May 2, 2016

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

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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

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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...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Women Game-Changers in the STEM Fields

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This week's open thread will highlight the work and accomplishments of  black women within the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Making History-Black Men and Women in Swimming

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This week's open threads will highlight the unsung swimming heroes of African ancestry. Cullen Andrew Jones (born February 29, 1984) is an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who specializes in freestyle sprint events. As … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

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Charles Lewis Reason (July 21, 1818 – August 16, 1893) was a mathematician, linguist, and educator. He became the first African-American university professor at a predominantly white college in the United States, teaching at New York Central College, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More Black Saints

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Saints Julian and Basilissa (died ca. 304) were husband and wife. They were  Black Christian martyrs who died at either Antioch or, more probably, at Antinoe, in the reign of Diocletian, early in the fourth century, on 9 January, according to the … [Read more...]