October 19, 2017

Monday Open Thread: Black Character Storylines of the Soaps

Good Monday Morning POU!

This week will be nostalgic and fun look back at the best and most outrageous storylines involving black characters on the Soaps. So all the fans of Angie and Jessie and Dru and Neil, here’s to you!

Jesse and Angela “Angie” Hubbard are fictional characters and a supercouple from the ABC daytime drama All My Children. Jesse is portrayed by Darnell Williams and Angie is portrayed by Debbi Morgan. Jesse first appeared in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania in 1981 as the nephew of Dr. Frank Grant, who assumed custody after the death of his sister (Jesse’s mother). Angie first appeared in 1982, as the daughter of a well-to-do Pine Valley couple. Shortly after Angie’s first appearance on the show, they were paired with one another. Jesse and Angie were best friends to fellow supercouple Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner. They are daytime television’s first African American supercouple, and arguably the two most popular African American characters in soap opera history.

The Beginning 1981–82

Jesse Hubbard—originally from Center City, Pennsylvania—first appears in the adjacent town of Pine Valley as the recently orphaned 17-year-old nephew of Dr. Frank Grant (John Danelle). After the death of Jesse’s widowed mother Ellie (Mary Alice), Jesse leaves Chicago and moves in with Ellie’s brother Frank and his wife Nancy (Lisa Wilkinson), who are next door neighbors and close friends of Dr. Joe Martin  and his wife Ruth . Like his best friend Jenny Gardner (Kim Delaney), Jesse is from the “wrong side of the tracks”.

Jesse soon falls in love with Angie Baxter, a well-to-do teenager from Pine Valley high society. However, Angie’s father Les Baxter (Antonio Fargas) strongly disapproves, feeling that Jesse is not good enough for his daughter.

After Jesse is falsely accused of attempting to rape Angie’s former friend Liza Colby (Marcy Walker), he flees to the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City with Jenny (who leaves town once Liza threatens to reveal that Jenny’s father Ray Gardner raped Ruth years earlier). After finding jobs to make ends meet, Jesse and Jenny remain in Hell’s Kitchen for most of the summer of 1982. Angie is heartbroken. When Liza finally confesses that she lied, Jesse returns to Pine Valley and resumes dating Angie, and Jenny returns to her boyfriend Greg Nelson (Laurence Lau).

Angie & Jesse & Jenny & Greg 1983–1985

Jesse’s desire to make love to Angie is evident, but Angie refuses until they are married. Angie and Jesse elope, because Angie is afraid of her parents’ reaction if she tells them of their intended plans. Soon thereafter, Angie finds out that she is pregnant. Angie confides in her mother Pat Baxter (Lee Chamberlin) that she and Jesse are married and that she is pregnant. Angie is scared to tell Jesse; her insecurities grow when she thinks that Jesse is falling in love with another woman. Pat has a conversation with Jesse about the possibility that Angie could become pregnant. Jesse replies, “I couldn’t even think of it for another few years.”

When Angie learns of this, she divorces Jesse without telling him she is pregnant. Les encourages Angie to give her baby away, and she starts adoption proceedings. When Jesse begs her to take him back, Angie tells him about the baby, who is a boy. Together, they kidnap their son, who has found a new home, and run away to Sea City. The couple names the baby after Jesse’s uncle Frank, who had died just prior to the child’s birth. After Jesse and Angie convince a judge to give custody of the baby back to them, they remarry. The couple starts their new life in the Grant home, after Jesse’s aunt Nancy and cousin Carl relocate to Chicago. The Hubbards are later joined by Angie’s mother Pat, who divorces Les.

By the summer of 1984, Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner are married, and Jenny has become a successful fashion model. Tony Barclay, a male model who is obsessed with Jenny, plots to kill Greg by rigging his water ski to explode. When Jenny switches skis with him at the last minute, she is killed instead, at the relatively young age of 20. The residents of Pine Valley are stunned into grief. Jesse is particularly devastated, as he must cope with the loss of his closest friend.

