Moments Blacker Than The Black President Singing "Amazing Grace" In A Black Church On National TV

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1. Harriet Tubman. Marcus Garvey. Nina Simone. And Jesus. Together. On Juneteenth. The first Juneteenth. Playing spades. And eating sunflower seeds. BBQ sunflower seeds. Ranch BBQ sunflower seeds. At Rucker Park. But not Rucker Park in Harlem. But a Rucker Park replica in Lagos, constructed specifically for this purpose. And while the Harlem Globetrotters are on the court. Playing Kyle Watson's team from Above the Rim.

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2. Literally nothing else.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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Madame Zenobia

You forgot to add that Marcus Garvey is BBQing while wearing these shoes. This truly was THE Great Moment in Black History.