October 7, 2015


Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History


Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 – January 4, 1926) was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. Mahoney was one of the first African Americans to graduate from a nursing … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: President Obama’s FULL Response to Baltimore Riots (Video)

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Saturday Open Thread: Black History Facts


This week's open threads gave some detailed background on several black history facts. On this last day of Black History Month, I am going to highlight a current NFL player's ancestor's fight against slavery. When all else failed, black mobs … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black History Facts


Civil Rights activism predates the Civil Rights Movement by more than a century. Most people know that Northern states such as New York allowed slavery for a time and then abolished it. What many don’t realize is that before the South adopted Jim … [Read more...]

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Thursday Open Thread: Black History Facts


The line between West Indians and African-Americans was fuzzy... Most of us already know that the slave trade circulated blacks between the U.S. and the Caribbean. We also probably know that after the Haitian Revolution, many Haitian … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens in the past


Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 24 September 1828), also known as Shaka[a] Zulu (Zulu pronunciation: [ˈʃaːɠa]), was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom. He is widely credited with uniting many of the Northern Nguni people, … [Read more...]

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Friday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past


Queen Anna Nzinga (c. 1583 – December 17, 1663), also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a 17th-century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo andMatamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. Nzinga was born to King Kiluanji and Kangela … [Read more...]