October 19, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Black Historians

Happy Friday POU!

Delilah Leontium Beasley (September 9, 1867 – August 18, 1934), was an American historian, and newspaper columnist for the Oakland TribuneOakland, California, US. Beasley becomes the first African-American woman to be published regularly in a major metropolitan newspaper.

As a writer, Beasley has the distinction of being the first person to have presented written proof of the existence of California black pioneers, in her writings, Slavery in California (1918) and her classic, The Negro Trail-Blazers of California (1919), a pioneering work in the field of California black history. Her journalists career spanned over fifty years, including detailing the racial problems in California and the heroic achievements by Blacks to overcome them, during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Beasley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the oldest of five children in the family of Daniel Beasley, an engineer, and Margaret Harris, a homemaker. After her parents’ death while she was still a teenager, Beasley had to find a full-time job to support herself, she pursued a career as a trained masseuse. She began her newspaper career in 1883 writing for a black newspaper the Cleveland Gazette, founded by Harry C. Smith. She wrote briefly about church and social activities. Three years later, she published her first column in the Sunday Cincinnati, OhioEnquirer under the headline “Mosaics”. Beasley studied journalism under Dan Rudd, a well-known newspaper publisher of the Colored Catholic Tribune in Cincinnati.

In 1910, at age 39, Beasley moved to Oakland, California, attending lectures and researching at University of California, Berkeley and writing essays for presentations at local churches. In 1910 the African American population in Oakland was 3,055. The small black population supported a flowering of indigenous institutions and community formation in the 10s and 20s. Among these institutions were various black-owned small businesses, churches, and private social-welfare organizations. In addition, several black newspapers were published in Oakland, including the Oakland Sunshine, which began publication in 1902, publisher William Prince, and the Western Outlook, established in 1894, publishers J. S. Francis and J. L. Derrick. In 1915, she wrote for a black audience in the Oakland Sunshine.

Trail-Blazers Book

Delilah Beasley chronicled African American “firsts”, and notable achievements in early California in her book The Negro Trail-Blazers of California (1919). A compilation of records from the California Archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, searching newspapers from 1848 to the 1890s, all the black newspapers from the first in 1855 through 1919. Beasley Trail-Blazers book included diaries, biographical sketches, poetry commemorating black sacrifices, photographs, old papers, conversations of old pioneers, a comprehensive history of early legislation and court cases. Beasley’s informative compilation of records is full of success stories. It gives many hundreds of names of blacks in California from the pioneer period to the late 19th century.

Beasley writes about the black gold miners of the late 1840s:

“A history of the Negro people of California would be incomplete without mention of the mining men who came in 1849. There were at one time several hundred Negro miners working claims on Mormon and Mokelumn Hill, at Placerville, Grass Valley and elsewhere in California mountains. One such man was Moses Rodgers a mining expert and was considered one of the best mining engineers in the state. He was also a metallurgist and owned a group of mines at Hornitus. The colored miners rarely took a chance in buying mining stock. He had more sacred duties to perform with his money. He either used it to pay for the freedom or liberty of himself, his family or other loved ones in faraway “Dixie-Land“. If not that, then he contributed largely from his diggings to assisting the “Executive Committee of the Colored Convention” in their struggles to secure legislative enactments in the interest of the Negro race in California”.

Beasley spent nine years writing her book, the book is important to historians of California and the West, and of African American western history. She knew many people who had been in California from the beginning of statehood and before. So much of what we know of California black pioneers grows out of her book. One of her possible heroes in the book was Lt. Col. Allen Allensworth, in 1908 founder of an all African American town in Allensworth, California, now a state park, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Beasley wrote, “The late Colonel Allensworth was born a slave, and yet there are few, if any, who have made more out of life and done more for their fellow man”.

Newspaper Columnist

Her work on the book The Negro Trail-Blazers paved the way for Beasley to become the first Black woman in California to write regularly for a major metropolitan newspaper. By 1925 Delilah was writing regularly for the Oakland Tribune. Her Sunday Tribune column was Activities Among Negroes and her name was also published with the articles. She often spent far over forty hours a week collecting material for her column. She wrote about churches, social events, women’s clubs, literary societies, and local as well as national politics. Beasley’s motivation was to give the white readers of the Oakland Tribune a positive picture of the black community. She documented the achievements of successful black men and women, in Oakland and elsewhere. By highlighting such items, she served her larger goal of demonstrating the capabilities of African-Americans while building a strong constituency for her column and a network of sources from whom she could count on receiving information. There is no doubt that in performing this service she laid an important part of the groundwork for the expanded inter-racial cooperation that developed during the Depression era of the 1930s. Richard Dillon, whose book on California Pioneers who had special qualities of their unusual and stimulating lives, wrote that Beasley was “born 50 years before her time”. Beasley wrote for the Oakland Tribune from 1925–1934.

