Category Archives: Black History

Wednesday Open Thread: It’s All Related, Part 2

The second movie that I hope you will see this Holiday Season is the big screen adaptation of the August Wilson play Fences, starring Denzel  Washington and Viola Davis. August Wilson was instrumental in bringing the Black experience, in all … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: It’s All Related

The election of THAT MAN to be President is in direct correlation to the Obama Presidency, and also the culture that grew during those years. I have long said that those who wanted “to make America great again” longed for … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: Remembering the Obama Years

I know that I am not ready to say goodbye. I can’t believe that 8 years has gone by in a flash. We didn’t deserve you, President and Mrs. Obama, but I am so happy that we got you.   … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | International Slavery Museum Liverpool

“The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history. And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans by Europeans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: President Barack H. Obama II

You can’t do a week of Black Historical Political Figures and not include the 44th President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama II. It seems the last 8 years that have gone by so fast. For those of us … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Governor L. Douglas Wilder

Today’s Black Political Trailblazer is L. Douglas Wilder. On January 14, 1990, L. Douglas Wilder was sworn in as governor of Virginia, joining a line that includes Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Harry F. Byrd. Wilder became Virginia’s 66th governor … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Senator Carol Moseley Braun

Today’s Black Historical Figure is Carol Moseley Braun. The first African–American woman Senator, Carol Moseley–Braun was also only the second black Senator since the Reconstruction Era.1 “I cannot escape the fact that I come to the Senate as a symbol … Continue reading

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