Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday Open Thread: Introducing Luke Cage

Today, Netflix is dropping the Luke Cage Series. A Black superhero? I can’t wait to watch it. ……………… The Making of Luke Cage: A Hero for the Moment BY ELIANA DOCKTERMAN A bulletproof man hides out in Harlem. The wrongfully … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Remembering Agnes Nixon

When I saw the tweet that Agnes Nixon had passed, it hit me HARD. You must understand… Once upon a time…. For A couple of decades, I was a soap opera fanatic. FANATIC! And, ABC was what got me hooked. … Continue reading

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United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: Remembering Ed Temple, Tennessee State’s Legendary Track Coach

Mr. Temple passed away at the age of 89. What he did at his HBCU without megafunds is more than impressive. It’s the stuff legends are made of. Ed Temple with, from left, Carla Mims, Edith McGuire, Vivian Brown and … Continue reading

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Charlotte girl weeps over police shootings at city council meeting

(CNN) — A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: The First Presidential Debate

Sigh…. Lips pursed. No way I was going to watch it live, but I knew Twitter would not let me down. WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO "Maybe the real reason we don't have good infrastructure is because you don't pay any federal taxes." #debatenight … Continue reading

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Jury selection begins for Dylann Roof death penalty trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Attorneys will will meet 320 potential jurors Monday as they whittle down a group of 3,000 to a dozen with six alternates. For the last week, attorneys for the government and for 22-year-old Dylann Roof, accused … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: The Opening of the National Museum of African-American History

This past Saturday was the opening of the new National Museum of African-American History. Whenever I get back to Washington, DC, I am going to spend at least 2 days at this museum. It looks magnificent. It was a glorious … Continue reading

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Terence Crutcher Funeral Service

TULSA, Okla. — Hundreds of people filled the Antioch Baptist church on Saturday as they celebrated Terence Crutcher’s life. He lost his life more than a week ago after Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed him. Crutcher family … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Charlotte police dash cam shows moment #KeithLamontScott was shot

#breaking #Charlotte police release dash cam video, here clip shows moment #KeithLamontScott was shot. pic.twitter.com/ocLhPCzb5u — Michael Downey (@mgdowney) September 24, 2016

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