April 20, 2014

POU Sunday Jazz Brunch Open Thread: Ladies of the Modern Jazz Sound

It's Sunday, POU Family! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Today, I am highlighting some modern female jazz singers. Lizz Wright -My Heart … [Read more...]

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


GOOD MORNING P.O.U. FAM! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of the Shirley Horn Trio at the 1990 International Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland.... … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: More African-American Firsts


This week's open threads focused on the accomplishments of several African-Americans.    Blanche Kelso Bruce (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: More African-American Firsts

Pierre Caliste Landry

Pierre Caliste Landry (April 19, 1841 – December 22, 1921) was an American slave who after the American Civil War became an attorney, Methodist Episcopal minister, and politician in Louisiana. He is best remembered for being elected in 1868 as mayor … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More African-American Firsts


  Continuing of this week's theme with more African-American firsts,  the 1st Rhode Island Regiment was a Continental Army regiment from Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Like most regiments of the Continental … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More African-Americans Firsts

fort mose

This week's open threads will highlight more African-Americans firsts.  Today's post will talk about the first free black community.  Fort Mose Historic State Park (originally known as Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mosé) is a U.S. National … [Read more...]

POU Sunday Brunch Open Thread- The Gap Band


The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band, who rose to fame during the 1970's and 1980's. Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967 in their hometown … [Read more...]