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Black Female Heroes Invisible to White Feminists

Ain’t she a woman?
New Yorkers turned out to Honor their Own circa 1957

As ticker tape parade honoring the US women’s soccer team’s victory proceeds through the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to the cheers of a proud nation, we are inundated by smiling white female faces clamoring about how this is “the first time a female athletic team has been so honored.”  This is only partially true, but I have waited in vain to hear one of these commentators point out that a ticker tape parade was held for a single female athlete almost 60 years ago!  863 more words

On Sports!

Sports Songs: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander, Yannick Noah, Althea Gibson

In this edition, Rick Gieser plays songs by tennis stars including John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander, Yannick Noah, Althea Gibson and more.


Sports Songs With Rick Gieser

Go! Serena go!

Go! Serena go!

Smash! Whack!

Grand slam your way into the history books;

while some concern themselves with your hair,

your strength and your looks. 132 more words

Remembering a Community Leader

When Bronal Harris took an early retirement from her job as a bank executive in 1999, she didn’t travel the world or purchase a beach home. 592 more words


RiverRun 2015: Spotlight on Black Documentaries

For their 2015 program, the RiverRun International Film Festival has used their spotlight section to shine a light on black filmmakers who defied the odds and carved a spot for themselves in the film industry from 1971-1991.   1,153 more words

Movie Reviews

Retool Your School: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee on the highest hill, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University values diversity in thought, perspective and culture.

FAMU, was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students on October 3rd, 1887 with only fifteen students and two instructors. 309 more words



in 1919, The 1ST PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS was held in Paris, France. The Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met at Grand Hotel in Paris. A total of 57 delegates were present including 16 from the United States, 14 from Africa representing 16 countries and colonies. 508 more words