Watch How This Woman Plans On Turning Black History Month Into A Drinking Game

Comedian Akilah Hughes has a great idea on how to celebrate (that's right, celebrate) Black History Month.

Watch How This Woman Plans On Turning Black History Month Into A Drinking Game
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In short, keep a couple of bottles of your favorite spirit handy, and take a drink every time you hear about one of these things:

  • Any time anyone mentions Eli Whitney or the cotton gin, you are going to take a shot of gin.
  • "Why isn't there a White History Month?" "Why can't we watch White Entertainment Television?"
  • For every sepia-toned commercial about Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, or JFK, take a shot.
  • When Don Lemon turns his back on his race, take a shot.
  • Any time someone compares Obama, Malcolm X, or Mahatma Gandhi to MLK, take a shot.

  • Any time you hear these words or phrases, take a sip:
    • Affirmative action
    • The race card
    • Police brutality
    • Al Sharpton
    • The black community
    • Disenfranchised
    • Segregation
    • Prefacing any sentence with "no offense"
    • Any numerical estimate for how many people are at a protest

  • Finish your drink any time someone wonders whether MLK's dream will ever be realized.
  • Any time anyone is asked to speak on behalf of all black people, take a shot.

Black History Month is during the shortest month of the year. Anyone playing along with Akilah will be relieved it's only 28 days, I'm betting.


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In 1998, when she left her home and everyone she loved and moved to California, the arts continued to be her solace and comfort. She got her bachelor's degree in theater arts before getting certified in journalism at UCLA. It was there she realized the need to create a media platform that highlighted the positive contributions of LatinX in the US.

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