September 20, 2014

LIVE STREAM: President Obama’s Commencement Address at Morehouse College (UPDATED w/VIDEO)

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President Barack H. Obama, the first African American president of the United States, gives the commencement address at Morehouse College today, which is also the birthday of Malcolm X. Think about that for a second.   *UPDATE: Video added … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins

NC A&T students Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson and Mark Martin stage a sit-in at Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC on Feb. 2, 1960 (Photo: The Faculty Lounge)

    GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! HAPPY FRIDAY! This concludes our look at the Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins discussion featuring Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins. PART VI: PART VII: … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins

Woolworth sit-in, Jackson, MS. May 28, 1963

  GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our look at the Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins discussion featuring Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins. PART V: … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins

On Aug. 19,1958 Clara Luper and thirteen members of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council stage sit-in at whites-only lunch counter at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City (Courtesy The Oklahoma Publishing Company, copyright 1958)

HAPPY HUMPDAY P.O.U.! We continue our look at the Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins discussion featuring Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins. In this segment, Malcolm X mentions "the stoning of Rockwell" in Boston. He's referring to an … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins

Agitators attack a sit-in demonstrator, February 27, 1960. Photo by Vic Cooley, Nashville Banner.

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our look at the Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins discussion featuring Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins. PART III: … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins

Students attempt to be served at Walgreen's in Nashville, TN, February 20, 1960. Photo by Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean.

    GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! On April 25, 1961, Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins sat down with WBAI radio to discuss the Black Muslim position on sit-ins and other methods of civil disobedience. This week, we will take a look … [Read more...]