In 1985, Jesse and Angie’s relationship is threatened once again when his half-brother Eugene Hubbard (Tom Wright) arrives in Pine Valley, and immediately sets his sights on Angie. Also new in town is nightclub singer Yvonne Caldwell (Vanessa Bell Calloway), who comes to Pine Valley at Eugene’s request. Her plan is to lure Jesse away from Angie so that they will divorce and Angie will find solace with Eugene.

Yvonne is able to seduce Jesse and the two have sex. Eugene concocts a lie so Angie will arrive at Yvonne’s house just in time to catch Jesse in bed with Yvonne. This leads to a dramatic brawl between Angie and Yvonne. Angie is furious and throws Jesse out of the house, but she eventually forgives him after finding about Eugene’s plans. Later, a pregnant Yvonne lies and says that the child she is carrying belongs to Jesse. After admitting that she has lied, Yvonne gives her baby away to a black market baby adoption ring. When Jesse learns of Eugene’s schemes, the two brothers also have a vicious fight, after which Eugene leaves Pine Valley and is not heard from again.

Angie & Jesse – The Doctor and the Detective 1986–91

Convinced to seek political office by electronics mogul Palmer Cortlandt (James Mitchell) and his son Ross Chandler (Robert Gentry), Jesse announces his candidacy for a seat on the Pine Valley Town Council. Palmer and Ross withdraw their support after Jesse refuses to act as their political puppet. Nevertheless, Jesse wages an effective campaign and wins the election. However, he soon finds politics to be too restrictive for his tastes, and resigns from the Town Council.

Jesse works to find out the identity of “Mr. Big,” the leader of the black market baby adoption ring to whom Yvonne gave her baby. Mr. Big threatens Yvonne and, to protect herself and her son, she falsely accuses senatorial candidate Travis Montgomery (Larkin Malloy) of being the baby’s father. Mr. Big then blackmails Travis into paying $2 million to keep the false allegation from becoming public and ruining his campaign. After several months, Jesse discovers that Mr. Big is actually his own father-in-law, Les Baxter. Attempting to avoid arrest, Les confronts his son-in-law with a gun. In the ensuing struggle, Jesse accidentally pushes Les down a flight of stairs, and Les is killed in the fall. Having witnessed the struggle and the fall, Angie is devastated and blames Jesse for her father’s death. She once again separates from Jesse, who is heartbroken.

Soon, Jesse and Angie reconcile. She completes medical school and becomes a doctor, despite being sexually harassed by one of her professors, Dr. Allen Voight (John Canary). Jesse joins the Pine Valley Police Department and rises through the ranks quickly, soon becoming a plain clothes detective. During this period Angie befriends Cindy Parker (Ellen Wheeler), the widow of an intravenous drug user who died from AIDS. The couple takes Cindy and her son Scott (Philip Amelio) into their home, and are her closest supporters when she develops AIDS herself. Cindy is ostracized by many Pine Valley residents, including Skye Chandler (Robin Christopher), Greg’s mother Enid Nelson (Natalie Ross), and a hate group that sets fire to the Hubbard home. Cindy would later die, but not before falling in love with and marrying Skye’s uncle Stuart Chandler (David Canary), who adopts Scott.

Jesse develops an excellent reputation within the police force and the community. In 1988, he is assigned to guard wealthy businessman John Remington (Eddie Earl Hatch), whose life has apparently been threatened. While in the line of duty, Jesse takes a bullet meant for Remington. Despite receiving prompt medical attention, Jesse is pronounced dead a few days later.

Remington (or “Remy” as he is often called) tries to start a romantic relationship with the recently widowed Angie, but his attempts are unsuccessful. This is due in part to the fact that Angie is still grieving, but Remington’s association with Jesse’s death makes an Angie-Remy relationship all but impossible. Eventually, Angie has brief romances with medical colleagues Jeff Martin (Jeffrey Byron) and Cal Cummings (Count Stovall), as well as police officer Derek Frye (William Christian). At one point she is engaged to Dr. Cliff Warner(Peter Bergman), but he ends the relationship to remarry his former wife Nina Cortlandt (Taylor Miller). In 1991, Angie leaves Pine Valley and moves to California, taking her son Frankie with her.

