Category Archives: African Americans

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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Monday Open Thread

Happy Monday, Everyone! ICYMI

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Monday Open Thread | Countdown to Wakanda

I can’t even express how excited I am for Black Panther. I have my own Countdown Clock. It’s ELEVEN DAYS UNTIL WAKANDA! 2/16/2018 Do You Have Your Tickets? ICYMI, The Black Panther Premiere was last week. To say that it … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread

ICYMI Does recognizing privilege influence your politics? News host Kerri Miller spoke with Ijeoma Oluo, the author of “So You Want to Talk About Race.” https://www.mprnews.org/listen?name=/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2018/01/15privilege_politics_20180115_64.mp3

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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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