October 19, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: Black Firsts and Innovations

  More from this week's theme,  black firsts and innovation... David Jones Peck was the first black man to graduate from an American medical school. He was born to John C. and Sarah Peck in Carlisle, Pennsylvania around 1826. John Peck was a … [Read more...]

Sunday Brunch Open Thread: Stephanie Mills

Happy Sunday POU Family and commenters!   Stephanie Dorthea Mills (born March 22, 1957) is a legendary American R&B, soul and gospel singer, and a former Broadway star. Mills' career took a rise when she portrayed Dorothy in an African … [Read more...]

Saturday Evening Thread: The Last Days of Disco

We're ending our week of 70s Disco with some more megahits! But first, here are a few interesting tidbits about the genre via Wikipedia: The early disco sound was largely an urban American phenomenon. The genre of music was popular from the mid to … [Read more...]

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Disco Days

More hits from the Disco era! Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way … [Read more...]

POU Live Chat: The 55th Grammy Awards

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

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! I dedicate this week's P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch to jazz trumpeter extraordinaire, Donald Byrd who passed away on Feb. 4th. RIP Mr. Byrd and Thank You for the music... Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, … [Read more...]

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: Wednesday Wind Down

Relax, Relate, Release. Earth Wind & Fire - Be Ever Wonderful … [Read more...]