October 21, 2016

Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

Betty Boop

This week's threads will discuss some historical  and modern people who were/are of African descent. Betty Boop They might have drawn Betty Boop white, but her history is black. The character was actually stolen from Cotton Club singer … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Architects


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards estimates as of the end of 2013 that there are 105,847 licensed architects in the United States. Of these, 2,006, or about 2%, are self-identified as African American, and listed in the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators


I re-watched "The Last King of Scotland" this weekend and then read some extra information on Idi Amin and his rule. European conquests really screwed up the landscape and some of the culture in Africa. I also believe that European colonization … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys


This week's open threads will highlight the work of some well-known and not so well-known civil rights attorneys. Cecil Bassett Moore (April 2, 1915 – February 13, 1979) was a Philadelphia lawyer, civil rights activist who led the fight to … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Breaking Down Plays and Barriers- Black Female Sportscasters


This week's open thread will highlight some great female sports broadcasters.   Jayne Kennedy Overton (née Harrison; October 27, 1951) is an American television personality, corporate spokeswoman, producer, writer, public speaker, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Dr. King Meets The Press (Revisited)

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! Today marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. . In honor of Dr. King, we will take a look at the late civil rights leader's appearances on NBC's "Meet The Press". … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Children’s Authors and Illustrators


This week's threads will highlight the works of black children's authors and illustrators that you should know. Kadir Nelson (born May 15, 1974) is an African-American artist, illustrator and author. His work is focused on African-American … [Read more...]