Happy Black History Month
Wow! I look so serious in this picture! You wouldn't know it from the expression on my face, but I have had a blast marching in the DragonCon Parade for the last two years dressed as Ida B. Wells. (I think it's all in the hat.)
The struggle continues to be real, humor is a vital tool in the battle against injustice.
"The African-American comic spirit has been used to salve the wounds of a forlorn people; as well as a weapon against their enemies. It has entertained well and provided a strategy for survival."
(Ishmael Reed in praise for On the Real Side: Laughing, Lying, and Signifying; the Underground Tradition of African-American Humor that Transformed American Culture, from Slavery to Richard Pryor by Mel Watkins.)
In short, the hard times make for hard laughs. Come get some.
Yours with Love & Laughter,
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