April 17, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs. Dr. Henry Louis Gates

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We hope you're enjoying your weekend. Cornel West wasn't the only Black scholar taken to task by the late Dr. John Henrik Clarke. In 1992, Dr. Henry Louis Gates wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times entitled "Black … [Read more...]

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Afro-Russians

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JEAN GREGOIRE SAGBO The First Black Elected Official in Russia   … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Sundown Towns

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  Along with Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Darien has the dubious reputation of being one of the most affluent Sundown Towns in America. Its status as a Sundown Town is almost legendary.  The machinations of the population, the city government, and … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The History of Sundown Towns

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It's  Monday, POU Family. It's a new week, new weekly thread.  This week's topic talks about modern day sundown towns.  I have been reading a book by James W. Loewen, a historian and sociologist,  called Sundown Towns- A Hidden Dimension of American … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Bill Cosby On Prejudice

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U. FAM! We hope you're enjoying your weekend.   In this video, Bill Cosby performs a monologue about prejudice.... … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed

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HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.!! We conclude our series on Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed...   … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed.... … [Read more...]