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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Our Black History – Billy Strayhorn

NPR and PBS seem to be as tired of clichéd Black History Month tributes as I am. Not only did we have the Percy Julian features last week, but there was also a lot of coverage for the Billy Strayhorn documentary “Lush Life”. Morning Edition,

Ultra Excited Black Woman

I’m excessively excited right now! I’ll tell you why. For one of the Our Black History posts I was going to do something about my mom who died in 1999. I loved my mom a lot and I miss her every day, so I felt

Black Leadership

There’s something I’ve been wondering about for a while and I thought I would throw it out there to the black blogosphere for discussion. I’ve been thinking about black leaders and leadership, not least because of Obama, but also due to other things. The more

Our Black History – Percy Julian

NPR’s News and Notes has a great interview with actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson on his role in the Nova documentary Forgotten Genius about the life of Percy Julian. Don’t know who Percy Julian is? Well, you’re not alone. When most folks think of influential black scientists,