February 22, 2017

Arts and Culture

Friday Open Thread: Iconic Hip Hop Moments In History

Young Jeezy's "My President" was the anthem of the 2008 presidential election. The song captured the enthusiasm of a gaggle of young Barack Obama supporters, and elevated Jeezy to semi-prophet status, as he recorded the track long before Obama … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Iconic Hip Hop Moments In History

Good Morning POU! This week we will take a look at iconic and important moments in Hip Hop History. 30 years ago, no one though the genre would become the globally influencing behemoth that it is. Here's a look at some of the moments and events … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch with Heather Headley

Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has won a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a Drama Desk Award, and she has been nominated for a host of other acting and music … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Landmark African-American Sketch Comedy TV Shows

Good Morning POU! Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Landmark African-American Sketch Comedy TV Shows

Good Morning POU! This week we will take a look at landmark variety shows that were created and headlined by some of the top African-American comic/entertainers in the world. First up, the groundbreaking Flip Wilson Show. The Flip Wilson … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

Good Sunday Morning POU! The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to tour and raise funds for college. Their early repertoire … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   ROBERT NATHANIEL DETT … [Read more...]