September 2, 2014

Friday Afternoon Thread: Soulsville USA – Stax Records

On August 20, 1972, the Stax label presented a major concert, Wattstax, featured performances by Stax recording artists and humor from a rising young comedian who would go on to record for the label – Richard Pryor.

Richard Pryor – Wattstax

Richard Pryor – Black & White Women

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  • Alma98

    I just bought my youngest son a Pryor dvd collection. He loves him.

  • Miranda

    SMH!! This is trifling on sooooo many levels!!

    Michigan judge admits sexual affair with plaintiff

    WDIV- A Wayne County judge has admitted he had sex with a woman in his chambers while her case was pending in his court.

    In a 38-page response to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission’s complaint that was filed against him, Wade McCree writes he started to be sexually involved with Geniene La’Shay Mott in June 2012. His response also states he would occasionally bring Mott into the courthouse through the building’s back entrance, which was reserved for judges and courthouse staff. But, McCree said, Mott never had “uninhabited access to the courthouse and that the courthouse was never in any danger because Mott was there.

    Mott has said she regularly had sex with McCree in his office and eventually became pregnant. She met the judge while he was handling a child support case involving her child and another man.

    Robert King of Macomb County’s Clinton Township has sued McCree and Mott over the situation on grounds his civil rights were violated.

    WDIV- A Wayne County judge has admitted he had sex with a woman in his chambers while her case was pending in his court.

    In a 38-page response to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission’s complaint that was filed against him, Wade McCree writes he started to be sexually involved with Geniene La’Shay Mott in June 2012. His response also states he would occasionally bring Mott into the courthouse through the building’s back entrance, which was reserved for judges and courthouse staff. But, McCree said, Mott never had “uninhabited access to the courthouse and that the courthouse was never in any danger because Mott was there.

    Mott has said she regularly had sex with McCree in his office and eventually became pregnant. She met the judge while he was handling a child support case involving her child and another man.

    Robert King of Macomb County’s Clinton Township has sued McCree and Mott over the situation on grounds his civil rights were violated.

    more here: http://thegrio.com/2013/03/29/michigan-judge-admits-sexual-affair-with-plaintiff/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Black+News#51372568

    • Alma98

      Trifling doesn’t begin to describe this mess, smh so hard it fell on the floor. Just scandalous!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Waymint! We talked about this kneegrow before! Last year, he got busted for sending shirtless photos of himself to women!

      http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/thursday-open-thread-influential-black-educators/#comment-25260

      That mofo needs to be fired ASAP! Trifling ass mofo!

      • isonprize

        Hold up! I remember that. HE STILL KEPT HIS JOB????

        What in the world??!!!! He was married then. IS he STILL married?

        WOW!!

  • Miranda

    RNC minority outreach continues in fabulous fashion!

    After RNC Calls For Hispanic Outreach, Republican Governor Eliminates Latino Affairs Office
    By Rebecca Leber on Mar 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    excerpt:
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) contribution to this effort is to unexpectedly close the state’s Latino Affairs office, an office that normally engaged with Latino leaders on policy, offfered bilingual assistance for disaster victims, and collected demographic statistics on the state’s 800,000 Latino residents.

    The governor’s office said it will shift some of the office’s duties to a general office for community and constituent affairs. “We are committed to serving the needs of all of North Carolina’s citizens,” McCrory’s chief of staff said. “We don’t segment our constituents by race or cultural background, any more than we separate them by age or gender.”

    But Latino advocates criticize the decision. Executive Director of Latin American Coalition in Charlotte Jess George told McClatchy, “The message from Raleigh is that Latinos in North Carolina don’t matter.”

    Just before closing the Latino Affairs office, North Carolina pursued a controversial driver’s license design that would distinguish young undocumented immigrants’s licenses by a pink stripe and the words, “NO LAWFUL STATUS” printed across. The state somewhat modified the design when it faced community backlash.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/29/1794901/republican-latino-outreach/

    • Alma98

      Keep it up repubs.

  • Miranda

    Walker Blames Sluggish Wisconsin Job Growth On 2011 Union Protests

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday blamed the state’s sluggish job growth on “uncertainty” due to the mass-union protests triggered when his administration essentially ended collective bargaining for most public employees in 2011.

