Category Archives: African Americans

Groovy Man, Sistah Girl, All Is Good. I’m A Straight Shootin’ Son of A Gun

Phrases often meant something different years ago than today. For example, I quoted The Three Dog Night, “Joy To The World” in a book set in the 1960’s to the early 70’s. It would be out of place to apply … Continue reading

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Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

According to reviews this memoir is vastly different from Cicely Tyson’s, but a look at a life many didn’t know existed.

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Why are we paying for Confederate soldiers tombstones and upkeep?

I never notice this until someone pointed it out. Asking they thought the Confederacy were who the Union fought against during the Civil War? Yes, these were the guys fought in the Civil War. Now I see what William T. … Continue reading

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April Is Black Women’s History Month.

Black Women’s History Month Black Women’s History Month is about unifying the community by promoting positivity, visibility, education, empowerment, contribution and achievement which positively impacts communities across the globe. April is International Black Women’s History Month. Black and Minority Women … Continue reading

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Cicely Tyson passed away: An actress who Shattered Stereotypes, Pioneering “Sounder” Oscar Nominee & “The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman” Emmy Winner, “A Woman called Moses.” She Was 96

Her latest role Ophelia Harkness in How To Get Away With Murders is perhaps most young people know her from but she had already made history before starring as [Anna Harkness’ mother.] Annalise Keating Whether one is familiar with her … Continue reading

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Home Run King Hank Aaron Passed Away At 86

Hank Aaron, the baseball legend who endured racist and death threats with great dignity as he broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, has passed away at age 86. 714 homers-On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves … Continue reading

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