October 22, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: Meet Svante Myrick, 24 Year Old Mayor of Ithaca, NY

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From NBC's Rock Center: At just 24-years-old, Svante Myrick is the youngest mayor ever elected in the city of Ithaca, New York. The Cornell University graduate began serving on Ithaca's City Council while still in college. He garnered the … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Going Vegetarian

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Or Vegan, or Semi-vegetarian, or .....oh, there's more than one type? Yep. I've noticed that quite a few vegetarian (or some variation thereof) restaurants have popped up around my neighborhood in the last 4 years or so. Mind you, this is an … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread – Little Known Black History Facts

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Happy Hump Day P.O.U. Family and lurkers! We are going to continue on with this week's theme, Little Known Black History facts. Actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson was once considered for a U.S. vice presidential spot on … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: President Obama Speaks at the UAW Annual Conference

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"As long as you’ve got an ounce of fight left in you, I’ll have a ton of fight left in me." - President Barack H. Obama TRANSCRIPT: THE PRESIDENT: How's it going, UAW? (Applause.) It is good to be with some autoworkers today! (Applause.) All … [Read more...]

Digging Deeper- Strange Images of President Obama

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Hey P.O.U Family! I want to introduce a new thread entitled Digging Deeper. Digging Deeper is an open forum for the P.O.U. Family to have an enlightened discussion about a particular topic. The only rule that will be enforced is that the discussion … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread- Little Known Black History Facts

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Good morning Obots! Let's continue on with this week's theme of "Little Known Black History Facts". In 2004, the Army named its first ship after an African-American. That man was Robert Smalls. Smalls was born to a slave mother … [Read more...]

Monday Evening Thread: Backstage with Keb Mo

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Go behind the scenes of the In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues event as Keb Mo sits down backstage for an acoustic performance of the "America the Beautiful" in the East Wing of the White House. … [Read more...]