July 28, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Elsinboro, New Jersey, is the oldest African American church in the state. It is also the oldest continuously operating black church in the United States. The church was officially founded in 1754 by Rueben Cuff, the son of a former slave who was not ordained but who began preaching to a black congregation in a log church in Elinsboro in the early 1700s. When Richard Allen gathered the leaders of more than a dozen black churches in Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware in 1816 to form the African Methodist Episcopal denomination, Cuff was the only representative from New Jersey. As a result of the creation of the new church denomination, Mt. Pisgah became the first AME church in the state.    The nineteenth century was a time of great transformation and activity for Mt. Pisgah. During that century it was led by led by eight ministers, three of which, Reverends Willis Narzey, Alexander W. Wayman, and Jabez P. Campbell, were elected Bishops of the AME Church.

As a result of the creation of the new church denomination, Mt. Pisgah became the first AME church in the state.    The nineteenth century was a time of great transformation and activity for Mt. Pisgah. During that century it was led by led by eight ministers, three of which, Reverends Willis Narzey, Alexander W. Wayman, and Jabez P. Campbell, were elected Bishops of the AME Church. As was common occurrence with many churches at this time, Mt. Pisgah was the victim of a fire that destroyed the entire infrastructure. The church was rebuilt beginning in 1860 under the guidance of Reverend Spencer Logan. At the time of its completion in 1877 Rev. T.M. Steward led the congregation.       In the early 20th century the church was mortgaged for $4,000 to secure money for the completion of a new building. After World War II, Mt. Pisgah continued to evolve.

During the decade long tenure of Rev. John W. Johnson (1947-1957), a number of repairs were made to the church. His successor, A.D. Tyson (1963-1966) pastored the church at the time that a new wing was added to the church.  A new floor was installed in the church sanctuary and an organ was purchased when Rev. Marion Stokes (1966-1971) was pastor. By the early 1970s Mt. Pisgah underwent further construction under the tenure of Rev. Leon Gipson Sr. who became pastor in 1971.

The home of deceased church member, Joseph Harmon, was purchased by the church in 1975. The home served as housing and provided additional income for the church. It was also during this same year that The Mercer County Nutrition Program served meals at the church for a nominal fee.  By 1978, the church had finally reached financial solvency and paid off its mortgage.

Between 1981and 1986, the church was led by Rev. Fred D. Tennie Jr. who was called the “Princeton Pastor” for his connections with Princeton University and his progressive leadership. Between 1986 and 2007, Reverends David Cousins (1986-1991), Jonathan Wade (1991-1992),  Vernon Leek (1992-2007), and Harvey Sparkman (2007-2009) led the church.  In 2009, for the first time in its history, Mt. Pisgah was headed by a woman, Dr. Deborah L. Brooks.

 

  More information can be found at Blackpast.org or : http://www.blackpast.org/aah/mt-pisgah-african-methodist-episcopal-church-elsinboro-new-jersey-1754#sthash.rLpJv8wq.dpuf

  • isonprize

    Mornin’ POU! Happy Friday!!

    • rikyrah

      Morning isonprize

    • Miranda

      Happy Friday POU!

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Miranda

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, isonprize! TGIF!!

  • Miranda

    This is a level of white privilege that I can’t even grasp…this is patently offensive. Any black person that would dare to support Trump should be beaten and shunned.
    ———————
    Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad
    May 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal – steak with a side of ketchup – will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.

    At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. And at all of Trump’s five stops on his first overseas trip, his team has spent weeks trying to build daily downtime into his otherwise jam-packed schedule.

    It’s all part of a worldwide effort to accommodate America’s homebody president on a voyage with increasingly raised stakes given the ballooning controversy involving his campaign’s possible ties to Russia. For a former international businessman, Trump simply doesn’t have an affinity for much international.

    more here: https://apnews.com/5e7e20245bc744fc8a6e71745239f56a/Worldwide-effort-set-to-keep-Trump-happy-on-1st-trip-abroad

    • Admiral_Komack

      He’ll probably be looking for another wife.

    • TyrenM

      Steak and ketchup? Mannn. All the money in the world and still white trash.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

    By Simon Johnson and Michael Holden | STOCKHOLM/LONDON

    Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation on Friday of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly five years.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKCN18F0TC

    • Miranda

      I hope he has to die right in that embassy, hope he can never leave.

  • Miranda

    Oh well……too bad
    ————————–
    Wooed by Trump’s promises, opioid advocates now worry they were all empty
    6:04 AM ET, Fri May 19, 2017

    Washington (CNN) – Erin Canterbury had voted for New Hampshire Democrats for over a decade. Then she met Donald Trump at a roundtable on the state’s opioid epidemic, where she heard the Republican candidate talk about his own family’s history with addiction.

    She trusted Trump and, withstanding vocal criticism from her friends, proudly backed him over Hillary Clinton.
    Months into Trump’s presidency, though, Canterbury and a host of other opioid advocates in New Hampshire feel duped by the President, not only shocked that his administration has done little to combat an issue he promised to address, but worried that he has done the opposite and is now risking gains advocates have worked hard to make.

    “I expected him to do something,” Canterbury said. “I didn’t expect it to be fixed, but I expected something.”

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/donald-trump-opioid-promises/index.html

    • Town

      Well, opioid addicts can just die and have a sweet, sweet death basking in the freedom of knowing they made America Great Again.

      Rest in Peace.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Junkies for Trump. My My, I’m surprised.

