Category Archives: Open Thread

#BlackHistory: Student uncovers lost Malcolm X tape

Ever since Malcolm X was killed, every detail of his life has been scoured. At least that’s what Malcolm Burnley thought … until, as a senior at Brown University, he discovered a story about a campus visit. “Reading his autobiography … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Obama’s Immigration Town Hall

WASHINGTON —  President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken. “In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, … Continue reading

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BlackHistory: #AmeriKKKa Selling humans for profit

America has committed crimes beyond description against black people, caused destruction of families and untold sufferings.

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Wednesday Open Thread | Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama’s veto message, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | A Look Back At The Violence In #Ferguson

In this episode, Darryl Pinckney discusses his essay “In Ferguson.” He visited Ferguson, Missouri, in November, when a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The … Continue reading

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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Monday Open Thread | John Legend & Common perform Glory

Good morning, everyone! We’re asking for your prayers for our co-blogger Rikyrah. Our sweet Chica is in the hospital. Please pray for her. *tears*

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