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  1. Presidential Zebras by Rhonda Hansome

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Growing up, when I watched a movie showing a black president confidently handling the critical affairs of state, I’d smile and marvel at the outlandish imagination of speculative science fiction; that is until my furiously worldly high school best friend pulled my coat to historian J.A. Rogers.  

    Rogers' tome, Five Negro Presidents is just one of his enlightening contributions* to historical perspective.

    Here Doctor Leroy Vaughn supports Rogers’ premise:

    “William Chancellor, a White professor of economics and politics at Wooster College in Ohio, wrote a book on the Harding family genealogy and identified Black ancestors among both parents of President Harding. Justice Department agents allegedly bought and destroyed all copies of this book.” **

    On the silver screen when portraying the powerful, Morgan Freeman is charismatic and obviously Black.




    The previous presidential zebras - Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Harding and Coolidge - in spite of their "mixed blood" were able to pass for white.  Not Obama.

    We are living a moment in history Dear Readers!  Well technically, minute to minute, we are always living a moment in history, but in THIS moment, America has re-elected its first president to openly admits his white AND black heritage.  Yes, Obama is a member of that very exclusive club, Presidential Zebras!

    How in 2012 did this half & half man get RE-ELECTED president of the U.S.?  The GOP spent more than a BILLION $$$ on voter suppression and negative attack ads. How did this sexy*** zebra get BACK into the White House you ask?   One word - 


    I am convinced that Michelle, like my mother and her mother before her worked some mojo to “Make a way out of no way.”  And I imagine it went a little something like this.

    The night before the election the First Lady whispered to her spouse…


    ... Meet me in the Lincoln bedroom.                                                     
    When Barack got there she was wearing his favorite outfit, her birthday suit.  In Michelle's hand was the conjure bag her mother had given her on her wedding night.     

                     He had not seen that red bag of tricks in what, almost 4 years?  Barack settled into Lincoln's bed and allowed his eyes to revel in his wife's exquisite charms.  And as she sprinkled bits of goofer dust**** she danced for her man and sang.

    Mitt wants to be Commander in Chief?
    Listen Barak, just renew our lease.
    Romney ain’t movin' into OUR home
    ‘Cause I’m the power behind the throne!
    Said I’m the power behind the throne!

    With a seductive glance and a final booty clap, Michelle joined her husband in the Lincoln bed. He held her close.  She grabbed his ears.  Barack assiduously paid obeisance to his queen until he heard her throaty moan exclaim, “I’m the power behind the throne!" 


    Robin Montague and more!!

    8 & 10 PM Sat. Dec. 8th The Poets Den 
    309 East 108th St.  @ 2nd Ave NYC

    Reserve your $20 Tickets Now:   $25 @ the door                         

    *World’s Great Men of Color, From Superman to Man, Nature Knows No Color-Line Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race.

    ***That man is working that cool sexy nerd thing to the nth degree and those ears!  

    ****From the African American tradition of hoodoo, a powder used to cast a spell.



  2. 3 comments:

    1. She So Funny said...

      Knock Knock
      Who's there?
      Zebra who?
      Take of Ze bra baby!

      ~Samantha (grade 3)

    2. heehee, Samantha, that was a sign.

    3. I also saw many films where the president played an African American, useful tips how to improve your punctuation skills and now it does not seem fantastic.

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