    “The first year we had a lot of protests in the state,” Walker said, according to the Journal Sentinel. “We had two years’, almost, worth of recalls. A lot of employers here I think can relate to the fact (that) uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges for employers big or small or anywhere in between. There was a lot of uncertainty. The good news is that’s passed.”

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/walker-blames-sluggish-wisconsin-job-growth-on-2011

    • Alma98

      OMG! This sonofabitch, it’s everybody’s fault but his own ineptitude ass. He has got to effing go! White people of WI better get their shit together for real.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        Last year it was due to independent studies used for the other 49 states got the numbers wrong. Next year it will be because Honey Boo Boo relocates to Toomsboro.

        • Alma98

          He’s an idiot of gargantuan proportions.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD AFTERNOON miranda/POU FAM♥ – -***BIG HUG** :>) –BWAHAHA –YA MEAN – -THIS RICHARD PRYOT. –LOL – –HE B SOME KINDA – –CRAY!! —CRAY!!- -Jus’ the MENTION of HIS NAME!! LOL! LOL!! – — -Seeeee. . . LOL

    – —Mirandaaaaaaaaaa —-U HAVE ENHANCED YOUR –SOULFUL MUSIC VAULT! LOL – -THANK U. :>) – - -

    Lookin FORWARD 2 postin’ MORE!! – -LOL- -

    Have a good –rest of the day. POU FAM♥ — -

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Oh dear. RoRo is whining again. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t remember him speaking this much about the need for diversity on cable news when he was on CNN.

    Look at @thereval Sharpton’s show and Melissa Harris Perry. The ratings prove minority audiences can pull in Ratings. @tvnewser— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) March 29, 2013

    So let’s throw open the doors! Let’s see MORE weekend shows and daily shows and opinion shows featuring minorities! @tvnewser— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) March 29, 2013

    TRANSLATION: Please Give Me A Show!

    • Miranda

      He has whined so much the last 2 weeks its been ridiculous. He has been incredibly annoying. How the hell can somebody be LOUD over the damn internet? Roland knows, cuz he been hollering “look at me!” since CNN shoved him out the door.

    • GreenLadyHere

      God Afternoon Sepia: —**BIG HUG** :>) —

      YES! – –U! AIN’T! NEVA! LIED!! —-NOW he’s trynta — “GET A BASE!!” – —HAH! – –

      -“Too Much Too Little Too Late” —LOL -

      WE CAIN’T HEAR U – –LA! – - -LA – —LA – –

      Good 2 C U Sepia. :>) -

      • TyrenM

        Love Denise. Anyways lmao.

        • GreenLadyHere

          - –HEEY TyrenM. ***BIG HUG** :>) – — -

          — -***fist bump*** — –ENJOY. :>) Good 2 C U. :>) – –

          Oh YEAH! —-He NEVA did get his BASE. LOL – -

    • trose1

      Roland is having a virtual nervous breakdown on twitter smdh

      • Miranda

        Yes he is…its like watching a really bad auto accident in slow motion.

    • Guns3000

      I don’t want to hear a thing from him. No one would even know who he is without CNN. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

  • Miranda

    SMH……a grand jury has indicted 34 folks including the former Supt of Ed for Atlanta Public Schools for supposedly either helping to cheat or knowing about cheating on a standardized test to hide the students real scores…..and they are charged under RICO statutes…..now as bad as what they did is…..the hell! its as bad as being a ranking member of the Gambino family? The bail recommended for the former Supt is 7.5 million dollars!

    • Alma98

      That bail is insane!

  • gc

    Hi Everybody – I’ve been away a long time because of my mother’s passing. But I need to thank you all. I have become virtually ignorant of the political world, but was consistently able to log here and get the latest.
    THANK YOU :)

    • goldenstar

      My condolences. I so agree with you: this site is the best.

      • gc

        Thank you so much. I think this site is Pulitzer-worthy.

    • Alma98

      Hi gc welcome back, I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

      • gc

        WE did. I came back with a thing for Daquiris, LOL (WE had a long planned vacay to the Caribbean. Seemed weird to go, but my mother “came with me.”)