Tomorrow: Does anyone ever die on the soaps??

  • rikyrah
    • Beautiful!!! That entryway is lovely!! And all that land…YES!

  • rikyrah

    Black characters on soaps?
    Man… I am HERE!!

    • jds09

      I used to try schedule my college classes around All My Children and General Hospital. Shameful but true.

      • MsKitty

        Who didn’t though, LOL?

        But for me it was Santa Barbara instead of GH. Had to squeeze in OLTL too.

    • MonieTalks

      Dale Jr has always had this streak in him.

      • Miranda

        Every black fan of Nascar (all 10 of them) is a full on Earnhardt fan – from Dale Sr to Dale Jr.

    • lamh

      Good on Jr..

  • Mornin’, Rikryah and POU!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Sepia

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Sepia!

  • Town

    I never watched All My Children so I don’t know anything about Angie & Jesse except they were this black supercouple. I was straight CBS.

  • Miranda
    • Imagine if PBO did this. The Repubs and media would be up in arms!

    • Town

      And they won’t because the Trump Administration doesn’t consider Puerto Rico to be a part of the United States. They’re on their own.

      Where is Anderson Cooper to shame the Trump Administation into action like he did with Bush/Katrina?

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Good Morning, y’all.

    https://youtu.be/0iJRIF-eSCY

    Paul Mooney was right.

    https://youtu.be/jl_YXYbtksk?t=2669

    • Miranda

      That silly bitch………Paul Mooney has them SPOT ON.

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Gov!

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Mornin.

  • Miranda

    A full on BRIBE…that’s what this is to try and get Collins and Murkowski to vote for this shit. I still say it won’t work.
    ———————————
    GOP Health Care Bill Altered to Lure Two Senators
    September 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm EDT

    Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “will release a revised version of their health-care bill Monday aiming to send more health-care dollars to the states of key holdout Republicans,” the Washington Post reports.

    “The Cassidy-Graham bill overhauls the Affordable Care Act by lumping together spending on subsidies and Medicaid expansion and redistributing it to states in the form of block grants. Alaska would get 3 percent more funding between 2020 and 2026 and Maine would get 43 percent more funding during that time period.”

    “Republican senators from both states, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, have said they want to understand how Cassidy-Graham would affect their states before supporting the bill. Both have expressed deep opposition to cuts to health-care spending under previous versions.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-health-bill-in-major-peril-as-resistance-hardens-among-key-senators/2017/09/24/bc927d06-a134-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tid=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.59078562e305

    • rikyrah

      If you want the latest info

      Go to the Twitter feeds of
      Andy Slavitt and Topher Spiro.

      They have good information. They break it down so that you can understand

    • rikyrah

      If you want the latest info

      Go to the Twitter feeds of
      Andy Slavitt and Topher Spiro.

      They have good information. They break it down so that you can understand

  • Miranda

    Jesse & Angie, Greg & Jenny…those were the days

    https://media.tenor.com/images/c557335184ad331ddfd4e81ad6ce0f9e/tenor.gif

  • lamh

    YAS!!!! Angie & Jessie!!!!

  • lamh
    • MsKitty

      I WANT that red stove in her kitchen. Y’all can have those stainless steel monstrosities, I’ll take a retro stove any day of the week.

  • MonieTalks

    I’m concerned about what may be a disturbing pattern of missing Black females in my hometown area.Another young woman is missing in Hampton Roads, VA.

    As you all recall, months ago a young mother and her infant daughter (Keir and Khloe Johnson) went missing from Newport News in April. Keir’s car was found, but the mother and her baby remain missing.

    Now a college student named Ashanti Billie is missing from Va Beach. Her vehicle has been located but she remains missing. Her cellphone was found in a dumpster.

