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Thomas TurnOnTheLightsImLookinForHer Edison #HistoricalFacebookNames
— Chuck E. Deez Nuts (@88keys1sound) May 28, 2013
What happens when Black folks and a funny idea come together on Twitter the day after a Holiday? You get the hashtag #HistoricalFacebookNames. All day yesterday, Black Twitter was going in on icons of America’s past giving them those hilarious middle names that have, thankfully, finally died out on Facebook. You know the ones, like Sarah Single and Saved Stevens.
Well these plays on historical leaders’ names take the nicknaming trend to a whole new hilarious level, and according to Trendinalia, #HistoricalFacebookNames was the top seventh trending term on Twitter yesterday. It was hard for us to just pick out a few but here are a list of the funniest names!
While interracial relationships are not nearly as uncommon as they once were, we’d be lying if we said that the dating and marriage histories of some of the nation’s most outspoken black social activists didn’t come as a surprise to us. Let’s take a gander at socially and politically active black men who dated outside of their race.
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During Black History Month, we hear an awful lot about the wonderful, powerful black men who have graced this planet with their presence. We hear a lot about powerful women too, even the wives of some of these men. The stories of Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama (the wife of our current history-making president) are pretty well known. But what if we reached back a little further to the wives who have more so been in the shadow of the great men who loved them?
Let’s take a peek at four fascinating women lost to time!