December 22, 2014

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...]

Saturday Open Thread: Lies My Teacher Told Me

This week's threads highlighted the myths that have been told to you in school or are still taught to the general public. These threads just barely scratch the surface. Our history is very whitewashed. History is always written in the perspective of … [Read more...]

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...]