    Both Keir and Ashanti are short-statured women. Both are 4 foot 11 inches.

    http://wtvr.com/2017/09/23/ashanti-billie-missing-virginia-beach-college-student/

    • Miranda

      This is very scary.

      • MonieTalks

        Yes. Coincidental, maybe. But I hope the local police departments will join a task force early on because we may be witnessing the beginning of a serial crime spree.

    • BoomerGal

      Sadly, black people have gone missing for years. 1.5 MILLION black men are missing from prisons and detention centers across the country.

  • Miranda

    ‘Unity’: The word the NFL is using to avoid talking about Colin Kaepernick
    September 25, 2017

    excerpt:
    Trump, in trying to encourage punishment against protesters and divide the country even more, unified the NFL in a way that hasn’t been seen before.

    But then, it’s bemusing why it took Trump for this to happen. Or rather, this unity seems more about the league standing behind an empty word — unity — rather than standing behind the original reason for Kaepernick’s protest. The deep irony of this entire situation is all of this is happening while Kaepernick himself is unemployed, and owners who refused to give him a chance because of his protest, now stand, arms linked, in protest to Trump saying that protesters should be fired.

    It’s become a protest against Trump, rather than what it was intended to be.

    https://www.sbnation.com/2017/9/25/16359268/nfl-protest-anthem-donald-trump-colin-kaepernick

    • MsKitty

      I’m still hotter than fish grease over that feel-good, there’s more that unites us ad the NFL aired yesterday. Why do they insist on insulting people’s intelligence with that dreck?

  • Miranda

    This is the GOP.
    ——————————-
    Gohmert: Arizona should recall McCain over cancer

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Monday that Arizona should recall Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) while he undergoes cancer treatment, saying that McCain’s ouster would give Arizonans a senator who keeps his word.
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/912264239624196096

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      What a dick.

    • BoomerGal

      Bald headed cracker!!

    • Alma98

      Louie crazy “asparagus” Gohmert has no fucking shame.

    • Asshole.

  • Miranda

    heh…….In this article about this man quitting his job at the Bills stadium over the kneeling during the anthem, there is a tidbit about this black player not kneeling but they tell you this by quoting his white girlfriend who says “we decided” he shouldn’t kneel.
    —————————–
    Man quits stadium job after Bills protest

    excerpt:
    “During the National Anthem…the song that is about our country, our veterans that fight and die for us, it’s just something I feel you shouldn’t disrespect that way,” he said. “I believe people have the right to protest; I just don’t believe that’s the proper venue for it.”

    He’s not alone in that latter sentiment. Safety Jordan Poyer’s fiancé says that’s how the couple feels, and that Saturday night, they decided he wouldn’t partake in an on the field protest.

    “I feel like there’s a certain time or place where you should make a stand for something, and we both agree that it’s not in your work force, your work field,” Rachel Bush said. “So yeah, I agree there’s something that should be done, but we both mutually don’t agree that it should be done during their work…during their football season.”
    http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/man-quits-stadium-job-after-bills-protest/478371673?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59c8c6c104d301316e377749&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

    • BoomerGal

      “Yessa Massa!!”

    • adept2u

      Jordan Poyer has no dick. Jordan Poyer is in the sunken place put there with a White woman sure as Get Out.

    • Alma98

      They refuse to talk about why they’re kneeling. They make it about everything else except why they’re kneeling. It went from being about police brutality to disrespect of the flag, military, anthem and now drumpf. White folks are good at steering the convo back to them and their feelings. And the msm is a more than willing partner in this racist bullshit.

    • To quote the poet Yo Gotti:

      “You a (beitch) and ya bitch should expose you
      All that pillow talkin’, nigga, that’s what the hoes do”

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU.

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • Miranda

    WHOA
    Steve Bannon plotted to plant a mole inside Facebook, according to emails sent days before the Breitbart boss took over Donald Trump’s campaign and obtained by BuzzFeed News.
    https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/912320478903242752

    • Alma98

      uh huh

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma

  • lamh
    • adept2u

      That’s confusing. Why wasn’t Rosa Parks protesting public transportation? It wasn’t public it was for Whites.

