fuel champion, the first African-American driver in history to win a major auto racing title.

Brown had to stand and watch the final round with bandages on his hands, knowing his Don Schumacher Racing teammate, seven-time champion Tony Schumacher, would take the title from him if he won the match up with Brandon Bernstein in the Auto Club Finals.

Antron Brown and Jack Beckman pulled through with championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively. Emotions on this day were intense, writes Terry Blount. Story

But Bernstein won the final by inches on a holeshot (slower elapsed time but better reaction time at the start) to deny Schumacher and make Brown the champion. Bernstein reached the finish line in 3.76 seconds at 320 miles per hour, edging Schumacher's 3.75 elapsed time at 325 mph.

"You don't wish nothing bad on anybody," Brown said. "Tony has been my biggest supporter since Day 1. He has helped me leaps and bounds along the way. Tony's a class act. I'm just beside myself. I feel so blessed to be in this moment."

Schumacher started the day 70 points behind Brown, but almost pulled off the comeback.

"It's a terrible way to lose, but there's no good way to lose," Schumacher said. "They gave me a great car that got to the end, but the win light didn't come on. I'm sure Antron is back there celebrating. He will be a great champion."

Brown suffered minor burns on his hands when the engine on his dragster caught fire in a first-round loss Sunday at the Auto Club Finals.

"It's just a little first-degree burns on my hands," Brown said after leaving the track care center. "It was tough outing. We were just going for it. I don't know what went wrong with the car yet, just a rough mishap."

Brown quickly climbed out of the car when flames came in the cockpit. His fire suit was singed as he pulled it off to his waist. Brown was walking around on the track before an ambulance took him to the care center.

Brown lost in the opening round to DSR teammate Spencer Massey, who also was trying to win the championship. Massey had to win the opening round to keep his hopes alive. Massey lost in the second round to Bernstein, who is one of Brown's closest friends.

Brown said he would have been able to continue racing with his burns had he won in the first round. He could have clinched the title by winning the first two rounds of Sunday's event.

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Mark J. Rebilas/US PresswireNHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown celebrates with his children after clinching the title at Auto Club Raceway. Brown became the first African American driver in history to win a major auto racing title

"My guys did an incredible job this year," Brown said. "We will keep our heads high. We're still here. We have to see what happens, just watch and sit and wait. That's all we can do."

He watched and he won in the end, making history as the first black champion.

"I never really thought about it that way," Brown said. "But if I can be an inspiration to any kids out there, as a guy who never settled and never doubted myself, that's great."

The NHRA has long been one of the most diverse series in motorsports. Shirley Muldowney was the first woman to earn a license from NHRA to drive a Top Fuel dragster and won three championships, and brothers Cruz and Tony Pedregon, who are of Hispanic descent, both won Funny Car championships.

Earlier this season, Erica Enders became the first woman to win a Pro Stock event, beating four-time champion Greg Anderson in the finals at Route 66 Raceway.

Also Sunday, Jack Beckman claimed the Funny Car world championship when he edged teammate Ron Capps by two points in one of the closest points margins in the history of the category.

Top qualifier Capps lost a close semifinal round to rookie Courtney Force. Beckman was crowned champion before his semifinal against eventual race winner Cruz Pedregon.

Beckman's title gave team owner Don Schumacher both nitro trophies, duplicating his effort from 2005 when his son Tony won Top Fuel and Gary Scelzi took the Funny Car crown.

Beckman, a cancer survivor, came on during the Countdown playoffs and moved into contention with a win at St. Louis. He took the points lead at the event in Reading, Pa. when he set a national performance record and was the No. 1 qualifier.

The major historian of the sport and former drag racing school driving instructor was thrilled with the title.

"You think about this, and you dream about this," said Beckman, a cancer survivor. "It's going to take me a while to wrap my head around this."

Pedregon, Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined Bernstein as race winners at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.



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Negrito

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Negrito
Great Andamanese couple, in an 1876 photograph.
Regions with significant populations
Philippines
(Luzon, Palawan, Panay, Negros, Cebu, and Mindanao)
India
India
(Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Malaysia
Malaysia
(Peninsular Malaysia)
Thailand
Thailand
(Southern Thailand)
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Animism

Related ethnic groups

Australoid race, including Melanesians

Negrito group photo (Malaysia, 1905).
Negritos in a fishing boat (Philippines, 1899).

The Negrito are a class of several ethnic groups who inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia.[1]

Ati children, the Philippines

Their current populations include 12 Andamanese peoples of the Andaman Islands, six Semang peoples of Malaysia, the Mani of Thailand, and the Aeta, Agta, Ati, and 30 other peoples of the Philippines. Reports from British traders also speak of negrito people on Borneo (Sarawak). (Journal of the Malayan Branch Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXIX, part 1, 1956)

Negritos are the most genetically distant human population from Africans at most loci studied thus far (except for MC1R, which codes for dark skin).

They have also been shown to have separated early from Asians, suggesting that they are either surviving descendants of settlers from an early migration out of Africa, commonly referred to as the Proto-Australoids, or that they are descendants of one of the founder populations of modern humans.[

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Originally posted by Naturalchick30 Naturalchick30 wrote:

After repeatedly being raped by her master, on June 23, 1855, a slave woman named Celia warned her master if he did not stop raping her he would hurt him. On her masters next visit to rape her, Celia took a stick and killed her master. During her trial she argued that though she was a slave she had the right to defend her self. The court rejected this argument.


There's a good book about Celia and her trial for killing her rapist. Let me go look in my room for it and I'll come back with the name.
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I haven't read the whole thread so please excuse me if this has already been posted. 


LITTLE RUBY BRIDGES - MADE HISTORY, 1960

In the spring of 1960, Ruby Bridges was one of 6 black children in New Orleans to pass the test that determined whether or not black children would go to a all white school. (She attended the William Frantz schools all by herself, whilst the other 5 went somewhere else). Six students were chosen; however, two students decided to stay at their old school and three were transferred to Mcdonough. Her father was initially reluctant, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her own daughter a better education, but to "take this step forward ... for all African-American children." Her mother finally convinced her father to let her go to that school. 
Former United States Deputy Marshal Charles Burks later recalled, "She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn't whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we're all very proud of her."
As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. 

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She is so cute! talk about shouldering all that responsibility amongst hate and ignorance 
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MALCOM X SPEECH 5 MAY, 1962

''Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the color of your skin, to such extent that you bleach to get like the white man? 
Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose, and the shape of your lips? 
Who taught you to hate yourself, from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
Who taught you to hate your own kind—who taught you to hate the race that you belong to, so much so that you don’t wanna be around each other....?''
~Malcom X 1962

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Never heard this before!

ELLA FITZGERALD - THE RACISM SHE FACED IN THE 50'S

Apparently in the 1950s, a popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Fortunately for Ella, she had a powerful and unlikely benefactor, Marilyn Monroe.

“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she promised she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - and ahead of her time and she didn’t know it.” - Ella Fitzgerald

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