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Black History Month, Dancing, and England: <p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a minstrel dancer active in the 1840s, and one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and be a member of a white minstrel group. His real name was believed to be William Henry Lane, and he was also known as &ldquo;Boz&rsquo;s Juba&rdquo; following a description of him by Charles Dickens, who wrote about the dancer in his travelogue “American Notes“.</p> <p>Details of his early life are scant but it is believed that he grew up in a slum that was the home to Irish immigrants and free blacks. The Irish and black communities frequently shared their culture with one another, leading to various dance steps and jigs and musical styles. Many blacks would perform in the local brothels and saloons or on the street corners for change.</p> <p>Eventually Juba was discovered by PT Barnum and Barnum got him into the minstrel business by disguising him as white minstrel by putting him in blackface. At a later date his race became clear but he still often performed in blackface, and was well known as the boy who beat famed white performer Joe Diamond in a dancing contest. At the time black performer being publicly confirmed as better than white man at anything was unheard of.</p> <p>Though Juba had success in the United States, he actually became most popular in England.</p>

Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was ...

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Definitely, Football, and Friday: Two Texas Teens Kicked Off Football Team for Kneeling During Anthem @balleralert 4 18 Two Texas Teens Kicked Off Football Team for Kneeling During Anthem-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Two Texas high school football players were kicked off the team after protesting the national anthem during a game Friday night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ At Friday night's game, Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while his cousin, Larry McCullough, knelt during the anthem before their game against Providence Classical. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After the anthem, head coach Ronnie Mitchem instructed the teens to take off their uniforms and terminated their participation with the team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ingram-Lewis, a sophomore at Victory and Praise Christian Academy, a private school in Crosby, Texas, said the idea to protest had came up in the locker room before the game. The coach had already told players he did not want anyone to kneel, due to his own participation in the military. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated," Lewis said, recalling the moment after the anthem. "He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Lewis' mother, Rhonda Brady, says she supports her son and nephew's decision to protest. She also says she was surprised by the coach's reaction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "I'm definitely going to have a conversation because I don't like the way that was handled," Brady said. "But I don't want them back on the team. A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn't have done anything like that." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mitchem says he does not regret kicking the boys off the team, as they left him with no choice. He encouraged the players to protest, but in a different way like kneeling after a touchdown in the end zone or spreading word about the issue through writing.

Two Texas Teens Kicked Off Football Team for Kneeling During Anthem-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Two Texas high school football pla...

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Billboard, Memes, and Mtv: Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year @balleralert Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2016, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. She was featured on several singles, honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award, and in 2017 claimed her 30th Top 10 hit. In addition to the music, Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation to improve and promote health, education, arts and culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With all that the Bajan songstress accomplished in the last year, it appears 2017 will be just as big for the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the midst of filming for the all-female installment of the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, Rihanna has traveled to Malawi to promote similar values of her foundation, which she founded to honor her grandparents. As the ambassador for GlobalCitizen and the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna has worked to provide children across the globe with access to education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of the singer’s charitable efforts, Rihanna has been named HarvardUniversity’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. She is set to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award next week at the school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” S. Allen Counter of the Harvard Foundation said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats to Rihanna!

Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ...