Community Service And Social Activism

In 1929, Beasley also used her professional skills and prominence in international groups to rebut white fears about the consequences of creating an International House at the University of California, Berkeley. Many Berkeley landlords protested the construction of the House, fearing an influx of foreigners. International House at UC Berkeley is a multi-cultural residence and program center serving students, the local community and alumni worldwide. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships and leadership skills for the promotion of a more tolerant and peaceful world. The university wrote: “More than 800 people gathered in Berkeley to protest racial integration in the proposed International House. At that meeting, Delilah Beasley, a black reporter for the Oakland Tribune, passionately defended the concept to a disgruntled and stunned audience. And it was Beasley who stood up to the protests of property owners who feared that I-House would cause Berkeley to be overrun with Blacks and Asians”. Notable I-House alumni and residents are, Delbert E. WongJerry BrownOona KingChitra Banerjee DivakaruniRose BirdF. Drew GaffneyEric E. Schmidt, and Sadako Ogata.

The weekly column she wrote for the newspaper, Activities Among Negroes, enhanced her standing in the community because of her ability to generate favorable publicity for black political struggles. Recognition of her ability to influence the white community strengthened her status within both white and black communities. She confronted misconceptions and contradictions as a newspaper journalist, and campaign against the use in the press of explicitly derogatory words when writing about African Americans. In 1932, Beasley organized the donation of a painting by a Black artist to the Oakland Museum. Due to her efforts as president of the “Far Western Inter-Racial Committee,” a painting by Eugene Burk, titled “The Slave Mother” was unveiled and presented to gallery director William Clapp, with Beasley expressing hope that “the presentation of this picture to the permanent collection of the Oakland Municipal Art may be the means of opening many doors to young aspiring Negroes, not only of Oakland but of the United States.” Clapp responded,

“We feel a very great appreciation of the thought and effort. Even under normal conditions the gift would be remarkable, since it is the first presented in this gallery as a formal expression of racial culture. It is also noteworthy because it is the first work of art that has been presented to the gallery by an organized group of citizens”.

In 1933, it was at Beasley’s urging that California State Assemblyman William F. Knowland, then assistant publisher of the Oakland Tribune, and AssemblymanFrederick M. Roberts of Los Angeles County, introduced an anti-lynching bill, that passed unanimously in both branches of the California Legislature.[28][29] It was the state’s first mob violence law. The majority of lynching in California between 1850 and 1935 were perpetrated against Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.

Today, veteran and student journalists are honored with the Hall of Fame & Scholarship Awards of the Cincinnati chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, with the “Delilah Leontium Beasley Scholar” awards.

  • Tunisia

    GM, Rikyrah.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

  • Tunisia

    Morning, All.

  • rikyrah

    uh huh

    Facebook has removed data and thousands of posts from the site, obscuring the full reach of Russian disinformation. https://t.co/F9dGbOCzZ9

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 12, 2017

  • rikyrah

    truth

    And the people cry out “Who will save us?” And no one answers.
    By Liberal Librarian

    As of the writing of this essay, Politico is reporting that Moron Hitler is sticking in the knife to the ACA, ending subsidy payments to insurers. We’ll see if that actually comes to pass, but it’s quite within the realm of possibility.

    Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday, Charlie Pierce had this article. It’s a plea for Barack Obama to join the anti-Trump resistance full time. Read it. I did. And my blood boiled.

    It’s nothing but an excoriation of Pres. Obama for hang gliding, vacationing, and giving inspirational, remunerated speeches. It’s as if Pierce blames Pres. Obama for the predicament we’re in, a catastrophe of our own making.

    Dear Charlie Pierce: Fuck you.

    ……………………………………………………

    No, Charlie Pierce: Barack Obama owes you and your fair-weather friends nothing. (Oh, yes, I recall your bitingly critical articles on him.) He pulled the country out of a ditch with practically no help. Voters drove it back in, again and again, in 2010, 2014, and finally, and maybe fatally, in 2016. He’s not your Magic Negro. He’s not your savior. He’s just the greatest president to have served the nation in the past half-century, and faced nothing but backbiting and opposition for his troubles.

    • A President out of office any President owes nothing.

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Didn’t even mention it

  • Miranda

    But Jill Stein was the moral choice, ain’t that right Marc Lamont Hill?
    https://twitter.com/mmurraypolitics/status/918819307181805568

    • rikyrah

      HE and his ilk should NEVER EVER be able to live this down. This receipt should be pulled on him and others until Jesus returns.

  • Miranda

    I specifically remember this crazy person (who turns out to not exist) being retweeted into my timeline plenty of times last year.
    ——————————-
    “A Twitter feed for a “Crystal Johnson” registered in Dec. 2015, however, was recently suspended. According to Google Cache, the feed has posted material with #BlackLivesMatter hashtags, including at least one that generated thousands of retweets.”
    https://i2.wp.com/thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/screenshot-2752.png?w=360&ssl=1
    ————————————
    https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/918825452290048003

    • Town

      Oh wow, I follow “her” and she follows me back!

    • Alma98

      hmmm….

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Look at this. I LOVE Adam!

    https://youtu.be/ETR9qrVS17g

    • Thank you so much for this GovChris. I saw a gentleman on C-Span talking about this with Ta Neshi Coates.

    • rikyrah

      Thanks for this.

