Daily Archives: February 25, 2013

Video | Quvenzhane Wallis, Gabby Douglas & the First Daughters: Attacks On Our Young, Gifted & Black

Quvenzhane Wallis is receiving the same treatment that Gabriele Douglas received after winning her Olympic Gold medal for the best ALL AROUND gymnast for team USA. And who can forget the NRA’s ugly Ad questioning why the First daughters deserve … Continue reading

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African American History | Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones | First African American to sing at Carnegie Hall

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869[1] – June 24, 1933[2]) was an African-American soprano. She sometimes was called “The Black Patti” in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti. Jones’ repertoire included grand … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American Drums  The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum, as you can tell by going to any powwow or Indian event. Different tribes have different traditions about the drum and how to play it, … Continue reading

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