Day 8! SAY IT LOUD! I AM BLACK AND I AM PROUD! Today I salute all Black Comedians! Recently, somebody wrote that in white society…their comedians are not their leaders (I kind of beg to differ if you think about people like John Stewart when he had “The Daily Show” which was filled with political satire for Left Wing White America) but in the Black Community…comedians are seen as leaders…for better or for worse. Whether you agree with that statement or not…our Black Comedians…over time…had no easy task! To go from being the “butt” of white people’s jokes to reclaiming our blackness and black pride through laughter…we rose up as a people. Our Comedians, for the most part, are smart, witty, and brilliant…educating our communities and beyond about Social injustices! Laugh if you must…but never leave without the true message! 🙌🏽 In today’s media, trust that Comedians are telling our stories more openly and honestly than most journalists! They rose up and took us on their journeys… And even when some lost their way (the decent black men and women who love comedy)…they came back to our communities and enlightened us to what was on the other side of money. Many learned that no amount of money made them less black! 🙌🏽 To the Red Fox’s, Richard Pryor’s, the Bernie Mac’s, Eddie Murphy’s, Martin Lawrence’s, and Dave Chappelle’s (welcome home)…we thank you! ~KJM on Hump Day!