    • rikyrah

      Too bad
      Not sad

  • Miranda

    It’s not just Trump…THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN AGENDA.
    ————————
    https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/865545817188253696

  • Miranda

    It offends me to my CORE….this dumbass white man is being coddled and catered too because of his own ignorance and selfishness!

    https://twitter.com/SimonMaloy/status/865553285683347456

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

  • Miranda

    Dammit, I’m so mad at this shit. I am sooooo mad at this shit. I hate republicans, I hate everybody that didn’t vote for Hillary…I HATE YOU. And I especially hate any black person that reads this shit and defends this catering to this pasty cracka.
    —————
    After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged: Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span. Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention. Compliment him on his Electoral College victory. Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama. Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign. Stay in regular touch. Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.

    “If you were prepping people for Donald Trump, the two or three points would be: one, bear in mind this is still a guy who focuses on wins,” Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to the United States, said. “He likes to have wins for America and wins for himself from bilateral meetings.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/trump-saudi-arabia-foreign-trip.html

    • nellcote
      • Miranda

        Tell’em Deesha!!

    • Alma98

      This is why they voted for him Miranda they see themselves in him. Dumb, ignorant, racist, fat, ugly and unwilling to learn or change. Everything is supposed to be given to them for simply being white.

    • Admiral_Komack

      The Ferengi would follow those talking points…and rob him blind.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Fixed it for you. Since inauguration day president drumpf has told 586 lies or misleading claims.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

  • Miranda

    WOW
    —————————–
    The F.B.I. warned a Republican congressman in 2012 that Russian spies were trying to recruit him, officials said, an example of how aggressively Russian agents have tried to influence Washington politics.

    The congressman, Dana Rohrabacher of California, has been known for years as one of Moscow’s biggest defenders in Washington and as a vocal opponent of American economic sanctions against Russia. He claims to have lost a drunken arm-wrestling match with the current Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, in the 1990s. He is one of President Trump’s staunchest allies on Capitol Hill.
    https://twitter.com/amyfiscus/status/865529697009942529

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      High treason charges need to be brought on these cretins.

    • Town

      Isn’t he the one that other guy said Putin was paying?

      • nellcote

        yes

    • jds09

      Ya know they got a library of films on this guy. This guy is from San Diego and lives on Coronado. Wonder how his Navy neighbors feel about this.

      • nellcote

        hopefully he finally gets voted out this time.

    • Alma98

      I can’t stand that man.

    • rikyrah

      Yes. They are going to get him

  • aleth

    Hi fam. Morning…
    A clusterfuck of 2520 mediocrity everyday. Yet no end to it or belief he will be held accountable.
    Damn they got it made…

    • BoomerGal

      Hey, aleth!

  • nellcote

    #WE NEED TO SEE THE MEMO #SESSIONS MUST GO
    https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/865395554183921665

  • Miranda

    I hope they are sick and driven to drinking and popping pills. They ought to feel “under siege”…These are Trump appointments and people that came in with him that feel this way….everybody else snickering behind their backs, especially the domestic staff.
    ——————–
    Trump White House feels under siege
    05/18/17 07:21 PM EDT

    The White House is feeling under siege as President Trump prepares for a nine-day trip abroad that will present a host of new challenges for his reeling administration.

    Staffers are on edge, weary from endless speculation about their jobs and struggling to keep their bearings amid the ever-shifting political terrain.

    “Some of them think it will pass, some are frustrated because they look like amateurs in responding to all of this, and some are freaked out because there is an actual investigation now,” said one GOP operative in touch with White House officials. “It’s leaks and tweets and frenzy. They wake up every day and are continually slapped in the face and it doesn’t look like it will stop. They’re demoralized.”

    Trump’s allies say the president has failed to get a handle on the rolling crises, which have taken their toll on staff, according to interviews with about a dozen people in the White House or with close ties to the administration.

    Trump and others at the White House believe they are coming under unprecedented and unfair attacks from the established Washington institutions, from the permanent government to the media.

    more here: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334132-trump-white-house-feels-under-siege

    • BoomerGal

      GOOD!!!

    • jds09

      I’m starting to ask what others are starting to ask…why aren’t folks resigning? No where else to go? Or is this reporting some bs?

      • nellcote

        they’re true believers, hoping donnie can turn it around.
        some reports say resumes are starting to be shopped around.

      • Town

        They might as well stay and go down with the ship or hope things turn out because I can’t see too many of this bunch proudly putting “Worked with Trump Administration” on their resumes. If Trump and em DO eventually get tossed out their names may very well be mud and toxic to any future employers. So they might as well stay and enjoy the ride.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • 7thangel
    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!! Good move, dude!

  • nellcote
  • BoomerGal

    Good Friday morning, POU! Rain predicted for the weekend and back to the 60s. Bleh…………..

  • nellcote

    from a thread listing Obama ‘scandals’…Tire pressure gauges!
    I’d really forgotten all about that one. brings back memories though LOL

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    SMDH……..they literally talk about him like he’s 7 years old.
    ———————-
    Trump’s first foreign trip a test of what he’s learned, or not, about national security
    May 18 at 8:12 PM

    President Trump’s learning curve on matters of foreign policy and national security was steep even before the bombshell report this week that he had blurted secrets to Russian diplomats.