    • Alma98

      The sad and sorry thing is white folks still willfully ignore this info, just look at the comments. White people’s inability to look at anything they did and do wrong is why racism is here to stay.

  • She may have passed in 1934 but don’t tell me a lot of us who don’t have relatives that look just like Delilah Leontium Beasley.

    • Miranda

      Looks just like my paternal grandmother.

    • rikyrah

      You tell the truth

  • TyrenM

    Good morning all.
    Presidential Toys and I’ll beat your ass, how bout that! Best lines of the night. I miss TGIT live blogging with y’all. Have a good day all.

    • rikyrah

      Morning TyrenM

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      SMDH….they knew exactly what to do.

      • rikyrah

        UH HUH
        UH HUH

  • Miranda

    It’s not mistakes……..it’s just willful deceit.
    ——————————
    The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has “never seen that level of mistakes” when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner’s security clearance application.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/918827304511508480

    • rikyrah

      Absolutely willful deceit.
      When it was explained that you have to enter a password pretty much after every page filled in…..

      NOBODY CAN JUST FORGET STUFF ON THIS FORM.

  • Miranda

    So the “Don’t Shoot Us” theme was a Russian orchestrated ploy to sow discord leading up to the elections….*looks at Elon James White*…oh really now.
    —————————
    Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
    October 12, 2017: 3:00 PM ET

    Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.

    One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.

    The campaign, titled “Don’t Shoot Us,” offers new insights into how Russian agents created a broad online ecosystem where divisive political messages were reinforced across multiple platforms, amplifying a campaign that appears to have been run from one source — the shadowy, Kremlin-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

    A source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN that the Don’t Shoot Us Facebook page was one of the 470 accounts taken down after the company determined they were linked to the IRA. CNN has separately established the links between the Facebook page and the other Don’t Shoot Us accounts.

    more here: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/12/media/dont-shoot-us-russia-pokemon-go/index.html?sr=twCNN101217dont-shoot-us-russia-pokemon-go0322PMStory

    • rikyrah

      He, like his other ‘earn my vote’ /’I’m too smart to vote for either major political party, because they are the same’ crowd..

      HAVE NOT APOLOGIZED.

    • Town

      He been real quiet. Hardly any new podcasts from him and the ones he’s been putting out are about him being a daddy.

      • Miranda

        Makes you wonder…..I mean, doesn’t seem like that podcast is so great it makes THAT substantial of an income.

        • Town

          He’s got a TV show on the Free Speech Network too. It’s very boring.

    • Miranda

      This is why he’s been screaming like a nut. The generals will not let him tear up the Iran Deal.

      • Tillerson told him not to do it. So he wonders why Rex is calling him a moron.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Fam. Shout out to my cousin’s (white) wife for snatching her uncle’s collar on Facebook in her post supporting the kneeling NFL players.

    Actually she’s snatched his collar more than a few times since last November. I’ve think she’s earned that special Thanksgiving dinner status where we can let it rip and keep it 100 around her. She’s now one of us LOL.

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, MsKitty

  • rikyrah

    uh huh

    Watch our rates go sky high.
    Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns broken health-care system https://t.co/y6b3Tf9MuF
    — Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 13, 2017

  • rikyrah

    This went under the radar…..

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/12/17
    DoJ argues Trump doesn’t have to preserve presidential records
    Rachel Maddow looks at the idiosyncrasies of Donald Trump’s legal team, as well as an argument being made in court by the Justice Department that Trump is not bound by the Presidential Records Act to preserve materials from his time in the White House.

  • MonieTalks
    • Kennymack1971

      Oliver Stone has been ain’t shit for a long time.

      (And his skeletons should be coming out any day now)

    • Well no actually the system Stone is referring to protected Weinstein all these years but then again what do you expect from someone who makes sci-fi movies like

      https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/08/32908/full_hd/S1Snowden.jpg

      How’d that do at the box office?

    • Miranda

      Of course.

    • rikyrah

      Complete and utter trash

  • rikyrah

    This story was outrageous….a SPA DAY???

    DA PHUQ?

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/12/17
    Doctor quits Puerto Rico medical relief team over ‘spa day’
    Rache Maddow reports on a doctor who has quit her disaster response team in Puerto Rico after seeing medical workers treat themselves to a ‘spa day’ in the medical triage tents.

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty 🙂

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family, lurkers and everyone but Dolt 45, the deplorables and Jerry Jones….May you sleep with bedbugs every night.

    Anyway, if y’all don’t see me around anymore just know I probably went to go seek asylum in Wakanda because what’s going on in this country right now….this some bullshit man.

    • Joy

      *grabs purse* You ain’t leaving me here!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack

    • Get mad but don’t let it get you down. Our peeps faced a whole lot worse and kept it moving. We’re going to do the same.

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

  • rikyrah

    The Mayor said that three towns sent out an SOS yesterday….
    The incompetence + racism is killing American Citizens.
    This is beyond outrageous.

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/12/17
    Mold, waterborne illness pose new threat in Puerto Rico crisis
    Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the status of her city’s recovery and new concerns about mold, waterborne illness, and bacterial infections threatening a health crisis the island is not equipped to handle.

