December 10, 2016

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

Dr. Christine Darden (born September 10, 1942) is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted her 40-year career in aerodynamics to researching sonic booms at NASA. She was the first African-American woman at NASA's … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Authors of Slave Narratives

This week's threads highlighted some of the slave narratives that were physically written by the ex-slave or spoken and written down. These are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many. William Green was a slave in the nineteenth century. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Architects

Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (February 18, 1894 – January 23, 1980) was an American architect based in Los Angeles, California. He practiced largely in Southern California and designed the homes of numerous celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

Hissène Habré (Chadian Arabic: حسين حبري  pronounced [hiˈsɛn ˈhabre]; French pronunciation: [isɛn abʁe]; born 13 September 1942), also spelled Hissen Habré, is a Chadian politician, best known as Chad's President from 1982 until he was deposed in … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

This week focused on the tireless efforts of Civil Rights Attorneys. This last one's life should be made into a movie. There's racism, sexism and transgendered issues within this woman's life, Interesting indeed... Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray … [Read more...]

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

This week's open threads have highlighted some of the talent female sportscasters in the industry. Sage Marie Steele (born November 28, 1972) is an American television anchor who hosts the Friday, Saturday & Sunday editions ofNBA Countdown … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Eloise Greenfield (born May 17, 1929) is an American children's book and biography author and poet famous for her descriptive, rhythmic style and positive portrayal of the African-American experience. After college, Greenfield began writing poetry … [Read more...]