      • lamh

        I didn’t see it as confusing

        It was about equality not just public transportation

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Hey BoomerG

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      Ok Becky.

    • Alma98

      smh

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Monie Talks. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- – –

      —-☺http://i.imgur.com/ZTna7.gif
      – —CONTINUES- – – – -2 – – –BORE. . .– – *smh**

      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    Morning lamh, nope can’t do it, too early lol.

  • lamh
  • TyrenM

    I’m waiting for the Abe/Lexie post lol.

    • rikyrah

      LOL

  • lamh

    i need me a KAEP jersey y’all think if i order one today i could get it before leaving on my trip!

    • BoomerGal

      If you get it through Amazon you can.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      He’s telling Berniece bout her Daddy??

    • adept2u

      Caucasity overload.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Monie Talks- – –☺https://68.media.tumblr.com/7ea5e581414bfcb1afd06844aa2efc57/tumblr_o24sz3sbfO1uw7ihbo1_540.gif
      Geesh!- –WHITENESS- – – -BORES!!- —

    • MsKitty
  • Miranda
  • Town
    • Miranda

      “I am sorry if people took offense to it and perceived my message in any way insinuating support or condoning people being hit by cars,” DiSanto said to Rapid City Journal reporter Seth Tupper. “I perceived it differently. I perceived it as encouraging people to stay out of the street.”

      https://media.giphy.com/media/IQmuEmQ11AMH6/giphy.gif

      • BoomerGal

        Tell it, Kenya!

    • Alma98

      Hateful heffa that’s what you get.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Town.- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      – – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/TYeHYI1GmF87m/giphy.gif

      ACTIONS Have- – – CONSEQUENCES- — Ya KNOW That – -HUH?- –geesh!- –

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

  • BoomerGal

    LOL!!!

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time no…Don’t do it

    • Tunisia

      Welp! That’s what he gets.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Well, next time buy a fleshlight and jerk it to pornhub.

      • Alma98

        The name change tickles me. What happened to “pocket pussy”? Do they still use that name too? LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- — Umm- —Perhaps his wife/somebody shoulda done THIS. . .– –:>)

      — – -☻https://media.giphy.com/media/N7L30erRd3UWY/giphy.gif
      LOL- — – – –

  • Miranda

    This is a heartbreaking frightening read on Puerto Rico.
    ——————————-
    JUNCOS, Puerto Rico — In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman lay on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.

    The 63-year-old mother, Maria Dolores Hernandez, had cotton stuffed in her ears to keep flies out, since her now screenless windows were letting all sorts of bugs in. The gray-haired diabetic woman spoke with her daughter about her worries: that she would run out of prescription drugs, that they were almost out of generator fuel to keep her insulin refrigerated and to run the fans at night. With all the heat, she feared that her ulcer would become infected.
    https://twitter.com/myhlee/status/912327192960536577

    • But Dotard is tweeting about the NFL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – – Good Monday MornTin’ miranda♥/POU FAM♥ :>) — *BIG HUG*- -:>)–Aaahhh- – -The Lives annnd Times of– -My People♥!- — -My People♥- –Onda “Soaps”- –JESSIE annd ANGIE- -Keep an Exciting Story line goin’ On annnd On –annnd On. Yaaass.– -:>)

    – – – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwXF7oJl0Pw

    – — “They are daytime television’s first African American supercouple, and arguably the two most popular African American characters in soap opera history.” :>)

    – — ENJOY♥ — https://media.30seconds.com/tip/lg/How-to-Make-a-Creamy-Healthy-Pumpkin-Spice-Smoothie-12985-c83ffaa633-1482329195.jpg

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

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>) **BIG HUG* :>)- –B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • MsKitty

      Hey GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’—☺https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O3dDSvvd9-c/WAV-8e26LNI/AAAAAAAAAVA/HJlKPZu_9_8j_HpvDhR717RqfNp4hL6zACLcB/s1600/KiTTEN%2BGIF%2B%25E2%2580%25A2%2BCute%2Btiny%2BKitten%2Bself%2Bgrooming%2Bhard%2Bbut%2Bbalance%2Bis%2Bnot%2Bpurrfect.gif

        **BIG HUG** :>)- —B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • MonieTalks
    • Alma98

      LMAO!

