April 23, 2014

Entertainment

Sunday Gospel Brunch Open Thread: Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter POU!  “Easter Monday: An African-American Tradition.” As far back as 1891, black families would come in their Easter clothing to the National Zoo the Monday after Easter. Some said that it was because the black families of the past … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Dame Shirley Bassey at the Royal Albert Hall in 1973... … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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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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Friday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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It's Friday, the end of the work week and the start of the weekend. This week's open threads highlighted little known or interesting black history facts in celebration of black history month. FACT 1: In 1804, Lemuel Haynes is the first African … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Continuing on with the theme... FACT 1:In 1787, free blacks in New York City found the African Free School, where future leaders Henry Highland Garnett and Alexander Crummell are educated. FACT 2: In 1787, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones form the … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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It's Wednesday aka Hump Day! Today. Today's open thread is highlighting more than 5 facts.  FACT 1:Before Wally Amos became famous for his "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookies, he was a talent agent at the William Morris Agency, where he worked … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Continuing on with this week's theme, here are  5 more black history facts. FACT 1: Abolitionist Harriet Ann Jacobs published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book chronicles the hardships and … [Read more...]