October 7, 2015

Open Thread

Wednesday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

Agnes Day. Courtesy of Agnes Day

  Agnes Day- Microbiologist Microbiologist Agnes A. Day was born on July 20, 1952 in Plains, Georgia to Annie Lee Laster and David Laster. The youngest of thirteen children, Day was raised by her third-grade teacher, Reverend Mrs. Rose … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: Classic Chappelle

Enjoy your Tuesday evening with these classic Chappelle standup clips! Why terrorists won't take black people as hostages … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Native Tongues Week


A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebaum … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists


Warren M. Washington (born 1936) is an American atmospheric scientist, a former chair of the National Science Board, and currently senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Washington was born in … [Read more...]

Monday Afternoon Thread: Native Tongues Week


In the '80s and '90s, the core members of the Native Tongues talked and lived the concept of change—garish print shirts, African medallions, psychedelic album art, digging in the crates for rare grooves, friendly but competitive subliminal disses on … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists


This week's open threads will highlight more African-American scientists and their contributions to fabric of American science. Lisa Stevens became a familiar face (and voice) in 2005 when panda cub Tai Shan was born at the National Zoo in … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Natives Tongues Week


The New York-based Native Tongues crew was a collective of like-minded hip hop artists who would help bring abstract and open-minded lyricism that addressed a range of topics—from spirituality and modern living to race, sex, and just having fun—to … [Read more...]