October 24, 2016

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


You can talk about the Renaissance, without talking about the The Medici Family. History doesn’t like to talk about is that the financial ruler of the western world — Alessandro de Medici, Duke of Penne and Duke of Florence and commonly called “Il … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Architects


Beverly Loraine Greene (October 4, 1915 – August 22, 1957) was an American architect. According to architectural editor Dreck Spurlock Wilson, she was "believed to have been the first African American female licensed as an architect in the United … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators


Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (born 25 May 1965) is the president of the Gambia. As a young army officer, he took power in a 1994 military coup. He was elected as President in 1996; he was re-elected in 2001, 2006, and 2011. President … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

Fred Gray

Fred David Gray (born December 14, 1930) is a civil rights attorney, preacher and activist who practices law in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some that reached the United States Supreme Court for … [Read more...]

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


Jemele Juanita Hill (born December 21, 1975) is an American columnist for ESPN.com's Page 2 and former host of ESPN's First Take. In June 2013, she replaced Jalen Rose on ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie. Hill began her career as general assignment … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Children’s Authors and Illustrators


Nikki Grimes (born October 20, 1950) is an American author of books written for children and young adults, as well as a poet and journalist. Grimes was born in Harlem, New York. In a conversation with a Reading Is Fundamental interviewer, she … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Women Game-Changers in the STEM Fields


Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics. … [Read more...]