    • Joy

      Just sad.

    • Town

      It’s not incompetence. They don’t care.

      Did you see the part where they were making the people in Puerto Rico give them manicures & pedicures?

  • Kennymack1971

    Say this again and again. Real people are going to feel real pain as a result of this bullshit and it was all avoidable. All of it.

  • Alexander2

    Thanks for the posts, Miranda. The site was still down for me this morning. I got on by clicking the link to this post in the twitter feed.

    Have a great day everyone!

    • Miranda

      Hey Alex!! No problem!

  • rikyrah

    hmmph

    Most @RealDonaldTrump supporters say his policy of deliberately undermining Obamacare is wrong (via @aslavitt @KaiserFamFound) pic.twitter.com/SGiAn5eJBM
    — West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) October 13, 2017

  • rikyrah

    uh huh

    This is the best description of what’s gone wrong with the Republican Party https://t.co/TtNj7sCdMm pic.twitter.com/22JGn3oZzc
    — Matt O’Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 12, 2017

  • MsKitty
    • Mark Schlereth grab yourself a plate!! What? You want to start off with sweet potato pie first? Hey do what you got to do.

      • Miranda

        And make sure he gets some of Cousin Peaches mac n cheese…that corner.

        • I’ll tell him after he polishes off that neck bone and steamed rice with Aunt Betty’s super-secret special gravy.

          • Joy

            And then me and him can sneak in the bathroom…

          • Miranda

            MA’AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Now see what did Aunt Mavis tell you about that? Take it to the car and off her property.

          • rikyrah

            LOL

          • Alma98

            HA!

          • jds09

            Keep it real Joy, keep it real.

          • Alma98

            hahahahaha smh

  • rikyrah

    When you finally got health insurance: that was Obamacare.
    When your premiums shoot up this year and next: welcome to Trumpcare.
    — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) October 13, 2017

  • rikyrah

    Trump’s move to kill subsidy payments would increase premiums by 20% next year, 25% by 2020 per CBO. https://t.co/CypIi1Oz0S
    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 13, 2017

    • Miranda

      So will the media run around finding white folks that need these subsidies but voted for trump for their next set of articles?

      • jds09

        The “media” trains have to run on time.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

  • MsKitty
  • BoomerGal

    Good Friday Morning, POU!

    • jds09

      Good morning BoomerGal and the rest of the POU Fam!

      • BoomerGal

        Good morning, jds!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

    • Joy

      Morning!

      • BoomerGal

        Morning!

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma

  • Miranda
  • Joy

    Happy Friday, Alma!

    • Alma98

      Morning Joy!

  • Miranda
    • Joy

      Just an amoeba with a tiny schlong.

    • Kennymack1971

      What a silly, ignorant and stupid man.

      Fuck You Mayo Nation.

      • rikyrah

        Thank you for the daily affirmation

    • Good grief. He’s picking up that tired Bill O’Reilly line from 5 years ago. Of course these pack of morons will buy anything the head moron is selling.

    • lamh

      Has this mofo been to church TO WORSHIP since becoming President. He barely stepped into a church before. The Obama’s went to church regularly and were called everything but a child of God

    • Town

      Who was stopping people from saying “Merry Christmas,” though?

      • Miranda

        Barack Obama.

        • I remember that. Right after he, Michelle, Sasha and Malia would light the White House tree they’d say Merry Christmas but not really. Did it every year for 8 years. Ooohhhh those Obamas were a mean vindictive bunch.

  • Miranda

    WTF…………….his kids don’t love him AT ALL.
    https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/918847204114255873

    • Kennymack1971

      Damn, Damn, DAMN!!!!!!

  • Kennymack1971
    • Joy

      Karma just keeps on winning.

      • jds09

        I have a wish list. I know I’m wrong, but I have a wish list.

    • Miranda

      And the dam has burst open……………

      • 7thangel

        yup. it’s important to get in as many as possible before the floodgates are closed and it’s back to business

    • Alma98

      hee hee hee

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh
      Tee hee hee

  • lamh
    • MsKitty
    • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      hey lamh 🙂

    • 7thangel

      we just had a black woman suspended for a week after she was targeted by suzie fools mob, but now there’s a boycott?

      • Twitter is saying they suspended her for posting a private number but now she has access again.

        • 7thangel

          a few women have called bs on that. they were harassed and had their phone number posted, complained to twitter and told it didn’t violate TOS

          anyways, i’m not surprised that they reinstated her with the quickness, wages of whiteness dictates that they will correct their mistake for those with less melanin

  • Miranda

    yep……his word salad is way worse than Palin’s and that’s saying something.

  • Miranda

    The majority of which are white people who benefited from the subsidies but ironically voted to end them when they cast that vote for trump.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/918856113268953088

    • Town

      Good. They built that.

      • BoomerGal

        Yup!!

    • Alma98

      Well que sera sera.

    • *Kanye shrug*

  • rikyrah

    You know it’s real. Because, it’s just THAT ridiculous.

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • Miranda

      I’m waiting for the victims of Tarantino to come forward..I know there have got to be some.

