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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.

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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

 

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The US Capitol, Mount Vernon, Wall Street and more Buildings were built by Black Slaves!

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Black History is everyday. Therefore it should be celebrated everyday.

Black people have alot of accomplishments and inventions. It’s more

than just sports and music, black people once dominated more areas

of life than you notice today. We know the story of black people being

slaves, but ofcourse that is not the full story. Slaves did more than

work in the cotton fields. They invented and re invented and

invented some more. Boo-yah!

Slave labor went into the building of the capitol. The area where

the legislative center of the US sits formerly known as Jenkins Hill. This

hill was a heavily forested area that needed extensive landscaping, as

well as trench digging for the foundation from slaves. This was all before

George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793. According to Fred Beuttler,

a historian for the House of Representatives, one of the buildings most iconic

symbols, the brass Statue of Freedom, was in part, done through the

diligence of Philip Reid, a former slave. Some of the sandstone in the old east

front of the building has the names of slave laborers who had

cut the stone.

The country’s financial center was named the same name that

a wall  was named. That wall was built in 1653 to protect settlers from Indian raids.

Freed and enslaved Africans made up a significant part of the labor pool

that created that well, just like the other infrastructure and buildings

in what is currently Lower Manhattan, including Trinity CHurch. There

was a slave market at Wall and Water streets, and slave ships would

leave at South Street Seaport. According to the church’s archivist,

the parish, which was founded in 1696,used slave labor at several points

during its early history. Many early members contribute slaves to build

the initial church.

Mount Vernon,  the home and plantation of the nation’s first

president survived on the labor of hundreds of slaves owned by

George and Martha Washington. These slaves specialized in various

trades, including woodworking and blacksmithing. Most of the structures

spread across the grounds of Mount Vernon, includiings a 16 sided barn

for grain processing and storage, were built by slave laborers and carpenters

often overseen by Thomas Green.

You will find those 3 places listed above and more

places black slaves built on the website.  Two thumbs of for black people doing

your thang with pride.  Your quote for the day is “I work hard now, so I can have it

easier later on” (by me) Oh, and black people still excel outside and

inside of sports and music today just like in the past. Wake up!

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African American Jemiah Battle Inventor creates Heart Detection Bracelet to Prevent Heart Attacks!

 

What is one of the top thing we humans must look out for? Okay,

take a guess. If you guesses health, you would be right.

Based on AMerican Heart Association’s findings, heart disease

is the Number 1 killer for all Americans and stroke is also the main

cause of death. The statistics for African Americans are more serious with

44% OF MEN AND 48% OF WOMEN having some form of

cardiovascular disease. Jemiah Battle states” Something had to be done. I have

suffered many losses with family members and friends, decided it was

time to get get busy and invent the life E Bracelet, which saves lives in

real time and promote self care.

Battle, author, transformational emotional life coach and CEO

of VK3 Innovations, has been working diligently to change the world with

his emotional fitness workshops.  Battle says “MY company specializes in

bringing  life changing products and innovations of the market in a bid

to improve, safeguard, and enhance one’s health and mental well being through

self care. The goal is to create awareness, through information, about heart

disease in the black community: and how minorities, especially women, are at

high risk or stroke or heart attack through education. I think the Life E- Bracelet

can help save many lives, brings mindfulness to stress, emotional health, and

wellness.”

He most recently received a patent for the first of its kind. The Life E

Bracelet,the innovative bracelet provides a wristband for monitoring

vital signs to help alert users to the risk of an oncoming heart attack. This

bracelet/wristbandincludes a digital display monitor and various sensors to

observe your blood pressure, pulse, stress, and other heart related readings.

One of the main features of this design is the ability for the band to

light up in various colors to show different levels of heart rate/blood pressure.

The band  illuminates in red, yellow, green, and blue in order to notify its

user of what to do. The band is able to  let the user know when their blood

pressure is getting to a dangerous level and/ or they are at risk of a heart

attack. The device also has a wireless notification system to alert family or

emergency contacts of a very special situation. The wristband is amazing

because it’s adjustable, in size, to help different individuals.

Get involved please. Your donations support cost of revenue,

research and development, sales and marketing, general and administrative,

etc. I shortened this article, but this article is worth reading at its original

site. I love the features of this invention. It is very much needed today.

It is convenient. It will save a life. So go ahead and spread the word.

Go ahead and use it.

 

 

 

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The Types of Dresses Women Should Have

Pants are cute, but dresses are ultimate. I wear pants to be

comfortable , but dresses to look really really nice. They show off

a woman’s pretty legs.  They look classy in some instances and they

allow you to appreciate the lady-like nature of a woman.

You can look glamorous without all the effort in a black maxi dress. They

are good for an informal date. In this dress, you’ll look great but comfortable.

It looks good with chic gladiator sandals. When the weather gets colder, match

it up with ankle boots and a motorcycle jacket.

A slip dress is another dress women should have. You can match it up

with a strappy pair of sandals. I especially love the look of the slip dress on

the website, which has a sheer lace on the bottom and a little area of sheer

lace on the top.

And what about the sheath dress? It is one of those type of office

dresses. It’s a black dress with a built in belt and its one single color- black.

It looks classy, it’s in style and so nice on the eyes.

Number 4, is the flared dress. It’s yet another black dress with a

ripple type outline at the bottom. This reminds me of a superhero type

of dress. It has such a pritsy type of style.

Fifth, is the lace dress. It’s like a maze in there. The dress’ whole

outline is of lace. It’s long, up to knee length. It goes well with heels of

any color if it’s a black dress.

What a site! what a site! I love a few of the dresses on this site and there’s a

few I don’t care for.But in honor of the beautiful dresses, I wrote this article. The

dresses I highlighted above flatter a woman’s figure. The other dresses, you decide if

you like them or not just like the dresses I like. Which dresses would you wear?

WHich dresses would you not wear? Or would you wear them all?

 

The 7 Types Of Black Dresses Every Woman Should Own

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Fats Domino, aka Antoine Domino, Jr. is a black man that is one of the inventors of rock n roll!

Well, black people have a legendary history of

inventing things and spicing things up. Take Fats

Domino, for instance. He is one of the inventors of rock

n roll with this songs “Aint That a Shame ” I’m Walking, ”

THe Fat Man” and his version of “Blueberry Hill.”

Antoine bangs on an old upright piano.

In the past, he  took piano lessons and loved them

so much that he quits the 4th grade to play the piano

more. Domino, who has played some neighborhood gigs

with saxophonist Robert Hagans, plays piano at his

sister Philomena’s fish fry, and meeets BIlly Diamon, a

bandleader.

Mr. Domino begans his own band at the

Hideaway CLub on Desire Street, two blocks above club

Desire. This is where he had played with Billy

Diamond’s band and also intermissions for David

Bartholomew’s band. Bartholomew and disc jockey

Duke “Poppa Stoppa” THiele, signs Lew Chudd to his

label.

 

Domino headlines the biggest shows in rock n roll

history to date. The artists Domino headlines over are

Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, and

Jerry lee Lewis. Fats dominoes tour dates attract

so much attention because most venues had never had

white people and black people in the same audience.

Fats said the band would, at times, have to go 100

miles out of their way to find lodging that would take

African Americans. This and more, you will learn at this

website:

 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/fats-domino-timeline-of-dominos-life-hits-and-career-highlights/6252/