July 1, 2016


Friday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators


Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali: Maxamed Siyaad Barre; Arabic: محمد سياد بري‎‎; October 6, 1919 – January 2, 1995) was the President of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1969–91. During his rule, he styled himself as Jaalle Siyaad ("Comrade … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators


Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (born 25 May 1965) is the president of the Gambia. As a young army officer, he took power in a 1994 military coup. He was elected as President in 1996; he was re-elected in 2001, 2006, and 2011. President … [Read more...]

Monday Evening Thread: 11 days before the Orlando shooting, President Obama was asked about gun control. His response was perfect.

Via Fusion: Just 11 days before the Orlando shooting, during a PBS News Hour town hall, President Obama was asked about this “good guy with a gun” trope—and gave the most reasonable, responsible answer possible. … [Read more...]

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...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: Eight Years Ago


I ain't ready!!! I ain't ready y'all!!! … [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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Monday Open Thread: African-American Country Musicians


GOOD MONDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! This week's series will focus on African Americans in country music.   LESLEY "ESLEY" RIDDLE   … [Read more...]