Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UVa. President Outlines Series of Changes in Letter to Parents - 8NEWS - WRIC | News Where You Live

UVa. President Outlines Series of Changes in Letter to Parents - 8NEWS - WRIC | News Where You Live

Friday, November 21, 2014

The first thanksgiving

Thanksgiving A Native American View

Thanksgiving: Myths, Massacre & White Supremacy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Black Leaders Are Too Weak To Lead

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
National Black Caucus Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
October 5, 2014


Certificate of Appreciation to Ronald B. Saunders Who Served As a Volunteer in the QCP Civic Scholar Mentor Program at Penn Hills Senior High School

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Ronald B. Saunders Archives
Pittsburgh PA
October 5, 2014


James S. Robinson, Jr. Takes First Place in the High Jump at the Pittsburgh Board of Trade Meet at Highland Park on July 5, 1926

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



James S. Robinson, Jr. Comes in First Place in the 120 High Hurdles for the Centre Avenue YMCA at the Pittsburgh District Track & Field Meet Held on Saturday, July 7, 1934

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



         First place gold medal for the 120 High Hurdles

Friday, September 26, 2014

The National Black Political Caucus Demands the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club to Recruit, Hire, Promote and Retain Blacks for All Professional and Non-Professional Job Classifications

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Ronald B. Saunders' Collection of Private Papers
National Black Political Caucus Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
September 26, 2014


The National Black Political Caucus had met with the President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Malcolm Prime and other Pittsburgh Pirates hierarchy urging them to affirmatively recruit, hire, promote and retain highly qualified Blacks.   The Caucus also urged the Pittsburgh Pirates to set time tables and goals for doing business with minority and female contractors and vendors.

Ronald B. Saunders Is a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club of Uptown Hill

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Ronald B. Saunders' Private Collection of
Papers and Documents
Pittsburgh, PA
September 26, 2014


Letter From Joe Berwanger, Vice President, General Manager KDKA TV 2

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Collection of Papers
Pittsburgh, PA
September 26, 2014


The National Black Political Caucus had been meeting with print and electronic media in the tri-state area urging corporations and companies to recruit, hire, promote and retain highly qualified Blacks for all professional and non-professional job classifications.  The above letter is the result of Ronald B.
Saunders' meeting with Joe Berwanger, Vice president and General Manager of KDKA -TV 2.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kay Club Noses Out Y.M.C.A. In First Meet

Black Buzz News Service
James S. Robinson, Jr. Project
Robinson and Saunders' Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
September 18, 2014


The late James S. Robinson, Jr. was a Track & Field star for the University of Pittsburgh and is the father of Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders.


YMCA News Center Avenue Branch, June 30, 1934

Black Buzz News Service
James S. Robinson, Jr. Project
Robinson and Saunders' Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
September 18, 2014

James S. Robinson, Jr. was a Track & Field star for the University of Pittsburgh from 1929-1933.


Ronald B. Saunders Receives a Letter From MaryEllen M . Brown, Alumni Development Director, Fryeburg Academy

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders' Collection of Papers
Pittsburgh, PA
September 26, 2014


Ronald B. Saunders had sent a comprehensive, detailed letter to MaryEllen M. Brown regarding my thoughts on what the criteria should be for the Fryeburg Academy Hall of Fame.  The letter posted below is MaryEllen Brown's response.  Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine did establish the Fryeburg Academy Hall of Excellence in 2010.





Montrose Bradshaw's Graduation from Harty Bible School, Class of 1976

Black Buzz News Service
Beatrice Saunders Robinson Project
Pittsburgh, PA
September 18, 2014

Pictured above are Montrose Bradshaw on the left and Beatrice Saunders Robinson on the right. Mrs. Bradshaw and Mrs. Robinson are sisters and are the aunt and mother respectively of Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders. Mrs. Bradshaw is the mother of David L. and Ralph Bradshaw.

Harty Bible School Graduation Class of 1976.  Montrose Bradshaw is standing first from the right.

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

Black Buzz News Service
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