        • Alma98

          Good for you!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon Gc.♥ – -***runnin’ 2 give U a BIG HUG*** :>)–

      - — -“The Lord Bless You and Keep You”–AMEN. –

      – –MISSIN’ U♥ – — -Sooo –HAPPY 2 C U. :>)- -:>)

      —-Have a GR8 rest of the day. :>) —

      • gc

        As always, GLH, the pics you include touch me.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Gc [**stompin'once*** -- 4 - --MY PLEASURE! :>)] —***hugs** :>)

    • nathkatun7

      I am so sorry, GC, to hear of your mother’s passing! I hope you are summoning all the strength to cope with her absence. As long as you cherish all the precious times she was with you she will always be in your life. My deepest condolences to you and your family!

    • TyrenM

      GC. Sorry for your the loss of your mother. I hope you and family can find some semblance of peace during this trying time.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Welcome back.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – –UH! OH! – - –STR8 ! —- CALLED! — OUT!!–HAH!
    – - -STUDY: CVS, Rite Aid, And Other Chain Pharmacies Mark Up Generic Drugs By Up To 18 Times Their Cost – - –
    - – -According to a new Consumer Reports investigative study
    published Thursday, there is rampant variation in the price of generic
    drugs as large U.S. pharmacy chains — including CVS, Rite Aid, andTarget — marking up the prices of generic drug versions for common medications by as much as 18 times what wholesale chains like Costco charge. That price variance ends up costing Americans, who spend an average of $758 out-of-pocket on drugs every year, hundreds of dollars in unnecessary spending each month.

    – –SNIP – –
    – - -The study’s full findings are illustrated in this chart:
    – – SNIP –
    This isn’t the first time generic drug makers have been in the news this week. On Monday, the Supreme Court took up Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis — which one expert dubbed “the health care reform case of 2013″ — a case centering on the legality and antitrust implications of so-called “pay for delay” arrangements in which brand name drug makers pay off their generic drug counterparts to delay a drug’s generic version from entry into the market. If the FTC winds up winning that case, it could save Americans and the government billions of dollars on drug costs every year. But as this new report demonstrates, they could save much more if pharmacies stopped jacking up their rates to startling degrees.
    – -
    THERE IS MORE.
    - —PERFECT TIMING!! —HAH! — -As portions of the ACA -go into effect — -HATAS annnd RE-THUGS –would soooo want 2 ACCUSE MR. PRESIDENT of – -the – “HIGH COSTS of the GENERIC DRUGS!!” — NOW – –THEY can C the TRUTH!! :>) –HAH!! – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - -THESE DANG RACIST RE-THUCKERS!! –geesh!!
    - –Republicans Introduce Legislation To Discriminate Against Non-English Speakers- -

    – — —Republicans are continuing their minority outreach efforts this month byintroducing a bill outlawing Spanish and other non-English languages from being used in federal documents. – -

    -Rep. Steve King (R-IA), most recently in the headlines after attacking President Obama’s young daughters for going on vacation, introduced the English Language Unity Act in the House earlier this month, along with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) in the Senate. As King notes on his website, the bill would require“all official functions of the United States to be conducted in English.” Federal and state governments print thousands of documents every year, many of which are translated into other languages besides English.
    – — -SNIP —
    King’s bill currently enjoys 39 co-sponsors in the House—37 Republicans and two conservative Democrats—though that number will likely increase over time. Inhofe’s Senate bill has five co-sponsors, all Republicans.

    THERE IS MORE

    THIS IS WHERE THEY WANT 2 GO – –>Back in Time!! – -geesh!!

  • lamh36

    Alright bout to see what this Temptation movie is all about. Y’all know ima tell ya later!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — -EVIDENCE of the NEED 4 STRICT—GUN CONTROL!! –
    LIKE MR. PRESIDENT is LEADING the CHARGE 4!! —

    How A Straw Purchaser Allegedly Enabled The Colorado Prison Chief’s Murder
    - –On Thursday, the Denver Post reportedhow Evan Ebel, the accused killer of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, used a straw purchaser to acquire the 9mm semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting.

    Ebel, a white supremacist gang member, was a felon and thereby was barred under federal law from possessing a gun. Had he tried to go into a gun store a buy a gun, he would have failed the background check. So instead Ebel used the most common method criminals use to acquire firearms: a straw purchaser. In this case it is alleged that Stevie
    Marie Vigil, a 22-year-old woman, went in to High Plains Arms to buy a
    gun on Ebel’s behalf.

