#BlackHistoryMonth #tbt: Being the first African American woman to travel to space is one of Mae Jemison’s many accomplishments. A dancer, Peace Corps doctor, public speaker and astronaut, Mae went to college at age 16, holds 9 honorary doctorates and has founded many STEM-related programs for students.
-All OTPs may not be cannon but must be respected.
-Fans must wear colors relating to their fandom on Fandom appropriate days.
-Fandom Fellowships (like Superwholock) must come to each other’s aid in an attack
-Crying in public is socially acceptable only if characters have died or OTP gives you feels.
-No complaining about adaptations- unless you are in the PJO fandom, then have at it.
This time for Black History Month, I did a mash up of the first black girl to desegregate an all white school in Louisiana, Ruby Bridges, and Kiki from “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. This remarkable piece of American history happened in 1960. I hope someone can do a movie about this some day.
The story begins with a person who is an orphan; or someone who feels like an orphan, alone, separate, different, and misunderstood. This character has questions about their circumstance (for example:”Why did my parents die?”, “Why doesn’t anyone like me?”, Why am I always in trouble?”, “What will I do with my life?”, etc.). These questions set off the journey.
Nobody cares about John McCain. He’s 80, he was gonna die anyway. He called his own wife a cunt and is an American hero for serving in a shameful assault on the people of Vietnam. Some poor soul has a brain tumor and no insurance thanks to him and people like him. Why are we supposed to respect this horrible man?
Once in a while, a publication asks who the greatest American of our lifetime is. And while Cracked would never presume to answer that question, we absolutely can. Is it Zombie Teddy Roosevelt? The puppeteer who made Ronald Reagan come alive? Former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson?
Strong contenders, all, but no. Sit down, neighbor, and hear of a man who did not conquer the world, but did it one better; he reminded us that the world needs unity rather than conquest. He walked among us as a man, although he was a hand-to-God saint. They say the difference between a saint and a psychopath is empathy, and Mr. Fred Rogers had an ocean of it, which makes him either the sanest man in history or the craziest hero we ever had.
If you’re from some country that doesn’t have puppets and never heard of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it’s OK! He loves you anyway. In fact, he’d want to introduce you to all of us so we could learn from you.
At my signal, take off those ironic smirks and don your extra-strength smiles, because your faith in human beings is about to get an upgrade.
Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. A liberal member of the Democratic Party, she served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She is the author of a national-bestselling autobiography, Mankiller: A Chief and Her People and co-authored Every Day Is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women.
Mankiller’s administration founded the Cherokee Nation Community Development Department and saw a population increase of Cherokee Nation citizens from 55,000 to 156,000
Dan Rather made an incredibly moving plea to 45 to speak up about Talesin Myrddin Namaki-Meche and Ricky John Best, the two men who were killed, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, the man who was wounded, defending two teenaged girls against a racist attack (a terrorist attack) in Portland.
45 won’t, of course. Or not until someone hands him a scripted speech and tells him he doesn’t get his phone back until he delivers it. Because these men stood brave against a white extremist of the Trumpian stamp, and 45 wants to ignore that group entirely, except when he can use them to his own benefit…
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Friend:</b> Do you want to go for lunch?<p/><b>Me:</b> Let me check my diary. *opens book* I can't. I have fan-related things on.<p/><b>Friend:</b> Like what?<p/><b>Me:</b> At noon, I have to deal with my feels. At two, I have to go home and cry about Fred Weasley... But I have a free hour after Chris Evans appreciation hour.<p/><b>Friend:</b> <p/></p><p/></p>