Happy Tuesday! In celebration of Black History Month, I’m learning more about black history but I also wanted to express how dope, diverse, and cultural we are as a race. As proud and black as I am, there are also a few things that would get my “black card” revoked (Ex: I don’t know how to play spades *shrugs* & I never owned a pair of Jordans in my life).
For the lost ones , your “black card” is a “fictional”card black people feel that EVERY black person should know how to do, did, etc.
Do you get the point? Ok, good!
Your Black Card Should Be Revoked If..
Disclaimer: This list is meant to be humorous and a way of showing how lit it is to be black.
You haven’t seen the movie, The Color Purple.
The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.
You never seen Crooklyn
Crooklyn is one of my all time favorite movies in the world. The classic film was focused on a black family from Brooklyn in the summer of 1973. Also, the film was directed by Spike Lee. (Shout out to Lee for getting his first Ocsar nomination! Long overdue and well deserving! )
Your grandma doesn’t have a pic of Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, or a Black Jesus in her house.
In her house, my grandma has a pic of Martin Luther King Jr. in her photo collection like he is part of our family. Every black grandmother I know has a pic of at least one of the three historical men.
You don’t have that uncle with the sandals that cooks at every cookout.
Yall know that uncle who probably drinks and talks noise all day with the Moses Sandals! Just know the barbeque is about to be grilled to perfection if Unc is on the grill!
You don’t eat potato salad
It doesn’t matter if you’re a picky eater or not. If your grandma or mama makes good potato salad, you eat it. PERIODT.
You refer to Kool-aid as flavors.
If you’re black, there is no such thing as flavors! It’s COLORS all the way baby. “I want some RED kool-aid.”
You don’t eat Mac-N-Cheese.
I understand the ones that are lactose or can’t eat dairy. But if you’re black and don’t eat Mac-N-Cheese, who raised you? Where did you come from?!! How can you not eat this greatness? I will never understand it. And let’s end the argument here: MAC-N-CHEESE IS A SIDE DISH!
If you put sugar in your grits and red beans.
*side eye* . I rest my case lol.
If you can’t play spades.
This one alone can get my black card revoked because I can’t play! But best believe, a game of spades is going to be played for black family reunions, holidays, and parties. Warning: in black families, the game gets competitive and intense lol.
If you don’t know The National Black Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing
If you’re black, you better know at least the chorus or the melody! Here, I’ll help you out…
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
let our rejoicing rise,
high as the list’ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.
If you think OJ Simpson didn’t do it…
You don’t know any Luther Vandross Songs
Somebody in your family loves me sum Luther, so I’m pretty sure you have heard at least one song by the legend!
What are some things that will get your black card revoked? Leave it in the comments!!