December 11, 2016

Monday Open Thread: The scientists, mathematicians and engineers of NASA

This week's open thread will focus on the scientists, engineers, and mathematicians that were involved in the space race. Mary Winston Jackson (April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005) was an American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Authors of Slave Narratives

It's officially Halloween and my birthday! Be safe and enjoy giving candy out to kiddos, if that is your thing. This week's open threads will highlight authors of slave narratives. Usually the tales involve their attempts at escape or life in … [Read more...]

Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

This week's threads will discuss some historical  and modern people who were/are of African descent. Betty Boop They might have drawn Betty Boop white, but her history is black. The character was actually stolen from Cotton Club singer … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Architects

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards estimates as of the end of 2013 that there are 105,847 licensed architects in the United States. Of these, 2,006, or about 2%, are self-identified as African American, and listed in the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

I re-watched "The Last King of Scotland" this weekend and then read some extra information on Idi Amin and his rule. European conquests really screwed up the landscape and some of the culture in Africa. I also believe that European colonization … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

This week's open threads will highlight the work of some well-known and not so well-known civil rights attorneys. Cecil Bassett Moore (April 2, 1915 – February 13, 1979) was a Philadelphia lawyer, civil rights activist who led the fight to … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Breaking Down Plays and Barriers- Black Female Sportscasters

This week's open thread will highlight some great female sports broadcasters.   Jayne Kennedy Overton (née Harrison; October 27, 1951) is an American television personality, corporate spokeswoman, producer, writer, public speaker, … [Read more...]