Daily Archives: February 5, 2014

Black History | Rita Dove

Rita Frances Dove (born August 28, 1952) is an American poet and author. From 1993–1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the first African American to be appointed since the position … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- 8: A history-part 2

Hat tip R-Evolution The Revolutionary period saw another metamorphosis of the black family as the Northern states abolished slavery, the South opened up to interstate slave trade, and planters moved West. While the newly free blacks of the North started … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 3Chics Dance Series

The “Shotgun” is a dance. There were many dance crazes in the ’60s, and 2 of them are mentioned in the lyrics: The Jerk (“Do The Jerk, baby”) and The Twine (“It’s Twine Time”). This was the first hit for … Continue reading

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