Category Archives: Heritage

Open Thread | The Part of AMERICAN HISTORY That Some Want Erased

I read these two tweets and just went UH HUH UH HUH – Black slaves worked for free for 270+ years– Black slaves were worth 2x more than railroads, which was arguably the most valuable asset– Black slaves were agricultural … Continue reading

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Open Thread : ICWA STILL STANDS! Good Ruling by The Supreme Court

This was good news for the Indigenous Community from The Supreme Court.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Supreme Court preserves law that aims to keep Native American children with tribal families (from @AP) — Debby Williams ๐ŸŸง๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿค— (@dwilliams1210) June 15, 2023 My full statement … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Something else Black people gave to America. Just a reminder Memorial Day was started in South Carolina by African Americans — Black-Owned SC (@blackownedsc) May 25, 2023 Today, Vice President Harris delivered a historic commencement address at West Point … Continue reading

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Open Thread | I Don’t Know If This Had Anything To Do With Don Lemon’s Firing…

But, it would say more about CNN than Lemon. No self-respecting Black American, who knows our history, could sit silent while this muthaphucka sat there lying on Black folks and our history. Note, that bobblehead Poppy sat there, and let … Continue reading

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Harry Belafonte, Passed Away At 96

Breaking News: Harry Belafonte, the barrier-breaking singer, actor and activist who became a major force in the civil rights movement, has died at 96. — The New York Times (@nytimes) April 25, 2023 RIP Harry Belafonte When it … Continue reading

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Open Thread | More of the Vice-President’s Trip to Africa

More from this terrific Overseas Trip: This is why US Political media needs to be ignored particularly when it comes to VP Kamala Harris. Their takes and the the reality are two different things. — Hope Restored In DFW … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The NAACP Image Awards

Appreciate them because they recognize some of those who are overlooked by other award shows. Black award shows are mental wellness boosts! I swear itโ€™s nothing short of uplifting and motivating to see Black Excellence celebrated and honored. #BHM @naacpimageaward … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Kennedy Center Honors Is Back!๐Ÿค—

The Kennedy Center Honors is back and in Full Force!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Please join us in congratulating your 45th class of Kennedy Center Honorees. ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Tune in Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. EST as a star-studded #KCHonors lineup pays tribute to @U2, … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!! The marking of the end of Summer. Come on, Fall.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ

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Weekend Open Thread | RIP, Lamont Dozier

I thought that we would take this weekend to remember Lamont Dozier, who passed away this week at the age of 81. Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81 By Brian Murphy August 9, 2022 at … Continue reading

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