September 5, 2015

Wednesday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

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Although he didn’t invent Crest toothpaste, he dramatically improved the Crest formula for protecting our teeth so we can smile in all those selfies  being taken nowadays. Smitherman’s distinguished career as an inventor at Proctor & Gamble, the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Notable Black Indians

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This week's open thread topic will focus on  highlighting some notable Black Indians.   Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an African American sculptor who worked for most of her career inRome. She gained fame … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Notable Black Indians

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Good morning POU Family.  We are officially officially 24 days away from Thanksgiving, and this week's open threads will focus on notable notable Black Indians.   Black Indians are people of African-American descent, usually with … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Lies My Teacher Told Me

This week's threads highlighted the myths that have been told to you in school or are still taught to the general public. These threads just barely scratch the surface. Our history is very whitewashed. History is always written in the perspective of … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Lies My Teacher Told Me

Continuing on with this week's theme... Native Americans.   What your history teacher told you : Native Americans were savages who were not civilized.  New Europeans arriving in the country taught Native Americans how to act … [Read more...]

VIDEO: President Obama’s Town Hall On The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (UPDATED II)

NOTE: This video also includes President Obama's remarks on the situation in the Ukraine.   Today, leading private sector organizations announced independent commitments that further the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Gil Scott Heron

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Death Scott-Heron died on the afternoon of May 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, after becoming ill upon returning from a European trip. Scott-Heron had confirmed previous press speculation about his health, when he disclosed in a … [Read more...]