January 28, 2015

African Americans

Wednesday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past

Taharqa with Queen Takahatamun at Gebel Barkal.

Taharqa was a pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian 25th dynasty and king of the Kingdom of Kush, which was located in Northern Sudan. Taharqa was the son of Piye, the Nubian king of Napata who had first conquered Egypt. Taharqa was also the cousin and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past

Yaa

Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1840–17 October 1921) (pronounced YAA A-san-TE-WAA) was appointed queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire—now part of modern-day Ghana—by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese, the Ejisuhene—or ruler of Ejisu. In 1900, she led … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past

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This week's open threads will focus on African Kings and Queens of the past.   King Mansa Musa I (Emperor Moses) was an important Malian king, ruling from 1312 to 1337 and expanding the Mali influence over the Niger city-states of … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Songs of Selma

freedom songs

The documentary Freedom Songs: Selma, Alabama, is a recording that chronicles civil rights protesters singing during a march from Selma, Alabama, to the State Capitol in Montgomery, to demand fair access to voting registration. The songs express hope … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Racism In Australia (Dedicated to @Tip)

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!   THE JACKSON JIVE … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Racism In Australia (Dedicated to @Tip)

HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Racism In Australia with a look at the 1984 documentary, Couldn't Be Fairer. … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Racism In Australia (Dedicated to @Tip)

(Photo credit: Creation.com/The Daily Telegraph Mirror)

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! Happy Birthday to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! We continue our series on Racism In Australia with a look at how white scientists used Aboriginal people for the sole purpose of scientific experimentation. … [Read more...]