August 3, 2015

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

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    Adah Belle Samuels Thoms (January 12, 1870 – February 21, 1943) was an African American nurse who cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, was acting director of the Lincoln School for Nurses (New York), … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Rosa King (March 14, 1939 – December 12, 2000) was an American jazz and blues saxophonist/singer who made her fame in Amsterdam and recorded many albums under a variety of labels. … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

Mary Stallings

Mary Stallings (born August 16, 1939) is an American jazz vocalist and mother of R&B soul singer, Adriana Evans. Mary Stallings was born in San Francisco, California, one of eleven children. She grew up in the neighborhood of Laurel … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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Will Packer (born April 11, 1974) is an American filmmaker and producer. He is the founder of Will Packer Productions. William Packer was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1991, he graduated from St. Petersburg High School. In 1996 he … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Annette Jimerson (born 1966) is an American artist who works on a wide variety of media. However, she is most widely known for her whimsical and prolific painting abilities, both realist and abstract. Primarily painting in acrylic and oils, she also … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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The line between West Indians and African-Americans was fuzzy... Most of us already know that the slave trade circulated blacks between the U.S. and the Caribbean. We also probably know that after the Haitian Revolution, many Haitian … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past

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Askia Muhammad I (ca. 1443 – 1538), born Muhammad Ture in Futa Tooro, later called Askia, also known as Askia the Great, was an emperor, military commander, and political reformer of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century, the successor of Sunni … [Read more...]