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  1. Please Blog about the Scott Sisters This Thursday!

  2. Nathan

    Great content, but the people who really need to see this site are on Facebook, My Space and Twitter.

    I have a 19 year old son and this would appeal to him but would never have found this blog.

    (I saw you on Our World).

  3. StoneyB

    Hey, I liked your info on 80′s and its peculiar but fun resurgence, I’m throwing somewhat of an 80′s party (of sorts) and I would simply like to post a small excerpt on my facebook page to give the people I invite a good idea of what to look for. The part that I would like to use(of which you will get all credit to) is exactly this>>
    “Here are some 80s fashion staples…

    Wearing a sweater tied around your neck – ” Often worn over an Izod button down oxford, over an Izod polo shirt with the collar turned up”
    Satin Jackets – Shiny jackets that buttoned down the front. Collar and wristbands always had two stripes
    WigWams/Slouch Socks – Baggy socks worn by females, worn layered in various colors
    Adidas – White, always high-tops. Shell toed Adidas were popular with the hip hop community (See Run DMC)
    Hair Bows – “A headband with a big bow on it worn to the side like Madonna in the Material Girl video. Girls usually made their hair big and frizzy to cover up the strap so that only the bow would stick out.”

    And if not, thanks anyway.
    Asymmetrical Haircuts – (See “Mushroom cut” and Salt n’ Peppa, Push it Era)
    Name Earrings – Big earrings worn with your name or boyfriends name in them. (See Door Knockers)

  4. Hi, I really enjoy your site. I recently started an online column called The Black Love Speak Column. We focus on issues affecting Black, African, and African descended communities. I would like to know if we can exchange links? I’m trying make sure that I connect with like minded people and sites.I have already added your site to my blogroll. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much!

    Best Wishes,

    Jessica Ann Mitchell
    BlackLoveSpeak.Com
    blacklovespeak@gmail.com

  5. JACKIE BRINSON

    I READ YOUR SITE FREQUENTLY, I AM A BLACK PERSON. DID IT EVER OCCUR TO HELLO NEGRO THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE ALSO RACIST, OPPORTUNIST, LIARS AND CHEATS. THIS IS EVIDENT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT RACIST. ALSO OBAMA IS A MOST OPPORTUNE LIAR. WE ALL ARE GUILTY. THE BLACK MAN’S PLIGHT IS NO LONGER A WHITE MAN’S CONTRIVANCE. LET US LOOK INTO OUR OWN SOULS. GET A GRIP AND STOP PUBLISHING ONE SIDED VIEWS. I QUESS I WILL BE LABLED AN UNCLE TOM. DID YOU EVER READ UNCLE TOM’S CABIN? HE WAS AN HONORABLE MAN OF TRUTH. SO I HAVE SPOKEN THE TRUTH. BLACK PEOPLE ARE TEARING DOWN THEIR OWN COMMUNITES. I WONDER IF HELLO NEGRO WILL PUBLISH THIS COMMENT FOR “CHANGE”.

  6. Howdy,

    I left a comment here:
    http://hellonegro.com/2007/11/01/he-had-jungle-fever-a-white-guy-remembers-his-erotic-black-girl/

    And it would appreciate it if it were removed. I would like the comment removed because I didn’t realize that when I google my blog “erotic black girl” and so on would show up. I don’t think that people will read it within it’s context, or read it at all.

    Thank you so much,

    Ariel

  7. Joe Harel

    Whoever thought of this name, LOL. Realize, this name is misunderstood and mispronounced. It came from the Spanish word for Black, NEGRO (with the accent on the letter ‘e’). And also from the word Nyger when referring to the Niger(Nyger) River, which racist whites mispronounced/mispelled which made it the deragtory ‘N’ word. Those racists whites meant it to be derogatory. Like the country Nigeria (Nigeria just remove the ‘ia’ on the end of that word to correctly pronounce that word as Nyger). Also, realize we ‘NEGROS’ are from milky-white to darker than dark chocolate. I don’t remember that word used since, the 1950s.

  8. Confirming you’re on our team for the No Wedding No Womb! blog blitzkrieg on Sept. 22. Thanks for your support!

  9. jane

    Found this on gawker.com….

