November 21, 2017

Monday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! (Originally published on March 9, 2015) Now when it comes to African American jazz bandleaders, the first names that come to mind are Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Chick Webb and Cab Calloway. But let me tell ya, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Young African American Philanthropists

Good Morning POU! Today's featured story is a reprint from The Washington Post. 300 Men March is an organization founded by a young man determined to teach others the mistakes of his past and take back his neighborhood in Baltimore. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: President Obama’s FULL Response to Baltimore Riots (Video)

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Monday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! Now when it comes to African American jazz bandleaders, the first names that come to mind are Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Chick Webb and Cab Calloway. But let me tell ya, the sistas could swing, too! This week we're gonna … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Showstoppers! African American Milliners

Happy Hump Day POU! We continue looking at the artistry of Milliners. Today we travel to Baltimore to take a look at the talents of Phyllis Eley. A hat block stands on a table in front of 68-year-old Phyllis Eley. It’s just a piece of balsa wood, … [Read more...]