September 26, 2017


Saturday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

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

Monday Open Thread: Black Vaudeville and Burlesque Performers

This week's open thread will focus on Black Vaudeville and Burlesque performers. Black Vaudeville was based on performances that came out of the movement and style of African Americans. The vaudeville years were the early 1880s until the early … [Read more...]

Monday Afternoon Thread: Ohio Funk Week!

I heard this little fact on the radio one afternoon. Ohio, specifically Dayton, was home to some of the most successful funk bands of the 70s and 80s. There were strong band competitions every week and it fostered that creative environment (and horn … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Civil War Spies

HAPPY HUMP DAY P.O.U.! We continue our series on African-American Civil War Spies... JOHN SCOBELL … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Greatest Athletes You’ve Never Heard Of

Welcome to the Weekend Obots! The last athlete we want to highlight for the week is a trailblazer in skating. Mabel Fairbanks Mabel was born in New York City on November 14, 1916. As a young girl in the 1930s, Fairbanks discovered her lifetime … [Read more...]

WOOHOO! A Milli! A Milli!

Yeah boooooooooooooooiiiiiiii! POU hit a million page views on Dec 21st! That's 1,000,0000! Thank you Obots!!! Lets' GIT IT! … [Read more...]

Righteous Rant: The Racist Hypocrisy of Gun Ownership

POUer MonieTalks calls out the racist double standards and hypocrisy on the issue of gun ownership.... ******* Morning POU! 2012 has been a revealing year on so many fronts. But I have to say that my biggest problem with the misplaced anger at PBO … [Read more...]