    Fourth-Grade Textbook Claims ‘Thousands of Blacks’ Fought for Confederacy

    Fourth-Grade Textbook Claims ‘Thousands of Blacks’ Fought for ConfederacyAccording to Our Virginia: Past and Present, a textbook currently in use in Virginia public schools, “thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks.” According to Civil War scholars, that’s not true, at all. Who is right, here?

    Virginia education officials are telling teachers to avoid the passage in Our Virginia: Past and Present that reads “thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson,” since it’s “outside mainstream Civil War scholarship.” The passage was first flagged by College of William & Mary historian Carol Sheriff, whose daughter was using the textbook, reports The Washington Post.

    But hold your horses for a second, Virginia Department of Education! Are you sure you trust these so-called “scholars”?

    Point: “Scholars are nearly unanimous in calling these accounts of black Confederate soldiers a misrepresentation of history.”
    Counterpoint: “The author, Joy Masoff… is not a trained historian but has written several books.”

    Point: “[Historians] expressed concerns not only over its accuracy but over the implications of publishing an assertion so closely linked to revisionist Confederate history.”
    Counterpoint: “Masoff… said she found the information about black Confederate soldiers primarily through Internet research.”

    Point: “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson of Princeton University said, ‘These Confederate heritage groups have been making this claim for years as a way of purging their cause of its association with slavery.’
    Counterpoint:”‘As controversial as it is, I stand by what I write,’ [Masoff] said. ‘I am a fairly respected writer.’”

    Point:”‘There’s no way of knowing that there were thousands,’ [University of Virginia Historian Ervin] Jordan said. ‘And the claim about Jackson is totally false. I don’t know where that came from.’”
    Counterpoint “Masoff said one of her sources was Ervin Jordan, a University of Virginia historian.”

    Point: “‘It’s more than just an arcane, off-the-wall problem,’ said David Blight, a professor at Yale University. ‘This isn’t just about the legitimacy of the Confederacy, it’s about the legitimacy of the emancipation itself.’”
    Counterpoint: “Masoff also wrote Oh Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty and Oh Yikes! History’s Grossest Moments.”

    In any event, it’s nice to see that Virginia is still engaging with its Civil War legacy with the same forethought and attention to detail that led its governor to declare “Confederate History Month” without mentioning slavery at all.

    [WaPo]

  10. Jason

    Hi. I came across your post from a few years back on gentrification and I would like to hear you address it a bit further.
    I’m a white guy, grew up in the VA suburbs and have been living in DC for 5+ years. Gentrification is something I think about almost daily.
    In many ways I’m a typical ‘new comer’ (as white gentrifiers like to be called). I do like coffee shops and bike lanes.
    But I’m also someone who has only cleared more than $30k one year in my life, has made a conscious effort not to be part of a wave of new faces all moving in one place at once and doesn’t want all of my neighbors to look like me and demand dog parks. I hate the way people with money come in and expect the environment to change around their desires and in the process push people out who don’t meet their modal of what the neighborhood should be like.
    But where do I fit in, and how can I live in this divided city without being part of the problem?
    In some ways I feel like the Pied Piper because in two neighborhoods I’ve lived in I was one of the few white faces when I moved in, but within a few years heaps of white people arrive…and prices go up.

  11. geri turner bright

    Why oh why are you not on facebook????? Ugh. I am actually shocked that I have found a blog that I not only relate to but fully understand. I’m a very progressive, educated, working creative BUT good grief I feel like Alice in WTFland! Lol..keep writing, we’re reading but can ya go FB? Please. Cheers Geri

  12. Jason: You are speaking not only to Gentrification, but to Class-ism. Basically, it’s not just a matter of race here in DC, it’s a matter of being able to afford to live in certain areas. There are blacks and whites living in the burbs who would like to move to NW DC but know they can’t afford a $400,000 condo. $$ or the lack there of is the great equalizer.

