September 18, 2014

African Americans

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Tamara-Dobson

This week's the open threads highlight famous blaxploitation actors and actresses. Today I am highlighting 2 more performers. Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) is an American actor. He has been called "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film, Shaft, and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Teresa Graves

Teresa Graves (born Terresa Graves; January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 made-for-television film Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first African-American woman to star in … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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  Frederick Robert "Fred" Williamson, nicknamed "The Hammer" (born March 5, 1938) is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960's. He has black … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Vonetta

This week's open thread will highlight some well-known blaxploitation actors and actresses.   Vonetta Lawrence McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress. She is best known for her roles during the 1970s, which … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Slave Rebellions

Samuel Sharpe, leader of the Baptist War (PHOTO: Barrington Watson)

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   THE BAPTIST WAR Jamaica … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Slave Rebellions

African American slave being burned at the stake after New York Conspiracy of 1741 (PHOTO: Wikipedia))

HAPPY FRIDAY, PRAGOBOTS!   THE NEW YORK CONSPIRACY OF 1741 … [Read more...]