April 20, 2014

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans in College Basketball History


Good Morning POU! Today we look at the historic 1965-66 Texas Western Miners Basketball Team. The 1965–66 Texas Western Miners basketball team represented Texas Western University, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso and was coached … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Scientists

Dr. John Ruffin is the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). He oversees the NIMHD budget of approximately $276 million. In addition, he provides leadership for the minority health and health … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Scientists


Erich Jarvis is an unconventional, award-winning scientist  whose career demonstrates the power of bringing open-mindedness into the lab.  Days before graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, Jarvis was invited to audition … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Scientists


Patricia E. Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, is an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment, and cure. Her accomplishments include the invention of a new device and technique for cataract surgery … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Contemporary African American Scientists


When you think of major space missions conducted by NASA in the last 20 years, it is a good bet that Aprille Joy Ericsson played an important role in their success. Aprille is an aerospace engineer and instrument manager at NASA’s Goddard Space … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Thread: Free Kiera Wilmot!


FREE KIERA! By now I'm sure most of you have read about Kiera Wilmot. Just in case, here's a refresher: Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn’t the kind of kid you’d expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The African Origin of Humanity with Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop


GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! In this week's series, the late historian, anthropologist and physicist Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop (1923-1986) breaks down the African origin of humanity.   … [Read more...]