A fadish hairstyle popular with African Americans in the 80's. Tightly curly "black" hair is chemically treated to be long an wavy. Jerry Curls had to be "rewetted" constantly with Jerry Curl activator to prevent drying out. Jerry Curl "juice" is responsible for staining millions of coat and shirt collars, automobile headrests, and sofa backs.
The Jerry Curl fad is one that many blacks would rather forget.
I would'nt date that Jerry Curl wearing mutha f*cka if he was the last nigga on earth.
Slang for conflict diamonds.
Blood diamonds are used to fund the rebel groups, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). These groups terrorize the peoples of Angola and Sierra Leone. Murder and mutilation are the trade marks of these groups. Most famous for chopping off hands, arms or legs of small children.
Most diamonds today are have blood in there history--you just don't know it.
The DeBeers cartel is corrupt so don't care if those are blood diamonds or not.
The famous African-American dancer, Bill Robinson, who taught Shirley Temple how to tap dance and starred with her in many movies.
Eventhough this Spanish American War vet, was celebrated. He was often descriminated against due to the color of his skin. Many artist such as Bob Dylan and Sammy Davis Jr have paid tribute to him through their art.
Bojangles came to represent oppressed or discriminated people who have a special warm and caring relationship with the children of the oppressor.