January 28, 2015

Monday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past

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This week's open threads will focus on African Kings and Queens of the past.   King Mansa Musa I (Emperor Moses) was an important Malian king, ruling from 1312 to 1337 and expanding the Mali influence over the Niger city-states of … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People

This week's open threads will focus on the Gullah people and their culture. The Gullah Wars The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans who live in the Low country region of the U.S. states of South Carolina and Georgia, which … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

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This week's open threads will highlights more inventions and discoveries made by various folks of African Ancestry.     Otis Frank Boykin (August 29, 1920 – March 13, 1982) was an African-American inventor and engineer. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Notable Black Indians

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Good morning POU Family.  We are officially officially 24 days away from Thanksgiving, and this week's open threads will focus on notable notable Black Indians.   Black Indians are people of African-American descent, usually with … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: History of Black Motorcyclists

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  The story of the early days of motorcycle clubs is well known. Soldiers returning from the trenches and the skies of World War II formed clubs centered on motorcycles and the camaraderie and brotherhood they shared in the … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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This week's open thread will highlight some well-known blaxploitation actors and actresses.   Vonetta Lawrence McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress. She is best known for her roles during the 1970s, which … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Gil Scott Heron Week

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This week open threads will highlight Gil Scott Heron's works. Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,  musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the … [Read more...]