Category Archives: Tribute

Bobby Womack: Legendary Soul Singer Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke’s backup band in the early ’60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and … Continue reading

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3 Chics Celebrates SouthernGirl2’s aka “SG2″ Birthday!

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! Please join us in wishing 3 Chics’ SouthernGirl2 Happy Birthday! SouthernGirl, don’t you know…You’ve got a HEART AS BIG AS TEXAS. And it’s clearly evident how much your Heart and Soul have been passed on … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem Tribute Thread

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Casey Kasem, the KING OF COUNTDOWN and an American staple. Mr. Kasem’s life was DEVOTED to MUSIC. Keep the Sound of Life moving in heaven, Casey. Kemal Amin … Continue reading

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Video | 100 % Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy Graduates Accepted to College for Fifth Years in a Row!

Hat tip- The Root CONGRATULATIONS, YOUNG MEN! I sense the makings of FUTURE Presidents of United States of AMERICA. The Urban Prep Academies’ graduating class-Facebook Chicago’s Urban Prep Does It Again: 100 Percent College Acceptance For the fifth year in … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Happy Sunday, everyone! Mavis Staples performed “We Shall Overcome” at the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. In 1963, with their celebrity rising thanks to a nationwide folk and blues … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Posted in Barack Obama, Black History, Civil Rights, Current Events, Democracy, discrimination, First Lady Michelle Obama, FLOTUS, Freedom, History, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Media, Michelle Obama, News, Open Thread, Photos, Politics, POTUS, President Obama, Racism, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service for Victims of the Fort Hood Shooting

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Black History | Debi Thomas | Figure Skater & Physician

Debra Janine “Debi” Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion, two-time U.S. national champion and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist, having taken part in the Battle of the Carmens at … Continue reading

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Black History | Bass Reeves | The Real “Lone Ranger”

Born to slave parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history. Owned by a man named … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin | In Loving Memory!

Two years have passed since 17 year old  Trayvon Martin was stalked and gunned down like an animal by a racist vigilante  on a dark rainy night in Sanford Florida. Trayvon’s blood curdling screams still ring in my ears. The screams pierced to … Continue reading

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