Category Archives: Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread | Disco Week: The Bee Gees

Boogie….Boogie…..Boogie… Can’t do a Disco Week without The Bee Gees. The Bee Gees were a pop music group that was founded in 1958. The group’s line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most … Continue reading

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To be Young, Gifted and Black – Congratulations Patrick Peoples!

hat tip-GLH From The Grio North Carolina teen accepted into 7 Ivy League schools by Janae Frazier, WECT | April 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Thousands of students apply to Ivy League schools, but very few … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Disco Week: The Village People

Get up and dance. The Village People is an American disco group that formed in the United States in 1977, well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes, as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Originally … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Disco Week: Chic

I don’t care what anyone says – I loved disco. The music was fun, and you could dance to it. Chic (/ˈʃiːk/ SHEEK; currently Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile … Continue reading

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

About 30,000 people, including a few celebrities, are expected to crowd onto the South Lawn of the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. The egg roll, now in its 136th year, will feature Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Disco Week: Various Artists

Thought we’d have some fun with disco this week. Disco is a genre of music that peaked in popularity in the late 1970s, though it has since enjoyed brief resurgences including the present day.[10] The term is derived from discothèque … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Sunday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Happy Sunday, Everyone. We end the week with Ms. James’ “Sunday Kind of Love.”

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Serendipity SOUL | Friday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Happy Friday, Everyone, AT LAST… I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (to stop now)

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Serendipity SOUL | Thursday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Chess years: 1960–1978 Dueting with Harvey Fuqua, James recorded for the Chess label Argo (later Cadet) and her first hit singles with Fuqua were “If I Can’t Have You” and “Spoonful”. Her first solo hit was the doo-wop styled rhythm … Continue reading

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The Disturbing Reality of White Privilege

This image is so disturbing! It clearly shows the depth of white privilege in this country. No way a black man could aim a gun at federal agents and live to tell about it. Monroe Isadore, 107 years old, of … Continue reading

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