Throwdown Thursday: Cheese Enchiladas

This recipe was submitted by one of our board members of POCU, Roberto Gomez. I’m the oldest of 4 siblings. Ranging from 28 to 11 years old. The youngest being born a few months before I graduated high school. (joke is my mom felt the need to replace me). My family lived pay check toContinue reading “Throwdown Thursday: Cheese Enchiladas”

Wisdom Wednesday: Civil Rights Movement Timeline

The Civil Rights Movement was an organized effort by Black Americans to end racial discrimination and gain equal rights under the law. It began in the late 1940s and ended in the late 1960s. Although tumultuous at times, the movement was mostly nonviolent and resulted in laws to protect every American’s constitutional rights, regardless ofContinue reading “Wisdom Wednesday: Civil Rights Movement Timeline”

HBCU-esday: Greek Life

Greek life is a defining feature of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Black culture on campus. Historically Black fraternities and sororities were established at HBCUs to offer Black students the opportunity to cultivate friendships and meaningful relationships, celebrate and honor Black culture, and contribute to the social and economic vitality of BIPOC communities.Continue reading “HBCU-esday: Greek Life”

Throwdown Thursday: Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is one of the most common West African dishes eaten in the regions of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Liberia, Dominica Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. However, each of these countries has their own variation of this meal. It is inexpensive and easy to make yet, delicious.Continue reading “Throwdown Thursday: Jollof Rice”

Wisdom Wednesday: The African Burial Ground

A Sacred Space in Manhattan The African Burial Ground became a National Historic Landmark in 1993. National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. In 1991, construction began on a 34-storyContinue reading “Wisdom Wednesday: The African Burial Ground”

Throwdown Thursday: Louisiana/Southern Texas Gumbo

This recipe was submitted by one of our board members of POCU, Jeremy Edosomwan. Nothing says Louisiana/Southern Texas more than a delicious bowl of Gumbo!!! Yummy!!! Gumbo is the best thing on God’s Green Earth when cooked with “Love”. There are so many variations of this dish. Some prefer it Creole Style other prefer itContinue reading “Throwdown Thursday: Louisiana/Southern Texas Gumbo”

Wisdom Wednesday: Maya Angelou Quarter

The Maya Angelou Quarter is the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Maya Angelou was a celebrated writer, performer, and social activist. She rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction include moreContinue reading “Wisdom Wednesday: Maya Angelou Quarter”

HBCU-esday: Homecoming

While many university homecomings come and go without much notice, homecomings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are annual events that everyone circles on their calendars. Whether you had the opportunity to attend the HBCU or not, the experience given at a HBCU homecoming is like non other. A weekend gathering of individuals ofContinue reading “HBCU-esday: Homecoming”

Throwdown Thursday: Fontain Family Recipes

These recipes were lovingly submitted by a member of POCU, Jina Williams, to honor a traditional meal prepared by her late mother, Artisse LaRue Fontain. The traditional New Year’s Day meal in my childhood home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is ham hocks & black eyed peas, pigs feet & potato salad, collard greens, cornbread and Frank’sContinue reading “Throwdown Thursday: Fontain Family Recipes”