Category Archives: Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread

Introducing Effie T. Brown…

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP day, Everyone. Liza: “This is what the election is about now, folks. Trump is a monster. He calls Hillary names and he is apparently guilty of sexual assault. I have vague memories of real issues being out there … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread


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St. Louis police lock up black man for spitting on the ground

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Monday Open Thread | International Slavery Museum Liverpool

“The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history. And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans by Europeans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: President Barack H. Obama II

You can’t do a week of Black Historical Political Figures and not include the 44th President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama II. It seems the last 8 years that have gone by so fast. For those of us … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Governor L. Douglas Wilder

Today’s Black Political Trailblazer is L. Douglas Wilder. On January 14, 1990, L. Douglas Wilder was sworn in as governor of Virginia, joining a line that includes Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Harry F. Byrd. Wilder became Virginia’s 66th governor … Continue reading

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