Micheal Anthony Strahan was born on November 21st, 1971. He's a retired football player who spent the majority of his athletic career with the New York Giants franchise and he attended Southern Texas Univerisity after high school.
Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a single season in 2001 and he won a Superbowl in his final season playing with the Giants in 2007. On February 1st, 2014 he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After his athletic career, he became a media personality in front of and behind the cameras, he's currently an analyst on the TV show 'Fox NFL Sunday' and he co-hosts Live! with Kelly and Michael alongside Kelly Ripa. He's also produced and starred in the short-lived TV show 'Brothers' on the Fox network, and he's appeared as host for the TV show 'Pros vs. Joes'.
Kelly Maria Ripa was born on October 2, 1970 in Stratford, New Jersey. She's an actress,TV producer and host who got her start on the daytime soap opera 'All My Children', she was discovered while performing in local theater productions in and around her hometown.
The other day I had the Live! with Kelly and Michael show playing while I checked e-mails, and Kelly commented on how people think she and Mike are married.
She went on about how people say they have the rapport and look of a post-nuptial set, and Kelly actually down-played the fact that she's married to her real husband, Mark Consuelos.
Now, I don't think I was the only one who scratched their head when it was announced that Mike Strahan would be this show's new co-host alongside Kelly, after Regis Philbin retired.
Mike's strapping and hulking physique looks incredibly odd coupled with Kelly's pixie-like frame. And understand, I have no problem with Mike being successful at whatever he endeavors to do, more power to the brotha, I just wanna' elucidate the real reason this odd couple was paired in the first place.
Mike and Kelly's odd pairing was the result of the white elite's agenda to endorse inter-ethnic relationships and marriages between Black men and white women. Moreover, Mike's brawny phsyique coupled with Kelly's blonde-haired, petite frame is specifically designed to make people think they're having sex, even though they're not.
Elitist white men are so committed to keeping Black men and women apart, they're willing to give up their own women to make sure the Black Diaspora doesn't produce anymore pure bred Black babies. (Again, the original 'Immaculate Conception' was the birth of a pure bred Black baby, 'cause only a Black man and woman could create one)
Now remember, back in the day, Black men and even Black boys were killed just for whistling at a white woman (Emmett Till). But now, with white birth rates falling below replacement levels, elitist whites have to make sure Black men don't literally breed them out of existence. So, at all costs, they have to keep Black men and women separated and hating each other.
So here's the question: in the face of the white elite's agenda to keep us apart, how committed is the Black Diaspora to healing the rift between Black men and women so we can build functional, stable relationships and marriages again? And do we realize the endgame of all this, is the innihilation of pure bred Black people, or at least Black people who look pure bred?
As I've said in my past post 'How can the Black diaspora heal the rift between Black men and women', we need to be as vigilant, if not more so, than the white elites about Black men and women mending fences, cause we see how far white elites are willing to go to make sure we, meaning pure bred Black people, no longer exist.
This is the reason I laugh when klansmen or dumb white bigots talk about 'race purity', if anyone should be worried about 'race purity' it's Black people, 'cause we have the dominant DNA.
They're recessive-traited, not us.
Remember, white people are the world's smallest ethnic group...you know how they're quick to call Black people 'minorities'? They do that to offset the fact that THEY are.
So again, the answer to all this comes back to reconditioning ourselves out of the white supremacist gridlock in our subconscious minds, so the Black Diaspora can rise to prominence.
The ONLY way the Black Diaspora will prosper and survive, is if we're reconditioned to love ourselves and our people again, period.
And this is not hyperbole, we are in a state of downright triage and it's imperative we love ourselves enough to work together again.
That's why when you or I encounter a negative, dour or mean-spirited Black person, it's imperative that we don't condemn them as being 'typically Black'.
Remember what our people have been put through and how we are taught more than any other person on the planet to hate ourselves. And I know this may be hard when someone's in your face being a jerk, but it's important that we understand what created this person's attitude, so we don't turn that hatred inwards on ourselves.
And you and I both know that as Black people, this kinda' thing happens every day to us and our kind.
So again, let's be vigilant and diligent about the work we need to do on ourselves and the Diaspora...cause this really is a matter of life and death.