Day 63 and it’s 33 degrees here in Buffalo, and I guess this only will apply to by Buffalo natives when I exclaim “IT’S WARM TODAY!”…Warm?…Really? Wow! Everything must be put into perspective, for 33 degrees in another city is enough reason to not allow children to stand on bus stops in the morning. LOL. Well, for us polar bears, 33 is sunbathing compared to temperatures of 16 – 20 degrees.
In contrast to the frigid reputation of WNY, Richard Pryor was red-hot, even during the later part of his career. His album Live on the Sunset Strip won the Best Comedy Album at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1992. Richard Pryor “The King of Comedy,” in the clip above, was dropping knowledge about the use of the word nigga! I’ve always found it bizarre how certain people or rather a vast collective of African/Blacks/Afro-Americans, (whatever term that is deemed acceptable today), not only embrace a word, defend a word and even try to redefine but try to justify the difference between nigger and nigga. It’s even gone so far as to take on a NEW phrase/word…almost like a title, an award, an achievement or something. “The N Word.” What the heck is that? Are we in 5th grade all over again? Nigga, Nigger and Niggaz will never be eradicated especially if the people who it was cast upon continuously protect, accept, defend and own the word.
In the words of DreHow, “Pryor was the greatest to do it.”