Category Archives: African Americans

Monday Open Thread | Black American Patriotism

I was reading this tweet and it just sucker punched me. Mr. Serwer just NAILED IT in a tweet: On the contrary, it is a testament to black commitment to American values that they have championed them for centuries despite … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | 12 Black Elected Officials In Charlotte Receive Trump Inspired Racist Letters

At least 12 local elected officials, including black county commissioners, Charlotte City Council members who are people of color, and the black chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board, received similar letters in recent days, according to representatives of those bodies. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Remembering Toni Morrison😢😢

We lost one of the giants this week when Toni Morrison died at the age of 88. There really are no words to describe how brilliant Ms. Morrison was, and what she brought to the world as a FREE Black … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

Why is June 19th known as Juneteenth? The answer is rooted in history. “Juneteenth is an African-American holiday that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

Psychiatry, Racism, and the Birth of ‘Sesame Street’ How an African-American psychiatrist helped design a groundbreaking television show as a radical therapeutic tool for helping minority preschoolers. Chester M. Pierce was a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | The Black Woman

Hello Everyone. This week’s threads will feature vintage videos and articles about Black Americans.

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Thursday Open Thread

Hope all you mid-westerners are keeping warm and safe from the artic blast. Did some video searching yesterday, while home from work. Dig in if you dare! And I’ll leave you with this classic interview.

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