September 25, 2017

African Americans

Thursday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! THE ELAINE RACE RIOT Philips County, Arkansas The Elaine race riot, also called the Elaine massacre, began on September 30–October 1, 1919 at Hoop Spur in the vicinity of Elaine in rural Phillips County, Arkansas. With … [Read more...]

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Wednesday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

HAPPY HUMP DAY P.O.U. HOUSTON RIOT OF 1917 Houston, TX    The Houston riot of 1917, or Camp Logan riot, was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers of the Third Battalion of the all-black Twenty-fourth United States Infantry Regiment. It … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   THE SNOW RIOT Washington, DC The Snow Riot was a riot and lynch mob in Washington, D.C. in August 1835.[1] An attack on free blacks in the city by whites, the Snow Riot wreaked havoc on anything affiliated with free … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MONDAY MORNING P.O.U.! In light of the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, VA, I figured we would take a look at race riots in America. THE CINCINNATI RIOTS OF 1829   The Cincinnati riots of 1829 were triggered by … [Read more...]

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

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy this 1969 concert of Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio in Berlin.... … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Before Colin Kaepernick, another professional athlete made headlines by protesting the national anthem 20 years ago. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969) is a former American professional basketball player. Abdul-Rauf … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Today's entry was first posted April 28, 2014 and one in which we're all familiar. "The Summit" On a sunny Sunday afternoon in early June 1967, several hundred Clevelanders crowded outside the offices of the Negro Industrial Economic union in … [Read more...]