Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two Women and Their Prize Horse Who Participated in Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show Fundraiser for the Benefit of the Hill City Youth Municipality

Black Buzz News Service
James S. Robinson Jr. Project
Robinson Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
June 5, 2014




James S. Robinson, Jr. was the executive director of the
Hill City Youth Municipality from 1942 to 1952.  The agency was located on Bedford Avenue across from McKelvey School in the Hill District in the City of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Battle of the Little Big Horn River

Black Buzz News Service
James S. Robinson, Jr. Project
Robinson Saunders Family Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
May 31, 2014
                                   

   Poem by Ronald B. Saunders
   1998

 
   
                                        Crazy Horse Memorial
Mountain Goats often visit work areas on the mountain.  In the background is the left profile of the nine-story-high face of Crazy Horse seen as it neared completion in 1997.


















James S. Robinson, Jr. is the father of Thomas J. Saunders, Jr. and Ronald B. Saunders.  Mr. Robinson was registered as a Dakota Sioux by Russell Simms, Executive Director of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Inc.

 Touch The Clouds was a seven foot formidable warrior who fought beside his cousin, Chief Crazy Horse during the Sioux Wars.  Touch The Clouds was with Chief Crazy Horse at Camp Robinson when Crazy Horse was tricked and manipulated into coming into the Camp by the deceitful command of the US Occupation Forces.


Crazy Horse Memorial---Now in progress---open year round
Black Hills, South Dakota (U.S. Highway 16/385)

Pete Mitchell, a Ponca, represented his tribe at the 1898 Indian Congress,held in Omaha, Nebraska as part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition.  More than five hundred Native American from thirty-five tribes attended the conference.

                         Slow Bull an Oglala Sioux Warrior and Medicine Man 
At age 14, Slow Bull counted his first coup when he as a member of Red Cloud's band, he helped route a Crow war party.  Slow Bull participated in more than 50 battles and was recognized as one of the great Sioux warriors and medicine man.

Books that may be of interest on First American history and culture are as follows: 
Leadership Lessons Of Crazy Horse "The Power of Four" Know Yourself, Know Your Friends, Know The Enemy, Lead the Way by Joseph M. Marshall III 

Lakota Spirit, The Life Of Native American Jack Little 1920-1985 by Jack Little

Pine Ridge Reservation Yesterday and Today by Gregory Gagnon and Karen White Eyes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Courier Recipient Of Patriotic Award

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Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson Project
Saunders Robinson Archives
Pittsburgh, PA 
May 28, 2014



Pictured above is Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson, mother of Thomas J. Saunders, Jr. and Ronald B. Saunders.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Members of the Saunders Family Enjoying Precious Moments

Black Buzz News Service
Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson Project
Saunders Robinson Family Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
May 27, 2014


                                              Friends through thick and thin 
Pictured above are the granddaughters of Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson and James S. Robinson, Jr. and the daughters of Thomas John Saunders, Jr.  On the left is Carmen Lisa. On the right is Wanda Lee Ann.


Pictured from left to right are:  Wanda, Wanda's son Jordan, Carmen Lisa's daughter, Delisa, Jonathan, and Carmen Lisa.  Picture was taken outside of Lisa's home located in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.  Jonathan is the eldest grandson of Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson and is the son of Thomas John Saunders, Jr.


Pictured above are Thomas John Saunders, Jr, Carmen Lisa, Beatrice Saunders Robinson and Wanda Lee Ann in the family house in Slippery Rock, PA.
Pictured above are Thomas, Carmen Lisa, Wanda and Maxine Saunders.

Pictured above is Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson.


Monday, May 26, 2014

The Early History Of the Ethiopian Jews

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
May 26, 2014







April 12, 2014, Dr. Ralph Proctor, Professor of Africana Studies and Diversity at CCAC, gave a Presentation on His New Book, Titled: Voices from the Firing Line; A Personal Account of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
May 26, 2014

On April 12, 2014 at the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Room in Jones Hall, Suite 102 of Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus, Dr. Ralph Proctor gave an in-depth presentation on his new book, titled: Voices from the Firing Line; A Personal Account of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement.  Dr. Proctor's book was well received by those in attendance and a vigorous question and answer period followed the presentation.
I encourage all people to purchase Dr. Proctor's book who have a keen interest in understanding the history of the civil rights movement in Pittsburgh. Dr  Proctor's book sheds new light on evidence that was not previously recorded or documented.


Civil rights pioneer and activist; Hill District YMCA bears her name

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
May 26, 2014