    Trump’s first foreign trip as president, which begins in Saudi Arabia this weekend, is a test of the lessons he has learned about geopolitics as well as whether he can reset his chaotic administration. Many presidents have tried to use statesmanship abroad to distract from problems at home, but the Trump brand of diplomacy has some analysts worried that the nine-day tour of allies in the Mideast and Europe might only make his troubles worse.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-first-foreign-trip-a-test-of-what-hes-learned-or-not-about-national-security/2017/05/18/4f309bea-3b12-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpfp-1005pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.7d50b39ed585

    • nellcote

      not only analysts that are worried…

    • jds09

      What’s the over under on 45 mentioning one of his hotels during a diplomatic visit?

      • TyrenM

        What’s the over/under on 45 announcing a new one to be built in Riyahd?

  • nellcote
  • Alma98

    Morning POU

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning BG

  • nellcote
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  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    well…………….
    ——————————
    Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever
    Fox News founder made this the hate-filled, moronic country it is today

    excerpt:
    Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate. When the former daytime TV executive and political strategist looked across the American continent, he saw money laying around in giant piles. He knew all that was needed to pick it up was a) the total abandonment of any sense of decency or civic duty in the news business, and b) the factory-like production of news stories that spoke to Americans’ worst fantasies about each other.

    Like many con artists, he reflexively targeted the elderly – “I created a TV network for people from 55 to dead,” he told Joan Walsh – where he saw billions could be made mining terrifying storylines about the collapse of the simpler America such viewers remembered, correctly or (more often) incorrectly, from their childhoods.

    more here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-roger-ailes-was-one-of-the-worst-americans-ever-w483013?utm_source=CNN+Media%3A+Reliable+Sources&utm_campaign=0c5f14e30e-Reliable_Sources_MAY_12_5_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e95cdc16a9-0c5f14e30e-83048081&mc_cid=0c5f14e30e&mc_eid=68d83fdfcf

    • The sad part is he came up working for Mike Douglas. Douglas let everyone across the landscape voice their opinions without any filters.

      Then Ailes went to work for Nixon. You do the math.

    • TyrenM

      *”I created a TV network for people from 55 to dead,” he told Joan Walsh – where he saw billions could be made mining terrifying storylines about the collapse of the simpler America such viewers remembered, correctly or (more often) incorrectly, from their childhoods.*

      Lee Atwater acolyte. Deuces.

    • Alma98

      I disagree, you can’t call him the founder of hate when this is what the country was built on. I’m getting really sick and tired of white folks pretending this country was a utopia before faux news and drumpf came along. All Ailes did was mine what was already there. He milked it just like Atwater, George Wallace, Regan and others before them did.

      White folks were willing participants too, nobody made them watch. Right or left the media has always helped disseminate hate. And other white folks wiliness to coddle them is a big problem. It’s a problem because they’re family members and friends. They always hold us responsible for all the wrongs other black folks do. But whites are never held responsible for their racism and it’s killing this country.

      • Miranda

        That’s true….all Ailes did was what they do on television all night long..create some dumb product that enough gullible people are willing to buy and sell it. There was a market for televised organized racial hatred and he sold it to a willing consumer base.

  • Miranda

    I wish they would prosecute like this over here, but that would mean the whole Fox News network would be criminally liable…which would work for me.
    ——————–
    20 Are Convicted for Sexist and Racist Abuse of Dutch Politician
    MAY 18, 2017

    THE HAGUE — A Dutch court on Thursday convicted 20 people of sexist and racist online hate speech directed against a black politician and media personality, in a case that many here saw as an indictment of the ostensible culture of tolerance in the Netherlands.

    Twenty-two people were charged with harassing the politician, Sylvana Simons, though she said in a complaint that she had received abusive comments from 40,000 internet users. One defendant, who received 80 hours of community service, the day’s harshest sentence, was accused of digitally adding Ms. Simons’s face to a video of Ku Klux Klan members lynching people.

    Of the 22 defendants, one was acquitted on Thursday when the court ruled that he had not targeted Ms. Simons directly. Another case was dropped against a 15-year-old minor.

    The court said it had focused on prosecuting those who had made the worst comments and whose identities could be ascertained.

    “Freedom of opinion is great, especially if it fits into a social debate,” the court said in a statement. “But when this opinion is an insult, threat, riot or discrimination, there is a criminal offense.”

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/europe/sylvana-simons-netherlands-hate-speech.html

  • nellcote

    Ragnarok Lobster‏ @eclecticbrotha

    If someone would’ve told me Biden would join Bernie in a Statler and Waldorf roadshow to bash Hillary I wouldn’t have believed it.

    • crazycanuck1503

      Wow he did?

      • nellcote

        biden has knocked hillary 2 or 3 times lately. metaphorical ‘roadshow’

    • jziglar

      He didn’t really bash her but he did say he always thought that he was the better candidate to win it all. And honestly I think many people would agree with it. If Beau didn’t die I’m 100% certain that he would have ran and Barack would have backed him.

      • Town

        I think most everyone would agree.

        However, it’s a little too late in the game to play the Couldda Shouldda game. Joe Biden had his chance to run and it doesn’t matter why he chose not to run, he blew his chances. Knocking Hillary after the fact is not a good look, especially when you had a chance to knock her out and you chose not to.

        • jziglar

          I agree. I think at this point it doesn’t matter and the focus should be on a number of issues like winning elections up and down the ballot this year and 2018. I think Hillary or Joe would have done well as president, but it’s time to move on.

