April 18, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Afro-Latino Prominent People

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This week's open threads have focused on the wonderful accomplishments of Afro-Latinos. Today's thread will highlight Felix Tito Trinidad. Félix "Tito" Trinidad, Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer, considered … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Explorers

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    This week's open thread theme focused on black explorers.  The last explorer I am highlighting is York. York (1770 – unknown) was an African American slave best known for his participation with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread- Black Composers

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This week's open thread theme centered around the accomplishments of black composers. Today I am going to highlight Deidre Murray.    Diedre Murray (born November 28, 1951, Brooklyn, New York) is an American cellist and composer specializing … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Stuntmen and Stuntwomen

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To conclude this week's open thread theme, I will highlight the accomplishments April Weeden.  Taking the stunt world by storm, April Weeden has built a resume of unparalleled accomplishments. As one of Hollywood's leading stunt women, she has … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Firsts and Innovations

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To end this week's theme, I will focus on Hazel Johnson and Charlotte E. Ray.  Hazel Johnson was the first African American woman to become a general in the U.S. Army. She was appointed the Chief of the Army Nurse Corps in 1979. Johnson held a … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Firsts, Inventors and Scientists

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This week's open threads have focused on the lesser known inventors and scientists in the black community. Meredith Gourdine Dr. Meredith Gourdine was born in Newark New Jersey on September 26, 1929, and grew up in the streets of Harlem and … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Female Entrepreneurs and Executives

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This week's open threads have focused on the accomplishments of successful African-American Female Entrepreneurs. There are plenty. It's unfortunate, I could only cover a small size. This is a topic that I would like to revisit in the … [Read more...]