July 24, 2014


Friday Open Thread: Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott-Heron (1980) Real Eyes

Death Scott-Heron died on the afternoon of May 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, after becoming ill upon returning from a European trip. Scott-Heron had confirmed previous press speculation about his health, when he disclosed in a … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Gil Scott Heron


Recording Career Scott-Heron began his recording career in 1970 with the LP Small Talk at 125th and Lenox. Bob Thiele of Flying Dutchman Records produced the album, and Scott-Heron was accompanied by Eddie Knowles and Charlie Saunders on conga and … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Gil Scott Heron Week


This week open threads will highlight Gil Scott Heron's works. Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,  musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the … [Read more...]

President Obama addresses Border Crisis (Video and transcript)

Video and Transcript of President Obama's press conference today in Texas. Dallas— President Barack Obama said Congress has the ability to act immediately to address the wave of unaccompanied minors coming over the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: *Drumroll*…And The Winner Is…..Not Eric Cantor!


  Wow! Didn't see this coming! Soooo, how does this effect Nov? Does it? Discuss! Laugh..and discuss...and laugh some more! … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle for Education Equality


Good Morning POU! Hope you're have a wonderful weekend. We conclude our series with a look at the "Segregation Academy" and the correlation to today's Voucher movement, the impact of such schools on public education and the opportunities … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African Americans and the Struggle for Education Equality


TGIF POU! Today we continue our topic of education equality with a look at the legacy of disparity in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Before the end of the Civil war, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges … [Read more...]