January 24, 2017

Open Thread

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: All-Star Songs

"Oh Africa" is a song performed by the artist Akon featuring Keri Hilson and the Soweto Gospel Choir. The song is a charity single and was released to raise funds for Akon's charity 'Konfidence'  to aid underprivileged children in Africa. The song … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Women and Rock N Roll

Peggy Jones or Peggy Malone (married name) (July 19, 1940 – September 16, 2015), known on stage as Lady Bo in recognition of her relationship with Bo Diddley, was an American musician. A pioneer of rock and roll, Jones played rhythm guitar in Bo … [Read more...]

Monday Evening Thread: New Edition Tribute Week

In honor of the BET miniseries, let's revisit New Edition week for the evening threads! Candy Girl … [Read more...]

Monday Afternoon Thread: All-Star Songs

The Go Go Posse is a compilation album released in 1988. The album consists of nine original songs recorded by prominent Washington, D.C.-based go-go bands and hip hop artists, and includes the anti-violence song "D.C. Don't Stand for Dodge … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Women and Rock n Roll

This week's open threads will highlight some of the "hidden figures" in Rock N Roll.  The first person highlighted will probably have a biopic made about her life. Some historians consider her the creator of rock n roll.   Sister … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Thread: All-Star Songs

The afternoon threads this week will include songs recorded by groups of 4 or more celebrity participants. The recordings benefited various charities and most were created in response to tragic events, but speak to hope, love and … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: President Obama’s First and Last Press Conferences

Good Morning POU. Take a walk down memory lane and revisit President Obama's very first press conference (note how the reporters looked so young too). And then, a look at his last. Feb 9, 2009 … [Read more...]