          • Town

            Hillary should hit him with the clapback of “At least I won a primary.” Love him, but I don’t know if Joe Biden has ever won a presidential primary on his own. Didn’t he come in 4th or 5th place behind Obama, Hillary and John Edwards back in ’08?

            It’s just like with Bernie: he & his stans keep saying Bernie would’ve beat Trump in November. But how, when you couldn’t even beat Hillary?

            That being said, Joe Biden would’ve beaten Hillary had he run and would’ve beaten Trump, had he run. But he didn’t run. This is all regret but the blame is being put on Hillary instead of on himself where it belongs. NONE of the people in the Democratic primaries last year would’ve beaten Trump other than Hillary, so go register some voters and if you’re feeling froggy, run in 2020.

      • Admiral_Komack

        He should have said it…when he ran against her for President.
        He didn’t.
        Stop with the coulda, woulda, shoulda talk, Joe.
        Shut up.

    • 7thangel

      he needs to get off this train now, especially if he wants to run in the future.

  • nellcote
    • rikyrah

      Twitter truth

  • Miranda

    Black Judge Refuses to Recuse Himself in Shooting by White Officer
    MAY 19, 2017

    An Alabama judge who once complained on Facebook of being racially profiled by the police refused on Thursday to recuse himself in a case involving a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man.

    Defense lawyers had argued that two posts by the judge, Greg Griffin of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, created the appearance of a conflict, one of the lawyers, Roianne Conner, said in a phone interview.

    But Judge Griffin denied the defense’s motion during a hearing on Thursday morning, Ms. Conner said.

    “He took it very personally,” she said. “He told me he could take off his black robe, but he couldn’t take off his black skin.”

    Thursday’s ruling was the latest twist in an emotionally charged case that has resonated deeply in the predominantly black city of Montgomery, a place with a history of distrust between the local authorities and residents.

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/black-judge-white-officer-alabama-shooting.html

    • rikyrah

      Good

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      Perfect.

  • Miranda
    • Kennymack1971

      Good morning Miranda and the rest of the POU Family.

      This is whiteness in a nutshell. White QBs simply cannot suck enough to wash out of the NFL.

      Ryan Fitzpatrick is terrible. Got signed.
      Blaine Gabbert is terrible. Got signed.
      Brian Hoyer is awful. Will start in San Francisco.
      Blake Bortles is ridiculous. Jacksonville sticks with him.
      Mike Glennon got 14 million from the Bears…and they still drafted a QB.

      Colin Kapernick is better than all of them but can’t get signed.

      But he’s not being blackballed.

      Okay.

      • Keithnohio

        He stood up for JUSTICE for POC and he is being punished by the Fascists in control of the NFL. Plain and simple. Even his white mother has turned on him.

        • Town

          To be fair, the white birth mother turned on him the day he was born. I believe his white adoptive mom still has his back. That woman is his mother, not the egg donor who gave him up and tried to get a come up by slamming him to the press.

          • Keithnohio

            Perfectly stated, Town.

          • Town

            She only came around because he was “Colin Kaepernick, famous quarterback.”

            If he was “Colin Booker, UPS driver” she never would’ve made herself known.

          • Keithnohio

            Boom, can we spell opportunist?

        • Alma98

          Agree except like Town said his birth mother is trash but his adoptive mom is behind him.

          • Keithnohio

            True, Alma.

      • Alma98

        Morning Kennymack

      • rikyrah

        Hey KennyM

    • rikyrah

      No shock

  • nellcote

    petesouza Trying to envision someone six inches taller than President Obama hiding behind the Blue Room curtains.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BURncfIlfJC/?taken-by=petesouza

  • Miranda

    WHAT?? Oh here’s my financial disclosure form…it might be lying though so I wont’ sign it.
    ——————–
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.
    https://twitter.com/dabeard/status/865588552674848769

    • Alma98

      Trifling

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    *rolls eyes*……..Somebody should have hit him upside the back of his head and told him to shut that shit up right now…why you crying now? Shut up.

    The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP 3m3 minutes ago
    Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner cries in court as he apologizes to teen girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.

    • Alma98

      I wish this troll would go away already.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh Lord, just go away dude. Go away.

    • jziglar

      I’ve seen people say that if the Clinton’s were these evil people who always kill their enemies or people who betray them then Weiner would have been killed a long time ago.

    • 7thangel

      and she still took him back

    • Sorry ass pervert. Huma needs drop this turd.

    • BoomerGal

      Seek help!!

  • Miranda

    Which is what Barack Obama said over and over last year but white folks had to be white.
    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/865587468443074565

    • rikyrah

      TRUTH

    • BoomerGal

      Yeah. I’ll never forget it or him.

  • TyrenM

    Point her to the New Edition movie lol.

  • jziglar

    I thought it was interesting that Susan Collins told a major local newspaper in Maine that she thinks the 13 member health care working group in the senate is going to fail. It didn’t get much attention but she held a bipartisan working group on health care with republican and democratic senators. Also news broke yesterday that the house didn’t even send ACHA to the senate after it passed, and the house may have to vote for it again after the CBO report next week because of the rules to use reconciliation. Just more bad news if your Paul Ryan and the house GOP. They just barely passed it last time and now you may need wary members to vote again especially after an awful CBO report.

    • Miranda

      If they have to vote again, they know already it won’t pass.

  • Miranda
  • GOVCHRIS1988

    She gots to be WHITE. You got a job for two years. You are set. You got experience. Why is she rushing?

