Category Archives: African Americans

GOP Senator David Perdue rips student’s phone for asking about @BrianKempGA racist voter registration scheme

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Beto O’Rourke has support of 97 percent of black voters

Ted Cruz is struggling to win over black voters according to a new poll, that despite that weakness shows the Republican senator with a healthy nine-point lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Cruz is getting support from just three percent of … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Happy Saturday Everyone. Here’s a prelude to Katherine Johnson’s 100th Birthday. On Sunday, Katherine Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday! 🎂🎉 Celebrate this milestone by sharing her inspiring story with your students. K-4: https://t.co/k9ntZrn4Gj5-8: https://t.co/7bMXnTMLgs#Happy100Katherine pic.twitter.com/8vnfoGmTnd — NASA Education (@NASAedu) August … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! 22-Year-Old Ginai Seabron Surprised To Learn She’s The First Black Woman To Graduate From Virginia Tech’s Nanoscience Program  “Know that you aren’t the only one struggling. Keep pushing.” Ginai Seabron has made history as the first … Continue reading

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The National Lynching Memorial Opens In Alabama

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

Jane Matilda Bolin LL.B. (April 11, 1908 – January 8, 2007) was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to join the New York … Continue reading

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President Barack Hussein Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama: Portriats Unveiled at Smithsonian National Gallery

How’s this for BLACK HISTORY MONTH? ICYMI Because we can’t get enough of our POTUS & FLOTUS. I’m old school. While sound bytes of events have their place and meanings, I like to sit back and savor the whole enchilada. … Continue reading

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