September 15, 2014

Monday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses


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


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...]

Monday Open Thread: Top Black Restaurateurs


Black chefs are increasingly visible on TV, but high-profile success in the restaurant world is still rare. These culinary luminaries are defying the odds. This week's open threads will highlight some of the top restaurants in the United States that … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Pirates

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This week's open threads will focus on a rarely known topic, black pirates.  Some estimate that nearly 5,000 pirates hunted prey between 1715 and 1726. Of that number, about twenty-five to thirty percent came from the cimarrons, black slaves who … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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To close out Black History Month,  this week's thread topic will be on some little known or just plain interesting black history facts. FACT 1: Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries


In honor of Nelson Mandela and the revolutionary spirit within each and everyone  who reads POU, this week's open threads will highlight Black/ African revolutionaries and nationalists. Using either education, research or political means these folks … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Feminists/Womanists


This week's open threads will highlight black feminists/womanists scholars.  Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars … [Read more...]