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The cartoon character Betty Boop was inspired by a black jazz singer in Harlem!

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Well, we are the originals.They are copies. White

people stole credit on different things that black people did.

Black people have invented alot to help the world be better

and make our lives easier.  We black people are the inspiration

for ideas, concepts, sciences, math, education, style, music,

dance, and much more.

Thus, I’m speaking about the iconic cartoon character Betty

Boop, who was inspired by a black jazz singer in Harlem. Max Fleischer

introduced her in 1930. She was the first and most famous sex symbol in

animation. Betty Boop is  well known for her revealing dress,

curvaceous figure and signature vocals BOOp OOP a Doop.

While there has been controversy over the years, the inspiration has been

traced back to Esther Jones who was known as Baby Esher and performed

mostly in the Cotton Club during the 1920s.

Baby Esther’s trademark vocal style of using boops and other

childlike scat sounds gained the attention of actress Helene Kane

during a performance in the late 20s. After observing Baby Esther,

Kane took on her style and began using boops in her songs as well.

Helene Kane, who found fame earlier on, often included this baby style

into her music. When Betty Boop was introduced, Kane promptly sued

Fleischer and Paramount Publix Corporation informing the public

that they were using her image and style.

Video evidence came to the light of Baby Esther performing

in a nightclub. The courts then ruled that Helene Kane did not

have the exclusive rights to the booping style or image and it predated her.

Baby Esther’s baby style did not bring her mainstream fame and she died

in obscurity. Yet, a piece of her lives on in the iconic character Betty

Boop.

We don’t learn this type of material inside schools usually so

you just have to dig deeper. What else don’t we know about black history?

Well, we need to learn it because everything about black history matters.

http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/10-black-history-little-known-facts/#.Wf4XZ9KnHcs

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Symphony Potato Chips, a Black owned family business consists of all natural gluten free potato chips!

Potato chips day

Who loves potato chips?  With so many flavors, you get

more and more excited about them.Many people love potato chips. I am one of those

people who love potato chips . Well, if you like or even love potato chips

Symphony Potato Chips , a black owned family business based in Atlanta

is at your service. That is ,in certain areas. Symphony Potato Chips

is rapidly becoming a household name. Dondre Anderson and his two daughters,

Amina and Amari launched this company.

 

Word has quickly spread about their gourmet seasoned, all natural gluten

free potato chips.  The company gets orders daily from 41 states.

Sales have come from the southeast, northeast, midwest and even

Hawaii. Dondre admitts they have had sales success in all but 9 states.

See? They taking over. Anderson encourages everyone to visit their

website http://www.symphonychips.com and place an order for a chance to

win a free 12 pack of chips. How sweet!

 

Their original flavor has been responsible for all their success,

but they are to soon release a new flavor called Smoked. The new flavor

was designed with smoked bbq in mind but with a gourmet twist.

Chef Andre says ” WHile others are searching for flavors for you to

snack on, we are providing a gourmet flavor you can feast on.” With

all the great feedback from Symphony’s Chips original flavor, they

are confident that their customers anticipate their new flavor. They

make sure to stay humble and disciplined.

Now, what a story! Have you heard of them ? Do they cater to your state?

http://mobile.eurweb.com/2017/10/black-family-owned-potato-chip-brand-serves-41-states/#

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African American Dyke Robinson created an invention called Digibots to address inappropriate classroom behaviors!

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The world is full of problems-health problems, social problems, money
problems,etc. I mean there’s even problems with children in school.
That’s why African American Dyke Robinson comes in. He created
this toy to address inappropriate behaviors in the classroom
for school age children. Bad classroom behavior are the main causes
why classroom instruction does not occur. His goal is to make his product
ready and available to every child on the planet. He wants
them all to have a copy of the Digibots CLassroom Adventure series.

He includes a Digibot Teacher in the series, along with
students: Kelsey, Shelby, Lisa, Lee, Hong, and Jason. This world
changing concept addresses problems in the classroom such as:
cheating, name-calling,disturbing other’s property, speaking
without raising your hands, wandering around the classroom,
tardiness, turning attention away from the teacher, fighting
wild laughter, sharing, and inappropriate tasks.

Digibots was designed with schools, churches,
daycares, home school facilities and/ or parents, grandparents,
and people trying to take charge in a learning enviornment.
Children 4-8 year old age range and different backgrounds
really love the stories because they consist of creative
thinking, discussion and participation. In addition to that,
this book is colorful and the 7 characters are placed throughout
the stories to keep the child’s attention. Also, the series has
a behavioral curriculum that can be used in grades K-3,
which gives children additional information that is needed
during the learning process.

Robinson, who is the founder and creater of the
product, has a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling
and is highly dedicated to helping children function
properly in the classroom environment.Robinson says he
believes that Digibots will one day change the classroom
enviornment for all children, on the world stage. “Kids just
love the Digibots” he says.

