September 24, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Good Morning POU! Today are photos of athletes in the last few years taking personal stances against injustice and discrimination. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Today's entry was first posted April 28, 2014 and one in which we're all familiar. "The Summit" On a sunny Sunday afternoon in early June 1967, several hundred Clevelanders crowded outside the offices of the Negro Industrial Economic union in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

This week we will look at athletes that took part in political and social protests. We will revisit posts from the week of April 28, 2014, as well as add new posts including today's entry. African American players at Syracuse University … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Another Set of Black History Factoids

Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Jr. (July 13, 1928 – August 23, 2003) served as the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1984 to 1996. Nix was the first African-American Chief Justice of any state’s highest court, and the first African … [Read more...]

Digging Deeper: Fidel Castro – Hero or Villain?

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Monday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

I re-watched "The Last King of Scotland" this weekend and then read some extra information on Idi Amin and his rule. European conquests really screwed up the landscape and some of the culture in Africa. I also believe that European colonization … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

This week focused on the tireless efforts of Civil Rights Attorneys. This last one's life should be made into a movie. There's racism, sexism and transgendered issues within this woman's life, Interesting indeed... Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray … [Read more...]

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