Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 5
Posted: 1/20/2015 11:02:48 AM EST
MLK day yesterday got me thinking. Who is the greatest African American?


One of these guys for instance, or someone else? Tell me whom and why!

Marin Luther King
Muhammad Ali
Hank Aaron
Colin Powell
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington




I hope this thread defies my expectations and goes somewhere
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:04:09 AM EST
Clarence Thomas
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:04:14 AM EST
FBHO
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:05:10 AM EST
Jesse Owens.

Because.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:05:49 AM EST
Obviously the one that gave us peanut butter....
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:06:16 AM EST
Ali...but not this guy.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:07:45 AM EST
Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson


Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:07:55 AM EST
Why create division by separating great people into racial categories?

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:08:13 AM EST
Too bad the thread has to be about color rather than content of character - Martin Luther King Jr.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:09:24 AM EST
Allen West
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:09:36 AM EST
I'd like to nominate John Lee Hooker and Thomas Sowell.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:09:41 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By robplumm:
Obviously the one that gave us peanut butter....
View Quote



Yep, love me some PB so Mr. Carver gets my vote
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:10:15 AM EST
"George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943."

No, he didn't invent peanut butter, but 100 other products is not bad.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:10:32 AM EST
Nipsy Russle
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:11:03 AM EST
Denzel Washington.

because he was blind the whole time.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:11:33 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Remowlms:
"George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943."

No, he didn't invent peanut butter, but 100 other products is not bad.
View Quote

That is pretty good.

I guess I go with this.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:11:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 11:12:23 AM EST by DeltaElite777]
never mind
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:12:22 AM EST
Halle Berry, because tits and ass trump all that book larnin' any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:12:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:13:12 AM EST
I was unaware that anyone on that list was an American citizen born in Africa.
Hmmm... learn something new every day.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:13:39 AM EST
George Washington Carver.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:13:47 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
Too bad the thread has to be about color rather than content of character - Martin Luther King Jr.
View Quote



Whatever. I have seen plenty of threads on here about great Americans. I don't see anything wrong with calling out great women, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans or what not.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:13:49 AM EST
Eddie Murphy
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:20 AM EST
My fellow home-state Missourians are revealing themselves. I too vote for Dr Carver.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:30 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Remowlms:
"George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943."

No, he didn't invent peanut butter, but 100 other products is not bad.
View Quote

this guy for "ever"


as far as living currently? col. allen west would get my vote
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:41 AM EST
#1 MLK - No Explanation Necessary

#2 Bill Clinton - First Black President.

#3 Black Bart - First Black Sheriff of Rock Ridge

KIlo
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:43 AM EST
Arnold Drummond
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:47 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By averwo:
Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xJzAYYrX8
View Quote

You know, I've never watched this!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:14:50 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History



Hell yeah!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:15:13 AM EST
Flip Wilson. He broke the gender barrier.




Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:15:16 AM EST
Bill Cosby ........................
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:15:25 AM EST
i dont see how a sports figure or a rino like powell even get on the list.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:15:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:15:37 AM EST
Fuck it IN
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:16:17 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Remowlms:
"George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943."

No, he didn't invent peanut butter, but 100 other products is not bad.
View Quote


Not according to Shabazz K Morton:

Black History Minute
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:16:34 AM EST
Thomas Sowell /end thread
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:16:42 AM EST
Jimi Hendrix.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:16:43 AM EST
Toby(Kunta)
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:17:02 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History

/thread
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:17:48 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:

this guy for "ever"


as far as living currently? col. allen west would get my vote
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
Originally Posted By Remowlms:
"George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943."

No, he didn't invent peanut butter, but 100 other products is not bad.

this guy for "ever"


as far as living currently? col. allen west would get my vote


I would also vote for Walter Williams
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:19:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:19:17 AM EST
Willy T. Ribbs
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:19:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 11:22:21 AM EST by KentuckyCapitalist]
Originally Posted By Scratch45:
MLK day yesterday got me thinking. Who is the greatest African American?


One of these guys for instance, or someone else? Tell me whom and why!

Marin Luther King
Muhammad Ali
Hank Aaron
Colin Powell
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington




I hope this thread defies my expectations and goes somewhere
View Quote


Fuck Muhammad Ali... treasonous, draft dodging, bastard.... fuck him with a rusty cactus.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:20:21 AM EST
Chuck Berry
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:20:57 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22:31 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Sandman67:
Eddie Murphy
View Quote
Rick James bitch!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22:42 AM EST
Booker T and WEB Dubois represented a split in the future of blacks in the US. I would have supported the ideas of Booker T. who believed education was the key.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:23:10 AM EST
I'm thinking the stunt double for Ace Frehley in their 'Phantom' movie.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:23:27 AM EST
Myself of course.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:23:56 AM EST
The greatest black American is the guy/gal who works their ass off, pays their bills, raises their kids, saves some money, owns some things, and basically lives life as an asset to the country.

The greatest Americans are just plain ol' good Americans.
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 5
Top Top