It’s officially Black History Month 2008, and I feel like doing something good to keep my brilliant creative mind properly balanced!
Thus, I am initiating the ListenToLeon Black History Month Challenge. I encourage each and every reader here to contribute a black history fact in the comments section of this entry. There are only two rules:
- Your Black History fact is TRUE and verifiable.
- You enter a valid e-mail address in the comments section with your submission, so I can notify you if you win.
The best ones will be rewarded with prizes so graciously provided by a number of artists, agencies, and generous individuals. I know that it’s impossible to really say what fact is the “best” fact, but since it’s Listen To LEON dot net, I’m going to pick the ones that I find the most intriguing, regardless of who posts them.
It’s only fitting, since I myself am a Black History pioneer! I did an exchange program in 1996, and in the process, became the first negro to travel to the USSR, accompanied by 5 white women. Top THAT, George Washington Carver!
White women and international travel > Peanuts
Seriously though, there are rewards upon rewards for your participation. The first prize up for grabs so far is Angie Stone’s new CD, The Art of Love and War.
It’s her first CD on the historic Stax label, and it features guest spots from Betty Wright and James Ingram, among others.
Come back often, because I plan on constantly adding more and more prizes as I hustle to get the word out to my connects.
Thank you for contributing your Black History Month facts, and I look forward to your contribution.
*Edit* I’m still hustling to get you all more prizes, but it’s taking a little longer than I expected. In the meantime, I did manage to finagle Al Jarreau’s Love Songs, just in time for Valentines’ Day
Keep checking back, because I am determined to get some prizes that appeal to people under the age of 40 to go along with what I have up here right now!