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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Information About Grambling University's Marching Band And An Excerpt Of Smithsonian Article About Jackson University's Marching Band

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a four part series on the rivalry between the marching bands of two Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU): Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band and Jackson State University Sonic Boom Of The South Marching Band.

This post provides information about Grambling State University's marching band and presents an excerpt of a 2017 Smithsonian University article about Jackson State University's marching band.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/2017-article-excerpt-rivalry-between.html for Part I of this series. Part I presents general information about Grambling State University and general information about Southern State University (presented in alphabetical order). This post also provides an excerpt of an article about the rivalry between these two historical Black universities' football teams and their marching bands.

Part III showcases a YouTube video of the 2017 halftime show between Jackson State University's marching band vs Grambling State University's marching band (from the perspective of a Jackson State videographer). Selected comments from this video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

Part IV showcases a YouTube video of the 2017 halftime show between Grambling State University's marching band vs Jackson State University's marching band (from the perspective of a Grambling State videographer). Selected comments from this video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

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Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to all those who are affiliated with these universities and their marching bands.
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INFORMATION ABOUT GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY'S MARCHING BAND
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grambling_State_University
Marching band

"GSU's [Grambling University's] World Famed Tiger Marching Band is a historic marching band with many special accolades and accomplishments. For instance, they are the only HBCU marching band in the nation to perform at two consecutive U.S. presidential inaugurations.[12] "World Famed" was founded in 1926 and serves as one of the premier ambassadors of the university. One of the band's most anticipated traditions is the annual nationally televised "Battle of The Bands" against Southern University's Human Jukebox marching band during Bayou Classic weekend in the Superdome. The yearly event attracts tens of thousands of alumni, fans, and spectators.[13]

"World Famed" is led by two drum majors and features a danceline from the university's Orchesis Dance Company."...

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSU_Tiger_Marching_Band
"Grambling State University's marching band is officially known as the GSU Tiger Marching Band or as the Tiger Marching Band. It is often billed as the "World Famed Tiger Marching Band".[1][2][3]

Highlights
In 1967 and 1968, the band performed in Super Bowls I and II, respectively, prior to the NFL championship game being officially called The Super Bowl. Grambling's 1967 performance has been named "One of the Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows" by Sports Illustrated magazine.

In 1972, the marching Tigers played in Monrovia, Liberia, at the inauguration of Liberian President William R. Tolbert.

In 1976, the GSU band performed in the first-ever Pioneer Bowl in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1977, GSU World Famed Tiger Marching Band performed in Mirage Bowl, Tokyo, Japan.

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In 1998, the band was featured in Super Bowl XXXII, alongside Boyz II Men, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson.

In 1981, the band appeared in "Marching Band/Coke Is It," an award-winning television commercial developed for Coca-Cola USA by Burrell Communications Group.

In 1982, Grambling State University World Famed Tiger Marching Band was Special Guest to the Emperor of Japan, perform in Osaka, Japan and half-time performers at the Tokyo, Japan Mirage Bowl game.

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In 2006, "Season of the Tiger," a six-part docudrama aired, following members of the Grambling State University (LA) marching band and football team during the 2005-2006 football season. Produced by DAFT films and Black Entertainment Television (BET), "Season of the Tiger" was the second BET reality show to focus on life at a historically black institution (HBCU), and the first to highlight the competitive environment of marching bands at some HBCUs.

In 2007, the band performed in the award-winning Denzel Washington film, The Great Debators.

In 2009, GSU World Famed Tiger Marching Band was included in the inaugural parade for U.S. President Barack Obama.[4]

In the 118th Tournament of Roses Parade (2007), Grambling State's marching band was the marching band in the Star Wars Spectacular, in which all members were wearing Imperial officer uniforms. This was the band's second time in the Tournament of Roses Parade: 1980 being the first time an HBCU band was selected to march and lead in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

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In 2013, the band was included in the second inaugural parade for U.S. President Barack Obama.[6]

In 2016, Vice Media released a documentary covering the significance of GSU's marching band and the popularity of the annual battle against Southern University's Human Jukebox in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.[8]

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The Tiger Marching Band have an average of 160 students with a grade points average of 3.00 or higher each year."

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EXCERPT FROM 2017 ARTICLE: MARCH TO THE JOYOUS, RAUCOUS BEAT OF THE SONIC BOOM OF THE SOUTH
From https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/march-joyous-raucous-beat-sonic-boom-south-180961436/ March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the South
College football seasons come and go, but the joyous thunder of Jackson State’s iconic marching band rolls on
By Richard Grant, Photographs by Zack Arias, January 2017
“It takes two charter planes to move the Sonic Boom of the South from its home in Jackson, Mississippi, to the first event of the season, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 230 musicians are traveling with four band directors, support and medical staff, a security detail, a social media and video unit, cheerleaders and a team of swivel-hipped female dancers called the Prancing J-Settes.

The Sonic Boom of the South is the marching band of Jackson State University, and a leading exponent of the high-stepping, high-energy, razzle-dazzle style that has developed in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Deep South. Known as “show style,” it combines the military marching band tradition with funky syncopated rhythms and elements of jazz, R&B, pop and hip-hop. The bands play with tremendous power and incorporate tightly choreographed dance routines into elaborate field drills. This unique American art form has honed and perfected itself over many decades and is now breaking through into wider cultural prominence.

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“We don’t have the very best musicians, or the most precise drill formations,” says O’Neill Sanford, the director of bands at Jackson State. “But no one else can bring the same energy and showmanship, and electrify a crowd of 110,000 people like we can,” he says. “That’s what everyone wants to see.”

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The 100-plus members of the [University Of Nevada, Las Vegas] marching band are getting into their uniforms behind the stadium, looking very casual and relaxed, when the Sonic Boom’s mighty drums start up across the parking lot. The vibrations from the big, heavy bass drums, nine in all, are so powerful that they set off a car alarm 70 yards away. The snares sound like rattling machine-gun fire. “Holy s---,” says a big UNLV tuba player, scrambling to put on the rest of his uniform.

Then the long, gleaming procession comes into view, all polished brass, swaying helmet plumes, and flashy blue-and-white uniforms. The percussionists have dyed their tongues blue with Kool-Aid and candy (an old tradition) and many of them have a fierce, warlike expression on their faces as they march past the stunned, half-dressed UNLV band members.

Leading the Boom are four lean, handsome, high-strutting drum majors in massive, plumed shako hats, coursing with so much energy that it seems their bodies can barely contain it. Their names are Joe “Rogue Dynasty” Williams III, Abraham “The Prototype” Duffie, Tyler “Mr. Blue Phi” Battle and Giann “Mr. 704” Soto. On the Jackson State campus, their social status eclipses that of any athlete. Celebrated for their dancing skills and showmanship, the drum majors also have a vital leadership role in the band, acting as field commanders for the band directors.

“We’re a paramilitary organization with tight discipline and a chain of command,” says Williams. “We can also make a whole stadium get up and feel good.

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Behind the drum majors, swinging their hips and smiling, are ten young women known as the Prancing J-Settes. They’re wearing silver boots, blue-and-silver capes, and showgirl leotards with sequins and tassels. Nicknamed “The Thrill of a Million Eyes,” the J-Settes were recently voted the best female danceline of all the historically black college marching bands.

