Tag Archives: Black History

Open Thread | Congratulations to Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House Press Secretary

Ms. Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman and the first open gay White House Press Secretary. Congratulations!! NEW: President Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House press secretary, replacing Jen Psaki. Jean-Pierre will be the first Black … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. "Negro Heroes" (1947) was the first comic book series devoted to showing real life Black Americans in a positive light, while "Jackie … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. Congratulations!! History for @ErinJackson480. She is the first Black woman to medal in speed skating at the #WinterOlympics. 🥇 pic.twitter.com/VFVmTXhPoD — NBC … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. The Cold War abroad and Jim Crow at home, three men changed the face of American diplomacy. "The American Diplomat" premieres Tue … Continue reading

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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 | Juneteenth Is Now A National Holiday

I didn’t learn about Juneteenth in school. It was an Elder in the church, who grew up in Texas, that taught me about Juneteenth as a child. You will not disrespect nor denigrate the work of activists of many years. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some Different Odds and Ends

No real theme to this post. Just things of interest. First, going back to Tulsa. The NYTimes did a great story with interactive graphics, that take you into Tulsa, and you find out, business after business, that was destroyed.   … Continue reading

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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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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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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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