Category Archives: Black History

Wednesday Open Thread | 10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever By Gene Johnson | AP November 19 The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

The REAL monuments that tells America’s TRUE HISTORY. Thoughts on Confederate Statues from a Southern White Male Growing up in the South, I was told (and unfortunately believed) a number of things about the Confederacy. Of course, I heard the common … Continue reading

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Comedian, Civil Rights Activist, Icon Dick Gregory Dead at the age of 84

From CNN: Dick Gregory, legendary comic and civil rights activist, dies at 84 USA TODAY Published 10:55 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 201 Comic trailblazer and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died on Saturday night at age 84. Son Christian Gregory … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! We have to keep informing some folks that Sally Hemings was not Jefferson’s Mistress. SHE WAS HIS SLAVE AND HE RAPED HER. Sally Hemings wasn’t Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. She was his property By Britni Danielle Archaeologists at … Continue reading

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Google Honors The Silent Parade: The first mass protests against lynching and anti-black violence in the United States

The Negro Silent Protest Parade was a silent protest march of 8,000-10,000 African Americans along Fifth Avenue starting at 57th Street in New York City on July 28, 1917. The parade was in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Shariah Harris To Make History in the Sport of Polo

Pennsylvania teen, 19, to make history as the first black woman to ever play in top tier of US polo after discovering it by accident 12 years ago By Associated Press and Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com Published: 14:06 EDT, 29 … Continue reading

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#BlackGirlMagic | NASA Welcomes Jessica Watkins To Newest Class Of Astronauts

  The 29-year-old geologist from Lafayette, Colorado could be one of the first people to step foot on Mars. On Wednesday, NASA announced that Jessica Watkins has been chosen for their newest class of astronauts—their first class since 2013. The … Continue reading

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