November 21, 2017

African Americans

Saturday Open Thread: Nearis Green – The Real Jack Daniels

For years, visitors to Tennessee’s Jack Daniel's distillery have gotten a version of history that goes down as smooth as a good whiskey: In the 1850s, a preacher and distiller by the name of Dan Call recognized potential in young Jasper Newton "Jack" … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Brewers and Breweries II

Today's post is an update on the Harlem Brewing Company that was originally featured here on November 18, 2015. Black-Owned Craft Beer Company Gets Premium Placement in Wal-Mart Harlem has a special place in the American imagination when it … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Brewers and Breweries II

Good Morning! Today we take a look at another angle of the beer industry. Here is an interview with the founder of a beer festival that caters to African Americans, courtesy of The Beer Advocate. Lenox Mercedes was raised in New York City … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Brewers and Breweries II

Black Pride Beer launched in 1969 in Southside Chicago, IL. Operated by Black Pride, Inc. It was not only a beer label but a concept to increase economic opportunities for Blacks. According to Brewers Digest magazine(archives), the company started … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American Brewers and Breweries II

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! In this week's series, we will take another look at African American Brewers and Breweries, including an update on a brewer we previously featured.   THEODORE F. MACK, SR. The Peoples Brewing Co. … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Jazz Brunch

GOOD MORNING, POU! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of the Carmen McCrae's Greatest Hits album!   … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known Slave Court Cases

Two cases to close out this week's topic. I raise my fist and bow my head in salute of the defendants, Abram and Dave. State v Abram, 10 Alabama 928 (1847) Isaac J. Kirkendall, a white overseer, saw Abram, a slave, loitering around the negro … [Read more...]