November 25, 2015

Monday Open Thread: New Black History Facts


So, I have been visiting one of my favorite sites, and discovered there are new black history factoids. This week's open threads will be dedicated to learning some new info. Lovie Louise Yancey was the African American founder … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists


This week's open threads will highlight more African-American scientists and their contributions to fabric of American science. Lisa Stevens became a familiar face (and voice) in 2005 when panda cub Tai Shan was born at the National Zoo in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Successful African-American Magicians


This week's thread will focus on lesser known but successful African-American magicians. There is not a ton of information on this topic, so I will be parsing together as background as possible.   Benjamin Rucker (June 6, 1889 – April … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers


This week's open thread will highlight the talents of some lesser know scat and bebop singers. Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for herimprovisational technique, scatting … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

Joshua Johnston

This week's open threads will highlight a famous black painter from the past and the present. Joshua Johnson (c.1763 – c.1824) was an American black biracial painter from the Baltimore area. Johnson, often viewed as the first person of color … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black History Facts


We celebrated black achievement and innovation all year here at P.O.U., since it's the last week of Black History month it's time for some more interesting facts about Black History. Cathay Williams was the one and only female Buffalo Soldier, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past


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...]