    The pattern is remarkably similar to the Christmas Eve ambush-murder of two firefighters in Webster, NY. In that case, a 62-year-old felon named William H. Spengler allegedly relied on a neighbor, Dawn Nguyen, to buy the Bushmaster semiautomatic assault rifle he would use.
    - —SNIP – — -
    -What’s the solution? Simple: pass the gun bill that that is coming up for a vote in the Senate next month, which would require universal background checks and substantially raise the penalties for straw purchasers and gun traffickers.
    – - —[YA THINK!??]

    THERE IS MORE

  • rikyrah

    In my twin sister’s rape, there were many victims

    By Christa Parravani,

    Published: March 28

    . Across the planet, more than one in three women will be physically or sexually abused by men.

    But whatever the grisly statistics, the number of people damaged by rape is much higher. Those devastated by sexual violence against women far outnumber any official tallies.

    I know this math intimately.

    In 2001, my identical twin, Cara, was raped by Edgardo Hernandez, a stranger, when we were 24. It was a violent act that destroyed her. And then it almost destroyed me.

    After her rape, Cara took drugs in quantities that would prove to be lethal, doses she felt she needed to help her forget. She died from an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl, a pain medication, on a late spring afternoon — June 13, 2006. And even though her death was an accident, no one who knew Cara doubts that Hernandez, though he didn’t murder her, took her life nonetheless. It just took four years, seven months and 26 days.

    Cara said it best from the witness stand during her rapist’s sentencing: “Edgardo Hernandez is the worst kind of thief. He did not steal my wedding rings, yet my marriage has dissolved. He did not take my legs, yet for over a year I was afraid to leave my house, to walk around in broad daylight. October 18, 2001, was the day I died.”

    My sister died from a rape. She is that rape’s core victim — its axis of suffering, of torment, of woe — but she is not its only victim.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-my-twin-sisters-rape-there-were-many-victims/2013/03/28/09ac8442-9622-11e2-894a-b984cbdff2e6_story.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -Miranda — — WELP! —HE GOT IT —His –”NEGRO WAKE-UP CALL — -COURTESY: –KARMA!! – –LOL – -

    Students demand prayer breakfast critic be pulled from commencement

    – — Students at Johns Hopkins University are petitioning to replace Dr. Ben Carson as the medical school’s 2013 commencement speaker.The effort, organized by the university’s Health and Human Rights Student Group, is in response to a recent argument Carson made against same-sex marriage.

    Actually, I stopped here — ’cause —-he is NOW seein’ — that he AIN’T GOT NO BASE!!—All that CHEERIN’ annnd – subsequent PRESS –di-ent mean –SQUAT!! –LOL- –

    NOW — -Go pickup dat SCAPEL annnnnd —DO WHAT-CHU -KNOW!! –HAH!! —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – –MR. PRYOR — -The ACTOR:- -:>)

    – - -Lady Sings The Blues — (Movie Clip) Take The Money – –:>)

    He was —MULTI-TALENTED. :>) – -RIHEP. :>)

    — -Annnd – - -”MR. BILLIE –Deeeeeeeee!” :>) — -

  • Miranda

    Good Lord….ratchetness at epic levels
    Battle Of The Pregnant Baby Mamas Results In Foot Amputation http://newsone.com/2314565/alise-kelly-hareyll-hunter-christopher-chaney-houston/

    • Alma98

      My people, my people, SMGDH!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - MR. PRESIDENT in MIAMI :>) – - -Woo! Hoo! :>) – -

    – - -President Obama Speaks on Infrastructure and the Economy – -:>)

    — -President Obama discusses his plan to create jobs by investing in
    rebuilding the infrastructure that powers our businesses and our
    economy.

    — -THANK U 4 YOUR LEADERSHIP — – -MR. PRESIDENT —:>)

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      uh huh

  • rikyrah

    just for today at Amazon.com in the MP3 Music – Aretha Franklin’s ALBUM
    The Very Best of Aretha Franklin for only $1.99!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - – Speakin’ of MR. PRYOR. :>) —-

    — -Forest Whitaker Takes Over Richard Pryor Biopic- -
    - – –*The long-gestating Richard Pryor biopic is starting over from scratch with Forest Whitaker now in charge.
    Fresh from producing the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awardwinner “Fruitvale,” Whitaker has taken over the nearly two-decade effort to bring the legendary comic’s life of the big screen, reports Deadline.com.

