Tag Archives: Black History

Videos | The Homegoing of Dr. Maya Angelou

Today is the Homegoing for Dr. Maya Angelou. To a life well lived. To what she gave the WORLD. Thank you, Dr. Angelou. Though I never met Dr. Angelou, she spoke to me through her words. She spoke to me … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread: Black Comedians Week – Paul Mooney, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

We end Black Comedians week with one trailblazer and two inheritors of his style: Paul Mooney, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock. When I think of Paul Mooney, I think of fearless. He has never tried to sugarcoat his comedy, and though … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread: Black Comedians Week – Richard Pryor

Today’s Comedian is the Legendary Richard Pryor.   Richard Pryor Biography Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter (1940–2005) Richard Pryor was a groundbreaking African-American comedian and one of the top entertainers of the 1970s and ’80s. Synopsis Richard Pryor was born on December … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Black Comedians Week – Bill Cosby

Today’s comedian is Dr. Bill Cosby.   William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at the hungry i … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: Black Comedians – Redd Foxx

We continue Black Comedians week with Redd Foxx. John Elroy Sanford[1] (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: Black Comedians – Moms Mabley

We continue this week of Black Comedians with trailblazer Moms Mabley Jackie “Moms” Mabley (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), born Loretta Mary Aiken, was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin’ circuit of African-American vaudeville, she … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: Black Comedians – Amos and Andy

Good Morning, Everyone. We will take a look this week at Black Comedians. We will begin today with Amos and Andy. To some, they were comedic genius. To others, they were nothing more than a Minstrel Show. What Was It … Continue reading

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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in … Continue reading

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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 | Stagecoach Mary Fields|1st Black Female Mail Carrier

Mary Fields also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. 1832 – 1914), was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service. Fields … Continue reading

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