Category Archives: Black History

Open Thread | Bad News Can Wait. Just Want To Enjoy Some Happiness

Last night’s Verzuz between Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight was something I didn’t even know that I needed.๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ The music, of course was wonderful, but it was the stories. Them being everyone’s Black Auntie…I miss that in my own life.๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช … Continue reading

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The Black Panther is gone. Actor Chadwick Boseman dead at 43๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. RIP๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ™ WAKANDA FOREVER๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘   pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai — Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020 All day. https://t.co/pI296ggBdl — Kendall B. (@kendallb511) August 29, 2020 CHADWICK BOSEMAN MADE YOUNG BLACK … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Joe Biden Chooses Senator Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

Biden answered the question of WHO?? Yesterday   A historic photo: @JoeBiden asking @KamalaHarris to join the ticket — taken just a few hours ago, from his home in Wilmington. Your next President and Vice President!! pic.twitter.com/vLNHxnvkb3 — Ronald Klain … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™   The words of John Lewis … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Political Food For Thought

Came across this Twitter thread and thought they made good points.   Presidential candidates in 2024. Yes, I am doing this. You know when Sanders lost the election. Nov, 11, 2016. Sanders slammed " civil rights" as identity politics foreclosing … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Why This Moment In Time?

Yesterday was the homegoing service for George Floyd. Been thinking a lot, as I watched the protests from across the world. Why this incident? Why now? I donโ€™t really have an answer, except for that I donโ€™t think it was … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Don’t Fall For the Okeydoke

Been watching the protests with a curious eye.๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’   George Floyd's murder was about race, not class. — Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May 31, 2020 SAY IT AGAIN๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜  George Floyd's murder was about race, not class. — Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May … Continue reading

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We Have Lost 3 Musical Giants: Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

May they all Rest In Power. And, the legacy of the music they created will live on for many generations to come.    

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Open Thread | Tell That Truth

This bullshyt story about Biden. ” Believe all women?” I think not. The pages of history of THIS COUNTRY are littered with the blood of Black men at the end of some White woman’s FALSE ACCUSATION.๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜  ” Believe all women?” … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some Words From Congressman James Clyburn

I don’t think that it’s an exaggeration that Rep. James Clyburn helped save Joe Biden’s campaign, and the Democratic Party when he endorsed the former Vice President right before the South Carolina Primary. hat tip – Balloon Juice Here is … Continue reading

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