June 23, 2017

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...]

Saturday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the first African- American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, was organized in January 1866 by former slaves.  These individuals were assisted by white missionaries from the First Baptist Church and the German … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Elsinboro, New Jersey, is the oldest African American church in the state. It is also the oldest continuously operating black church in the United States. The church was officially founded in … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

After emancipation, Northern churches founded by free blacks, as well as those of predominantly white denominations, sent missions to the South to minister to newly freed slaves, including to teach them to read and write. For instance, Bishop Daniel … [Read more...]

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Wednesday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

In 1787 in Philadelphia, the black church was born out of protest and revolutionary reaction to racism. Resenting being relegated to a segregated gallery at St. George's Methodist Church, Methodist preachers Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, and other … [Read more...]