Category Archives: Black History

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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Wednesday Open Thread | Positive News From The Obama Foundation

FYI: Minority-Led Firms Will Build Obama Library Author: Dorothy Tucker January 6, 2018 10:56 AM (CBS) — In a move that promises to challenge and change Chicago’s construction landscape, the Obama Foundation has announced who will build its presidential library. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Doesn’t Take A Lot of Money to Become an Inspiration

Why Aesha Ash is Wandering Around Inner City Rochester In A Tutu Growing up in inner city Rochester, NY, Aesha Ash was just one of the neighborhood kids. She’d imagine people driving by, judging her by her black skin. “They’d … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For all you did for us as a country.. You were a true patriot. A true believer in this country. The lives you changed are still happening. Your ripples are still moving through time. Thank you.

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Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone! What’s on your bookshelves, tablets, Kindles, etc.? Here’s what I’m currently reading: Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It And check out this amazing couple’s efforts to literally get … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! I’m in a traveling mood, as you can see. It’s always healthy to see what this big wide world has to offer, in the way of truth, experiences, adventure, learning, and growth. Time to become PRIMARY … Continue reading

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