Category Archives: Black History

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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Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the national observance of the holiday celebrating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you for all you did for this country, Dr. King.   A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate … Continue reading

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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.😪😪😍😍 The music, of course was wonderful, but it was the stories. Them being everyone’s Black Auntie…I miss that in my own life.😪😪 … Continue reading

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The Black Panther is gone. Actor Chadwick Boseman dead at 43😪😪😪

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. RIP😪🙏😪🙏 WAKANDA FOREVER👏👏   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.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏   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 don’t really have an answer, except for that I don’t think it was … Continue reading

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