September 25, 2017


VIDEO: President Obama Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard University

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Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: White Singers Who We Thought Were Black

This is a list about a few individuals with voices that we accidentally assumed at one point and time belonged to black people. It wasn’t until videos popped up for some of the songs that we didn’t see a black man or woman, but a white man or … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African Americans and Appalachian History

Good Morning and TGIF POU! Today we look at the history of higher education for African Americans in the coal lands of Appalachia. Berea College Graduating Class of 1901 Berea College is a liberal arts college in southern Kentucky. Today, … [Read more...]

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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...]