Category Archives: African Americans

Thursday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation Memories from the Set of Roots | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network Exclusive: Becoming Chicken George | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Tuesday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

ROOTS WEEK CONTINUES… Roots “Kunta” The Ends Justify the Means Fiddler’s Philosophy What’s your name? Roots “Kunta” Must Be Free

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Monday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

This Week 3 Chics highlights the groundbreaking Mini series Roots. Last month marked the 4oth Anniversary of “Roots.” Based on the book, Roots: the Saga of an American Family, by Alex Haley. We’ll feature selected scenes from the movie. As … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | This is your Secretary of Education, People…..Ignorant as can be….

DeVos sparks controversy with comments on black colleges Some experts on historically black institutions panned her statement as ignorant, while others said she was inadvertently praising segregation. By Benjamin Wermund 02/28/17 12:01 PM EST Updated 02/28/17 03:30 PM EST President … Continue reading

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AG Sessions: Justice Dept. to “pull back” on suing police depts. over violating civil rights of minorities

Racist scum, Jeff Sessions, traded his pointed hood for a suit and tie. Taney’s law in full effect: “Blacks have no rights which the white man is bound to respect” and Jeff Sessions will make sure the lives of Blacks … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Black Excellence at the Oscars

The Oscars just happened…and there was some Black Magic.   Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight.   Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. @THR Viola Davis: “I became an artist … Continue reading

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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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