These dancelines developed out of the drum majorette tradition. They gave up batons to concentrate on dance. The J-Settes have a wide repertoire of moves, ranging from elegant interpretations of symphonic music to high-speed booty-shaking and go-go routines. They claim to have pioneered a raunchy pelvic thrusting move known as “bucking” that has since become widespread in dancelines.

In the Las Vegas crowd of 18,575 are a few hundred alumni from historically black colleges. They wear the names of alma maters on caps and T-shirts—Jackson State, Alcorn State, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee State and a few others. Jermaine Rimmey went to Southern University in Baton Rouge and now lives in Las Vegas. “Jackson State are our biggest rivals, but I’m cheering for them today,” he says. “I can cook my Louisiana food out here, but I get homesick for bands and band culture.”

Asked to describe that culture, he says, “I hate to bring race into it, but at a predominantly white game, people leave their seats at halftime and get a hot dog or whatever. At an HBCU game, nobody leaves at halftime, because that’s when the bands come on. We support our football teams, but the rivalry, the excitement, the arguing and talking smack, it’s all about the bands.”

On YouTube, and at websites like BandHead.org and HBCUdigital.com, Rimmey follows all the marching bands in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, or SWAC, which extends from Alabama to East Texas and is famous for its show-style bands. Florida A&M (FAMU), outside the SWAC, is the biggest and most famous band of all, says Rimmey, but it still hasn’t recovered from the 2011 hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, and the suspension that followed. (As a pledge, Champion was required to run down the center of a bus while being punched, kicked and assaulted by more senior band members, and he died from the blows. Following that incident, HBCUs have cracked down on the hazing traditions in their marching bands.)

As Rimmey and his friends wait for halftime, they watch and groan as the Jackson State Tigers get demolished on the football field by the UNLV Rebels. At halftime, the score is 42-10. The stadium announcer warns the fans against leaving their seats, because of the special show coming up, “with one of the best marching bands in the land.”

The UNLV band comes out first, marching corps-style. They play a cheesy old polka known as “The Chicken Song,” and do a little leg kick move when they go into “YMCA” by the Village People. The drum majorettes catch their batons, the band doesn’t make any mistakes, but by HBCU standards, it looks almost incredibly lame and lackluster.

The Sonic Boom, with double the numbers, lines up in crisp ranks at one end of the field. The drum majors stand to attention around the 20-yard line, then whistle, chant and swing their long maces over their heads. Suddenly the entire band is racing with a high-speed shuffle step, dizzying the eye by going in two directions at once and changing speeds, and then forming eight long straight lines that re-form as diagonals. This is the famous Tiger Run-On, and the Vegas crowd goes wild for it.

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The origins of African-American marching bands can be traced back to the black regimental bands in the Union Army, and the brass bands that emerged in New Orleans after the Civil War. In the same postwar era, the first colleges and universities for African-Americans were created. From the earliest days of their existence, according to marching band historian William D. Lewis, black colleges and universities took great pride in their music and band programs, and played music in both the European and the vernacular American tradition.

The high-stepping pageantry of the modern show-style band seems to have evolved during practice sessions at Florida A&M University in 1946, under the band director William Foster. “We were just doing steps and high-knee lifts, and people thought that was the greatest thing on earth,” he once recalled. “I had a physical education teacher to help with the choreography, putting the steps to music...very shortly afterwards, other bands started doing it.”

At Jackson State, the seminal figure was the dapper William W. Davis, whose portrait hangs in two places today in the trophy-stuffed music building. An ex-Army bandsman, he went on to arrange music and play trumpet in Cab Calloway’s orchestra, before becoming JSU’s first band director, in 1948. Davis introduced jazz rhythms and Calloway-style showmanship to the 20-odd students in the marching band. By 1963, the band had swelled to 88 members, and they were playing Count Basie and Duke Ellington arrangements at football games.

In 1971, Davis was succeeded by Harold Haughton, who adopted the name Sonic Boom of the South, created the Tiger Run-On, and boosted the musicians to 160. “Marching bands were a big thing at HBCUs in the 1970s, but the real competitiveness was about football back then,” says Sanford. White universities in the South were very reluctant to recruit black athletes, so historically black schools were fielding football greats like Walter Payton, who played for Jackson State. Jerry Rice, the Hall of Fame wide receiver, played his college ball at a small HBCU called Mississippi Valley State University, from 1981 to 1984.

“During the 1980s, white colleges started letting black athletes in, and after that, they always took our best players away from us,” says Sanford. “People got fed up with it, the standard of football went down, and the emphasis switched to bands. No one wanted to take our musicians.”

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Jarrett Carter Sr., founding editor of HBCUdigest.com, wants to know why historically black schools haven’t managed to monetize their marching bands, at a time when they’ve never been more popular. The main problem, as he identifies it, is that social media is the primary venue for this popularity. YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and other companies are displaying band videos without paying for them and hogging the advertising income they generate.

Carter notes that HBCU bands have played Super Bowl halftimes and appeared in pop videos and reality shows. They were celebrated in the 2002 movie Drumline, which overcame a clunky story line to earn $56 million at the U.S. box office. Florida A&M was one of some 90 groups that marched in President Obama’s 2009 inaugural parade. Despite all this exposure, he writes, “many of these schools face dire economic straits.” He calls for HBCUs to get sponsors’ logos on band uniforms, sell paraphernalia, professionalize video production and start treating their bands as a valuable product with “hundreds of thousands of brand-loyal consumers.” Sanford strongly agrees. “Marching bands are a great public relations tool, but they’re also capable of generating serious financial resources. That’s what we need to start thinking about.”

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2017 Article Excerpt: The Rivalry Between Grambling State University & Jackson State University Football Teams & Marching Bands

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a four part series on the rivalry between the marching bands of two Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU): Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band and Jackson State University Sonic Boom Of The South Marching Band.

This post presents general information about Grambling State University and general information about Southern State University (presented in alphabetical order). This post also provides an excerpt of an article about the rivalry between these two historical Black universities' football teams and their marching bands.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/information-about-grambling-universitys.html for Part II of this series. Part II provides information about Grambling State University's marching band and presents an excerpt of a 2017 Smithsonian University article about Jackson State University's marching band.

Part III showcases a YouTube video of the 2017 halftime show between Jackson State University's marching band vs Grambling State University's marching band (from the perspective of a Jackson State videographer). Selected comments from this video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

Part IV showcases a YouTube video of the 2017 halftime show between Grambling State University's marching band vs Jackson State University's marching band (from the perspective of a Grambling State videographer). Selected comments from this video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

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The content of this post is presented for historical, cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyright remains with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to all those who are affiliated with these universities and their marching bands.
Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post

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INFORMATION ABOUT GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grambling_State_University
"Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black, public, coeducational university, in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is home of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum and is listed on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. The university is a member-school of the University of Louisiana System and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Grambling State's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Grambling State Tigers. The university is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

[...]

Grambling State was founded in 1901 and accredited in 1949. The school became Grambling College in 1946 named after a white sawmill owner, Judson H. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school to be constructed. With the addition of graduate departments, Grambling gained university status in 1974. Grambling State University emerged from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern part of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association was formed to organize and operate a school. After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president.

