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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Black Legion of Superheroes!

Though not widely known outside The Black community, Blacks have a checkered past in the area of racism against our own. For example, "light-skinned" Blacks were considered superior to "dark-skinned" Blacks, mainly because light skin was closer to white, i.e. Caucasian. In my childhood, it was not uncommon to hear comments about a Black not passing the "color test", meaning that he or she might be a shade "too Black". We called each other names like Black Sambo, and used terms such as mulatto, octoroon, and quadroon to describe our various colors. Too Black and you were considered "African", a derogatory term for Blacks back in the 60s. But there was no such thing as "too light".

Black on Black racism continued with physical features like hair. Blacks had a grading system for hair back in the day. Blacks with fine, softer hair were considered to have "good hair", good being defined as "closer to White hair", and were looked on as better than their counterparts, who had "bad hair".

"Bad hair", or hair that was more course and more typical in our culture was called kinky or nappy. Many Blacks were so stigmatized by their hair, that an entire industry was spawned to "soften" the hair, a term called 'processing'. Blacks up until around the late-70s wore their processed hair slicked back, adding palm-aid to keep it in place. A notable Black example with 'processed' hair, though he wore more of a bouffant style, was Al Sharpton. Few Blacks wanted to have "bad hair", because in the Black community you were talked about, belittled, besmirched.

Circa 80s introduced the Jeri-curl or S-curl. This added the larger curl, which more closely mimicked the hair Blacks wanted to have. Pursuit of "good hair" is one of the reasons for many of the interracial relationships of the time, and one of the reasons for Black men's so-called fascination with White women.

The lips that have made famous Angelina Jolie were a trademark characteristic of Blacks. However for Blacks that feature was not considered endearing back in the day, as the Hollywood crowd might have us believe. Quite the contrary. Back in the day, if you wanted to really get a Black person upset, one might call him a "…big lipped, nappy-headed, Black as tar, big ass so and so". This brings us to our "junk in the trunk".

Yes, Blacks are known for our "junk", aka ghetto booties. Not to get all "Jimmy the Greek" on you, but it is likely less genetic, and more to do with the type of work that we did many years ago. So again as flat-bottomed women everywhere are paying thousands of dollars to get surgical "junk", genetic "junk" in the Black community was again be a focus of derision and ridicule in the past, particularly for women.

I'm happy to report that Blacks have shifted focus from our intra-racial differences, and in fact, thankfully Blacks are seeing the beauty of our people in all our splendor, be they so light, "…they make Michael Jackson look Black", or so dark, "…they could leave fingerprints on charcoal". That was for those of you who play the "dozens".

So again, Blacks have finally evolved from this nonsense, and now embrace all our beautiful qualities, as we should. However with this evolution from body parts, there has been devolution to racism that is targeted at Blacks with differing political views. And the new racism is directed at Black Republicans.

Shhh…There are Blacks, shhh, who are Republicans…in secret. I know, because I have met them in the speak-easies, whispering quietly about their drug of choice…Republican politics.

So I know a "user" when I see one. And take heed folks, there are more Black Republicans than you think. Most are scared, truly scared to voice their views, particularly to other Blacks. And scared they should be, because the backlash can be disturbing. Because Black Democrats are racists against Black Republicans. Those racist Black Democrats are some silly Negros! Here is why I call them silly Negros…

Negros in the 60s were taught…better word, indoctrinated by Democrats to be racist against learned people, particularly learned Republicans, and they are most cruel against learned Black Republicans, practicing fratricide in that respect. If a young Black child grows up "talking proper", and doesn't learn his second language, ebonics, he is teased at the very least, and likely attacked by silly Negros. Silly Negros literally want to beat the intelligence out of our brightest Black kids. You will hear comments like, "…ah, he wona [want to] be white." No silly Negro, "…he wona be intelligent". I believe if Negros had a test for Republicanism at birth, no Black Republicans would get a chance at life. Lord Obama would certainly kill Republican Blacks, reminiscent of Ramses in Egypt killing the first born of the Jews!

Democrats love silly Negros! That's the truth, the whole truth, and nothin' but. Democrats need silly Negros, because silly Negros (read slowly) eat what you feed them. Silly Negros are content with the leftovers of the pig…you know, the "chitlin's" and "pig's feet", while (read slowly) Massa eats the meat. You know they must have been starving to decide to eat pig gut?!! And pig skin?!! Well damnit, I want pork chops, not pork rinds!

So continuing with the metaphor, Black Republicans started killing their own pigs, and eating pork tenderloin and center-cut pork steak. "No pickled pigs feet for us!", they protested.

So the silly Negro got jealous and decided like every good Democrat, that he wanted the Black Republican's meat, though the silly Negro did nothing to deserve it. Being outnumbered 94 to 6, the Black Republican was forced to give up his pork, and go underground, so to say.

But while underground, Black Republicans trained like Navy Seals. Sleep deprivation (metaphorical references), debilitating wet and cold, pushing the log above our heads until our shoulders were on fire. We trained at the ocean, fighting the surf until waterboarding seems like bobbing for apples.

