August 24, 2016

Arts and Culture

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! This week we'll take a look at Black composers of classical music.   IGNATIUS SANCHO … [Read more...]

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

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday bunch on, enjoy Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music....   </iframe? … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

Fredi Washington

Unlike some of the others that have been highlighted this week, this actress was proud of her heritage. She didn't shy away from it, but embraced it at a time when Jim Crow as in place. Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

Sizemore

This week's thread has highlighted some historical and modern people who have passed.  I am going to highlight an actor who admitted his mother was black about 5 or 6 years ago. Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

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Anatole Paul Broyard (July 16, 1920 – October 11, 1990) was an American writer, literary critic and editor born in New Orleans who wrote for The New York Times. In addition to his many reviews and columns, he published short stories, essays, and two … [Read more...]

Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

Betty Boop

This week's threads will discuss some historical  and modern people who were/are of African descent. Betty Boop They might have drawn Betty Boop white, but her history is black. The character was actually stolen from Cotton Club singer … [Read more...]