Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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Friday Open Thread |Buffalo Springfield | For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band known for both its music and as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama Hosts “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative at the White House

President Barack Obama laughs as he is introduced by Christian Champagne, 18, a senior at Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to promote … Continue reading

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Updated: Killings of the Young, Black and Unarmed In America

Promoting the Fight for REAL Justice & Equality “It is open season on Black people and its appears some are being allowed to hunt and shoot us down like dogs,” said Krystal Muhammad, National Chair of the New Black Panther … 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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Thursday Open Thread | Sarah Brightman | Scarborough Fair

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover light lyric soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She has sung in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Catalan and Occitan.[1] Brightman began … Continue reading

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The Clintons Think Somebody’s Playing With Them. NOBODY is playing with them.

I read two stories this week that made me go ‘hmmm’. The first story was from Politico: Priorities USA: We’re not sitting out 2014 Priorities USA says ‘no one should sit out the 2014 midterm elections, period.’ By MAGGIE HABERMAN … 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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Wednesday Open Thread |Bob Dylan |Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work … 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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