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Posts Tagged ‘Black History Month’

#PRFail: The GOP Tweets Its Way Into Black History Month Class

GOP TweetOver the weekend, a tweet went unnoticed by most of the national media but the social media trolls picked it up like a $100 on a subway floor. The GOP sent this picture out as a touch of class to commemorate Rosa Parks.

Mind you, many consider her act of heroism and bravery not only the onset of the Montgomery Bus Boycott but also the Civil Rights Movement itself.

Unfortunately, this picture and inspirational quote from Ms. Parks was accompanied by a rather unfortunate sentiment by the Grand Old Party:

“Today, we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.” 

Whoops! And this is the same party that freed the slaves with Lincoln at the helm? Both he and she would be so proud as this tweet created genius…after the jump.

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Nike Collection Celebrates Black History Month

To commemorate Black History Month, Nike is releasing a BHM collection that will feature special edition Air Force Ones, jackets, and other items. The line will be available on Saturday, but you can get an advanced look here. Serena Williams was already seen in a couple of pieces at the Australian Open.

From the folks on the DrJays.comLive blog: “First things first: We’re fully aware that this is commercialism at its finest. Releasing some black sneakers and calling them a ‘Black History Month’ collection isn’t exactly the best way to celebrate black history. But, the sneakers that Nike is releasing in the collection are pretty dope, so we’re going to show them to you anyway.” True.