Monthly Archives: November 2015

Freddie Gray Case | State vs Officer William Porter

The start of jury selection in the first Freddie Gray trial will bring a big media presence to town Monday — and major challenges for the journalists trying to cover the proceedings. The courthouse logistics are tough enough. There will … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread |Black Women on Television: Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis

You can’t talk about Black Women in Television in 2015 without talking about Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis. Rhimes, through her typewriter, has brought forth many interesting characters none moreso than Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. Olivia and … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable

Clair Huxtable was smart, well educated, beautiful, put together, a loving wife and mother who didn’t take any mess. Simply put, I loved her. ………………….. Phylicia Rashad (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage … Continue reading

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RIP to Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone

Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as “Dance to the Music,” “Life” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” died Monday, the band’s publicist confirmed. She was 71. The cause of death … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols brought an entire new view of Black women with her portrayal of Lieutenant Uhura. Yes, Black women would be in the future – and they would be competent, professional and a vital participant. ………………     Nichelle Nichols … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Shooting

Colorado Springs, Colorado– An active shooter was reported at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs Friday morning. According to CBS Denver, Reports were first heard at 11:45 a.m. of a shooter at 3480 Centennial Boulevard. One officer was shot in … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Oprah Winfrey

Cannot talk about Black women in television without mentioning Oprah Winfrey. I doubt that when she took the AM Chicago talk show gig that she could have believed that she would become OPRAH WINFREY. Oprah created an entire new book … Continue reading

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