    • Miranda

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –A- –RESISTANT♥- -Among Many- –STAYS/Kneels- STRONG- — – —

    —-☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/912307264622665730

    —-WAYTA–Goooo. . . Thank U♥/ALL♥- – -:>)

    • Alma98

      Players should stop talking to the media if they ask about drumpf. It’s not about him, it’s about police brutality dammit.

      • Miranda

        I completely agree.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – -*Co-Sigh*- – -Speak on “IT’s- —Focus- – -SUPPORTIN’- – -POLICE BRUTALITY- –Against US/POC– –

        His RACISM – – -is OBVIOUS.- — –hmph!!

  • Town

    Wypipo will never take responsibility for their actions because that would mean they would have to do something and they don’t want to do anything.

    That’s why I DON’T want Trump impeached. I want him to serve the entire 4 years and get re-elected in 2020. White people need to suffer the consequences of their actions and I see this “resistance” and desire for him to be impeached as yet another way for white people not to have to suffer the consequences of their actions.

    • BoomerGal

      That is one way to look at it for sure.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      OK

    • jziglar

      This bill is DOA. No replacement bill will ever be good enough for Rand Paul, McCain wants a normal bipartisan process, Collins is clearly a no even though she is taking her time to say she is a hard no, Murkowski is highly unlikely to support it despite trying to buy her votes. And beyond the point of them clearly not having anywhere close to the votes to pass it, the bill is going to get gutted in the Byrd bath, and any major revisions require a new CBO score in order to use reconciliation.

  • jziglar

    So what’s up with this fake Michelle Obama quote some Trump supporters are trying to push? Something about her saying white people are a problem. LMAO! Like please try harder. If she said something like that she would have been torn to shreds by the media especially since so many people went crazy when she said for the first time in my adult life adult life I’m very proud of my country. And that wasn’t even a big deal. I just saw that Snopes put out a tweet and an article on their site debunking this obvious BS. This is one out of many reasons why so many people don’t take Trump supporters seriously.

    • BoomerGal

      If she were to say it she wouldn’t be wrong.

      • jziglar

        Hi BoomerGal, you’re right.

        • BoomerGal

          Morning, jziglar!

    • Alma98

      Oy, deplorables aren’t too bright.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Its AMAZING how obsessed Trump supporters are with The Obamas. No, not Barack Obama, but Michelle, Malia, and Sasha. Its creepy as shit to me. I mean, we’ve seen Michelle in her Stella Got Her Groove Back clothes. She ain’t even studying this shit. These folks can’t pump up their president and FLOTUS,and their oddball cast of Addams Family characters, so they try everything to STILL tear down people no longer in the public eye. It is an obsession of envy, jealousy and bitterness.

      • jziglar

        Hey GOV, it really is sick how obsessed they are with Michelle, Malia, and Sasha. Everyone else clearly sees that it’s envy, jealousy, and bitterness like you said. It’s like what a white person said a month ago, seeing a nuclear, loving, and successful black family on the biggest stage of them all drove them nuts because it totally shattered their make believe world. So even though they are no longer in the WH these people are obsessed with smearing them and lying about them in order to tear them down. The problem for them is that the vast majority of the public isn’t interested it and knows it’s bullshit.

    • Town

      Was that on the Whitey Tape?

