July 24, 2014

African Americans

ACTION ALERT: How You Can Help Pay Delinquent #DetroitWater Bills

A Twitter convo between Tiffany Bell (@tiffani) and Kristy Tillman (@KristyT) about the water crisis in Detroit led to the creation of a website called The Detroit Water Project that allows people to pay the delinquent water bills of Detroit … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature is a ballplayer that hit a remarkable .368! Connie Morgan Many African-American men joined the Negro Leagues in the first half of the 20th Century because it was the only way they could get a chance to … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is the one of the few ballplayers ever that got a hit off Satchel Paige. Toni Stone Marceni Lyle Stone (January 21, 1921  – November 2, 1996) was born in West Virginia and spent her childhood in St … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature in our Women In The Negro Leagues series should have a movie made of her life! A mini-series even! Effa Manley Business woman. Community leader. Socialite. Baseball executive par excellence. Keeper of the … [Read more...]

VIDEO: President Obama’s Town Hall On The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (UPDATED II)

NOTE: This video also includes President Obama's remarks on the situation in the Ukraine.   Today, leading private sector organizations announced independent commitments that further the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Monday Morning POU! This week will feature amazing women that played in the Negro Leagues as well as women who owned teams and played pivotal roles in the success of the teams. Mamie "Peanut" Johnson There's a scene in the movie, A … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Charley Pride

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Good Morning POU! Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s when he became … [Read more...]