I have made to decision to cease posting on my The Many Black Histories page on Facebook.
It is not that I am disinterested in Black History now. The issue is that I have reached a point in my life were I want to look at other areas such as Black people in culture and sport. I am tired of focusing on my people being oppressed – I wish to delight in our triumphs as well. Black Lives Matter but the lives of Black people matter too, if you get what I mean.
So I shan’t focus on Blacks in Burlesque or in the Middle Ages and Early modern period as I did back in the 1990s. I will leave that to the young folks who have taken 25+ years to finally catch up with me.
Instead I want to explore other areas. As I said, I will continue to follow Black performers, artists and athletes. But I like animation, fashion, and culture and would like to look at other peoples like the Indigenous communities of the world as well as African nations, and see what they are doing in those areas today and yesterday.
But note that I will be slowing down. Working a day job has made it such that I can’t pursue a media career I had hoped to. As the days are, I have to be realistic and take my health into account. So my social media will not stop but it will not be as it once was.
Rest assured I will still be posting on Facebook and occasionally on Instagram. I will copy my blog posts to FB and set up my blog so that you can sign up to get notices.