June 28, 2016

Wednesday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators


  Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (born 5 June 1942) is an Equatoguinean politician who has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, in an August 1979 military coup and has overseen … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys


Anna Langford (1917 – September 17, 2008) was an American politician and lawyer who served on the Chicago City Council in Chicago, Illinois. Langford became the first African American woman elected to the Chicago City Council in 1971. She ultimately … [Read more...]

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

Pam oliver

Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games. Oliver was born in Dallas, Texas. With her father … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Children’s Authors and Illustrators


Jabari Asim (born August 11, 1962) is an author, poet, playwright, associate professor of writing, literature and publishing atEmerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and since August 2007, has been the Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis magazine, a … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Making History-Black Men and Women in Swimming


Maritza Correia (born December 23, 1981), also known by her married name Maritza McClendon, is an Olympic swimmer from the United States. When she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team in 2004, she became the first Puerto Rican of African descent to be … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890, Washington, D.C. – 25 July 1980, Washington, D.C.) was an American mathematician and educator. She was the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics, from the Catholic University of … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: More Black Saints


  Saint Anthony or Antony (Greek: Ἀντώνιος, Antṓnios; Latin: Antonius; c. 251–356) was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint. He is distinguished from other saints named Anthony by various epithets: Anthony the … [Read more...]

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