September 18, 2014

Arts and Culture

Friday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses


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


  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


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...]

Sunday Open Thread Musical Brunch

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War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from California, known for the hit songs "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine", "Summer", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "The Cisco Kid", and "The World Is a Ghetto". Formed in 1969, War was a … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Male Model Pioneers


Welcome to the weekend POU! In 2013, the fashion brand DSquared2 introduced its fall line using only black male models. It's pretty rare that you see a model of color featured in an ad campaign for a major fashion brand, but it's almost … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Male Model Pioneers

rashid silvera

Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is a Social Studies teacher that fell into modeling as a second career. Rashid Silvera For nearly 25 years, Rashid Silvera taught high school social studies in Scarsdale, N.Y., and earned a second … [Read more...]