    • MsKitty

      Oooh goody, Whitey Tape 2.0

      • jziglar

        That’s what I thought when I first heard about this. Recycling past BS. They can’t even come up with new stuff.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    Aaahh- –https://m.popkey.co/f9515a/V0lge.gif
    The Lazy Hazy- – -Monday Mode– –Joinin’ U♥ :>)

    – –Good 2 C U♥ :>)- —Thank U 4 your Greeting annnd BLESSINGS♥- – -:>)

    B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Monday MornTin”- -jds09. :>) – – -**BIG- –Cali- –HUG** :>)

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

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

    • MsKitty

      Hey jds

  • Miranda

    Chiefs’ Alex Smith says Donald Trump’s comments on player protests were ‘very alarming’

    “It’s the same guy who couldn’t condemn violent neo-Nazis. And he’s condemning guys taking a knee during the anthem?
    —-Chiefs Quarterback Alex Smith on Trump’s Comments 9/24/17
    http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article175185656.html

  • Alma98

    Glad to finally see someone write about this. It pisses me off when they paint the black community in such a light. I don’t think the community is any more hateful than white folks or other ethnic groups.

    https://twitter.com/BlackYouthProj/status/912307482827137026

    • rikyrah

      You are right, Alma.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – -WORD!- – –Perpetuatin’ MYTHS- – — is 1 way of – -minimizing– the TRUTH.—THEY KNOW!- – -*smh**

      Annd WE KNOW- – -the – -TRUTH. . .

    • This right here:

      “How is it that trans and queer people of color continue to be saddled with the role of the aggressor, even while white cis gays and lesbians unceasingly enact economic violence on us? If Black trans and queer people can be homophobic for defending themselves from racism and displacement, aren’t white trans and queer people homophobic for evicting, policing, deporting, and incarcerating trans and queer people of color?”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— – DANG- -“DOTARD”- — Continues 2 Brang- – -Mess 2 himself annnd 2 OUR SAFETY. . – –

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/912333833583960065

    — -COMMENTS:- —the same “draft dodger” that shyts on his supporters!!! ijs…what
    happened 2 those jobs he promised y’all?!? HMMMMM!?! still
    unemployed,huh
    – -[WORD]

    – —And Trump supporters still support this lunatic who’s words &twits are going to cause so much damage to the world This is dangerous times– –

    – — –K’MON – –KARMA- – –GIT- –“IT”- — – OUT!!- -soon. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –HONORING♥– — -annnd COMMENDING♥- — “The LITTLE ROCK 9″♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥— -:>)

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/912319624468926465

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

    — –BLESSINGS♥- 2 -OUR ELDERS♥/Ancestors♥- – Who–ENDURED♥—With – -GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Let the doors of the church open while the choir sings…..
    https://twitter.com/TrillestAC/status/912340644789719040

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -Aaaahhh — -SUCH- – — TRUTH- –:>)

      – –☺https://media.giphy.com/media/J5jmQF8IwNS6Y/giphy.gif
      :>)

    • And that’s why Shannon will always get a plate with the big piece of chicken in every Black household!

      • rikyrah

        I would fix him a plate personally.

    • jds09

      I want a tee-shirt that says “Shannon speaks for me.”

    • crazycanuck1503

      Dam

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      Know who else were millionaires? The Founding Fathers. They all had plantations and etc. Know why White America isn’t in their pockets or the owners who make billions of Negro brain cells? This is a wretched soul sick society.

    • MsKitty

      Melissa Jo Peltier‏ @MelissaJPeltier 1 hour ago
      “Millionaire sports athletes.” He means, “black men me ‘n my gang don’t think deserve to be millionaires.”

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥ —“DOTARD”– –STAYS- -“Twisted” as he continues 2 WIDEN the “Racial Divide”- -by LYIN’- –annnnd Makin’ his BASE- – -UN-Educated[Annnd some poverty-level]– – WHITE Folks feel that — Some-BROTHAS/SISTAS♥ – — R- –Privileged!! [Annnd that THEY R NOT]-

      THIS has been his “Strategy”- –4-EVA!!- – — –WE KNOW!- – – He Ain’t Slick!! – – -Annnd WE NOT gonna B “Bamboozled- -Hoodwinked- – -orrrr Fall 4-Da- – -Okie Doke”!– -HAH!

