February 14, 2016


Thursday Open Thread: Black Gemologists and Jewelry Designers


Good Morning POU! Searching all corners of the internet and found only 2....yes...only 2 African Americans that have received the top certification in Gemology by the Gemological Institute of American in New York. How is it that we WEAR so … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


  Kelly Miller (July 18, 1863 – December 29, 1939) was an African-American mathematician, sociologist, essayist, newspaper columnist, author, and an important figure in the intellectual life of black America for close to half a century. He … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


I hope everyone is having a fantastic and safe New Year!!! Elbert Frank Cox (December 5, 1895–November 28, 1969) was an American mathematician who became the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. He spent most of … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


David Harold Blackwell (April 24, 1919 – July 8, 2010) was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. Born in Centralia, Illinois, he was the first African … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890, Washington, D.C. – 25 July 1980, Washington, D.C.) was an American mathematician and educator. She was the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics, from the Catholic University of … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians


Charles Lewis Reason (July 21, 1818 – August 16, 1893) was a mathematician, linguist, and educator. He became the first African-American university professor at a predominantly white college in the United States, teaching at New York Central College, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: New Black History Facts


The Hosanna School Founded in 1867 in Harford County, Maryland, the Hosanna School, also known as the Berkley School, was created two years following the establishment of the U.S. Freedman’s Bureau that was designed to provide aid to former … [Read more...]