Category Archives: African Americans

Wednesday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone. Hope you’re enjoying James Baldwin week. The Unsparing Confessions of ‘‘Giovanni’s Room’ Wiki:  Giovanni’s Room is a 1956 novel by James Baldwin. The book focuses on the events in the life of an American man living in … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’s featured artist is Mr. James Baldwin. We’ll look at some of his most acclaimed writings, essays, novels, and TV/radio addresses. James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful,    iconic writer with … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated: Fences

Fences, based on August Wilson’s play, and directed by Denzel Washington, is up for 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture Best Actor: Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: August Wilson

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated : Moonlight

Moonlight is the little movie that could. About a year and a half ago, the only people talking about Moonlight were Black film geeks. I heard about it from Shadow and Act. I haven’t seen Moonlight, but everyone that I’ve … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated – Hidden Figures

I have seen Hidden Figures four times. Peanut has seen it twice. In case you haven’t heard of it, Hidden Figures is the story of three Black women: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson- three brilliant women who worked … Continue reading

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Black History | Jeanette Epps: 1st AA International Space Station Crew Member

Just as the highly anticipated movie Hidden Figures—the story of three African-American women who were crucial in the launch of the first American into orbit—hits theaters, more news of black female achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields … Continue reading

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Black History | Freedman’s Memorial Cemetery, Dallas Texas

This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman’s Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee … Continue reading

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