May 29, 2017

Sunday Open Thread: Happy Belated Birthday Stevie!!!

Yesterday was Stevie Wonder's 67th birthday.  Today we are going to continue the party by highlighting some of his famous songs. Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Alexa Canady was the first Woman and first African American to become a Neurosurgeon in America. From Lansing Michigan, Alexa Irene Canady is the daughter of Elizabeth Hortense (Golden) Canady and Clinton Canady Jr. Her father was a graduate of the … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Joycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Daniel Hale Williams III was a pioneering surgeon best known for performing in 1893 one of the world’s first successful open heart surgeries.  Williams was born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania to Sarah Price Williams and Daniel … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Charles R. Drew was born June 3, 1904, in Washington, D.C. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts, where his athletic prowess in track and football earned him the Mossman trophy as the man who contributed the most to athletics for four years. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Among many firsts, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986. … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U Jazz Brunch

Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley is a 1961 studio album by Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley and his quintet. Wilson considered her vocals on the album "as a sort of easy-going third horn" (Wilson quoted in the liner notes). All tracks were … [Read more...]