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    So what you’re saying is…..racism is protecting him.
    ———————
    ‘White identity politics’ is keeping Trump’s downfall at bay, academic says
    17 May 2017 | 4:12 AM ET

    President Donald Trump has bolstered core support among Republican voters since his inauguration and his style of “white identity politics” should be enough to protect him from impeachment, a professor of international politics told CNBC Wednesday.

    “I think President (Donald) Trump seems to be courting crises and at the moment it hasn’t really damaged him in regard to the Republican core voters,” Inderjeet Parmar, the head of international politics at the U.K.’s City University, said.

    “I think that he has welded together a kind of white identity politics which is holding him up pretty strongly,” Parmar added.

    more here: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/17/trump-politics-white-house-impeachment-fbi-comey-russia-republicans-democrats.html

    • Kennymack1971

      Ya don’t say….someone tell Bernie.

    • Alma98

      Well duh!

    • rikyrah

      Water is wet

    • jds09

      RICO,taxes and money laundering is what’s gonna get him. Mob stuff.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Do your work, keep your head down…her mouth will doom her soon enough.

  • Miranda

    These racist mutts need to be jailed. These white eunuchs are constantly trying to get people killed.
    https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/865598340897132544

    • Alma98

      I hope his ass ends up in court again.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      LOL

  • Farrod

    What does CAC stand for again, lol?

    • Alma98

      Chris Rock “cracka ass cracka” lol.

  • Miranda

    When the Bad boys were THE BAD BOYS…Those were the days!
    https://twitter.com/Lizzs_Lockeroom/status/865600134343606275

    • TyrenM

      I hated when Mahorn went there.

  • Farrod

    Well,,,my sister passed on 2 weeks ago now…my twin with hair…I miss her dearly…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e05efb199aaac1c5ba7b640aff5d9f722d93db434bae1f1e61b7563b0989d26.jpg

    • Miranda

      So sorry for your loss. RIP.

      • Tunisia

        I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family.

    • Admiral_Komack

      I’m sorry.
      You have my condolences.

    • Slick

      Condolences bruh!!! She looks down over you and yours.

    • sagittarius

      Farrod, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. May your sister’s eternal light remain in your hearts.

    • Farrod, I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    • BoomerGal

      Aww, Farrod, I’m so sorry. Remember, nothing really dies and she will always be with you.

    • Kennymack1971

      Condolences Farrod. So sorry for your loss.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Dear FARROD♥– -**BIG- -Comforting- – HUG** 2 U♥/Family♥–
      Sharing Your Loss- –http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/queenofchaos_photo/Sympathy/comfortnoperfectwords.jpg

      — – -May it Comfort U 2 KNOW:- – -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zWdwtx2TWs

      — –☺http://img12.funscrape.com/en/sympathy/8.gif
      — –PRAYERS♥ annnd BLESSINGS♥– – -AMEN♥- — annd AMEN♥– — :>)

    • Town

      RIP

    • TyrenM

      May she rest in paradise.

    • jziglar

      I’m so sorry. RIP

    • rikyrah

      Sorry Farrod. Sending you positive thoughts.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I’m sorry to hear that your dear sister has passed.
      Sending condolences and positivity to you and your family.

    • Joy

      She was beautiful…so sorry for your loss, Farrod, praying for you and your family.

    • Alma98

      Awww man so sorry Farrod, blessings to you all (hugs)

    • edp4bho

      Been away a bit, but my sincere regards to you and your family, Farrod. What a beautiful lady she was. I know how you are feeling.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Such a sweet smile. I will continue praying for you and your family Farrod.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Pretty lady. Bless your heart Farrod. You’ve got another guardian angel now.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      hmmmm…..indeed

  • Farrod

    One of the few bright spots being at home was FINALLY getting to meet The Big Cuzzo;
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5615dc738cd3ce4d64e9e8e8a731cae1af641fafd55fec8a714692f56a2ae8ea.jpg

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ooohhh FARROD♥– — :>) What a FOND MEMORY♥– – :>)

      A BLESSING @ your Time of NEED. :>)- –

    • jziglar

      Nice!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      MAN!!!! Nawl!!!! REALLY!?

      • Farrod

        Lol, yeah Bro, dude’s super hero huge!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –Good Friday MornTin’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥- –:>)- -**BIG HUG** –:>) Mt. PISGAH AME Church♥- – -Another FIRST♥.- – -Thank U PBOMB♥-Have Shared This Information. –— :>)

    – – -☺https://d1k5w7mbrh6vq5.cloudfront.net/images/cache/ef/f5/c9/eff5c94b2db8a6f3a9c7d7bdac09e5c5.jpg
    – — –A FIRST♥ In The U.S.– – —It is also the oldest continuously operating black church in the United States.–:>)

    – —LEADERSHIP♥– – — In 2009, for the first time in its history, Mt. Pisgah was headed by a woman, Dr. Deborah L. Brooks.– -:>)

    – – – -ENJOY♥— http://images.media-allrecipes.com/images/61287.jpg

  • Miranda

    Prosecutors are pushing back against Sessions order to pursue most severe penalties
    May 19 at 11:59 AM

    A week after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” and follow mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, a bipartisan group of prosecutors at the state and local level is expressing concern.

