Black History as told by Oak Park Apartments

The idiots that run my building are full of shit as this is Black History Month they put articles like this on their blog showing how “inclusive” they are :: http://oakparkapartments.com/2017/02/the-history-behind-black-history-month/

While of course shilling their crappy “vintage” apartments on the right sidebar! But what do you expect from Oak Park, IL an article possibly written by an African American? Nah! They do not get those types of jobs. This article is like hearing about the Native Americans struggle as told through the eyes of General Custer.

But I digress it is an article of political correctness, at least have an article about Black History Month when it starts.. damn! It is bad enough that it is celebrated on the shortest month of the year, but if you leave it up to Oak Park Apartments, they would cut another week off it while saying “Oak Park, IL is diverse”… really.

Still got those cul-de sacs up on Austin Ave?

I wonder how many African Americans are placed near the heart of Oak Park in other Oak Park Apartment locations or get their building complaints taken seriously as their other racial counterparts? I am not on a soap box just calling it like it is. I know as a rebuttal the phrase: “ I have black friends” or “I know black people” will come out I just wish it was a forced of a gesture like this article. 7 days later no less.

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Oak Park, Il related: 10 things about Rosa Parks

I thought it would be great to know more about Rosa Parks because of Black History Month, so I easily did a google search to find 10 things most people did not know about Rosa Parks. Oh and it’s true the things listed in this article I did not even know I guess because it is not really problem knowledge or focused upon.

I wonder besides doing the average Black History month report I school does anyone in Oak Park, IL does anything else to celebrate Black History Month. I mean not just some speeches at a library but really have some type of museum activities or reflection on race relations in Oak Park, IL but I believe that would be too controversial and probably bring too many “people” into the area (you know what I mean).

Here is a quick link to know more during Black History Month:

http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-rosa-parks?cmpid=_FBPAGE_Brand+Building_20170204_798161003

Happy “National Freedom Day!”

Happy Black History Month! Although that this, is of course, the shortest month of the year (don’t get Ma Pro started) it is a time to celebrate African American culture here in the United States. Today is actually “National Freedom Day” the day that President Lincoln started the process that ended slavery in the United States, later ended by 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Congress created a resolution that made today National Freedom Day in 1947 and President Truman made it law in June of 1948.

Meaning that even though President Lincoln made Slavery illegal it took many years and decades to have this basic tenet that every person is free in our Country to be recognized. Even though there are still tons of racism, being played out everywhere in our country and even in places like Oak Park, IL there is still hope. By recognizing that freedom is for everyone on a day like today we acknowledge that everyone should be treated equal and be given an equal footing until every man, woman, and child is on an equal footing we got a long way to go.

Here are some more sites that gives you more information regarding “National Freedom Day” I hope you enjoy the information, and happy reading!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-freedom-day

http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/national-freedom-day-when-meaning-abraham-lincoln-black-history-month-13th-amendment/