Category Archives: Culture

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 | Dropping Some Wisdom…Respect and Protect the Children

This man is thoughtful and wise..please follow him. He has such a kind heart. Last night I was at my peoples house with a few friends and my homegirl with her daugther, 5, who I haven't seen her since she … 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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Open Thread | This Is The Truth Of What We Are Facing

This is exactly where we are right now as a country.   Let’s dissect this. This is what Culture War looks like. We do not have a functioning two party system in America. The Republican Party is the vessel of … 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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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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We Have Lost 3 Musical Giants: Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright😢😢🙏🙏

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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Thursday Open Thread | Remembering Toni Morrison😢😢

We lost one of the giants this week when Toni Morrison died at the age of 88. There really are no words to describe how brilliant Ms. Morrison was, and what she brought to the world as a FREE Black … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | The Day the Music Burned😢😢

Reading this story was just so painful. So much of our culture -GONE FOREVER. I had to admit, I thought by now that all of this had been digitized. The thought that it was just sitting in a building somewhere, … Continue reading

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