March 27, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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This week's open threads gave some detailed background on several black history facts. On this last day of Black History Month, I am going to highlight a current NFL player's ancestor's fight against slavery. When all else failed, black mobs … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens in the past

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Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 24 September 1828), also known as Shaka[a] Zulu (Zulu pronunciation: [ˈʃaːɠa]), was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom. He is widely credited with uniting many of the Northern Nguni people, … [Read more...]

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Saturday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People

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This week's posts have highlighted the history and cultural significance of the Gullah Peoples of South Carolina. American historians now recognize that the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia have come in large measure from the … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

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  This week's open thread highlighted some lesser known black inventors.  Today I am going to highlight several inventors. In Chester, New Hampshire George Franklin Grant (September 15, 1846 – August 21, 1910) was the first African … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Indians

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This week's open threads have highlighted some notable Black Indians and their accomplishments. To conclude this subject, I am going to talk about Illinois Jacquet. Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: History of Black Motorcyclists

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This week highlighted the well-known blacks who are involved/are still involved  in the motorcycle riding community. Today I am going to spotlight John Wesley McCollum, aka, P. Wee.   An influential leader of the Los Angeles biker … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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This week's the open threads highlight famous blaxploitation actors and actresses. Today I am highlighting 2 more performers. Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she … [Read more...]