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Bodies , Driving, and Energy: Knee Stabilit The ability to keep the knees in direct alignment with the foot (minimizing any side-to-side movement) SOU AT UMIVERSITY Ideally the knee should track in the exact same position during the entire squat. Here's a great example of an athlete @max_lang_weightlifting with optimal knee stability (squatting 170kg - 374lbs for 10 reps). The knees of some athletes waver slightly (often moving inward toward the toes) on the ascent of the squat, or even worse cave-in completely (called a valgus collapse). The longer an athlete has been lifting with this type of poor movement - the harder it is to break the habit. If they move this way for too long - it becomes a crutch and they unfortunately need to move that way in order to keep lifting as much weight. While a slight knee waver isn’t a horrible technique error it is NOT optimal from a mechanical standpoint. This means improved knee control (less side to side movement) will give you the potential to lift more weight. The knees were designed to bend and straighten - any Lateral movement during the squat is only wasted energy that could be used to drive more weight up! Lifting heavy weights poorly will make you stronger. However, it will make you stronger in the WRONG WAY by reinforcing poor technique. In the end - moving big weight poorly will lead to pain. It's time to teach our athletes that it doesn’t matter how MUCH they can squat, if they can’t squat WELL. While technique perfection is something most of us will never achieve, we should always strive to attain it. __________________________________ Squat University is the ultimate guide to realizing the strength to which the body is capable of. The information within these pages are provided to empower you to become a master of your physical body. Through these teachings you will find what is required in order to rid yourself of pain, decrease risk for injury, and improve your strength and athletic performance. __________________________________ Squat SquatUniversity Powerlifting weightlifting crossfit training wod workout gym fit fitfam fitness fitspo oly olympicweightlifting hookgrip mobility USAW physicaltherapy lifting crossfitter
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Being Alone, Creepy, and Head: A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat David M. Dosa, MD, MPH. the Cat akrns from decides to head down the tion. Her body is thin and eye to survey opening single wing fiert, along the way tide, ed fr atop the his kingdom. From steppi Mr. s, who is shamped har been desk in the doctor's the breat ting away rea, the black With couch in the HalMay lips purred, he charting spoken in several is her white feline peers down the two snores nd has Winge of the peacefully perhaps sitting nursing home ad- re of where diughter, who gla up from vanced dementia unit. All quiet is now living onear continues ber novel fronts, slowly, he nd eastern down the until he visi ries and ly its end and Room 310. today The door so travagantly stretches hin 2yea ice of the takes fint backward and and waits. He has important wom nd leaps up then forward. He rits up and Ntinese here. his bent T, she is rveys Mr bed. He phase of in the the resident door finaly epens, and out atness, and her breathing is la it is Mrs. Man rse's aide rying bered, o been livi he dementia dirty linens. "Hello, owca perd by in third floor for sk the daught you going inside" SAe has long forget her oicar lets her pass, then mak hether Mi even though they visit hi ble and needs phine. way into the room, where daily. there are two people. Lying in a The daughter shakes her head. beveled after eating her lunch. sed and facing the T is aaleep in fetal posi. nowhere. She glides rd Os to herself with strgard for her aloer." She par Kla down the hallway Oscar relieved. is yet M time, and he wa bothing to with her. ps down off the desk, relieved to be alone and in control of his do- main. He takes a few driak from hi ad grab a quick bite. Satified. he enjoys another stretch and sets out on his creepy. enemies Oscar the therapy cat was raised in the dementia unit of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. It's said that he can sense the impending death of a patient, and will curl up and sleep next to a patient if they're near the end. Kitty kitty purr purr - - - cat horror creepy scary ghost sixthsense death fact creepyenemies

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Creepy, Memes, and Photoshop: _vanessagaleano Notas About the "photoshoot (which only took me 2 minutes to crop a picture on snapchat) it was just a joke. A simple JOKE not my fault you haven't got a little bit of humour, you should be proud of you husband of how far he has become and all the fans he has. It wasn't personal, ljust decided to make a funny picture with one of my favourites basketball players on Valentine's Day just like many other teenagers did, But Iguess I didn't know his wife was insecure about herself or her relationship What you pretend a 17 years old TGM youu? I swear you career is giving advise to people, please take a minute and Take your own advise and act like the "woman" you are. -Vanessa Galeano. Happy Valentine,s dequanmjones Since we're writing letters and stuff, Ifelt like a response was warranted. Yesterday morning I sent my wife a screenshot of someone who had taken the time to photoshop her face into our picture. We laughed about how funny (and creepy) it was and created a side by side to share with our friends. It was all kicks and giggles until the post surprisingly went viral and people started saying rude things about both my wife and the young lady in the comments. At the end of the day, think it's clear that everyone was joking and that it was all meant to be some Valentine's Day humor. We're glad we could provide some entertainment for y all even though it was never meant to be that deep. Clearly social media is a powerful thing. An update from the 17 year old ValentinesDay photoshop girl and the "husband"

An update from the 17 year old ValentinesDay photoshop girl and the "husband"

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Memes, Protest, and History: Fla. High School Students Protest to Make African-American History a Full-Year Course TERRY PAR KER H I G H SCHOOL 7thsoulja4 Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools, Action News Jax reports. The organizer of the sit-in, Angelina Roque, said that she and her other classmates wanted to protest because they believed that African-American history is a topic that deserves a full year of class time, which will in turn benefit all of their classmates. Students and their parents met with administrators Tuesday to discuss the topic. According to Action News Jax, the course is currently offered only as a semester-long, or half-year, course.Roque, a 10th-grader, told the news station that the protest was to "make them hear us, make them see us, make them listen to us." She was one of about 10 or so other students who called for a change. “[The other students] risked being in trouble over a cause that we all truly think more people should be concerned about,” Roque said. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said that the students who raised the issue of the way the class is being taught will not be disciplined. “Historically, Terry Parker and other high schools in Duval County has offered the course, but as a half-credit, not as a full credit … we will, and are certainly willing to offer it as a full-year course starting in the fall," Vitti said. "I respect that students demonstrated self-advocacy ‎and used their voice to signal concerns about their education. If there is student demand for a full-credit and yearlong African-American-history course, then we should and will provide it to students. We will work through the process of developing and offering that course.”Action News Jax investigated how other neighboring school districts taught African-American history to compare. In Clay County, African-American history is currently offered as a half-credit, semester-long elective, the same as in Duval. In St. Johns County, schools offer a different course, African-American literature, which is a yearlong elective course. “Being able to have a full course of African-American history … that will honestly make a big difference. 17thsoulja

Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American...

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