  • MsKitty
    • It’s illegal Ezra. Read Milt Shook

      “Donny thinks he can simply make an order and allow insurance companies to ignore the regulations already on the books. There is no way this will pass court muster. The “president” can’t simply make an order that allows others to ignore a law. Think about it. If an insurance company decides to offer a cheap piece-of-shit “health insurance” policy that doesn’t comply with the requirements of the ACA, where are they going to offer it? Such plans are ILLEGAL.”

      http://pleasecutthecrap.com/a-note-of-sanity-on-healthcare/

      He’ll need a team of sled dogs to wade thru the lawsuits that are coming his way. The first rule in the art of the deal is do not mess with other people’s money. Does he really think insurers are going to stand there and watch as 30 million customers wave goodbye?

  • rikyrah

    Trumpism Didn’t “Corrupt” White Conservative Evangelicals, They’ve Always Been Horrible People

    The only difference today is that Trump is particularly bad at pretending to love Jesus.
    JUSTIN ROSARIO

    There’s an entire cottage industry of conservative pundits who are shocked, shocked, I tell you!, that America’s right wing is full of racists, hypocrites and all around horrible people.

    One of these newly woke pundits is Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post whose entire job these days seems to be to sound exactly like a liberal during the Bush administration. She’s an enjoyable read (now) but it’s hard not to wince when she marvels at just how awful her side of the political spectrum has become, particularly the 81% of white conservative Evangelicals that voted for Trump:

    “Brotherly love and Christian charity?” From the religious right? This is where it becomes important to remember that Rubin is, possibly for the first time in decades, seeing them from the outside. There hasn’t been an ounce of charity or love in conservative Christianity in a very long time. Whereas now they spew their hatred at Muslims and Latinos, before they spewed it at homosexuals and “slutty” women.

    The religious right was pleased as punch when AIDS was decimating drug addicts and the gay community. They enjoyed the suffering so much that Ronald Reagan and his holier-than-thou administration smugly sat back and let it turn into a worldwide epidemic in the name of Jesus. It was only when it worked its way into the donated blood supply and started killing children and non-drug using heterosexuals that they did anything. Millions died unnecessarily from all that “brotherly love and Christian charity.”

  • MsKitty
    • I have seen in my lifetime Puerto Rican women read you like they grew up in the hood. If she had taken off her earrings Carson would have bolted out of that room.

      • Miranda

        Rosie Perez taught me that a PR woman will read you chapter by chapter. LOL

        • Women of color don’t play. Remember the lady who threw rocks and chased that tourist down the mountain? She was reading her the expanded edition of “I Am Not The One.”

          • Miranda

            YEP!!

    • jds09

      When she took off the glasses, I knew it was on.

  • Miranda

    Look at Bernie’s lil pet………….
    https://twitter.com/ninaturner/status/918619763743617024

    • BoomerGal

      If Jesus Christ was speaking this schitt would be over. Heh

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Mammy speaks.

    • Alma98

      I hate her, yes hate.

    • nathkatun7

      Nina Turner is a loser.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      The same beckys who started this #womenboycotttwitter hashtag where the same ones hopping mad that people paid attention to those racist tweets came out from that woman sports reporter in Charlotte. They wanted to drag Cam for at least a few weeks but when those racist tweets popped up, they hollered that wasn’t important. Same beckys.

    • 7thangel

      looks like the sistren have to dust off #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

      • jds09

        That’s the first place I went. Secondly, it’s hard to get behind a blanket “Believe Women” being part of a history that contains Emmitt Till and black Wall Street, with white women lying both times.

        • Miranda

          I have been adament in my stance about that “believe women” campaign they started. It bothers me that so many black folks wanna sign on to that KNOWING our history.

        • There’s a “Believe Women” twitter campaign?

          • jds09

            Nah, but that’s the conversation that happens in their mentions.

    • Miss Ann and Becky only want us when THEY get in trouble. Any other time, they act like we don’t exist.

      • BoomerGal

        “We have no allies, we have no friends.”

    • Kennymack1971

      53% of them voted for Dolt 45. I’ma leave that there.

  • Miranda

    Gee…..wonder what he could mean????
    https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/918846992436137986

    • No you aren’t.

    • Alma98

      Nah it ain’t gonna happen you orange jackass.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – –Good Friday MornTin’–miranda♥/POU FAM♥- -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- -Ms. Delilah Leontium Beasley♥- – –An Inspiring – FIRST♥.- — Thank U miranda♥- ––:>)

    – – –☺https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/02/02/arts/02QUILTS-slide-8SUO/02QUILTS-slide-8SUO-superJumbo.jpg

    – —Many ACCOMPLISHMENTS♥– – – –the first African-American woman to be published regularly in a major metropolitan newspaper.

