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Monday, July 25, 2005

Burned Baby Burned

I'm pissed.

Check this out:

Former Black Panthers are hoping the phrase "Burn Baby Burn" will ignite taste buds rather than racial tensions.
They want to trademark the phrase that was born during the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles for a new line of hot sauce.
It would be called "Burn Baby Burn: A Taste of the Sixties Revolutionary Hot Sauce."

So why am I pissed? Actually it has nothing to do with the politics of the Panthers.

It has everything to do with history.

The phrase, "Burn Baby Burn" was not born during the Watts riots in '65. It was coined several years earlier by the great Los Angeles radio personality Magnificent Montague.

Let's make sure the man gets his due. Now, pass the hot sauce...


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