October 21, 2016

Thursday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black


This week's thread has highlighted some historical and modern people who have passed.  I am going to highlight an actor who admitted his mother was black about 5 or 6 years ago. Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Architects


Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton (born 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a professor of architecture and urban design, adjunct professor of social work, and director of the Center for Environment Education and Design Studies (CEEDS) at the University of … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys


Fredrick L. McGhee (October 28, 1861 – September 9, 1912), a black civil rights activist and one of America’s first African American lawyers. McGhee, born as a slave but who later was able to achieve a substantial career as an attorney and become one … [Read more...]

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


Cari Champion (born June 1975) is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She has worked as an anchorand reporter for the Tennis Channel and as the host of ESPN2's First Take. In July 2015, Champion became an anchor for ESPN's … [Read more...]

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

Foxborough, MA - August 20, 2012 - Gillette Stadium: Lisa Salters during a preseason game
(Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Alisia "Lisa" Salters is an American journalist and former collegiate women's basketball player. She has been a reporter forESPN and ESPN on ABC since 2000. Previously, she covered the O.J. Simpson murder case for ABC and worked as a reporter at … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Dr. King Meets The Press (Revisited)

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our look at Dr. King's appearances on NBC's "Meet The Press". In this 1963 appearance, Dr. King and Roy Wilkins discuss their planned March on Washington: PART I: … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Children’s Authors and Illustrators


Andrea Davis Pinkney is a children's author and Coretta Scott King Award winner who writes about African-American culture. She is the author of more than 20 books and founder of the "first African American children's book imprint at a major … [Read more...]