[...]

Student life
Athletics
The Grambling Tigers represent Grambling State University in NCAA intercollegiate athletics. Grambling's sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Currently, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men's Intercollegiate football, along with men's and women's basketball, baseball, track & field, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, bowling and volleyball.

Grambling State's long held rivals are their south Louisiana foe Southern, Prairie View A&M, and Texas Southern."....

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INFORMATION ABOUT JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_State_University
"Jackson State University (Jackson State or JSU) is a historically Black college and university ("HBCU") in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. It was founded during the Reconstruction era in 1877 in Natchez, Mississippi, as Natchez Seminary by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York City. The Society moved the school to the capital, Jackson, in 1882, renaming it Jackson College. It developed its present campus in 1902.

It became a state-supported public institution in 1940. The university is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Jackson State University is classified as a research university with high research activity.[3] In the fall of 2015, Jackson State University reached a student population of nearly 10,000 students, an increase of 11% since fall 2012. The university is one of the largest HBCUs in the nation and the fourth largest university in Mississippi.[4]

Jackson State University's athletic teams, the Tigers, participate in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the SWAC. The university is home to the Sonic Boom of the South, one of the most prominent marching bands in the nation.

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Athletics
Athletic teams are a member of the NCAA Division I-FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Southwestern Athletic Conference, commonly known as the SWAC. All SWAC sports are DI with Football being FCS. Currently, the university fields teams in men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, and bowling; women's volleyball; and men's football. The university's mascot is the Tiger, and the teams are sometimes referred to as the "Blue Bengals."

The Tiger men's football team has a heralded history, winning and sharing 16 SWAC titles, including 2007.[18] Its most famous alumni includes Pro Football Hall of Famers Lem Barney, Jackie Slater and Walter Payton, and former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith. Former NFL wide-receiver, five-time Pro Bowler and Jackson State alumnus Harold Jackson, served as head football in 2014 and 2015.

JSU's well-known rivals include Southern, Alcorn State, Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee State, and Texas Southern.


Sonic Boom of the South
The band was organized in the early 1940s. As early as the mid-1920s, the University had a well-organized orchestra. The group was given the nickname "The Sonic Boom of the South" by band director Harold J. Haughton Sr. in 1971. In 1971, the majorettes abandoned their batons and became a dance team known as the Prancing J-Settes, also named by Haughton. In 1974, "Get Ready", an old Motown favorite, was selected as the band's theme song. Also, during the mid-1970s, the "Tiger Run-On" was perfected. Created by Haughton, the "Tiger Run-On" is a fast, eye-catching shuffle step that blends an adagio step with an up-tempo shuffle (200 steps per minute), then back to adagio—a Sonic Boom trademark that brings fans to their feet during halftime performances. In October 1990, under the direction of Dowell Taylor and staff, five Sonic Boom of the South performed in Los Angeles, California, for Motown 30-What's Going on. This was the event that first drew national attention to the Sonic Boom.

The Sonic Boom of the South is led by five drum majors collectively referred to as the "Jackson Five" or "J-5" for short."....

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ARTICLE EXCERPT: JACKSON STATE AT GRAMBLING IS A RETURN TO A FAMILIAR AND HEATED RIVALRY
From https://theundefeated.com/features/hbcu-jackson-state-grambling-familiar-and-heated-rivalry/ Jackson State at Grambling is a return to a familiar and heated rivalry

After 5 years, game is back at Grambling after ’12 boycott canceled JSU’s homecoming game
BY MINIYA SHABAZZ. September 16, 2017
"On Saturday, Grambling State University and Jackson State University will face off at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana, for the first time in five years — or since GSU boycotted the Tigers’ 2012 homecoming game.

The boycott in 2013 generated national attention. The Grambling players refused to play at Jackson State’s homecoming game because of poor facilities at their own school in addition to tiresome and lengthy road trips before games. The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) fined GSU and mandated that the school travel to Jackson State to play for the next three seasons.

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Saturday’s game is not a conference game. The SWAC has changed the number of conference games from nine to seven. Because of this new rule, Grambling and Jackson State were not regularly scheduled to play each other, but neither school wanted to miss out on the historic rivalry game. Another advantage to having this game is that Jackson State fans travel well. ESPN reported that 21,000 attended the JSU vs. GSU game in 2011. As of Friday morning, GSU had sold 6,200 tickets.

Legendary Grambling quarterback and former head coach Doug Williams thinks the Southern University Jaguars are the Tigers’ chief rival this season, followed by Jackson State and Alcorn State.
“From the time before I played in the SWAC at Grambling and even when I’m gone, Grambling and Jackson have always been a rivalry and will always be a rivalry because the way they play,” said Williams, who also happens to be an NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

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Grambling president Richard Gallot is hyped now that Jackson State is back on GSU soil with new stadium upgrades that cost more than $2 million....

“This is a rivalry that has been ongoing for many, many years, so this gives us the opportunity to really put all of that behind us, and this is a clear sign that we have moved beyond that period of time,” said Gallot.

High School Day is another event occurring Saturday that is expected to have more than 2,000 high school students, staff and parents in attendance for the Gramfam experience. The theme for the day is “Stomp the Yard.”

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And those students will also get to see legendary bands perform at halftime and the 5th Quarter: the World Famed Tiger Marching Band, with GSU’s Orchesis dancers, and the Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South.”…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Videos & Lyrics Of Nigerian Singer Chidinma's Songs "Kedike" And "Fallen In Love"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about Nigerian singer Chidinma and showcases the official videos and lyrics for two of her hit songs "Kedike" and "Fallen In Love".

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chidinma for her musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post, all those who are associated with these videos and the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT CHIDINMA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidinma
"Chidinma Ekile (born 2 May 1991), popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.[4] Following the release of the music video for her "Emi Ni Baller" single, she became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.[5] In 2011, she released her first solo single "Jankoliko" featuring Sound Sultan.[6] Chidinma, her self-titled debut studio album, was released through the music platform Spinlet. It was supported by the singles "Jankoliko", "Carry You Go", "Kedike" and "Run Dia Mouth". The album features guest appearances from Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide and Muna.[7] Chidinma won Best Female West African Act at the 2012 Kora Awards and performed "Kedike" at the ceremony.[8]
Chidinma Ekile, the sixth of seven children, was born in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State.[4][9] Both of her parents are from Imo State.

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Music career
Project Fame
Prior to auditioning for the third edition of Project Fame West Africa, she dreamt of being part of the reality TV show that was instituted in 2008. With the help and support from her close knit friend, Chidinma left her home in Ikorodu and went to the Ultima Studios, the venue for the show's 2010 Lagos auditions. She was among the 8,000 or so contestants who went to showcase their talents that year. Subsequently, Chidinma advanced to the Fame Academy round alongside 17 other contestants. For 10 weeks, Chidinma and the other contestants were coached by musical professionals: voice coaches, inspirational speakers, established musicians, and music business service providers. Moreover, contestants were taught choreography and several rehearsal drills.[15] On 26 September 2010, Chidinma was announced as the winner of the competition. She won several prizes, including ₦2.5 million, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and an album production deal.[16] In May 2013, Chidinma signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.[17]

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On 11 October 2011, Chidinma released "Kedike" as the album's third single. The song translates to "Heartbeat" and was produced by Cobhams Asuquo. The music video for "Kedike" was released on 24 January 2012 and directed by Clarence Peters. Dammy Krane, a recording artist signed to Tuface's Hypertek Digital, played Chidinma's love interest in the music video.[21] In an interview with Entertainment Rave, Chidinma said that "Kedike" is a song that depicts love. She and her producers invented the word "Kedike"...
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Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Fame_West_Africa for information about Project Fame West Africa.

