Quincy Parade Celebrates Black History

Dozens came out for the 30th annual Gadsden County Black History parade.

The parade made its way through downtown Quincy. It featured vendors, music and food. And brought to light black history and the many contributions of blacks in the community.

"People understand we have a vital part in this community. And we want to be recognized as that vital part. We don't want a hand out. We want an equal playing field in whatever we do," Anthony Powell, parade organizer.

Powell is it's also important to learn about history. Especially about where you came from and what you've overcome. He hopes the parade returns for its thirty first time next year.

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  • by Wow Location: Everywhere on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    I am sorry but every single month is white history as that is what they teach. I am black and I get no assistance but I work with people who do and sorry to tell you but most of my caseload is white.....
  • by Enough is enough Location: Tally on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    "Dozens" showed up at the parades in Quincy and Tallahassee. I think blacks and whites are over this nonsense. We all have better things to do.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:22 AM
    Gadsden County (and Leon, to a lesser extent) seems to have that effect on people.
  • by herb Location: quincy on Feb 26, 2012 at 02:10 PM
    If you were forced to come here and your so upset about it, then go back to Africa. But I don't think the African government taxes the working class so you can sit around collecting a check and going to parades since you are forced to live here.
  • by ProfessorTJ Location: Philadelphia on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    These comments are sad. Nothing or no one is stopping white people from having a parade to celebrate their history. There seems to be more focus on trying to convince black people to forget theirs. Seems some people still think it's their obligation to dictate what's best other people based on complexion.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM in reply to ProfessorTJ
      Do you honestly think that if the white citizens of Gadsden county planned, and went through with having a parade/celebration of white history, that the local and national news media, Congressional black caucus, and the majority of the black population, would not go into full fledged hysterics?
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      by Jones on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:27 AM in reply to ProfessorTJ
      Heck, blacks threw a fit about Andrew Jackson being in the Springtime Tallahassee parade. What cave have you been living in professor?
  • by Youngblackandeducated on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:05 AM
    We celebrate black history month because we were taken from our homes in Africa by force and brought to an unfamiliar land. Asian, Latino, Jews are here by choice dummies!
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      by Jamal on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:25 AM in reply to Youngblackandeducated
      Sad to say, we were sold by our own..
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      by Come on now.. on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:55 AM in reply to Youngblackandeducated
      WE? Do you remember the trip? Weren't taken, but sold, get your history correct.
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      by vbn on Feb 26, 2012 at 03:53 PM in reply to Youngblackandeducated
      pack up and go back ,,,,see how you would make it then ,,,I do not think anyone is holding a gun on you making you stay here
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        by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM in reply to vbn
        Most of Africa is in chaos. So many don't live anywhere close to the standard of living we have here.
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      by It's about time.. on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:20 PM in reply to Youngblackandeducated
      no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ' 60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks. We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
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        by Jones on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:28 AM in reply to It's about time..
        Now why go and tell the truth and rain on their parade?
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        by Way past time on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:59 AM in reply to It's about time..
        All we've done is enable them to continue to live off the handouts and never do anything to better themselves. Why should they? We've given them a free ride.
  • by Dee on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:29 AM
    U.S stats cleary show that whites receive more government assistance than any other race. Judging by the previous posters grammar and sentence context I don't think the combined 5 dollars in taxes the U.S receives from their jobs at waste management and Denny's assist anyone. Finally, if any of you ignorant fox news freaks had gone to college you would know to research stats before you make a claim.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Dee
      Ya think? Blacks only make up 13% of the population nationaly. But they make up 85% in Gadsden. So Im pretty sure blacks recieve more assistance here that whites.
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        by dee on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM in reply to
        Wow, you are too smart. So if blacks out-number whites 85% to 13% in Gadsden county then that means they pay more taxes there as well. What is your point? My point is if you changed the channel from fox news and did your own research, you would find that all stats show that whites receive more government assistance than whites.
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          by Jones on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to dee
          Are you playing dumb or are you really?
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      by God bless America on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM in reply to Dee
      Spin the truth Dee!..you sound like an expert at it.
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      by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:42 PM in reply to Dee
      Do white receive more government assistance relative to population?
  • by big c- man Location: quincy on Feb 26, 2012 at 04:30 AM
    I did not go up to that mess, I B black and work and get no help from the Gov. just look who was in charge of it ,,,my my ,,,old toe needs to go ....it makes me mad to see all those up there that are on gov. asst of some kind,,,,get out and work people
  • by David Location: Tallahassee on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
    I was not a racist person at all, but the behavior and attitude of the blacks in this area have caused me to become one. The black community needs to step back and look at what they are doing and not doing to help the image of black americans.
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      by vfr on Feb 26, 2012 at 04:22 AM in reply to David
      I agree with that 100%,,
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      by a mom on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:05 AM in reply to David
      I agree!
  • by Yeah on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:04 PM
    We pay for Blacks to keep having more babies, keep them in school, pay for their food, their nails, their Coach handbags, their doctor visits, their rent, their utilities. We should have a white history month. We paid for it.
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      by Dee on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:41 AM in reply to Yeah
      Judging by your grammar and sentence context, I doubt if your job at circle k pays for anything. Furthermore, if you had not dropped out of school in 6th grade you would know, in the U.S, every month is white history month dufus.
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        by getting technical on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM in reply to Dee
        Capital...Circle K. Comma after month...as in, dufus.
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