September 30, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Opera Singers

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I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Closing on this week's open thread with the powerful Leontyne Price. Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in the Deep South, she rose to … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open

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Bring in the spring and summer with a hurricane. Drink Recipes Music and Trivia:  What song is BlackStreet sampling in "U Blow My Mind?"   You must also identify the artist(s) that recorded the song. … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: We Are One

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Let’s Make It Rain On The Obama-Biden Campaign!

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LISTEN UP OBOTS! Tomorrow is the most critical campaign fundraising deadline so far, and we need to Make It Rain On The Obama-Biden Campaign! So, please donate to our Pragmatic Obots Unite! Fundraising Page for the Obama-Biden 2012 Campaign. … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club: The Bluest Eye

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  I hope everyone has been able to read the section entitled, " Winter" from P.O.U. Book Club selection, The Bluest Eye. During Winter we are introduced to the following characters: Maureen Peal- Claudia and Frieda refer to her as "Meringue … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Opera Singers

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It's Friday, P.O.U. Fam and Lurkers! This week's open threads are dedicated to African-American Opera Singers. Continuing the theme is well respected and adored Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was … [Read more...]

Thursday Evening Thread: Black Voices on NBC reflect on Race, Prejudice and Trayvon

Trayvon Martin case: Black voices of NBC reflect on race, prejudice The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has stirred up nationwide conversations regarding prejudice and justice. On this week's Rock Center with Brian Williams, a segment aired … [Read more...]