April 24, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Sundown Towns

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Sundown Nation/ Sundown Towns are Recent   In 1884, it was rare for a town the size of Waverly Ohio (Population 1279) to be all-white. Beginning around 1890 and lasting until at least 1968, towns throughout Ohio and most other states began … [Read more...]

VIDEO: President Obama & The First Lady Speak on Expanding College Opportunity

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Wednesday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

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Happy New Year POU!  "Every year you are reminded of George Washington's birthday... my kids learn about this at school, but nothing is said about black heroes. If white Americans can engage in what I call repetitious advertising, then I feel … [Read more...]

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Tuesday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

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This next person is known for having an interesting theory on race and how  might melanin play a role in white supremacy. She is considered a "black supremacist" because of her views. What do you think POU? Frances Cress Welsing (born March 18, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

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In honor of Nelson Mandela and the revolutionary spirit within each and everyone  who reads POU, this week's open threads will highlight Black/ African revolutionaries and nationalists. Using either education, research or political means these folks … [Read more...]

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Tuesday Open Thread: Black Feminists/Womanists

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This week's open threads will focus on the accomplishments of Black Feminists/Womanists.   Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey (31 December 1895 – 25 July 1973) was the second wife of Marcus Garvey, and a journalist and activist in her own right. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Feminists/Womanists

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This week's open threads will highlight black feminists/womanists scholars.  Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars … [Read more...]