Category Archives: African Americans

Melvin Carter : Mayor of St. Paul Swearing In Ceremony

Melvin Carter was sworn in yesterday as mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota. He becomes the first African-American mayor in the city’s 164-year history. pic.twitter.com/Wyp5Jw6GAs — Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 3, 2018 FYI: Meet Sharon Sayles Belton. First African-American Woman Mayor … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Amy Sherald Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is Amy Sherald. I was fascinated researching Ms Sherald and her body of work. Amy Sherald (born 1973) is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work started out autobiographical in nature, … Continue reading

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Dolphins safety Michael Thomas get emotional when talking about Trump calling him “a son of a bitch”

Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas said he had to take action to make the world a better place for his daughter after President Trump attacked NFL players like him who kneel during the national anthem. Thomas became emotional while talking … Continue reading

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Georgia cop tells frightened white woman at traffic stop, “We only kill black people.”

A lieutenant from a police department in Georgia is under investigation after a dashcam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News appears to show the officer telling a driver during a DUI stop, “Remember, we only kill black people.” Lt. … Continue reading

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Comedian, Civil Rights Activist, Icon Dick Gregory Dead at the age of 84

From CNN: Dick Gregory, legendary comic and civil rights activist, dies at 84 USA TODAY Published 10:55 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 201 Comic trailblazer and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died on Saturday night at age 84. Son Christian Gregory … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends. You know how much I love swimming, so this story made me smile. From the Washington Post: The future of U.S. swimming is 6 feet 9, … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Stop Asking Me To ‘ Understand’ Dolt45 voters. THIS is the rot in their souls…

Hat tip-POU From Mother Jones:   “We Just Feel Like We Don’t Belong Here Anymore” Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color. BECCA ANDREWS AUG. 16, 2017 6:00 AM …………………………………… … Continue reading

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