    Thirty current and former state and local prosecutors have signed an open letter, which was released Friday by the nonprofit Fair and Just Prosecution. The prosecutors say that even though they do not have to answer Sessions’s call, the U.S. Attorney General’s directive “marks an unnecessary and unfortunate return to past ‘tough on crime’ practices” that will do more harm than good in their communities.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/19/prosecutors-are-pushing-back-against-sessions-order-to-pursue-most-severe-penalties/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.65d0d7c2b3ae

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –YES.– – RESISTANT♥— Rep. ELIJAH CUMMINGS♥- — POWERFUL- -WORD♥—:>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/865606120416485377

    Powerful final message from Elijah Cummings: “This is about the fight for the soul of our democracy. We cannot afford to lose this one.”– –

  • sagittarius

    Morning Fam!

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care. A sista is a little philosophical today, and since every pontificator from the beginning of time likes to share epiphanies with an audience, whether they are want to hear them or not, y’all gonna get these thoughts today.

    At some point. Sometime today. Later on. Because in addition to being a pontificator, a sista is also a procrastinator.

    Happy Friday!

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Sag!

      • sagittarius

        Morning BG!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Friday Morntin’–http://www.graphics20.com/quotes/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sagitarius-47.gif
      *BIG HUG** :>)

      LOL- – –LooKin’ FORWARD–>- -Sista- – “Pontificator/Procrastinator♥ :>)—

      YES.- – -:>) DAILY— SELF-CARE– -http://bestanimations.com/Humans/girl-woman-walking-animated-gif-22.gif

      — Good 2 C U♥—:>)- -B BLESSED♥–U♥/”Dad”♥/Family♥- -with PRAYERS♥- –JOB. :>)

      • sagittarius

        Afternoon GLH!

        Thanks, with hugs, prayers and blessings to you!

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sagittarius♥- –My Pleasure.- –:>) Thank U 4 your PRAYERS♥- – – -Needed. [Having a Family Incident, this morning]
          *HUGS*

    • Alma98

      LOL hey sagi!

      • sagittarius

        Hey Alma!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – –WAY-ELL- – “CARLOS DANGER”[-Anthony Weiner]–Made a PLEA. .

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/865590250885828608

    JUST IN: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to transferring obscene material to minor; released on bail pending sentencing http://abcn.ws/2rlTJoe– – –

  • Miranda

    I will fight anybody I see wearing these.
    —————————-
    The latest perpetrator, first spotted by The Cut, is Y/Project. The brand — created by people with a much better understanding of fashion than me — calls its $425 creation “detachable cut-out front jeans.”
    http://www.businessinsider.com/detachable-jean-shorts-further-bad-denim-trend-2017-5
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAMoEkBVYAAQG0N.jpg

  • Miranda

    hmph………
    ———————-
    BET Teams With Twitter To Study Black Twitter
    #BlackTwitterSoLit brands want to take a serious look at its influential force.

    Black Twitter’s influence is going under the microscope as BET teams with Twitter for a new project.

    The network recently announced that it is partnering with Twitter itself to launch a study about the force of nature that is Black Twitter.

    This should come as no surprise to anyone that pays attention to Black Twitter. It regularly makes headlines as Black users turn current event — anything from pop culture to politics to hard news — into viral memes and meaningful online conversation. Those conversations more often than not turn into trending hashtags that are as entertaining as they are informative. That translates into content for all types of publications and cheap market research for retailers. As such, the impact of Black Twitter can no longer be ignored.

    The study will analyze the top hashtags by examining tweets and retweets that have been posted since 2014.

    moer here: https://globalgrind.cassiuslife.com/4226267/bet-teams-with-twitter-to-study-black-twitter/?utm_source=Twitter

    • TyrenM

      Viacom (with a slick side assist from Comcast I’m sure) with the infiltration

      • And watch the usual thirsty suspects try to get in on this.

    • Alma98

      Nope

    • Alma98

      Black folks are not monkeys in a zoo for y’all to observe.

    • nellcote

      what is “#BlackTwitterSoLit brands” ???

      • Miranda

        That’s what I’d like to know.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –THIS- – -RETHUG- -Says That He Is the First- ——:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/865611512374808576
    – — GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo insists: I’m the 1st Republican to raise impeachment– —

    NEEDTA- –Get Some Colleagues 2 JOIN U.- -Jus’ sayin’. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – WAYELL- – “FAUX-Noise”- – -Trynta- – – -ACK-Like- — –They Should Have. . – – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/865610270055567360
    — –Fox News fires “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel for a remark he made to an African-American employee http://cnn.it/2q4ovNt
    – — [COMMENTS Say he is a “Racist Dem”.?]

    • nellcote

      find it hard to believe that he’s the only one from that crew that should be fired.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ nellcote— :>) ***BIG- – -Cali- -HUG** :>)

        TANGLED WEB- — -stuff. :>)—

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

    • nellcote
  • Alma98

    Lawd have mercy
    Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

    http://fox6now.com/2017/05/18/grown-ups-brawl-at-high-school-graduation-in-tennessee/

    • Worldwatcher7

      Hey Alma and POU. Can you just imagine the kid looking out in the audience to find her parents and seeing this mess.

      • Alma98

        Hey WW7, just shameful.

  • Alma98

    OMG! Demons! that’s what they are. They have no humanity left in them to do something like this. Yes his mom shouldn’t have left him in car to make a quick run in the store. But nobody deserves this kind of pain. Fucking demons!

