April 23, 2014

Arts and Culture

Sunday Gospel Brunch Open Thread: Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter POU!  “Easter Monday: An African-American Tradition.” As far back as 1891, black families would come in their Easter clothing to the National Zoo the Monday after Easter. Some said that it was because the black families of the past … [Read more...]

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

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GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Terence Blanchard, live at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA... … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Wayman Tisdale

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Good Morning POU! As we go into the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, I thought it would be most appropriate to feature one of the greatest college basketball players of all time who was also a fantastic jazz musician....the late great Wayman … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs. Dr. Henry Louis Gates

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We hope you're enjoying your weekend. Cornel West wasn't the only Black scholar taken to task by the late Dr. John Henrik Clarke. In 1992, Dr. Henry Louis Gates wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times entitled "Black … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Dr. John H. Clarke Debates Dr. Cornel West

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our look at the debate between Dr. John Henrik Clarke and Dr. Cornel West... … [Read more...]

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

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Dame Shirley Bassey at the Royal Albert Hall in 1973... … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Costume Designers

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Welcome to the weekend POU! Today we close out the series on African American Costume Designers with a rising star in the film industry. Johnetta Boone You may not recognize her name, but if you’ve enjoyed films like “Cadillac Records” and “For … [Read more...]