June 27, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Shauntay Renae Hinton (born February 26, 1979) is an American actress and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2002. Born and reared in her native Starkville, Mississippi, Shauntay Renae Hinton stepped into the national spotlight as Miss USA 2002. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the first African- American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, was organized in January 1866 by former slaves.  These individuals were assisted by white missionaries from the First Baptist Church and the German … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born May 31, 1918, in Philadelphia, Lloyd Albert Quarterman, a chemist, was one of the few African American scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort to design and build the atomic bomb during World War … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

This week's open tread themes have focused on Blacks and their participation in the Mormon church.  Thirty-five days after  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended its ban on blacks in its priesthood, still haunts many African-American … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Another Set of Black History Factoids

Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Jr. (July 13, 1928 – August 23, 2003) served as the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1984 to 1996. Nix was the first African-American Chief Justice of any state’s highest court, and the first African … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Women and Rock N Roll

Danielia Cotton (born September 24, 1967) is an American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hopewell, New Jersey. Danielia comes from a musical family. She is the daughter of jazz vocalist Wenonah Brooks and the niece of jazz vocalists … [Read more...]

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...]