Not all Black Republicans made it. Some remained scared…silent, closeted, "moderate". [See Colin Powell – Outed!]

But the few who made it through training left hardened, ready for battle. Because we not only have the enemy of 'regular life', we have the enemy of fratricide, i.e. Black on Black racism.

We Black Republicans are a small, but elite fighting force, much like the…The Legion of Superheroes. We call ourselves, The Legion of Black Republican Superheroes!

The Black Republican knows why he enlisted. He knows there can be and will be casualties, but he is willing to sacrifice for the greater good. So we are content to fight back. We speak for White America, saying what Whites wish they could say, because no matter what they say, as a non-Black person they appear racist.

The "Obama Black" is fueled by the duality of a White person's plight…you know, "damned if you do, damned if you don't". They enjoy seeing them squirm. Whites say, "Janice, the printer needs a new Bla…I mean, African-American ink cartridge?", as silly Negros snicker behind their backs!

So the Black Republican Legion of Superheroes, namely Black Intellect, Black Reason, and Black Logic, use our superpowers of intellect, reason and logic to challenge Democrats, wherever they may be. It's difficult, but occasionally we can get one or two of them to mutter something intelligible and lucid, despite their feeble little minds.

Regardless, we pound them with ideas and concepts, notions and speculation, challenging them to think. We provide them with the facts of the Democrat's racist, sexist, and "otherist" past. We inform them that the policies of the Democrats have destroyed and continue to destroy the Black community, the Black family. We challenge them to name one thing, just ONE, that Black voting overwhelmingly Democrat has gotten Blacks, except occasional visits by rich White men and women to Black churches during elections? "What was that little Who'?" I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

So fellow Republicans, rest assured that this small, but elite insurgent force of Black Republicans called The Black Republican League of Superheroes (we are working on shortening this) is on the job and ever vigilant. We have lasers on the targets, and just need F-22 Raptor air support.

In case you were wondering, over the past few years we have been able to marginalize two insurgent targets, namely Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. These attacks were part of Operation Afro. Both were recently targeted on the ground by our elite force, while Predator Drones fired missiles hitting both their intended targets, right in the wallet.

The operation was a complete success. Both targets have been relegated to meaningless cable shows that get about as much viewership as your kid's YouTube musical. So progress has been made.

However we didn't have enough G-2 on the upstart Obama, so frankly…we were caught off guard. Our White counter-intelligence (pun intended!), the Clintons let us down. Nevertheless we have our core team redirected from other lesser ops, like Tavis Smiley and Tom Joiner. We are learning Legalese and various Arabic dialects, so we can keep the pressure on Obama and his terrorist friends, and all silly Negros.

That's my rant!

© 2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved



MT Champion said...

Thank God I won't ever have to eat chittlins in your presence (and or chicken wings) I love the tenderloin too much (and or breasts). LOL I can't wait to see the Super Hero Suit!! My secret Super Hero identity is White Out!

DJohn said...

THIS is a breath of fresh air I must say. Thank you for using your intelligence to do what we in the "white" community seem unable to do and that is break through and reason with theBlack Community when it comes to voting Democrat. The Obamessiah has hoodwinked the masses of your people you will need to fight hard to get it back. From this day forward, as a fellow blogger I will follow your "rants". Great stuff, keep it coming.

The Black Sphere said...

David J. Sforza LION -, 1500+
Recruiting, LION,

Awesome! Finally an ally in the War Against Obama! There is still time left to save the Black Community from the Obamessiah but you will need to act quickly. I have linked to your blog and will follow it from here on out. We are of like minds with many issues. Feel free to check out my blog here:


The Black Sphere said...

Chip Robison
Preparing to move

Excellent blog!! I feel charged & pumped after reading it! You hit on so many things I have said for years regarding how the democratic party opresses minorities instead of empowering to take responsibility for themselves!

The Black Sphere said...

From: Jen Stage Collins
Date: October 29, 2008

Excellent blog- thank you for sharing Kevin. I love your insight!

Anonymous said...


Fr/ the blog: "Blacks up `til the late 70s wore their processed hair slicked back, adding palm-aid to keep it in place."

+1 f/"palm-aid"

Anonymous said...

Good blog my friend.... it is so true!

I have seen the effects of having a particular shade of skin color within my own family circle... it goes from VERY VERY light skinned to VERY dark skinned black people...

It is frustrating to me to see so many who are of color and Democrat... and it isn't just because they are Democcrat, but because they are ignorant of WHY they are WHY are you a Democrat? It is VERY frustrating... I beleive, we have been GIVEN a free country (well, free for now) and people have LITERALLY DIED so we could be free, they have died so we can vote.... WHY do people take it so casually like it "ain't no thang"????? hmmmmmm....

I have so heard the "sell out" "uncle TOm" thing, "he tryin to be white"... IT IS NONSENSE... knowledge has NOTHING to do with the color of your epidermis, your ties to the community, or your relationship with God... in fact, I believe I read it somewhere... "My people perish for a LACK of knowledge."

