September 25, 2017

Health and Fitness

Saturday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Dolvett Quince is known for his stint on the Biggest Loser Reality Show.  He grew up in Stanford, Connecticut. He and his three siblings were eventually adopted by a Jamaican couple, whose only source of discipline was through physical force. He has … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Hannah Bronfman (born October 26, 1987) is a DJ, model, and entrepreneur from Manhattan. She is the co-founder of Beautified, a mobile app for finding last-minute beauty services. Bronfman is also an investor in multiple restaurants, including Hotel … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Jeanette Jenkins is the founder and president of the Hollywood Trainer fitness company. Growing up in public housing in Canada, Jenkins was one of three children raised by a single mother and fitness is what kept her focused. A natural athlete, … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

William Wayne "Billy" Blanks (born September 1, 1955) is an American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program. Blanks was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, the fourth of fifteen children. Blanks began his study of … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Donna Richardson  (born November 3, 1962) is an American fitness and aerobics instructor, author and ESPN television sports commentator. Widely known for her series of fitness videos, she was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to serve on … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Shaun T (born on May 2, 1978), is an American motivational speaker, fitness trainer, fitness motivator, businessman, television personality, and choreographer. He is best known for his home fitness programs for adults and children which include … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

Mary Jane Seacole (23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881), née Grant, was a Jamaican-born woman of Scottish and Creole descent who set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War, which she described as "a mess-table and comfortable … [Read more...]