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SHOWCASE VIDEOS AND LYRICS

Example #1: CHIDINMA - KEDIKE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)



AvibesWorld, Published on Feb 6, 2012

Chidinma - Kedike. The official video for "kedike" by MTN Project Fame 3 winner - Chidinma.
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Statistics:

177,405 total views

980 total likes

19 total dislikes

81 - total comments

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LYRICS: KEDIKE
(as sung by Chidinma)

From the first time i met you
There was something about you
I can never forget the way you take thief my heart
I didn't try to pretend you
I ain't like gonna send you
But i know like we're friend too
Cuz you gave me a spark
I just can't help myself
I want be your all
And i see no one else
Wey i fit give my heart

I no go ever leave you
I go dey there for you
Nothing wey them fit do
(to take me away from you)
I no go ever leave you
I go dey there for you
Nothing wey them fit do
(to take me away)

You dey make my heart go kedike
Kedike eh keke kedike
Baby
You dey make my heart go kedike
Eh kedike kekekedike eh
Uh uo eh

I can tell what that's to
Build my all world around you
No one else can do the things that
You do for me
I wanna be there for you
Baby i really love you
There is something about you that i cannot explain
Now you alone i want
And you alone i need
And you alone go make me feel complete
I just can't help myself
I want be your all
And i see no one else
Wey i fit give my heart

Baby you dey make my heart go kedike
Kedike eh dike eh dike eh
You dey make my heart go kedike
Kedike eh dike eh dike eh

You dey make my heart go kedike
Kedike ke ke kedike eh
You dey make my heart go kedike
Kedike ke ke kedike

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Online source: https://genius.com/Chidinma-kedike-lyricshttps://genius.com/Chidinma-kedike-lyrics

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EXAMPLE #2: Chidinma - Fallen in Love [Official Video]


Chidinma Ekile
Published on Nov 16, 2016
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Statistics (as of April 20, 2018 11:00 AM EST
37,564,760 total views
126K total # of likes

13K total # of dislikes

6,176 total comments

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LYRICS: FALLEN IN LOVE
(as sung by Chidinma)

Mrs Kedike eyaeeh eeh
I’ve fall in love with you ooh
Je suis tombée amoureuse de toi ooh
I’ve made up my mind for you ooh
J'ai pris ma décision pour toi ooh
No matter the weather I’ve did with you ooh
Peu importe le temps que j'ai fait avec toi ooh
Aah eeeh eye eyeeh

I’ve fall in love with you ooh (for I fall in love with you)
Je suis tombée amoureuse de toi ooh
I’ve made up my mind for you ooh (na you ma mind)
J'ai pris ma décision pour toi ooh
No matter the weather I’ve did with you ooh (I go dey with you eeeh)
Peu importe le temps que j'ai fait avec toi ooh
Aah eeeh eye eyeeh

Wololo (eeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (ounh unh)
Wololo (eyeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah) baby
(eyeeh eyeeeeh)

Onyefulu nyanya, komaselomirun
Ewon Nikon ni moh ma baby you and I
I love I love you
Je t’aime, je t’aime
I swear I no did lie ooh
Je jure que je n'ai pas menti
Baby… you’re my one and only
Chéri, tu es mon seul et unique
I wanna let you know something
Je veux te faire savoir quelque chose
I no go ever live you lonely
Je ne vais jamais te laisser vivre seul
Make them hear me well well
Faites-leur bien l'entendre
I not the go anywhere …
Je ne vais aller nulle part
Baby me I give for life…..
Moi je donne pour la vie

I no go do you anyhow
Je ne vais pas vous faire de toute façon
Baby ……. You’re ma number one
BChéri, ......tu es mon premier

I’ve fallen in live with you ooh
Je suis tombée en amour avec toi ooh
I’ve made up my mind for you ooh
J'ai pris ma décision pour toi ooh
No matter the weather I’ve dey with you ooh
Peu importe le temps que j'ai fait avec toi ooh
Aah eeeh eye eyeeh

Wololo (eeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (ounh unh)
Wololo (eyeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah) baby
(eyeeh eyeeeeh)

I no go tire, I swear I no go tire for your love
Je ne vais pas me fatiguer, Je jure Je ne vais pas me fatiguer de ton amour
The things you do me, my love the no retire baby oohh
Les choses que tu me fais, mon amour il n’y a pas de retraite chéri oohh
Make them de try
Fais-les essayer
Me and you na JAH…..( un’arg n’arg)…
Moi et toi mon Dieu !
You are my one and only
Tu es mon seul et unique

I wanna let you know something
Je veux vous faire savoir quelque chose
I no go ever live you lonely
Je ne vais jamais te vivre seul
Make them hear me welle well
Faites-leur bien l'entendre
I no the go anywhere …
Je ne vais aller nulle part
Baby me I give for life…..
Moi je donne pour la vie
I no go do you anyhow
Je ne vais pas vous faire de toute façon
Baby ……. You’re my number one
Bébé, tu es mon premier

I’ve fall in love with you ooh (for I fall in love with you)
Je suis tombée en amour avec toi ooh
I’ve made up my mind for you ooh (na you ma mind)
J'ai pris ma décision pour toi ooh
No matter the weather I’ve did with you ooh (I go dey with you eeeh)
Peu importe le temps que j'ai fait avec toi ooh
Aah eeeh eye eyeeh

Wololo (eeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (ounh unh)
Wololo (eyeh)
Wololo (aaah ah)
Wololo (eyeeh)
Wololo (aaah ah) baby
(eyeeh eyeeeeh)

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posted in this embedded video's discussion thread by Momina Alquier, March, 2018.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"The Blackest Black Jeopardy?" - Additional Comments About SNL's Black Jeopardy Sketch Featuring Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part IV of a four part series that showcases the April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch on the weekly national American televised series Saturday Night Live. Among others, this sketch starred Chadwick Boseman in his role as T'Challa from the blockbuster Black Panther movie.

Part IV provides an excerpt from an article about that sketch and presents additional* selected comments about this April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch. In addition, this post presents selected comments comparing this sketch with other Black Jeopardy skits and the Saturday Night Live series itself and selected comments about whether or not the concept and content of Saturday Night Lives' "Black Jeopardy" is racist and/or stereotypical.

*The comments compiled in this post are in addition to the comments that are presented in Part II and Part III of this pancocojams series.

