January 23, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: The scientists, mathematicians and engineers of NASA

Emmett W. Chappelle (born 25 October 1925) is a scientist who made valuable contributions in the fields of medicine, philanthropy, food science, and Astrochemistry. From 1950 to 1955 he served as an instructor of biochemistry at Meharry Medical … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Authors of Slave Narratives

Lucinda Davis (near 1848-after 1937) was a slave who grew up in the Creek Indian culture. She spoke the Muskogee Creek language fluently. The main information source was from an interview in the summer of 1937, at which time she was guessed to be 89 … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

This week's thread has highlighted some historical and modern people who have passed.  I am going to highlight an actor who admitted his mother was black about 5 or 6 years ago. Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Architects

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton (born 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a professor of architecture and urban design, adjunct professor of social work, and director of the Center for Environment Education and Design Studies (CEEDS) at the University of … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

Fredrick L. McGhee (October 28, 1861 – September 9, 1912), a black civil rights activist and one of America’s first African American lawyers. McGhee, born as a slave but who later was able to achieve a substantial career as an attorney and become one … [Read more...]

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

Cari Champion (born June 1975) is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She has worked as an anchorand reporter for the Tennis Channel and as the host of ESPN2's First Take. In July 2015, Champion became an anchor for ESPN's … [Read more...]

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

Alisia "Lisa" Salters is an American journalist and former collegiate women's basketball player. She has been a reporter forESPN and ESPN on ABC since 2000. Previously, she covered the O.J. Simpson murder case for ABC and worked as a reporter at … [Read more...]