    – – –. . the first person to have presented written proof of the existence of California black pioneers, in her writings, Slavery in California (1918) and her classic, The Negro Trail-Blazers of California (1919),. . .— -:>)

    – – – – because of her ability to generate favorable publicity for black political struggles.– — :>)

    — — – ENJOY♥- — https://www.savingdessert.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Pumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-4-800×533.jpg

    – – – -B BLESSED♥- —SAFE♥[Disasters]– PRAYERFUL♥- —RESISTANT♥- — :>)

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’- –☺https://media.giphy.com/media/2XufdBZRaKxWw/giphy.gif

        **BIG HUG**–:>) – —Have a BLESSED DAY♥ – –):>

    • Mornin’ GLH and POU!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Sepia♥- -:>) **BIG HUG* :>)
        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– – –PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥——Continuin’– –– —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/918860198151966720

    • Alma98

      Terrible, meanwhile the president is twitter fighting. smgdh

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY alma—-I KNOW -HUH?- –**smh**- – –

        – -“DOTARD”- — is- – Beyond– SHAMEFUL annnd an EMBARRASSMENT- –B4 the World- –aarrggg!

        KARMA Will Come Through– – Believin’- —

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/YnlHIoxpnyFsk/giphy.gif
    Good Morntin’ alma.- -:>)- – — *BIG HUG* :>)– –

    How R U♥/weather?- – -:>)

    Have a BLESSED Day♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥- –:>)

    • MonieTalks

      Yes!!!!….and why the travel pillows?!!!! LOLOLOL

      And the du-rag with the visor….Lawd!

    • Alma98

      I’m loving the pink durag hat hahahahaha!!!

    • Miranda

      This is hilarious!!!

      I hope they have a victorious Homecoming! LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL- — Sepia♥- – -These “MY JAMS”- – –:>)

      – — ☺https://twitter.com/tiddygrab/status/918690504811745281
      – –The Leopard –OK. :>)

  • 7thangel

    so who are the organizers for the women’s convention?

    i see the bernie cultists using tamika d. mallory for cover, calling out anybody upset about sanders as silencing WoC

  • Miranda

    Because they’re racist and want to bring back 1832 Joy, that’s why.
    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/918848402485596160

    • Is this rhetorical?

      • BoomerGal

        Got to be!!

  • Miranda

    Nope, that sure wasn’t a “sucker” punch….the man called him a spic and he punched him straight up.
    https://twitter.com/Felonious_munk/status/918863438612500482
    https://twitter.com/SportsRadioWIP/status/918828078318710784

    • Alma98

      IKR?

    • Well, he punched a sucker so…

    • I love how most in the comments are deliberately ignoring dude calling dude a “spic”.

    • How is it a sucker punch when he’s looking right at the guy after the punchee called him the s word. ?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- —RESISTANTS♥- — Callin’ OUT – FEMA!!!!— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/918863940637024257

    –COMMENTS:- — Of course it is. Helping these people has become political not about humanity. Shameful.– –

    – – –This is happening on your watch, Mr. Maga. If the planet survives you, this will be a big part of your “legacy”.– – -aaarrrggg!

    • rikyrah

      Told you down below- Head triage Doctor, who had been doing this for 20 years- QUIT

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – -Yes. Saw her yesterday.– Longtime Staffers– -R- — TRUTH. :>)- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – —From- –RESISTANT♥- – -FREDON♥- – -Callin’ OUT- -The— “EVIL”- -“DOTARD” [since he likes usin’ that word]

    – – ☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/918669133486739456

  • Yeah well…Don’t mess with me or I’ll backtrack on other stuff..What?! Say I won’t!

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/918861954894237697

    • rikyrah

      Hmmph

  • MsKitty

    I’m posting this for the comments which have me in tears.

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/918486532478111745

    • Miranda

      The very first one cracked me up!!!!!!!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty- –Still Tryin’- – –☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg
      – – –COAL- – -annnd– – SilkWORM!!. . – -**SMH**

    • Kennymack1971

      This is next level coonery. I mean….OMG.

    • Worldwatcher7

      It’s past time for them to be gathered. They must have nieces or nephews who could talk them down from this high-level coonery. Someone? Anyone?

      • BoomerGal

        Nope. They been tea cupped to that sunken place of negropeans.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      This is literal BEAT your ass coonery.

  • Kennymack1971

    Sis spitting nothing but facts on the Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/MonieTalks_1/status/918865956188778497

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Kennymack1971.- –:>)—*BIG HUG** :>)
      – —show us how you can make Trump do something or sit their posturing asses down.– –

      BOOM– –2 –Da- — BAM!!—:>)

      CALL ‘Em ALL OUT!! :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ – :>) SLAYIN’ Tweets- –:>)

  • Miranda

    In the Dark: More Americans Are Getting Their Electricity Cut Off

    More than 900,000 homes went dark in Texas last summer because of unpaid bills, almost triple the number 10 years ago. In California last year, it was 714,000, the most on record. The tally across the country is in the millions, a sign of the economic stress that lingers after the Great Recession.

    Utilities are disconnecting more households as President Donald Trump moved to end $3.4 billion in federal energy-bill help for the poorest Americans. Congress voted to reinstate the funding, but the administration has yet to release the money.
    https://twitter.com/41jellis/status/918822043906437120

    • MsKitty

      And how many stories are we gonna hear about people freezing to death this winter because they can’t get LIHEAP anymore?