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Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/saturday-night-lives-black-jeopardy.html for Part I of this pancocojams series presents an excerpt from an online article about this "Black Jeopardy" skit and a video of this skit. My transcript of this skit is also included in this post. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/tchalla-black-panther-karens-potato.html for Part II of this series. Part II presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about "T'Challa & Karen's potato salad". The Addendum to that post presents the entire sub-thread (as of April 16, 2018) about "Black Cookout Rules & Regulation".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/comments-about-sprite-being-black-soda_18.html for Part III of this series. Part III of this series presents selected comments from the discussion thread of the YouTube video of April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy". These comments focus on two of the "prizes" announced for the "Black Jeopardy" contestants: Sprite (which was described as "the Black soda" and "Useta Hold Margarine" containers.

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The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chadwick Boseman, Kenan Thompson, and all others who performed on that sketch and thanks to that sketch's writers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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ARTICLE EXCERPT:
From https://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2018/04/08/black-jeopardy-chadwick-boseman-snl.html T'Challa On Black Jeopardy Is The Funniest SNL Sketch In Ages
Even Wakandans know not to eat everyone's potato salad.
Written by Jerry L. Barrow, published in the week of April 12, 2018

"King T'Challa, ruler of Wakanda, has had to make some adjustments since opening his nation's borders to the outside world....

In a perfectly written SNL sketch, host Chadwick Boseman plays a game of "Black Jeopardy" as Black Panther's T'Challa, who is trying to navigate his way around Black American culture. As he fumbles his way through categories like "Fid'na" and "Aww Hell Na," he finally finds his footing in the "White People" category, reasoning the lack of seasoning in some woman named Karen's potato salad.

[That video is embedded here and the following quote is T'Challa response to the "Aw hell naw" category's answer about what would you say when a woman named Karen brings potato salad to a Black cookout.]

It is noble that she volunteer to cook for everyone. And although I have never had potato salad, I sense that this white woman does not season her food. And if she does, it is only with a tiny bit of salt and no paprika, and she will probably add something unnecessary like raisins. So I feel I should say, ‘aw hell no, Karen. Keep your bland-ass potato salad to yourself.

Now if he brings this level of deductive reasoning in dealing with Thanos he may just make it out of Infinity War alive."...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman – SNL



Saturday Night Live, Published on Apr 7, 2018

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).
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Statistics (as of April 18, 2018 11:11 AM EST):

8,981,416 total views

173K total likes

5.6K total dislikes

12,417 comments

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD: WHY SPRITE IS CONSIDERED "THE BLACK SODA"

All of these comments were published from April 7-April 18, 2018. These comments are given by subject matter.

numbers were added for referencing purposes only.

Part I: Comments about the Jeopardy categories, "questions", responses, and prizes

1. Claire Knight
" “The only jeopardy where the prize money is paid in installments” I AM DECEASED!"

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2. Ariel Cotton
"Claire Knight
and no cash prize lol. margarine tub 😂😂😂😂 burnt steak and sprite haha"

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3. D Mason
"These category choices!!! 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂"

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4. Zaneta Smith
"D Mason AW HELL NAW 😂😂😂😂😂
FID’NA"

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5. Upshot p
"I live in the suburbs and even I know it’s finna not fidna 🧐"

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6. terry berry
"Upshot p not everywhere though ! 🤷🏽‍♀️"

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7. Tima & Dukes
"cable bill in your grandmama name "what is to honor her" lol only in WAKANDA! 🤣"

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8. brokeboi 15
"That's really nice. It's wrong, but it's really nice💀💀💀"

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9. Lexiaa Forever
"“To honor her as the foundation of the family “
“You right but that’s WRONG “"

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10. Dawn Lee
"Lexiaa Forever I died after he said that😂😂⚰️⚰️"

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11. cire155
"I was crying laughing at this one. The best one"

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12. R Ree
"Lexiaa Forever what’s fidna"

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13. Azizi Powell
"R Ree, "fid'na" is a form of the African American Vernacular English term "finna", meaning "gettin[g] ready" (to do something). "Finna probably comes from the Southern Black pronunciation for "fixin to". In the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I live, I've heard some Black folks say "fixin to" more often than "finna".

Of course, not all African Americans use "finna" or "fixin to" when we want to say "gettin[g] ready to". For what it's worth, I've never used those terms and I've never heard or seen "fid'na" used before this "Black Jeopardy" sketch."

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14. Teofilo Tuiteleleapaga
" “What is to honor her, as the foundation of the family” followed by a reassuring nod"

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15. Brandon Blizzy
"What is to honor her as the foundation of the family😂😂 #WAKANDA FOREVER🙅🏿‍♀️"

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16. J.R.TV
"I'm a Nigerian and I approve this message"

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17. Lola Femme fatale
"J.R.TV lol"

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18. gatfatf
"J.R.TV I realized it when he said "This Karen is Caucasian, eh ?" "

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19. Elike Heh
"J.R.TV same but I am Ghanaian"

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20. Katy Clark
"J.R.TV I am Egyptian"

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21. Teddy Onditi
"I am Kenyan and will forever approve this message 😂😂"

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22. A-man the9
"J.R.TV I am Cameroonian and I approve this message."

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23. Bright Light
"J.R.TV The Congo tribe will not challenge today!"

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24. Thatgirl Bubbz
"Lol this is awesome😂"

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25. to_ dark
"J.R.TV no one asked yo dark ass"

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26. Phan Account
"and no one asked your sensitive ass either."

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27. JJKILÉM M
"I’m an Angolan and I also aprove it"

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28. Zino A
"with your stupid self, no one asked you either and not all Nigerians are dark skin you fool @to_dark"

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29. ichocomilo
"R Ree I'm Ghanaian and for most of us Africans, it's fairly simple for us to determine different/authentic accents."

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30. NameCallingIsWeak
"I'm Ghanaian and for most of us Africans, , it's fairly simple for us to determine different/authentic accents" In America it's easy to identify those from New York, Texas, Boston ... California is harder... Midwest is even harder."

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31. fuzzy one
"yea, except the part about trusting the police. Africans don't trust the police anywhere."

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32. Rachel McCoy
"He hella talking bout shuri “one day she can become a great scientist” I’m hella weak"

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33. A. V.
"Well, the answer we were looking for was...out my damn house" 😂"

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34. Avondale Advantage
"What is I ain't got it because I died, you talking to a GHOST. Sallie Mae will still come after you."
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"Sallie Mae" is a publicly traded company that is the largest provider of education loans in the United States, as of 2016. Along with providing student loans, Sallie Mae purchases student loans from original lenders and provides financing to state-based student-loan agencies." https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/salliemae.asp
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"Sallie Mae" is a semi-colloquial name for this higher education (university/college) student lending company.

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35. hourglas39
"I need to use that one when the student loan people call! LOL 2:31"

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36. Paige
"Tchalla: I don't know this one. LOL LOL"



"Tchalla: I think I'm getting the hang of this..."

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37. serbrightside
"Culley Notice the Coming To America and Wesley Snipes shout out. Eddie Murphy's character was another African price and Wesley was supposed to star as Black Panther 20 years ago but the movie was cancelled."
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The "host" mentioned African American actor Wesley Snipes after the question about paying student loans (as a backhanded reference to Snipe's legal problems regarding that.) This was when "T'Challa" responded "I don't know this one".

