February 19, 2017

Wednesday Evening Thread: Military Farewell To President Obama

The U.S. military bid farewell on Wednesday to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony. Jan 4, 2017 … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!   GENERAL QUINTIN BANDERA (1834-1906) … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.!   EVARISTO ESTENOZ … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Afro-Cuban MARIANA GRAJALES COELLO "Mother of Cuba" (1808-1893) … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

Mary Jane Seacole (23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881), née Grant, was a Jamaican-born woman of Scottish and Creole descent who set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War, which she described as "a mess-table and comfortable … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

Good Morning POU! Today's featured honoree was a United States Army Captain and the first African-American commissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor. Riley L. Pitts Riley Leroy Pitts was born in Fallis, Oklahoma. He attended … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

TGIF POU! Today's featured heroes all received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Civil War. "Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder … [Read more...]