Author Archives: rikyrah

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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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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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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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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Sunday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends. First Lady Michelle Obama Honors the 2016 Class of the National Student Poets Program

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Friday Open Thread: Gretchen Carlson Gets 20 Million in her Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes and Fox News

Guess she wasn’t such a dumb blonde after all… Of course, graduating from Stanford, that was just the role she played on tv. Gretchen Carlson taped her dealings with Ailes for a year. 20 MILLION? Those tapes must be PURE … Continue reading

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