Category Archives: Black History

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Dead at the age of 84

RIP😪🙏🏽 This hits hard. BREAKING Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID complications.His family said he was fully vaccinated against the disease: @RebeccaShabad, @NBCNews #ColinPowellhttps://t.co/p5vgf3ij5l https://t.co/47bE85B4zS pic.twitter.com/5zNmnnbKCy — Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) October 18, 2021 General Colin Powell understood … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Black Historian of Chicago, Timuel Black, Dead At 102

He was THE Historian for Black Chicago. I could listen to him for hours on end. He was a fountain of knowledge. RIP for a life well lived in service to the community.😢🙏🏽😢🙏🏽 #BREAKING: Timuel Black, a political and civil … Continue reading

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Open Thread | They Broke Ground on the President Obama Presidential Library

I can’t wait to visit it. Today, we officially broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago. Michelle and I can’t imagine a better investment in the city we love, and generations of young leaders … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So, The Tony Awards Were Last Night

Black excellence at the Tony Awards. We've got nothing but love for @adriennelwarren accepting her award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the #TonyAwards! ❤️😍🎭 pic.twitter.com/RVVTAQUsxK — Paramount+ (@paramountplus) September 27, 2021 A Soldier's Play wins best revival … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated, with family and friends. Jennifer Hudson was chosen by Ms. Franklin herself. The biopic- RESPECT – hits theaters August 13th.

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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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