Category Archives: History

Weekend Open Thread | Happy July 4th!

Good Morning, Everyone. 🤗 I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Lift Every Voice And Sing Brought to us by Black opera singers 👏👏👏 Wondrous 🙏🎶🎶

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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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Rest In Power, Katherine Johnson🙏🙏

Brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has passed away at the age of 101. What a life she had. What she saw in her 101 years. I am ashamed that I consider myself an educated person, and I had no idea … Continue reading

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The Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump

Today began the trial of Donald Trump. As set forth in the Constitution, the House of Representatives impeaches the President, but the trial about his removal takes place in the Senate. As I have pointed out, the Founding  Fathers saw … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Today marks the official federal holiday of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Thread A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 91st birthday. #MLK91 #MLK #CorettaScottKing pic.twitter.com/xwxZ7PMSCG — The King Center (@TheKingCenter) … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Remembering Our Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. We remember those who put on the uniform, and who have risked their lives for this country.  https://youtu.be/_2gk_WZmg7Y  

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Open Thread | Congratulations to Simone Biles!👏👏👏

The nightmare that is our current political situation will still be with us. I chose today to celebrate something positive. To celebrate Black Excellence👏👏 Medal # 25 is 🥇@Simone_Biles breaks her own record and sets a new one after winning … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Remembering Diahann Carroll, the Legend

Legend…trailblazer Diahann Carroll passed away last week at the age of 84.   Ms. Carroll was a legend. She was stunning, beautiful, graceful to the very end. Her two roles that will forever be close to my heart were Marianne … Continue reading

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Open Thread | A History Lesson About Abaco Island In the Bahamas

I have to admit that I didn’t know this history. But, the truth is…we are all connected in this hemisphere…it just depended on where the slave ship landed. This thread is educational. For the ADOS fraudsters, maybe you can learn … Continue reading

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