    Three teenagers arrested in kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old boy

    http://fox6now.com/2017/05/18/three-teenagers-arrested-in-kidnapping-and-killing-of-6-year-old-boy/

    • GreenLadyHere

      ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good MornTin’ alma :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      Read This.- – -It is soo sickening.– -Man’s INHUMANITY 2 man– is 2 RAMPANT annnd 2 MUCH.- –

      PRAYERS♥- – — 4 the Family♥– –

      How R U♥/weather?- — :>) B BLESSED U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥- –:>)

    • Miranda

      They can all get the death penalty. Its what they deserve.

      • Alma98

        Absolutely!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –An “INSTITUTION”- — Is Closing. .

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/NBCNewsPictures/status/865603323180789761

    — –Goodbye to the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’: #RinglingBros Hold Final Curtain Call http://nbcnews.to/2qFlqpd

    —FOND MEMORIES. . .BUT The Animals. . .were not treated— – as well as they should have been. – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—HAH!- —Some- – -People- – — Have- — NO- -CHILL- —— :>)

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/LawyerRogelio/status/865570966495277056

    – – –WAYTA– -Goooo. . :>)

  • BoomerGal

    And making him out to be a letch, albeit, he is a player!! Lol

  • Kellyanne tried it, but Joy Ann had to let her know!

    http://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/865585682500255745

    • BoomerGal

      Heh.

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – Announced on TV- – -“IT” will NOT appoint FBI Director 2-day.– –HAH!- – –

    – -He SCURRED!! – – -HAH!

  • This is an interesting development.

    http://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/865623320464547840

    • Miranda

      I’m interested in who the potential replacements gonna be. Will the NAACP finally finds its historic relevance now that a very real enemy is sitting in the Oval Office? So many black orgs PRETENDED President Obama was the enemy for 8 years to get media time and right wing businesses donations…what’s up now?

      • BoomerGal

        Heh.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –A- -BLACK♥- – – -HISTORICAL- — MOMENT- –A BIRTHDAY♥– –— :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/MadisonSiriusXM/status/865555012243472384

    — –TODAY-1948: Singer, supermodel and actress #GraceJones was born in Jamaica. She hit it big when she appeared on the covers of #Elle & #Vogue– –

    — –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSa5EvWqB7g

    COMMENDING- — -With PROFOUND -PRIDE♥- — Your MODELING♥/SINGING♥/ACTING♥- -Talents♥/SKILLZ♥- – -BLESSINGS♥ – – -On Your — “SPECIAL DAY”♥ :>)

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      smh

  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      I thought about this very thing when I saw it on 60 minutes(?).

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – -WHOA!- — RESISTANT♥- –Rep. TED LIEU♥- — Sooo- – –On — “IT”!– – LOL

    — -☺https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/865568077240451074
    — –To: @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

    Here’s a cheat sheet for your 1st overseas visit.

    From: @RepTedLieu, Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee– – -LOL— — -WELL DONE.- -:>)

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      She knew.

    • Alma98

      LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- -GEESH!!–DRIP!– -DRIP!- — DRIP!– Connectin’- – -ALL KINDSA- – -☻- -☺- – ☻- – -☺- —

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/pharris830/status/865601252251455488
    – —Yes, we’re now ruled by Vladimir Un Edogan Bashar Omar Duterte Trump!— -geesh!

    – – –“IT” —IS!- – -DANGEROUS!!- – – 2 OUR –NATIONAL- – – SECURITY!!- – -He MUST B IMPEACHED!!- – –GO!!- –>

    • nellcote

      all manafort clients! j/k

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote- -LOL– -He was busy. . :>)

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      Just…..smfh

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – KEEP- – – -CALLIN’ – – -OUT- –1/2 Pence. . – –

    — –☺https://twitter.com/pharris830/status/865602444750757888
    — – #LyingBastard!!!!

  • Miranda
    • nellcote

      beastie boys week!

    • Alma98

      I hope his ass is outed too.

      • BoomerGal

        YEEESSSS!!!

  • nellcote

    Victoria Bekiempis‏ @vicbekiempis

    Breaking: Huma files for divorce against Anthony Weiner

    • Miranda

      This time stick with it Huma….SEE IT THROUGH.

    • Alma98

      Is the media gonna distract with this story from drumpf’s overseas trip and Russia? Because I really could care less about it.

      • BoomerGal

        True dat!

      • jziglar

        True.

        • Alma98

          And dems souldn’t let them make something out of it either. drumpf has done worse so don’t let the repubs make it about dems.

      • nellcote

        internet trolls (and fox news) aside, I think they’ve sucked all their joy out of the story already.

    • GreenLadyHere

      nellcote- – -STAND STRONG— -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz4YQZ01Q_A

      WATCHIN’. .. .Have Courage. :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Congresswoman Waters says the briefing by Rosenstein was a waste of time and they learned nothing new. His testimony was guarded.

    • nellcote

      they need to start requireing open hearings unless there’s a reason to take it closed.

  • Alma98
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – —From RESISTANT♥- – Sen. KAMALA Harris♥ – – –STANDING– – STRONG 2– PP♥– –— :>)

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/865593141423779840

    – —For some in rural communities, Planned Parenthood clinics are the only place to get care. Politicians must end their assault on PP.– –BLESSINGS♥- –

  • Miranda

    I’m just so tickled by this…he got on his lil ski jacket and shades, can’t tell the old racist nothing…
    ———————-
    Via TMZ: The market for an 83-year-old racist billionaire is BOOMIN’ — just ask Donald Sterling who hit Beverly Hills this week with a brand new lady on his arm.