    • BoomerGal

      They need a hook up. Time to go back to the old days.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is only going to get worse. I promise you.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Yep.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –THIS- –EVIL/VILE- – -“DOTARD”- —— arrrgg

      — –Utilities are disconnecting more households as President— Donald Trump moved to end $3.4 billion in federal energy-bill help for the poorest Americans.

      – – –K’MON- –KARMA!!

  • Miranda
    • Sue him. Not the department..him.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Weird how all those “courageous” people lost their courage as soon as trump was sworn in.

    • Kennymack1971

      All the folks who chained themselves to the WH fence, heckled PBO at speeches, wrote tweets, think pieces and blog posts about how Obama “let me down” and “earn this vote or lose” and now we have a true clear and present danger in the WH….they gone.

      Where they at? Where they go?

      I’m lost Miranda.

      • Miranda

        Make you wonder exactly who all getting side checks from nefarious means.

      • Town

        Talking about DADDY GAME PROPER, I guess.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Ain’t it funny how that nigguh became Cliff Huxtable. But he did marry that WHITE woman and live in Berkley, so…..

  • Kennymack1971

    Cannot find height nor hair of em Rikyrah.

    Just ghost….

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      The GOP is a terrorist organization. He knows that, so why is he a member.

      • Town

        He thought he was a Special Lateeno?

      • Because that’s the only way he’s going to get elected in Utah.

  • Worldwatcher7

    Happy Friday everyone.

    • MsKitty

      Hey WW7

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hi Ms. K.!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Happy Friday Worldwatcher7.- –:>) **BIG –Comfortin’- – -HUG** :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hey Ms GLH!

        • GreenLadyHere

          WW7– -**waves 2 U** :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning WW7

      • Worldwatcher7

        rikyrah! Happy Friday!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– – –RESISTANT♥- — -Brangin’ the DRIP!- –DRIP!- – -DRIP- –☻- -☻- —– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/918874052873408515

    – –COMMENT:- —“Flynn is personally and ideologically linked to Barbara Ledeen, a
    longtime conservative activist who works for the Republican senator @ChuckGrassley on the Senate judiciary committee.”

    Is this why Grassley is Nunes-ing the Senate Judiciary Committee?– —

    – – –She is also a staffer to Chuck Grassley, who has been a thorn in the side of the Russian investigation.– –

  • MsKitty
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –RESISTANTS♥- – -STANDING– -STRONG- — LEGALLY♥- –Against — White Supremacists!!!– – —

    – -☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/918828731866796033

    — -COMMENT:– –GOOD.- – -Nazis are the BIGGEST LOSERS!!— –

    WATCHIN’. . .

    • Alma98

      Yes! break their asses like the SPLC did in the 80’s.

      • jds09

        As my mama said about Morris Dees, “if a white man has to wear a bullet-proof vest to work, he’s an ally.” (She didn’t believe in the concept as a rule.)

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL– – almaaaaa– -**BIG fist bump**—:>)- —

        Wishin’ THEM Much $UCCE$$.- –:>)

  • MsKitty

    Celebrity Publicists Are Bailing on ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    In addition to widespread criticism and sluggish ratings, Megyn Kelly is facing another impending crisis. After three weeks on TV, celebrities aren’t rushing to sit down with her.

    A number of publicists who spoke to Variety expressed discomfort with the idea of booking their clients in the third hour of “Today,” which has now been retitled “Megyn Kelly Today.” These publicists, however, said they are still eager to take their talent to other blocs of the morning show. “I’m not booking anyone on her show,” says a high-powered publicist, with a roster of big names, who asked for anonymity due to her overall relationship with “Today.” “I literally haven’t pitched anyone even from right out the gate. The buzz that is out there is so bad.”

    Fast-forward to the first episode. Kelly surprised audiences when she debuted on Sept. 25, swearing off politics entirely. Instead, she sat down with the cast of NBC’s “Will & Grace.”

    That interview grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons. Kelly made an ill-received joke about a super fan’s sexual orientation, which led actress Debra Messing to post on Instagram that she was “dismayed” by Kelly’s remarks and regretted going on her show. Two days later, Kelly offended Jane Fonda with an off-putting question about her refusal to talk about plastic surgery. (“We really want to talk about that right now?” Fonda huffed, seated next to her co-star Robert Redford.)

    In launching a talk show, Kelly faces a challenge of a genre that in recent years has had far more misses than hits. Aside from that, there’s the other elephant in the room — Kelly carries heavy baggage from her years as the star anchor of Fox News, where she extolled her political views and shot up to superstardom battling with then-candidate Donald Trump.

    One publicist said they didn’t want their client to schmooze with Kelly, because her brand is too alienating, as a result of her association to the conservative news network. “I don’t even know if it’s as much her as it is Fox News,” the publicist said. “Because she came from Fox News, she was set up for failure because the industry is so polarized now and no one wants to touch anything associated with Trump.”

    http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/megyn-kelly-today-nbc-celebrity-guests-problem-1202589195/

    • Worldwatcher7

      It’s not just her politics, she’s a terrible interviewer. That talk with Jane Fonda was painful.

