May 25, 2017

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...]

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

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

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...]