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38. HeroesNStuff
"I wonder what Kill-monger's answers would have been. lol"

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39. Benjamin Hayes
"HeroesNStuff prolly sum like my ancestors didn't have the pleasure to eat the white mans bland ass potato salad. Nah they were starved and forced to eat pig guts and whatever other left overs that the white man deemed worthy id rather die of starvation than take pitty from the likes of karen😂"

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40. Sebastien O.
"Benjamin Hayes INCREDIBLY ACCURATE 🤣🤣🤣"

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41. Collin LaBrosse
" "Bad things happen when you kick Jesus out your house" realest sentence spoke on SNL"

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42. jeanene henry
"Very true."

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43. Kova Rogers
"True dat!!"

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44. Jamal Walker
"The policeman says there's been some robberies in your neighborhood and ask if you have "any information.""
"What is, not only do I tell this man what I know, but I also assist him in tracking down the offender. After all our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us. Is this correct?"
Best part lol"

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45. DarlingNikki2
"Kenan's facial expressions at that part had me dying laughing!”

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46. morgaffi
"I've watched this at least 10 times and have tears in my eyes every freaking time...please tell me it's ok for a white guy to find this so damned funny! Kenan is always spot on absurd ("I mean, it SHOULD be"!), but Chadwick's straightfaced unawareness is too freaking hysterical!!!!
I need a Sprite......"

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47. Jay Wright
"You could wind up looking like The Weekend lololol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣"

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48. Jaime C
" "The sound of white people nearby, shopping for real estate means the fun is over." -rotfl,(while dying and crying inside at it's truth)."

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49. Mr. E B
"That trap theme song tho Lmfaoooo
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This comment refers to the Trap” music version of the theme for the actual Jeopardy television series."

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50. Jennifer Schillig
"03:30: "...like my awesome sister." (I kid you not...I would watch an entire movie about Shuri.)"

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51. Inkimetronic
"Chadwick Boseman is truly a king. To deliver all of those lines with so much control and character. I mean he could have burst our laughing at any moment. But also, what I LOVED HERE is the TRULY NOBLE and KIND character expressed of T'Challa. We see this in the film and also it is accentuated here. He actually is a true optimist but also a realist; he believes in hope, courage, valour and honour and his answers all really reflect that. He answers like a king and T'Challa is bae."

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52. Jacquelyn Brown-Benefield
"Inkimetronic What a beautiful observation (I noticed the kindness too), and I appreciate your sharing it (and your enthusiasm over it :-). This skit hit on many levels! 😄"

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53. Heavenly Controller
"Killmonger would’ve swept this game in the first round 😂"

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54. julez4002
"He's from America T'Challa isn't."

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55. Aaron Verico1
"julez4002

Good point."

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56. Kenneth Wright
"julez4002 That IS the point"

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57. Balzac T. Bagher
"julez4002 that's the damn joke"

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58. CorbCorbin
"In dee face!!
Coming To America reference thrown in as well.

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59. Joi Dennie
"When I read this that came on AND I DIED"

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60. Rasun FrmQns
"If they added the ghost of killmonger, that woulda put this over the top"

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61. Wassup G
"Rasun FrmQns yasss!"

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62. Aaron Verico1
"onemoment

The whole damn sketch is funny as hell! Lol. This Black Jeopardy is an instant classic! 😂💀👌💯"

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63. Christian Satine
"Hysterical from beginning to end, even the prizes. "Well Done Steaks". OMG! That describes me and my mom. Hahahaha!"

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64. GeorgiaDawg 247
" “To honor her, as she is the foundation of the family.”

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65. janwera
"GeorgiaDawg 247 that was the response that 😵 me ... I heard that and his law enforcement answer and thought , oh dear, T’Challa isn’t going to make it but our boy came through in the end - praise be 🙏🏿"

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66. me
"I like to think this is canon in the MCU."
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"MCU" = Marvel Comic Universe

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67. moviemaster8510
"Officially canon. No one can convince me otherwise."

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68. John Adamson
" "the sound of white people shopping nearby for real estate means that the fun is over" lmaoooooo"

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69. jasmine xo
"Funniest line 'after all, our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us' 😂😂"

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70. Jay'Reid Tips
"jasmine xo facts only...
"Not only will I tell him everything I know but I will help track down the offenders" I was dead 😵😂🤣"

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71. no thanks
"Was...was that a gentrification joke at the end? damn 💀"

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72. SaveYourGames.com
"It surely was. 😫"

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73. Felicia Kelley
" “The sound of White People shopping for real estate “
So much truth in that statement"

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Part II: Comments about that sketch compared to other "Black Jeopardy" skits and/or compared to the Saturday Night Live series itself
1. tralfama dorian
"Black Jeopardy is still one of my fav things on SNL. Kenan makes it always look soo easy and fun as if there was no acting involved."

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2. Sea Pig
"There isn't. Kenan is the same "character" in every sketch."

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3. Nutella Ninja
"Sea Pig Well, he IS the host. But his reactions and jokes are hilarious. Plus, being in a skit is still technically acting."

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4. Nutella Ninja
"Noah Hurley-Abelew Kenan Thompson is acting as the Black Jeopardy host in this skit. He's like a parody, or a black Alex Trebek."

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5. Trevor Hegstrom
"His facial expressions are the best part of this skit"

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6. AGENT X DIGITAL VIDEO
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa omg so funny! Great performance by Chadwick! Great writing!"

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7. Louie
"This is my favorite black jeopardy yet, T’Challa’s answers were too funny 😂 😂😂"

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8. slick vick
"Louie my favorites gotta be Jamie fox"

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9. R Navs
"Louie tom hanks was better sry"

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10. amazedsatsuma
"R Navs agreed while this one was good...the Tom Hanks one was perfect"

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11. Darius King
"This one and drake's are my favorite."

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12. Natalie
"My favorite is the one with Elizabeth Banks! She is TOO funny! She turned her whiteness up like 200%😂😂😂"

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13. îtš.løñdøñ düh
"R Navs he ain't even black💀😂"

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14. Your Boy Guzma
"Louie He was being so sincere with his answers. 😂😂😂"

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15. Louie
"I'm not saying this was the best, I said it was my favorite. Tom Hanks was hilarious tho with that Trump hat and answering all the questions right 😂"

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16. mystichdx
"I just rewatched all five Black Jeopardy skits. They were all good, no doubt, but this one with T'Challa is the best, the funniest, and my favourite. Who vex loss."

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17. Adaiah Todd
"This is the Best skit I’ve seen on SNL in years! Great writers! 💯💯"

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18. Shaleigh09
"Whoever wrote this skit should get a raise 😂😂😂😂😂... the best yet"

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19. Maveth The Reaper
"AHAHAHAHAHHAHA best SNL"

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20. Sweet Candy
"@0:26 Boy this might be the blackest Black Jeopardy yet lol"

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21. Micah Jondel DeShazer
"This is such a smartly written sketch haha so damn good. We could be like Wakanda...but we playin yall xD"

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22. youdbettertube
"This is the best one since the Tom Hanks one.

Also, I guess Shanice is always the secret returning champion, cuz she's there in that flower jacket every time ahaha"

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23. Lamar Childers
"Still cannot stop laughing at this episode 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣"

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24. Louie
"Ayee #1 in trending fam 🔥🍻"

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25. Monica Wilson
"An instant Classic. I was laughing so hard by the time he got to "aw hell..." I could not hear it. Loved the way Chadwick stayed in character. OMG - I must have watched this 5 times already...and will some more."

