Tag Archives: Black History

The Homegoing for Michael Brown

Gunned down before you ever got the chance to become a man. When I look at you, I see the baby face, just like Trayvon. You still had your baby face. You never got to grow into your manly face. … Continue reading

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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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