    Whitaker is teaming with the late comic’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, to
    produce the film through his Significant Productions shingle. Whitaker
    will develop a new script with input from Jennifer Pryor, and
    Significant Productions’ Nina Yang-Bongiovi, will also produce.

    The Pryor biopic has been attempted numerous times, and the most
    recent version had Bill Condon poised to direct Marlon Wayans in the
    starring role for Sony Pictures, where Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison had set the project. Condon was certainly passionate about Pryor, but
    everything took a back seat when he signed on to helm the final two
    “Twilight Saga” installments. The project languished.
    – - -SNIP – -
    The question now is, who will be Whitaker’s Richard Pryor?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — GOOD FRIDAY/EASTER GREETINGS: –FROM MR. PRESIDENT♥/OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥

    – — – -Statement by the President on Easter Weekend – -:>) – -

    – - -This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians here at home andaround the world in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. These Holy Days are a time to reflect on the momentous sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for each of us, and to celebrate the triumph of the Resurrection and His gift of grace. It is a time for renewed hope amidstcontinued challenges. It’s also a time to ponder the common values that unite us — to have compassion for all and to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. As we embrace our loved ones and give thanks for our blessings, we wish all who celebrate with us a blessed Easter. –AMEN. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — ***Siiiiigh**** HOW MANY TIMES??? –

    – - – -Oklahoma Latest Republican State To Push Tax Cuts For The Rich – -

    – - -Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is the latest Republican governor pushing for cuts to the state income tax, and like the plans from other states, Fallin’s would give most of its benefits to the state’s
    wealthiest residents. The proposal is gaining steam in the state legislature, where it has passed the House and is awaiting consideration in the Senate.

    Fallin’s plan reduces the top income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5
    percent, and while it is modest compared to tax cuts other Republican states are pursuing, it would still cost the state roughly $100 million ayear. And according to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, more than 40 percent of its tax cuts would go to the state’s richest 5 percent of residents while the bottom 60 percent would see just 9 percent of the benefits. The poorest fifth of Oklahoma residents would see no tax cut at all:

    THERE IS MORE.

    - –Geesh!! – - –”WHYCOME” people keep them in office?? – —
    THEY DESERVE what they get!!! – —-humph!!!!

    Annnd THEY CRITICIZE —MR. PRESIDENT!! – - –WHA’????- – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — ***Siiiiigh**** HOW MANY TIMES??? –

    – - – -Oklahoma Latest Republican State To Push Tax Cuts For The Rich – -

    – - -Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is the latest Republican governor pushing for cuts to the state income tax, and like the plans from other states, Fallin’s would give most of its benefits to the state’s
    wealthiest residents. The proposal is gaining steam in the state legislature, where it has passed the House and is awaiting consideration in the Senate.

    Fallin’s plan reduces the top income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5
    percent, and while it is modest compared to tax cuts other Republican states are pursuing, it would still cost the state roughly $100 million ayear. And according to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, more than 40 percent of its tax cuts would go to the state’s richest 5 percent of residents while the bottom 60 percent would see just 9 percent of the benefits. The poorest fifth of Oklahoma residents would see no tax cut at all:

    THERE IS MORE.

    - –Geesh!! – - –”WHYCOME” people keep them in office?? – —
    THEY DESERVE what they get!!! – —-humph!!!!

    Annnd THEY CRITICIZE —MR. PRESIDENT!! – - –WHA’????- – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – —UH! OH! — -Here comes –REV. AL, :>) — — —

    – - -Sharpton Challenges Emergency Manager Law– –

    – –The Rev. Al Sharpton is not a fan of Michigan’s new emergency manager, reports HuffPost Black Voices.“As Michigan’s new emergency manager and right-to-work laws both kicked in on March 28, Detroit protesters took to the streets to voice their opposition to the new legislation,”reports Black Voices. “OnThursday,National Action Network founder Al Sharpton announced the filing of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Public Act 436, the new EM law that gives state-appointed managers expanded powers, WDIV-TV reports.”

    — Sharpton said the emergency manager was taking power away from local hands. — -

    - – - — Goooo Rev. Al! – —THANK U 4 continuin’ 2 B – — -ON “DA STRUGGLE”. :>) – — -BLESS U♥ – –

  • GreenLadyHere