July 31, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Gil Scott-Heron

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Influence Scott-Heron's work has influenced writers, academics and musicians, from indie rockers to rappers. His work during the 1970's influenced and helped engender subsequent African-American music genres, such as hip-hop and neo-soul. He has … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Burlesque and Vaudeville Performers

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This week's open thread topics has highlighted rarely spoken about or unknown black burlesque dancers and vaudeville performers. Today's open thread will  talk about various vaudeville performers. Pat H. Chappelle (1869-1911) was a black showman … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Top Black Restaurateurs

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This week's threads focused on talented black chef's who owned successful restaurants. Patrick "Pat" Neely (born July 20, 1964) is a restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is the co-owner of Neely's Bar-B-Que restaurant in … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists

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This week's open threads have highlighted the accomplishments of several African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists. Today's post is going to focus on the current host of  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Neil deGrasse Tyson ( born October 5, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Pirates

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This week's open thread theme focus on the very little known history of  black pirates and their role in adventures on the high seas. Concluding this series, I will talk about one the most notorious pirates  that ever existed, Diego Grillo or in many … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Concluding this week's theme, here are the last 5 facts... FACT 1:In 1829, David Walker of Boston publishes An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World which calls for a slave uprising in the South.  The fiery-militant David Walker was born on … [Read more...]

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Saturday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

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This week's open threads focused on folks who are considered either Nationalists or Revolutionaries.  Today's revolutionary is Patrice Lumumba. Patrice Émery Lumumba (born Élias Okit'Asombo; July 2, 1925 –  January 17, 1961) was a Congolese … [Read more...]

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