May 31, 2016

Monday Evening Thread: 5 Years Ago Tonight, Do You Remember?

I reminisce I reminisce! Share your story! What were you doing 5 years ago tonight? Where were you? What were your feelings and thoughts that night? … [Read more...]

Thursday Evening Thread: COURAGE


This is the face of COURAGE: Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young black man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, … [Read more...]

POU Live Chat: The Inauguration


You can access the live chat at this link also: … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: 30 Years Ago Today – THRILLER

(h/t GLH) Wow, 30 years ago? I can't be that old! Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Americans in MotorSports


Good Tuesday morning Obots! Today's featured legends in the world of motorsports are Charles Wiggins and Wendell Scott. Charles Wiggins was born and raised in Indianapolis, one of the hotbeds of American auto racing, but at the time – the 1920s - … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Saluting Scout Troop 914


OK, so we're late with the congratulations, but its never too late to recognize great achievements! While googling for African-American Anglers, I came across an article on outdoor sporting achievments of teens and there was a reference to this Boy … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African Americans in the American Revolution


GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! This week, we're going to take a look at African Americans in the American Revolution   Crispus Attucks Crispus Attucks (c. 1722 – March 5, 1770) was an American slave, merchant seaman and dockworker of Wampanoag and … [Read more...]