Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

Black History | Dr. Herbert Smitherman

Dr. Herbert Smitherman was a pioneering executive and professional  chemist at Proctor & Gamble who led the way for other  African-Americans at the prestigious company in the 1960s. He was the  first black person with a doctorate hired at Proctor … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Black Oscar Nominees

We continue our look at Black Oscar Nominees. Today, we’ll look at Best Actor Nominees.   Best Actor in a Leading Role Year Name Film Role Status 1958 Sidney Poitier The Defiant Ones Noah Cullen Nominated 1963 Sidney Poitier Lilies … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 4

Hat tip R-Evolution By the 19th century, popular Southern literature characterized female slaves as lustful and promiscuous “Jezebels” who shamelessly tempted white owners into sexual relations. This stereotype of the promiscuous slave was partially motivated by the need to rationalize … Continue reading

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