May 27, 2017

African Americans

Saturday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Welcome to the weekend POU! Today's features aren't "hidden" at all, both are quite well known. However it might not be as well known a particular day in history when they privately met under very unusual circumstances. I'm thinking a play of … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Good Morning POU! I think a really good movie could be made out of today's topic, big or little screen depending on how much depth would be given the leads. What do you think about a movie on the first black airline stewardesses? It wouldn't be a … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Welcome to Thursday POU! We continue to look at some other hidden figures in the past that might make for great viewing onscreen. An eclectic figure who comes from a "Our Kind Of People" family and is the inspiration for the Rolling Stones hit "Brown … [Read more...]

Empire Wednesday: Season 3 Finale

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Wednesday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Happy Hump Day POU! We continue looking at great stories that could make for great screenplays, although today's entry could easily turn into one of those "white savior" stories that Hollywood loves (blech). The remarkable Jack Macon was owned … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Welcome to Tuesday POU! We continue to look at individuals and events in black history that might make for great stories on the big screen (or even the little screen). This entry today was once featured on our Black Classical Pianists week, but her … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Good Morning POU! This week we will feature little known black history stories that would make great movies for television or the big screen. Have fun casting the roles! Can you imagine TODAY if 5 black women decided to cycle 250 miles in … [Read more...]