April 30, 2016

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

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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

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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...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Women Game Changers in the STEM Fields

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This week's threads highlighted black women pioneers in the STEM Fields. From mathematicians , scientists, video game animators,engineers  and architects, black women have played major contributions to excelling and innovating the STEM … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Making History-Black Men and Women in Swimming

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This week's open threads highlighted the impact that blacks or people with African descent have had on swimming. Alia Shanee Atkinson (born December 11, 1988) is a Jamaican swimmer and Olympian. She competed at the 2004 Olympics, and four … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: More Black Saints

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This week's open thread highlighted black saints from the past, that are relatively unknown. Saint Bessarion, Wonderworker of Egypt was an Egyptian. He was baptized while still in his youth, and he led a strict life, striving to preserve the … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: New Black History Facts

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Octavius Valentine Catto was a prominent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, activist, scholar, athlete, and military officer in the National Guard during the Civil War.    Catto was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 22, 1839. His mother, Sarah … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Shaundra B. Daily was born in 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. In high school, an interest in being an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation led her to major in electrical engineering at Florida State University. But, she writes, “once I got to … [Read more...]