I mean this sounds like a great invention. Have you heard
of it before today? This reminds me of my quote, if you’ve
got a plan, put it into motion.

http://stylemagazine.com/news/2014/sep/16/black-invention-solves-classroom-behavior-problems/

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Albert White, African American builder who built Western Michigan University!

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Do you know of any black builders off the top of your head?
Can you scan your brain for one? Well, Albert White was an African
American building contractor.

He and his men worked together to build a number of well
known structures in Kalamazoo history. Mr. White and
his workers built an addition to the original Borgess
Hospital. At that time it was in a house on Portage
Street. He also constructed the 3rd Kalamazoo Central
High School in 1898. He supervised the masonry work in
the building of the Administration Building East Hall,
which was the first building of the original campus of
Western Michigan University. Western Michigan University
was built in 1905 and still stands.

He moved to Kalamazoo and began working for a mason. He
begged his employer to teach him the trade but was initially
turned down. His employer changed his mind after White offered to
work for free for several months in exchange for learning the trade.
This agreement eventually turned into an apprenticeship that lasted
for seven years, followed by 2 years of working as a journeyman.

Albert White was 25 years of age when he started his own
construction contracting business. Over the next 30 years he would
be involved in many vital projects, including the building the 3rd
Kalamazoo Central High school, additions ot the Kalamazoo Paper Mill,
Plainwell High School, and the first Borgess Hospital on Portage Street.

This man was pretty resourceful and skilled. It goes to show you
that it takes sacrifice in order to get somewhere in life. Thus,
I produce this quote. Work hard so you can have it better later.

http://www.kpl.gov/local-history/black-history/albert-white.aspx

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Black Seamen served vital roles!

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How many black seamen have you heard of? Did you hear of James

Forten? Anyways, Black people have taken on many roles in life. So I try to

think of the roles that black people take the least of. There are

roles that black people take the most of . But I like to highlight

something special about each role that black people do

and how we as black people have shown our brilliance. Moving on.

The Navy recruited both the free and enslave black people

from the start of the Revolutionary War. Many black people were already

experienced sailors that served in British and state navies. Philadelphia’s

free blacks were more likely to serve on privateers than in the

Pennsylvania navy. Black seamen were specifically valued as pilots.

Others took on roles as shipyard carpenters and laborers.

Maryland and Virginia’s navies made extensive use of blacks, even

buying slaves for wartime naval service. Virginia’s state commissioner

noted that it was cheaper to hire blacks than whites and that white

people got exemption from military service by substituting a slave.

In his memoirs, US. Navy Commodore James Barron, who served

as a captain in the Virginia navy during the war, remembered

several black men among the “Courageous patriots who…in justice

to their merits should not be forgotten.

Whatever we do, we do it big” by me.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p51.html

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William Henry Lane created American tap dance from blending African rhythms and Irish jig and reel!

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There’s so many types of dances. Can you count them all? I mean

every single one. I love to dance freestyle to Rihanna’s music.

I swear she have some of the best remixes and original songs

I’ve ever heard. Her music inspires me to dance the days away.

Enough about that. The reason I’m writing is to tell the story of

a Black man who is influential in the creation of American

tap dance.

Lane developed a unique way of using his body as a

musical instrument, combining African derived syncopated

rhythms with movements of the Irish jig and reel. He was free

born in Providence, Rhode Island around 1825. Lane started

to learn the Irish jig and reel from Uncle Jim Lowe, a dance

hall and saloon performer in New York City, New York.

By the age of ten, Lane was performing in Paradise Square

in the Five Points District of New York, where a heavy concentration

of African AMerican and Irish populations were side by side. The

vernacular dance forms of both of these ethnic group intermingled,

providing Lane opportunity to get the different rhythmic and movement

foundations that facilitated the development of his style of dance.

Lance has an original use of different areas of his feet to

create rhythms, keep time, and  improvise complex syncopated

rhythms. This was revolutionary for the 1840s. He used his heels

to make the deeper tones of the bass drum, and balls of his feet to

layer, softer higher sounds. And to keep with his African oral traditions,

Lane included singing and laughter into his performances. This

added another layer to his rhythmic creations.
 

  The combining of the rhythm, footwork, improvisation

and vocals, Lane formed a blended style of African dance and British

Isles folk dance still seen today. Students studying tap in the

21st century can give credit to the styles they learn from Lane.

This man I must say is like a human instrument. What a way to stand out!

I just had to give this man credit. He is better than ordinary, he is

extraordinary. We need more people like him. By the way, did you know

dancers and choreographers make 16.85 per hour according to the
bureau of labor statisitics? (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-
sports/dancers-and-choreographers.htm)

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/lane-william-henry-master-juba-1825-c-1852