Category Archives: Black History

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as First African-American Woman Attorney General | April 23, 2015 Edition

CONGRATULATIONS, AG LYNCH! Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. (April 23, 2015) Delta Sigma Theta Sisters will always have you back, AG … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Sidney Poitier

  More Sidney! Today’s feature is Lilies of the Field. Wiki: Lilies of the Field is a 1963 film adapted by James Poe from the 1962 novel with the same name by William Edmund Barrett, and stars Sidney Poitier, Lilia … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Sidney Poitier Week

Hello Everyone! This week 3 Chics is featuring the life and works of Sir Sidney Poitier. Mr. Poitier is a man of dignity, grace, a man of enormous courage and conviction, who in my opinion, never sold out to Hollywood. … Continue reading

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“Loretta Lynch…is asked to sit in the back of the bus…” So Says Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

It’s been over 130 days since President Obama announced nominated Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States. And no vote, which means the GRAND OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY is doing what they promised to do…OBSTRUCT! Senator Durbin: “Loretta … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech

SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when he began to hear what sounded like a drum beat and chants of “We want change, we want change.” … Continue reading

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Selma 50th Anniversary

Legislation removed barriers that had prevented black people from voting. Millions joined voting rolls across the country, and thousands went on to win elections to offices in city halls, state legislatures, Congress, and, eventually, the White House. Rep. John Lewis, … Continue reading

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President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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