Category Archives: Black Excellence

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 | 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 | 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 | The Problems With the MSM and the Problems with the GOP

We’ve been telling you that there’s been a concerted effort against Stacey Abrams in Georgia. Spreading falsehoods, and with the undergirding of pure misogyny in its ‘ appeal’. I love her analysis of these scam polls being used to try … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. I wish that I could see both of these on Broadway. Actor @WendellPierce is getting the star treatment on Broadway, taking center … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. There is a thing as ‘famous’ And then there is ‘Black famous’. And, one of the things that can put a smile … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Guess Who Is Coming Back to the White House??

NEW: Pres. Biden will host former Pres. Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Sept. 7 for the unveiling of their official portraits. https://t.co/OlnaZuymGH pic.twitter.com/RBJYpOwfoE — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 31, 2022 Yessssss!! … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread – A Tribute to the G.O.A.T. – Serena Williams

I remember reading about the Williams Sisters in Sports Illustrated, when Richard Williams was being vilified for his stance about not letting his daughters play in all those Junior tournaments… Who did this Negro think he was? They made such … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. A sweep of Black Excellence!! In a historic first, Black women swept the All-Around podium at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. 🥇 Konnor … 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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