Category Archives: Black History

Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated, with family and friends. Congratulations to this fabulous young lady!👏👏🎉 13-year-old Zaila Avant-garde of Louisiana is the 93rd Scripps National #SpellingBee champion. Zaila is the first Black winner … 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 | Let Us Check In With 46

President Biden went to Oklahoma on Tuesday. He spoke on the massacre in Tulsa.   President Biden in Tulsa: "Just because history is silent, it doesn't mean that it did not take place. And while darkness can hide much, it … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some Different Odds and Ends

No real theme to this post. Just things of interest. First, going back to Tulsa. The NYTimes did a great story with interactive graphics, that take you into Tulsa, and you find out, business after business, that was destroyed.   … 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 | Beginning the Weekend With Good News 😊

I can’t wait for this to be completed. Michelle and I are thrilled to be one step closer to bringing the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side of Chicago. We hope it will help lift up the South Side … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Funny Thing About Infrastructure

The President and the Democrats are proposing a two trillion infrastructure plan.     The Republicans think that someone is playing with them. They are trying to find a way to combat the Democrats’ proposal. Their old playbook doesn’t work. … 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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Legend Cicely Tyson Dies At 96😢😢

Cicely Tyson, an Actress Who Shattered Stereotypes, Dies at 96 – The New York Times https://t.co/CBQXpvWyeT — Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) January 29, 2021 Legend. Phenomenon. Human Wonder. Once in a lifetime talent. All of these describe Ms. Cicely Tyson, … Continue reading

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Baseball Legend Henry Aaron Dies at 86

Both of my parents were baseball fanatics. I mean, two of my mother’s favorite words were “Spring training.” I grew up before there were all these cable channels. Before you could find entertainment on a cellphone or a tablet. The … Continue reading

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