October 26, 2016

Arts and Culture

Monday Open Thread: African-American Country Musicians


GOOD MONDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! This week's series will focus on African Americans in country music.   LESLEY "ESLEY" RIDDLE   … [Read more...]

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

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.!  As you get you Sunday breakfast or brunch on, enjoy Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center:   … [Read more...]

#TGIT Week 20: Scandal

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Thursday Open Thread: Black Industrial Designers


Stephen Burks For over a decade, Stephen Burks has dedicated his work to building a bridge between authentic craft traditions, industrial manufacturing, and contemporary design. Since 2005, Burks has consulted with nonprofits including Aid to … [Read more...]

#Empire Wednesday S2 Ep15: “More Than Kin”

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Wednesday Open Thread: Black Industrial Designers


Today's featured designers are a legend in North Carolina furniture craftsmanship (the wood furniture capitol of the USA) and a designer determined to continue that legacy. Thomas Day (c. 1801 – 1861) was a free black American furniture … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Breaking Down Plays and Barriers- Black Female Sportscasters

Sage Steele

This week's open threads have highlighted some of the talent female sportscasters in the industry. Sage Marie Steele (born November 28, 1972) is an American television anchor who hosts the Friday, Saturday & Sunday editions ofNBA Countdown … [Read more...]