Category Archives: Black History

The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman

In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. … Continue reading

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WNBA Players Speak Against Police Brutality

Well now, what do WNBA hope to gain with their antics of intimidation and attempts to SILENCE a league of predominately BLACK WOMEN for wearing T-Shirts with “BLACK LIVES MATTER’ and speaking out about POLICE KILLINGS of BLACKS? And COMPLETELY … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Paul Tazewell

Our last 2016 Tony Award Winner for this week is Paul Tazewell, who won the Tony for Best Costume Design for Hamilton.   Paul Tazewell is a Tony award winning costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He received … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Cynthia Erivo

Today’s Tony Winner is Cynthia Erivo, who won Best Actress in a Musical for the Color Purple, where she played Celie.  

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Thursday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Leslie Odom Jr.

Today is the winner of Best Actor in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., for Hamilton, where he played Aaron Burr.   He did a series on Broadway.com called Aaron Burr, Sir- Backstage with Leslie Odom Jr. They are up to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Daveed Diggs

Today is the winner of Featured Actor in a Musical: Daveed Diggs for Hamilton, where he played both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.  

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Monday Open Thread | Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July. Woman awes internet with national anthem at Lincoln Memorial: Jun. 29, 2016 11:43 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida woman’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial led to a burst of applause … Continue reading

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