December 20, 2014

Friday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

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Thomas L. Jennings (1791–1856) was an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in in New York City, New York. He was a free black who operated a tailoring and dry-cleaning business, and in 1821 was the first African American to be granted a … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Ray Parker Jr.

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Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

Welcome to this Turkey Day edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Law Enforcement Officers

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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

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    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

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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

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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...]