Monthly Archives: January 2014

Friday Open Thread | Black Oscar Nominees

We continue our look at Black Oscar Nominees. Today, we’ll look at Best Actress Nominees.   Best Actress in a Leading Role Year Name Film Role Status 1954 Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones Carmen Jones Nominated 1972 Diana Ross Lady Sings … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 3: Colorism

Hat tip R-Evolution The children of white fathers and slave mothers were mixed-race slaves, whose appearance was generally classified as mulatto (this term originally meant a person with white and black… parents, but then encompassed any mixed-race person). By the … Continue reading

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Derrick Coleman Makes Fans Dreams Come True for Super Bowl Sunday!

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson It all started with this Duracell commercial: Derrick Coleman Makes Fans Dreams Come True Riley Kovalcik (r.), 9, who is hearing imparied, wrote a touching letter to Seattle Seahawks Derrick Coleman, who is legally deaf. She’s pictured … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 2

Hat tip R-Evolution . . . But I now entered on my fifteenth year — a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Black Oscar Nominees

We continue our look at Black Oscar Nominees. Today, we’ll look at Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Best Actress in a Supporting Role Year Name Film Role Status 1939 Hattie McDaniel Gone with the Wind Mammy Won 1949 Ethel … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 1

Hat tip  R-Evolution I ’member he had a real pretty gal on his place. . . One of the overseers was crazy about her, but her mother had told her not to let any of ’em go with her. So … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Black Oscar Nominees

We continue our look at Black Oscar Nominees. Today, we’ll look at Best Actor in a Supporting Role.   Best Actor in a Supporting Role Year Name Film Role Status 1969 Rupert Crosse The Reivers Ned Nominated 1981 Howard Rollins … Continue reading

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