October 23, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Law Enforcement Officers

158214825

Loretta E. Lynch was appointed by President Barack Obama and on May 03, 2010, took the oath of office as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, she is responsible for overseeing all federal investigations and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Pam Grier

    Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970's after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Fraternities

NotablesForWeb

Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is an international fraternity with over 700 undergraduate and graduate chapters. The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911 by three Howard University juniors and their faculty adviser. Omega Psi Phi is the first … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Fraternities

founders

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Women in the Legal Academy

alexander_michelle

A leading voice for social justice, Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Leaders of Charitable Organizations

Lavizzo-Mourey_2010-2

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003. With more than 30 years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policy-maker, professor and nonprofit executive, … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Thread: Black Pop Singers of the 50’s & 60’s

Happy Sunday! Sit back and enjoy the sounds of black musical pop acts of the 50's and 60's.  Earth Angel- The Penguins   Come and Go With Me- The Dell- Vikings   … [Read more...]