You have the gift of writing.. keep keepin on!


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Anonymous said...


Superb article ,me bing a light skinned individual myself, I identify with a majority of what is said in the article. One thing that bothers me is that since Im light skinned, everyone assumes I am bi-racial(note malato is a derogatory term) which Im not , Im full black..

Thanks for the article

Anonymous said...


FTA: "For example, "light-skinned" Blacks were considered superior to "dark-skinned" Blacks, mainly because light skin was closer to white, i.e. Caucasian. In my childhood, it was not uncommon to hear comments about a Black not passing the "color test", meaning that he or she might be a shade "too Black". We called each other names like Black Sambo, and used terms such as mulatto, octoroon, and quadroon to describe our various colors."

Yep, Spike Lee definitely made a lot of money using this theme through several movies. Got a tell ya, Kevin---Spike is only fuggly brotha! :-)
"Bad hair", or hair that was more course and more typical in our culture was called kinky or nappy.

This will come as a surprise to some blacks in Liberal land, but guess what? Polynesians and many other people of the world have kinky or nappy hair as well. The drama just isn't for blacks exclusively. Easily fixable solutions these days, but dang we hate those hair weaves.


The lips that have made famous Angelina Jolie were a trademark characteristic of Blacks.

We would be remiss without mentioning Mick Jagger's lips as well. :-)

Fantastic article!

Anonymous said...


Great article. It seems that no one wants to admit that Democrats have served only to keep blacks down in the gutter, with no hope but more help from government, so ensuring there votes for eternity. It is time more people wake up. I am not saying be a Republican..but at least try to think for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Great article Kev,

We have had parts of this conversation text and messages.

I still think that the Republican party needs to reevaluate some of its tactics (like redistricting and "Willy Horton" style ads)in an effort to attract the great percentage of African Americans that would most likely vote Republican if they seen "themselves" and their issues openly discussed within the party frame work.

You are astute in suggesting that African Americans as a whole may need to look at how we deal with differences of opinions. I would add that Conservatives and Republicans may also want to look at how they deal with dissension. We can refer back to your "Collin Powell Outed" article.

He is the "model" Black Republican...until he gets out of line. Given his relationship with the Administration...and the performance of this President, is it really a surprise that Republicans like Powell voted for "change" (or a better piece of the legacy real estate)?

Just some thoughts.

Anonymous said...


I do have a question from your last post.

We know that the majority of African Americans are Democrats. Do you feel that the majority of African Americans are "down in the gutter"...waiting for "more help from government"?

Not being sensitive or argumentative...just curious.


P. Mouton

Batman said...

Damn. I wish I had seen this post before the election. Kevin, there's a lot I could hit you with here, but to start, because of my extensive knowledge, I'll leave you with this:

Dick Grayson wasn't the first Nightwing. There were one, possibly two before him. It's a great story, too. Of course, I may be biased, however, right after Batman died, (and no I'm not referring to the current series) A black man felt there was a void to be filled, so, he dressed as Batman and attempted to fight crime in his neighborhood.

Unfortunately for the story, and maybe because of the prejudices of the time, he didn't do too well.

Something to think about, anyway.

Great post as always.

Anonymous said...

As far as the hair thing goes, you hardly ever see a black woman with their natural hair anymore. Look through any magazine. All the black women have treated their hair to make it anything but kinky/nappy. I remember the black "radicals" of the 60's with full blown afro's. They were proud of who they were and didn't care what anyone thought. It was refreshing. Now it seems that they all want "white" hair. I'm sure Obama will be shaving his head soon enough.

Great blog!

The Black Sphere said...

@Anon - I agree on hair, and thanks for the visit!

Anonymous said...

You sound like ever other black person that hates the fact that he or she is black. You only focus on the negitive black image out there and out dated themes. this kind of talk is just what your mostly white readship (that a look at your follower)are saying about you,because in a room full of blacks you would just be another black in the room.

The Black Sphere said...

@Anon - I LOVE being black, that is why I can make fun of ignorant blacks like you. You are a monkey, the type of black person worthy of buffooning. You have no historical perspective of blacks, and you decry blacks who are speaking the truth about your monkey butt! I don't need an audience to validate my point of view. I was saying the same things when NOBODY was listening. It is you who needs validation, which is why you question NOTHING. Massa serves it up and you lick his boots!

Batman said...

Fascinating when people don't get you, of either 'color'. Great response.

Anonymous said...

This is some great fiction you have going on here. My only problem is the story starts off as if it has some point to make,then turns into some strange black ops story,then to sci-fi. What the fuck man!stop jumping around so much and back up your shit with some facts otherwise it's all bullshit.

The Black Sphere said...

@Anon - I don't expect an ignoramous like you to get it! I would invite you to read it a few more times, but then it would be like trying to teach a monkey Shakespeare. Here's a tip: I didn't invite you here. You are here for a reason. Either learn here, or go to HuffPo with the rest of your peeps!