July 26, 2017


Sunday Open Thread: UGK

UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was an American hip hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas, formed in 1987, by Chad "Pimp C" Butler and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman. They released their first major-label album Too Hard to Swallow, in 1992, followed by several … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Shauntay Renae Hinton (born February 26, 1979) is an American actress and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2002. Born and reared in her native Starkville, Mississippi, Shauntay Renae Hinton stepped into the national spotlight as Miss USA 2002. … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Nana Meriwether (born May 24, 1985) is a two-time NCAA All-American UCLA volleyball player and Miss USA 2012. She represented Maryland at Miss USA 2012 and finished as 1st runner-up. On December 19, 2012, after Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe 2012, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Debbye Turner Bell (born September 19, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American TV anchor, veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three days before her 24th birthday. Debbye Turner, raised in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Crystle Danae Stewart (born September 20, 1981) is an American actress, TV Host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2008. Stewart portrays the character real estate agent Leslie Morris on the OWN/TBS comedy-drama television series … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Trailblazing Black Female Directors

Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer from Martinique.  She is notable for being the first black woman director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM), for A Dry White Season, as well as the only woman filmmaker to have directed … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Trailblazing Black Female Directors

Originally posted 1/2015 Julie Dash was born and raised in New York City.  She has toured nationally and internationally with her work, and she has received numerous awards since embarking on her film career. With the debut of Daughters of the … [Read more...]