  13. Manny Chevy

    Hello, I came across your site and i’m really digging it. Just wanted to pass along some music that very well may be of some interest to you. The group is Cole Boyz from Huntsville, AL. This is positive music with a real message. Please check it out. Definitely worth a listen and possibly a review or interview or your site. Thank you for your time and keep up the good works!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgKAtwxyz3w

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Boyz/114963153273

  14. Yoooooo, Eb! Tell me why, all this time I’ve been on this site, I never knew it was YOU!! HA!! And I know YOU!!! HA!!!

    That’s something. Smh.

    Love ya,

    J

  15. Aneatha

    http://www.change.org/petitions/gov-john-kasich-pardon-kelley-williams-bolar
    Eb,
    Please let folks know about the Kelly Williams Bolar petition. I tried posting to my twitter @Nerob but you have the numbers. Thanks Eb.

  16. Hi Ebony I am Choni Francis from The Second City Network.
    We have a video about Black History. We here at the network wanted to know if you would be interested in putting the video up on your site.

    Thank You
    Have a great day!
    The second city network
    Choni Francis
    @choni_

  17. I’m pleased to introduce myself to you as the new public relations contact for TheRoot.com. I thought you and your readers would be interested in the following.

    In advance of the upcoming PBS series, “Black in Latin America,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Root presents an extensive series of articles and multi-media exploring the black experience in Latin America.

    From The Root: “Less than 5 percent of the 11.5 million Africans wrenched into slavery ended up in the United States. That’s one reason Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. decided to explore the lives and cultures of blacks from Brazil to Haiti, from Peru to Mexico…”

    “Black in Latin America: The Other African Americans” will air on PBS stations for four consecutive weeks on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (EST), beginning April 19, 2011. Viewers will learn about the lives and culture of blacks in Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Peru and Mexico.

    Following is a link to The Root’s special coverage, “Black in Latin America: The Other African Americans” –http://www.theroot.com/views/features/black-latin-america-other-african-americans

    We invite you to use all or part of this article, or any of our articles, on ‘Hello Negro’ with appropriate source credit.

    Thanks so much for having a read and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any additional assistance or to arrange an interview with a member from the The Root’s editorial team.

    Best!

  18. emily

    would love to hear more from Hello, Negro

  19. Affirmative Sharpton

    Ever notice that when white people take over a black hood the crime rate drops and new stores open? Hmmm…

  20. Hello there,

    Oh my goodness, I just stumbled onto your website and I would love to touch base with you. I’m an Assistant Professor at Babson College and I blog on natural hair, identity and beauty standards. I can’t wait to dig into your blog.

    Thanks!

    Tina

  21. Hi Ebony! Wanted to alert you and your readers that the web series, The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl is having a virtual watch party. Issa, the show’s creator is premiering episode 7, a day early for her loyal fans. Here is the link with the info: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=239708316052822

  22. Really enjoy your posts. I hope you’ll feel the same about mine:
    http://naysue.wordpress.com

    Please consider adding me to your blogroll. I’ve already returned the favor!

  23. Tim

    Please consider the fate of a poor lost soul named Bei Bei Shuai.
    On 14March12 she will have been in jail one year for being depressed enough to try committing suicide while pregnant… in Indiana, where suicide is actually not a crime… unless you are pregnant and poor.
    http://www.thenation.com/article/166664/protect-pregnant-women-free-bei-bei-shuai

  24. I might be one of the few white folk who really like to read your blog. I was originally a cracker-white country boy who moved into one of the darkest neighborhoods in ATL back in the mid-nineties–best cultural experience of my life BTW.
    In college, I was the only white guy taking courses in African American literature–multiple classes that covered all of it, not just the Harlem Renaissance, but everything going back to when messages were carried by song and storytelling, alone. These classes REALLY opened by eyes to another America that I had not previously known about. After taking one course, I was hooked! To me, each semester was a cliff-hanger. I simply HAD TO KNOW what happens next.
    I am recommending a book to you and your readers—-Hip: The History by John Leland. Leland’s book does not set out to summarize the history of black America but the topic is hipness so blackness is unavoidable. Leland explores America as the story of two cultures living side-by-side, influencing one another but remaining each distinct–the shared culture between being genesis to something that is unique to America alone–hipness. Hip is a game that black Americans have been playing with white Americans for hundreds of years–both equal participants and both loving it, living for it, and wanting nothing else.

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