Tag Archives: History

HISTORY | Erin Jackson Is First Black U.S. Olympic Speedskater

Go get those medals, girl! Erin Jackson became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating team, finishing third in 39.04 seconds in the 500-meter race Friday in Milwaukee. Jackson joins Maame Biney, who recently became … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Michelle Carter wins 1st US Olympic gold in women’s shot put

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Monday Open Thread | Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July. Woman awes internet with national anthem at Lincoln Memorial: Jun. 29, 2016 11:43 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida woman’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial led to a burst of applause … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Viola Davis Makes History With Best Actress Win

On Sunday night, Viola Davis made history. The “How to Get Away with Murder” star became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. “Let me tell you something: the only thing … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 7: A history

Hat tip R-Evolution When Africans were taken from their homes and forced into slavery, they were separated from mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and were torn from extensive kinship networks. Enslaved in the British colonies of North America or the … Continue reading

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Photos | The World Celebrates President Obama Victory

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Tribute: Black History At It’s Finest…

Lets take a look back at the pride and joy we felt as a people/country on that wonderful November night. Share with us where you were and what you felt when the election was called for the 44th President of … Continue reading

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