March 27, 2015


Monday Open Thread: The African American Struggle for Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Today we honor those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. This week, our topic will be the African American communities struggle to gain the rights to education. This being a holiday dedicated to the men … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts


Concluding this week's theme, here are the last 5 facts... FACT 1:In 1829, David Walker of Boston publishes An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World which calls for a slave uprising in the South.  The fiery-militant David Walker was born on … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Radio Jockeys


This week's open thread theme will highlight and honor the work of black radio jockeys.  Jack L. Cooper   Widely considered to be the first African-American radio announcer, Jack L. Cooper’s “All Negro” radio show aired in the 1930's on … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Poets


This week's open threads have been dedicated to African-American Poets.    Ntozake Shange born October 18, 1948, is an American playwright, and poet. As a self proclaimed black feminist, much of the content of her work addresses issues … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread | President Obama Speaks at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy

President Obama speaks about the women who have shaped his life, and explains why his Administration has worked to consider the needs of women and girls in every decision it makes. Read Transcript Here … [Read more...]

Monday Afternoon Thread: President Obama Speaks on Getting Our Veterans Back to Work


President Obama Speaks on Getting Our Veterans Back to Work President Obama introduces new resources to help connect veterans with jobs when they transition back to civilian life and explains how tax credits in the American Jobs Act will encourage … [Read more...]

Afternoon Open Thread | West Wing Week


This week, the President urged Congress to pass the infrastructure component of the American Jobs Act and continued to take executive action to strengthen the economy and put folks back to work. The President also celebrated Diwali and hosted … [Read more...]