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26. Nancy I
"CHADWICK IS A GREAT ACTOR, stayed in character the entire time with the mannerisms and everything. BIG UPS TO KEENAN, too!!!"

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27. Eros Blake
"Y'all done corrupted T'Challa."

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28. Alika Decosta
"Eros Blake, it's called Americanized."

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29. Philip Winn
"Americanized, corrupted, same thing really."

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30. Tj Benson
"This comment section is A-1. I love people who have an actual sense of humor."

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31. Skinny Mccollum
"These 5000 dislikes are all white people never can have a bit of fun lol!"

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32. sphinx onyx
"Black jeopardy with Keenan is a gift that keeps giving."

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33. carolene daniel
"sphinx onyx amen"

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34. Trina Parker
"sphinx onyx Kenan's facial expressions at T'Challa's innocent and wholesome answers are PRICELESS!!"

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35. Starr Kidd
"But the question is...is black jeopardy written by black writers?"

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36. Lela Robinson
"Starr Kidd is definitely Written by people who KNOWS black people so I see where you are going with this! I think it was written by Keenan tho!"

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37. Isla_Lamar
"I think so, Michael Che is the head writer for SNL"

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38. KashayDixon
"If it wasn't, it was still hilarious!!"

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39. Ronald Jones
"Starr Kidd big leslie(shanice) writes too."

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40. Cody Searcy
"This is the best skit SNL does."

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41. Viper8828
"the tom hanks one and him being amazing killed me lol"

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42. Amp Ent
"I saw the tom hanks to, but this one had me crying and laughing at the same time"

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43. claritza rodriguez
"Amp Ent tchalla character made it hilarious"

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44. Amp Ent
"This was by far the funniest Black Jeopardy yet! Kudos to the writers on this one!!"

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45. Maveth The Reaper
"AHAHAHAHAHHAHA best SNL"

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46. Brdon Thms
"Black Panther needs to visit Black Jeopardy many more times"

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47. Nia Iman
"Brdon Thms And please bring killmonger next time"

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48. Delishia Hollingsworth
"+Nia Iman ikr"

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49. Tameisha Shevelle
"This is everythang lol"

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50. troy jorn
"this is consistently the best skit on the show"

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51. Daphne Dadzie
"This is the best black Jeopardy. no matter how many times I watch it I laugh so much each time. Wakanda forever!"

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52. artist4ever25
"This is funniest Black Jeopardy ever! I couldn't stop laughing! It is bad that I found everything relatable? Definitely the blackest Black Jeopardy ever!"

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53. lordjimbo2
"They crushed this so hard. Brilliant from start to finish."

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Part III: Comments about the concept Of "Black Jeopardy" and whether "Black Jeopardy" is racist/stereotypical
1. Jeff
"Black Panther welcome to Black Jeopardy."

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2. ICON
"Jeff Wakanda is Forever"

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3. Culley
"Only if your black u understand ever lol joke and none of em went over your head, even the lil subtle slights u caught"

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4. Dj Subia
"I'm Mexican and the answers sound very similar 😂"

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5. Kai P.
"people getting offended by this is so funny"

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6. Snicker Doodie
"I'm not offended and I'm white. But I can positively tell you that there is an obvious double standard going on here. If there was a White Jeopardy, and pulled up a "black people" category, black people would be pissed off. Riots would ensue. Just sayin cause it's true. The most racially sensitive group in the world (BLACK PEOPLE) get a pass when being racist. Guess it's ok to do certain things depending on your skin color.... hmmmm"

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7. BigKing Bud
"This is about as racist as an SNL skit can get.

Written by jews, watched by white U.S. male youths, and nobody wins..."

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8. Mark X
"BigKing Bud
This coming from a White guy who’s ancestors created the entire racist problem in America.
You want to complain about racism then confront the Real racist like Nazis and Klan. Oh that’s right, your kind are Nothing but Cowards when it comes to saying something to them. You see them but act like you don’t all the while using a Magnifying glass on us.
Go Crawl your ass under a rock and STFU! Until you learn how to confront the Real Racist you’re not credible or worth Shyte in confronting us🤨!"

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9. ExquisiteKinkyCoils
"Mark X brilliant post! Keep it up."

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10. oscar24x
"Well said Mark X!!"

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11. TheRedPill Provider
"Mark X [less than symbol] Nazis in 2018
[less than symbol] Klans members in 2018
Grow the f&&k* up dumbass."
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12. Mark X
"TheRedPill Provider
You must really be a Stupid ass if you don’t recognize there are Klan and Nazis running wild in 2018 America.
Are you that ill informed and Ignorant that you don’t know there was just a Klan/Nazis rally in Charlottesville, VA just last Summer in which a woman was KILLLED by one of the Racist Nazi/Klan Scum🤔??? And the Lump of Shyte💩 so called President that you probably support so nothing to condemn the Scum.
You need to STFU because it’s clear you’re not educated enough to give a legit reply to my comments, Idiot🤨!"

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13. ZealousSoulz
"Black Jeopardy is a whole ass inside joke for black folks. We know everything they were talking about 😂😂"

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14. Chad Thompson
"You're retarded, all colors know what they were talking about. Your culture isn't some amazing secret that only blacks know about, you forget, everywhere yall go yall are the loudest and can't keep ya mouths shut on anything so now the rest of the world knows every stereotype about black folks and it's all pretty true."

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15. Jett Norr
"Aw hell naw Chad Thompson"

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16. Ian Kin
"Chad Thompson wtf is it so bad we have a culture that is ours that we can celebrate? If you have never lived in a black household with at least one black parent you will understand where were coming from all the f&&king* time black people are put through hell this is something every black person relates you. Sorry if you can't handle that."
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17. jusadude
"Aww hell naw Chad Thompson. Keep your bland ass comments to yourself!!"

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18. Etchn Man
"Chad Thompson always that one racist who sees ppl laughing and having a good time in the comments and decides to try and shoot it down with what he THINKS is logic. "Black ppl are having fun and laughing at themselves?? Better throw racism at this!!"

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19. Nzuri Malkia
"@ZealousSoulz Like several european-Americans, they will not allow a person with Melanin Skin say, do or enjoy anything without their intrusive comments because they are offended or feel left out."

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20. Armoni Fields
"Chad Thompson the point wasn't whether or not you knew what they were talking about, but whether you could relate to or understand the joke/ the validity of it😂nobody said anything about being better or superior in any way, just celebrating a few things that "make us black". Insecurities and negative stereotypes that we can laugh about because even though they don't put us in a positive light all the time, there's no need to automatically be on defense about it. Sometimes it's funny because it's true and if that doesn't apply to you then maybe you didn't really get the joke in the first place.😊👍"

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21. Anthony C
"ZealousSoulz yet you can’t seem to grasp the fact that Egyptians weren’t black... and this isn’t an inside joke at all, literally everyone has heard of these retarded unfunny played out jokes"

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22. Edgerrin Ray Ray
"Anthony C you Lied about That First Part"

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23. Armoni Fields
"ZealousSoulz I see a lot of pressed folks in the comments😂 if y'all didn't get what she was saying or don't agree you guys could've easily hit the dislike button and kept scrolling lol."

