And neither is Donovan McNabb. Know this.
What's that? You think you're pretty black? I'm here to tell you, you're not.
Do you think Dwyane is a perfectly good spelling of Dwayne/Duane/Don/Dan/Kevin?
Can you quote lines from Dolomite the way white nerds can quote entire stanzas of Monty Python?
Are you, in fact, actually black?
Doesn't matter. Bernard thinks your blackness lack-ness.
Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, the craftiest counterpunching pugilist of our lifetime, the 46 year old medical marvel who can still sleep men half his age, a man brave enough to stomp on a Puerto Rican flag in front of a room of Puerto Ricans, will be defining blackness from now on. Consider this your notification.
Bernard was kind enough to share a list of other things Not Black Enough.
Not Black Enough for Bernard Hopkins
The white Olsen twin
Donovan McNabb again
Anyone in roller skates
Any Cosby kid, even the black ones
Kid, from Kid & Play
Play, from Kid & Play
Grady from Sanford and Son
The entire cast of Good Times
Men In Black II
The Apollo Theater
Chicken and waffles
George Washington Carver
Malcolm X, after 1964
Surprised me too.
The color black
Black N Decker
The surface of Pluto
Any absence of visible light
Just Black Enough
Michael Vick (before he pussed)
In his public statements, Bernard has only released the names of three people or things Black Enough. I expect that list to expand to five, possibly six (Meryl Streep?), when Bernard has a chance to get around to it.