October 13, 2015

Arts and Culture

Wednesday Open Thread: The Indignant Generation – The Chicago Black Renaissance


Good Morning POU! (if you haven't read the novel Native Son, be forewarned that today's post is a summary of the book) “I had written a book of short stories which was published under the title of "Uncle Tom's Children". When the review of that … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: The Indignant Generation – Chicago Black Renaissance


Good Morning POU! The South Side Writers Group was a circle of African-American writers and poets formed in the 1930s in Chicago, which included Richard Wright, Arna Bontemps, Margaret Walker, Fenton Johnson, Theodore Ward, Garfield Gordon, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The Indignant Generation – The Chicago Black Renaissance

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Good Morning POU! The Indignant Generation is the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement that began in the 1960s. The years between these two indispensable … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread with America’s Sweethearts!


Good Morning POU! I'm ashamed that I did not know more about The International Sweethearts of Rhythm until I ran across this article via NPR. I remembered the name from the week featuring African American Women Bandleaders. Ernestine "Tiny" Daivs, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters


Palmer C. Hayden (January 15, 1890 – February 18, 1973) was an American painter who depicted African-American life. He painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a prolific artist of his era. Born on January 15, 1890, Hayden was originally … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters


Benny Andrews (November 13, 1930 – November 10, 2006) was an American painter, printmaker, creator of collages and educator. He was born November 13, 1930 in Plainview, Georgia and died November 10, 2006. Andrews was an African American who was … [Read more...]

#TGIT: Scandal Week 17

#Kerracters Love this pic of @ReginaKing directing @kerrywashington in tonight's episode of #Scandal. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/pLB6SUGYgo— Kerracters (@Kerracters) March 26, 2015 … [Read more...]