Category Archives: African Americans

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Dead at the age of 84

RIP😪🙏🏽 This hits hard. BREAKING Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID complications.His family said he was fully vaccinated against the disease: @RebeccaShabad, @NBCNews #ColinPowellhttps://t.co/p5vgf3ij5l https://t.co/47bE85B4zS pic.twitter.com/5zNmnnbKCy — Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) October 18, 2021 General Colin Powell understood … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Black Historian of Chicago, Timuel Black, Dead At 102

He was THE Historian for Black Chicago. I could listen to him for hours on end. He was a fountain of knowledge. RIP for a life well lived in service to the community.😢🙏🏽😢🙏🏽 #BREAKING: Timuel Black, a political and civil … Continue reading

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Open Thread | They Broke Ground on the President Obama Presidential Library

I can’t wait to visit it. Today, we officially broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago. Michelle and I can’t imagine a better investment in the city we love, and generations of young leaders … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated, with family and friends. Jennifer Hudson was chosen by Ms. Franklin herself. The biopic- RESPECT – hits theaters August 13th.

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Open Thread | A Supreme Court That Wants to Usher in Jim Crow II Voter Suppression

The worst court on Voting Rights since Taney.😠😠   We are fighting against the most concerted state-based effort to undermine Black voting strength since the Civil Rights Mvmt. And in that context, the Supreme Court has again, & w/abandon, shredded … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Juneteenth Is Now A National Holiday

I didn’t learn about Juneteenth in school. It was an Elder in the church, who grew up in Texas, that taught me about Juneteenth as a child. You will not disrespect nor denigrate the work of activists of many years. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Past Isn’t Even The Past

Honor to this Elder, speaking her truth. “I am a survivor of the Tulsa race massacre. Two weeks ago, I celebrated my 107th birthday. Today, I’m visiting Washington, DC for the first time in my life. I’m here seeking justice, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Jim Crow Is Back With A Vengeance In Georgia😠😠

Well, Jim Crow-2021 Version, came to Georgia.😠😠😠   Breaking: Georgia Republicans passed restrictive new changes to the state election process. The new law will limit early voting and add additional voter ID requirements to mail voting. We're breaking down the … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Faulkner Wrote It Well

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. This entire thread is much Truth. So much Black history, really isn’t history, because so many people alive today experienced it.   This is amazing content. It hits differently when you … Continue reading

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Open Thread | In Case You Haven’t Been Paying Attention

To what the Administration of 46 has been doing, here is a Twitter primer:   Truth: and this is going to hurt. There are some of you who think that if Biden’s administration didn’t address your issue yet- that nothing … Continue reading

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