    The disgraced former L.A. Clippers owner had a smile on his face and some pep in his step as he moseyed from shop to shop while holding hands with his mystery brunette.The former owner of the Clippers, who is still married, was spotted with the new much younger side chick in L.A. and he looks pretty damn happy.
    https://twitter.com/mwbuzz/status/865616605690056704

    • Alma98

      Lordt, she looks like a KK knock off and he looks a hot mess. Some people will let anybody lay on top of them for money, yuck!

      • nellcote

        just thinking she looks like a lost kardasian sister LOL

        • Alma98

          LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –LOL– – – WHEW LAWD.– -:>)

      – —– –who is still married,. .
      – – — A Song 4 him annnnd his “WAYWARD- -self–:>)
      ☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQwWfDOxEQA
      *SMH* :>)

      • Alma98

        I love this song! It brought back memories of me and my friends listening to the radio and singing along but didn’t know what it was about lol.

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL alma—:>) I KNOW -HUH?– -:>)- – Thank U♥ 4 the – -FOND MEMORY.- –:>)- – –This happened with several other songs.- – -What did I KNOW.?– – LOL

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL alma – – -Young annnd Naive- — HUH? :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –Yaaaas- – –RESISTANT- – Rep. ELIJAH Cummings♥- – –CALLIN’- -“AIR-Body”[Especially- -1/2 Pence]- OUT!!!- – -‘Member My- -NOV. 18, 2016 LETTER. ?.

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/865635891707912192

    – – –Elijah Cummings on CNN on Pence claiming ignorance re: Flynn-Turkey: “Either he’s not telling the truth or he was running a sloppy shop.”— -HAH!- —
    Number 18- – -again. . . Interestin’ – — :>)

    • BoomerGal

      How bout, both.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        Thank U♥ – -Yes. :>)– -He Sooo- – -STANDS STRONG. . .:>)

        Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥– -Had a “Family Incident.- –PRAYERS needed♥–:>)

        How R U♥/weather? :>)- – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

        • BoomerGal

          Prayers and positive thoughts sent your way! Weather is cloudy and much cooler, bleh!

          • GreenLadyHere

            BoomerGal- – -:>)- -Thank U♥- –very much.– :>)

            — – Hang in There.- – :>) **HUGS** :>)

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      I suspect they do that at all the Ivies. They want diversity – but they want Hollywood scripted diversity…meaning they want the stereotype of whatever ethnic group they’re trying to boost enrollment, as long as they have good grades to go with it.

      • jds09

        Scripted is a very apt word. What bugs me the most about the comments is that there is a performance quality to it. Like diversity should be entertaining to them.

        • Miranda

          Exactly that…..they don’t want Black girl Ashley with the 4.0 GPA and plays the violin, they want Ashley that is a hip hop dancer and wears an afro. If she’s Chinese, she can play the violin tho.

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      hahahaha

  • Miranda

    Isn’t this basically stop and frisk? It should be abolished COMPLETELY…just stopping black men JUST BECAUSE.
    ———————
    A Va. cop was fired for racial bias after stopping the chief’s brother. A new chief hired him back.
    May 19 at 7:00 AM

    A black man turns from a police officer and puts a cigarette in his pocket. The officer stops him, handcuffs him, questions him about illegal drugs and outstanding warrants.

    It’s the kind of interaction that happens every day. But in Alexandria, Va. two years ago, the black man Officer Brandon Smith stopped was so insulted that he called his brother, Earl L. Cook., who happened to be the chief of police.

    Earl Cook told his brother that he could file a complaint, and Smith was fired for a stop deemed illegal and racially biased. But a new chief has rehired him, and supporters say it was Smith who was mistreated.

    The dispute may not be over. The man who was stopped, Harold Cook, is consulting with an attorney abouttaking further action.

    The case sheds light on the way cities nationwide are grappling with disputes over how often — and why — black men are detained by police. Last year, the president of the largest police management organization apologized for historical mistreatment of minorities by officers, and President Barack Obama had pushed for better training to confront racial bias in police forces.

    President Trump, expressing concern that police were not getting needed support, has pushed back against what he describes as “unfair defamation and vilification.”

    Earl Cook says there needs to be accountability for even small instances of discrimination to build trust and avoid bigger confrontations.

    “Investigative stops is a hot-button item, has been for a long, long time. And unfortunately, we haven’t been immune in the police department from some stops that are ill advised,” said Cook, who retired last year. “If you turn a blind eye, then you’re not only emboldening that person who transgressed but you’re also, I think, lessening the justice for the victim.”

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/a-va-officer-was-fired-for-racial-bias-after-stopping-the-chiefs-brother-a-new-chief-hired-him-back/2017/05/18/1f158800-367e-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?tid=pm_local_pop&utm_term=.f060c35ffdf0

    • Alma98

      Just bullshit! I’m so tired of this it makes me want to scream. And drumpf’s fat ass is gonna get more people killed.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- — Thank U. :>)

  • edp4bho

    No Joe, you were not a great candidate……hanging by PBO’s coattails. My opinion.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    I get there was an itch that Joe wanted to scratch in regards to the White House. I know that he would have been able to probably retain more of the Obama coalition, shut down Bernie Sanders before he even launched and probably would have made Martin O’Malley his VP Candidate. But yeah Joe, that time is no longer here now. We gotta look to the future. Carmen, Kamala, Martin Heinrich, Kirsten, maybe someone we ain’t even talkin about yet.