October 22, 2014

Arts and Culture

Monday Open Thread: Passing


GOOD MONDAY MORNIN, P.O.U.! This week's series will take a look at Black people who have passed for white. It was inspired by this NPR article posted last week by fellow trustee Miranda: 'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White … [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 the musical stylings of Randy Crawford live at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland... … [Read more...]

#TGIT Week 4: Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder

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In last week's episode, Daddy Pope unleashed his inner Miss Celie from The Color Purple upon Jake.... … [Read more...]

2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Live Blog


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#TGIT Week 3: Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder


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Tuesday Open Thread: History of Black Motorcyclists


Ben Hardy, born Benjamin F. Hardy, was an African-American motorcycle engineer and chopper builder, who is best known for creating the customized choppers for the characters 'Captain America' and 'Billy' which featured in the 1969 Peter Fonda road … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: History of Black Motorcyclists

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  The story of the early days of motorcycle clubs is well known. Soldiers returning from the trenches and the skies of World War II formed clubs centered on motorcycles and the camaraderie and brotherhood they shared in the … [Read more...]