      • Miranda

        She wants so bad to be the white Oprah and she just doesn’t have the charisma or knack for interviewing on any subject like Oprah.

        • Worldwatcher7

          Even people who disagree with Oprah politically want to meet her and talk with her. Megan Kelly comes across as mean and nasty. No one is checking for her.

        • Alma98

          Everything she said on faux news was scripted for her. She doesn’t know what to do when left on her own.

          • jds09

            Except for a spontaneous “Jesus is white” and “Everybody knows Santa is white”.

    • Miranda

      I wish Tamron would do the toldyaso dance to the NBC exec that greenlighted this mess.
      https://m.popkey.co/0832e8/zg6xz.gif

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- — ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/CJa6Ph7JmDoMU/giphy.gif
      HAH!- — NEVA — DEFEATED!!– :>)

    • BoomerGal

      Fuck Megan Kelly, man!! **Wave off**

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      They keep trying to make this heaux work, it’s amazing how white FOLKS fail up while black FOLKS succeed down.

    • rikyrah

      tee hee hee

      Will the person who put forth the 17 million dollar contract for her be held responsible?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda!- — RESISTANT♥– -ANDY SLAVITT♥- – — Stays- — On –“DOTARD”!!– –:>)

    – -☺https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/918873614270726144

    — WAYTA– Gooo. . . :>)

  • MonieTalks

    Y’all……..A damn shame.

    UF security costs top $500,000 for Richard Spencer’s talk on white ‘separation’

    Richard Spencer wants his talk at the University of Florida to be timely, “not curdled milk.”

    After all, UF will be the first school to host the notorious white nationalist since his “Unite the Right” rally brought torches, Nazi chants and bloodshed to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

    Still, his speech will center on his primary concern: what he calls the necessity of white identity, and a white homeland, in a multiracial era. His message to students, he said, will be an adopted mantra from Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher: “Become who you are.”

    “Out of that, a new consciousness will be borne,” Spencer said in an interview.

    To his scores of detractors, including UF’s president, Spencer is no more than a deplorable racist idealogue.

    Yet the university, bound by the First Amendment, has found itself playing host to his contentious talk with an estimated security price tag for UF, and taxpayers, of more than $500,000.

    read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/uf-security-costs-top-500000-for-richard-spencers-talk-on-white-separation/2340689

    • Alma98

      Fuck no! smdh

    • Miranda

      I don’t understand why the college has to foot the bill for the security. Why isn’t it a condition that the speaker incur the necessary costs for their security if they want to speak, or the organization that invites him. There should not be this unlimited amount the school has to pay.

      • Alma98

        Basically footing the bill for a klan recruitment rally. I hope all of 10 people show up.

      • TyrenM

        Student Activity Fees used for a klan rally.

      • Alma98

        Another thing, if black folks did the same thing they’d call us radicals. And we need to be stopped. I believe Sessions is clearing the way for this bullshit. He really thinks he can turn the clock back and make black folks kneel for white folks.

        • BoomerGal

          Lot of blood shed before that happens, again.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Odds on him getting punched again? 10 to 1.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Monie Talks. — –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)– –

      – –“Become who you are.”– — WE KNOW- –WHO THEY R- – –EVIL/VILE- — RACIST- –DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!!!– – aaarrrgg!

      Annd WE/Students hafta PAY 4 this?? – —RESISTANTS– – STAND STRONG— –

      Good 2 C U♥ :>)- — B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      SMDH……sad

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥ – –Thank U. :>)- –http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1151255/walking-away-o.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- –Oooohhhh. . . RESISTANT♥- – –Brothas♥/Sistas♥- – –With All kindsa- – – SUPPORT♥- –– – -:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/918846501308260352

    – –EXCERPTS:– –“We’ve had to look out for our people because if this shows us anything, it’s that we’re all we’ve got,” he says. “And we have a responsibility to our communities here in the continental U.S. to make sure Americans know we’re more than just your vacation spot.”
    – –SNIP– –
    Rather than cancel the carnival altogether, the committee opted to move forward, using the festival as an opportunity for relief, soliciting donations through the newly established U.S.-Caribbean Strong Relief Fund. It’s a long-term effort that Hill says will be proactive, moving forward, in natural-disaster relief before storms even hit.

    — –SNIP- —
    For many of the small islands devastated by a rare string of powerful
    hurricanes, there’s a long road to recovery ahead. Places like Barbuda, Dominica and St. Maarten are almost completely destroyed, having lost as much as 80 percent of their infrastructure. The combined death toll of hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, which now stands at more than 200, is expected to climb as rescuers continue to struggle to reach remote areas.

    [NO Struggle!– -FEMA– Does NOT Want 2 help!!!!]– –

    – —BLESSINGS♥- — On Your EFFORTS♥- – AMEN♥

  • rikyrah

    About Dolt45’s Iran speech:

    That was one of the most dishonest speeches Trump has ever delivered, and the bar is high. Batting out @Slate column now.

    — Fred Kaplan (@fmkaplan) October 13, 2017