Category Archives: African Americans

Open Thread | Congratulations to the New Governor of Maryland, Wes Moore

Maryland was always an interesting case study to me. It seemed as if statewide office was always going to be out of reach for Black candidates. A number of them fell short. It seemed to be insurmountable…until it wasn’t. Congratulations … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The President Visits Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

It is the National Holiday for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We celebrate you, your love, and your legacy today. The world is better because of your commitment to justice, equity and true … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Golden Globes🤗

Just a lot of good folks won. A diverse list of winners. Eddie Murphy gets a #GoldenGlobes standing ovation. pic.twitter.com/y2y16JQdWI — Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) January 11, 2023 Eddie Murphy shares three pieces of advice for up-and-comers in the industry: 1) … Continue reading

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Open Thread: A Little Education on ‘ White Passing’.

I saw this tweet, and it made me think: The Meghan Markle convo reveals to me that younger black folks don't know what "white passing" actually means. — Unobtainium Daydreams (@ShimminyKricket) December 10, 2022 With the dropping of the beginning … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Inauguration of Karen Bass as Mayor of Los Angeles!

Congratulations, Madam Mayor! A new day has come to our city. Thank you Los Angeles! Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/16FQEgaTbh — Karen Bass (@KarenBassLA) December 11, 2022 I had the privilege of swearing in Karen Bass as mayor of Los … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Tired of Racists Attacking Our Children

Absolutely furious as I read this story of this grown man trying to push the force of the police against a 9 year old CHILD!!! A 9yo Black child clearly into science identified a problem harming her neighborhood, researched, found … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The CRT Governor of Virginia Pulls This Nonsense in Education

😠😠😠😠 This isn’t a surprise, but it still pisses me off. Black folks knew all about him😒 BREAKING: Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin unveils a new policy that will ban the teaching of Martin Luther King Jr. to elementary school … Continue reading

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Congratulations Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass!

Yess👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Congratulations Mayor-Elect Bass. https://t.co/mRvtTahIJM — 🩺 Sassenach *sassenach@mstdn.social🦃 (@sass3366) November 16, 2022 Congratulations to the first woman to be elected Mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass! She is so intelligent and has been elected at a time when the … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown -Jackson

It was the First of October- the opening of the Supreme Court. With our newest Justice. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson investiture ceremony📸Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States pic.twitter.com/k3N4cItatF — John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) September 30, 2022 Today, … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread | RIP, Lamont Dozier

I thought that we would take this weekend to remember Lamont Dozier, who passed away this week at the age of 81. Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81 By Brian Murphy August 9, 2022 at … Continue reading

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