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24. Armoni Fields
"Anthony C Lmao who said anything about the Egyptians? Lol they don't have to be black. But this video was about black people. So what if Egyptians are white😂😂everything is not about you guys so the fact that you had to bring that little tidbit into the conversation speaks volumes. You can happily go celebrate your own culture elsewhere. Nobody's stopping you lhh. You don't have to tear down one to celebrate another."

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25. ZealousSoulz
"Anthony C what do Egyptians have to do with what I said? 🤔 try again"

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26. Private
"Hey Zealous... I'm glad you're laughing, these jokes made me want to cry for America.

And "Chad Thompson," you are the loud stereotype that can't keep his mouth shut. LOL he doesn't even know it!"

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27. Aaron Verico1
"ZealousSoulz

Anthony C was just triggered by your avatar. Which there's nothing wrong with, because some ancient Egyptians did look like that. Black.
Anthony is big mad about that.
Oh well...if the truth hurts, let him learn to live with the pain. Lol.
💁🙅😂😎👌💯"

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28. AJ Anthony
"Typical that our culture happens to be SO amazing that you forget that y'all steal whatever you can get a grasp on, then cant keep your mouths shut about how well you "get it". These jokes were for BLACK FOLKS. Accept it."

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29. ZealousSoulz
"Armoni Fields I’m like.. was what I said that hurtful? Damn. White people so mad they showing they true colors."

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30. Donna-Shea McGee-Boyce
"I don’t know what is going on with all of these strange comments ???😳???
This skit had me laughing harder than I have in a while! 😂😂😂😂 It is brilliant! The “potato salad” took it over the top for me!! I’ll be laughing at this for years! 😂😂😂😂"

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31. Monica W
" "But what about the whiiiiittteeee peeeopleeee" headass."

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32. Andre LaRue
"Damn. Youtube comments can go from happy to racist in 8 hours. Crazy."

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33. daniel hogan
"also people need to calm down...its a skit not a factual blueprint into the psyche of the african american lol i was laughing as soon as i saw the subjects especially the "white people" subject...yall need to smile more and stop complaining someone not from your backround might not fully understand you...to my side of the pond bangers and mash means sausages and mashed potatoes(gravy optional, but preferred)but to americans the name alone brings out nervousness yet dont know what dogging is... so when its brought up they just smile and nod, not realising the subject at hand is about public gangbanging/swinging...different cultures is all.. any african americans in the south wanna teach me how to make cornbread, fried chicken,potato salad whatever im down....sh&t* ill even bring karen along! lol
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34. DanKnowsGames
"Snicker Doodie man shut up all you whites think that “if whites did this people would be pissed” shut up already"

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35. Larry Koopa
"Giving the history of how not just black people but many people of color were treated maybe the best way to deal with it is with unification through comedy. Snicker Doodie you're already being insulting calling them the most sensitive, I'm assuming you would probably see someone of color unarmed and getting shot in front of you and would still find something wrong with that person. The black community has been divided and are attempting to heal the 300 year old wounds that have been caused. You sound like one of those bitter people who want to use the N word but can't."

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36. John Smith
"They made fun of themselves more than they did white people"

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37. Snicker Doodie
"LMFAO, there you go... it's the easiest way for someone to win an argument these days, just call them racist. You're assumption that I would find something wrong with an unarmed black person who got shot is false. I don't care what skin color they are, but you do. People like you would fail to see the obvious facts like, the guy pointed a cell phone at the cops like it was a gun... you don't care about those facts, you just stick to "unarmed black man shot by white cop".... don't bother with the important facts. You're such an idiot for saying that this video is uniting. The way you twist facts to fit your agenda clearly shows you're a liberal asshole. 300 year old wounds.... LMFAO!! I'm still dealing with my 80 year old wounds from the holocaust, give me a pass for racism and hostility towards police too."

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38. NecronomSlayer
"Snicker Doodie lol there’s nothing to be offend by. We made fun of ourselves more than we did white people. And it’s a funny stereotype not a negative one that can be turned racist and problematic(violence etc). The minute comedy becomes too sensitive it’s over for everyone. Like white people dont season LOL us blacks love us some chicken LOL tomato tomato"

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39. David Bellamy
"Snicker Doodie It's funny you would say that because this skit is primarily poking fun at black people and no riots are no one crying or asking for it to be removed and but soon as it makes fun of white people some people are offended. Just tell me where is the double standard. Oh I see you must think most black people really have their cable bill in there grandma name or only like well done steaks or we all love Sprite. Seems like you are more offended than you thought"

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40. Sarah D2
"Lolol!! The thread is hilarious. When did white men become so fragile? 🤣
"But if white people did this you'll be mean"!!
Do y'all even know what you are crying about? Bloody potato salad! 😂😂"

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41. Deadass Timbs
"Sarah D2 These white people are angry because they want to partake in lampooning black people like they doing. If I was white, I would want to make fun of them too."

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42. Travis Hund
"Deadass Timbs I dont even like potatoe salad, you know damn well that's not the point."

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43. Diane Smith
"Would have been better if it wasn't so stereotypical, This doesn't represent Black Americans at all. It was almost cringeworthy to watch."

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44. Still Trollin No Ragrets
"My same thinking. These jokes keep black people under the thumb of their own victimization."

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45. JohndeBaptist
" "Its not racist when you have black people make black people look bad" -SNL"

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46. Still Trollin No Ragrets
"When will blacks rise above stereotypes?


When they choose to."

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47. exileayahika
"I love Black Jeopardy. And I'm Japanese, so I can laugh at myself. And I just think the concept is funny 😀"

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48. CD M
"I love how his answers sound like those upper class blacks from Atlanta and Dallas where their parents all have good jobs and big houses."

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49. Lil DaddyKK
"Is that a bad thing?"

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50. LUKE 1854
"Nope. But everyone should be able to laugh at themselves"

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51. Ian Kin
"But I'm happy because he actually was born in raised in the low country of South Carolina my state and area so that's not his voice that's a accent"

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52. Ian Kin
"And if he is from South Carolina he probably understands very well"

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53. Ian Kin
"Btw that's racist any black person can have a big house a nice job and still live in not so the famous cities"

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54. Elizabeth Home
"He sounds like every black children who raised by black parents of none African American."

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55. David Bellamy
"Snicker Doodie oh btw there is a white jeopardy it's called jeopardy"

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56. Melito T
"Why is it okay for black comedians and actors (who are being paid and directed by white people) to perpetuate stereotypes about black people in a joking way, but some black people lose it if anyone, not black, jokes about these same stereotypes?"

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57. Cookie_ ninja500
"Why can’t everyone just enjoy the video. It’s hilarious. Everyone needs to shut up and politics and enjoy life 🤦‍♂️"

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58. hankakah
"There are some who complain that satirical comedy like this, enforces and upholds the stereotypes of what others think of blacks, but this is SNL, and if they didn't get the referral that T'challa was from Wakanda..that should be a hint. They should realize that these are black actors and actresses, making fun of black and fictional characters, black stereotypes, it is comedy. Some people treat it like it was Caucasians portraying blacks. Chill people!"

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This concludes this four part pancocojams series about the April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live "Black Jeopardy" sketch.

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