Category Archives: Black History

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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Open Thread | Wakanda Forever

I am a movie fanatic. Have been ever since I was a kid. There are two things that I miss most because of this pandemic. Going to the movies is one of them. I have held strong, but I might … Continue reading

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It’s JUSTICE Ketanji Brown Jackson!

sniff sniff sniff😪😪😪 I never thought that I would live to see the day where a Black from a distance woman with locs and a deliberately chosen African name would sit on the Supreme Court. It’s still surreal to me. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | 2022 Tony Awards!

Black Excellence at the Tony Awards! 📷 | Myles Frost, Prince & Paris Jackson at the Tony Awards, 2022. pic.twitter.com/btmyi7Z1tS — 𝘕𝘈𝘌𝘋 ◡̈ (@mjjNAED) June 13, 2022 Jennifer Hudson has achieved EGOT status after her win at the #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/SYmQXdeZiV … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Can Show Progress

Progress…..change happens….Over time. Is there more to do? Yes. But, stop with the lies that nothing has changed. Let's tell the truth and shame the devil. 60 years ago, in 1962, this nation was a different nation – by laws, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So Much Truth In This Thread

Broke it down👏🏾 I truly hope that this reaches some people, whether on here or if shared with your family and friends. Because something has to. 1/"It feels like 'no one really cares' that Black Americans are terrified of being … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Congratulations to Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House Press Secretary

Ms. Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman and the first open gay White House Press Secretary. Congratulations!! NEW: President Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House press secretary, replacing Jen Psaki. Jean-Pierre will be the first Black … 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 can’t wait to see this. I really love that those who have portrayed Forever FLOTUS😍😍(Tika Sumpter, Viola Davis), have done it … Continue reading

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