    • So they admit they’re purposely creating a racial divide.

      • MsKitty

        It’s the GOP’s bread and butter. Why change a proven winner?

      • rikyrah

        It’s who they are

    • jds09

      This administration believes the russian bots are real people and 45’s sycophants represents a real majority in this country and their cheating will go unpunished.

      We. Will. See.

      This cultural war is not happening in a vacuum and they can’t control it like they think they can.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –Fromm- – -RESISTANT♥- –Mr. JOE MADISON♥- – -A- –CALL – -2 – -ACTION. . .– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/MadisonSiriusXM/status/912263541633290240

    – –Apology???- -HAH! — See #14, etc.- –

    — -☺https://psychopathresistance.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/narcchecklist1.jpg

    WATCHIN’. . ..

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- —RESISTANTS♥ — – – -SUPPORT- –In Immigration Matters- – –STRONG♥—– — –

    — –☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/912318642506883072

    —COMMENT:- —As I’ve been saying for a while: Trump should never have touched DACA.
    It’s a lose-lose situation. He’s screwed now, no matter what he does.
    – –:>)

    WATCHIN’. . ..

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –Some- – -ECONOMIC- – -Positivity♥- – -Raising- -“STARTING– SALARY”- –– –:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/912343331597844480

    – – -COMMENTS:- —That’s a game changer for people good work @Target— [Have some Happy Friends. :>)]

    – —Moving in the right direction.– —

    WATCHIN’- —

    • TyrenM

      Not quite $15 but like you say, yea for the kids and working parents there.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ TyrenM. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)- – –

        *Co-Sign*– -Friends “fit” both categories. :>)—They feel BLESSED♥- –:>)

        Good 2 C U♥ :>)- –Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥- – —– – –

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/912334658339311617

    — – BLESSINGS♥- — -4 — -HELP. . – –

    – –Annnd “DOTARD”- – – -hasn’t done- –KRAP!!- – -aaarrrrggg

  • Town

    It’s like this:

    There was a city. The city had a
    white, black, Asian, Latino & Muslim neighborhood. The white neighborhood had 60% of the voters in the city. Only the white
    neighborhood was maintained by the city.

    Bush let potholes develop in the white neighborhood, trash was
    never picked up, weeds growing all everywhere, graffiti on the walls,
    sewer system failing etc.

    Obama repaved
    the road, picked up the trash on time, cut the grass, cleaned the
    graffiti & fixed the sewer. But he did it for the entire city &
    the white neighborhood didn’t like that.

    So in 2016 America had a choice:

    Hillary promised to maintain the improvements for all the neighborhoods.

    Bernie
    promised to prioritize maintenance for
    white neighborhoods & eventually, maybe, one day get around to
    maintaining non-white neighborhoods…but only after the white
    neighborhoods were maintained.

    Trump promised to prioritize the white neighborhood and get rid of the non-white neighborhoods.

    The city chose Trump. They liked his message. But the problem is not only can Trump not get rid of the non-white neighborhoods, the white neighborhood is slowly showing signs of neglect.

    What the white neighborhood is doing now is blaming the black neighborhood for why they chose Trump to run the city.

    Black people need to stay in their neighborhood & maintain their own yards and let white people figure out how to fix their own potholes themselves.

    • rikyrah

      Wow Town

  • Miranda

    He’s so pitiful.
    ——————————
    Trump pessimistic on ObamaCare repeal: ‘That’s the end of that’
    09/25/17 11:45 AM EDT

    President Trump sounded a pessimistic note Monday on the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, and blamed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for costing his party a victory.

    Trump did not give up all hope on the bill, but suggested it would not get the 50 votes — assuming a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Pence — it needed to clear the Senate because of opposition from McCain, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and other Republicans.

    “Looks like Susan Collins and some others who will vote against,” Trump said during an interview on the “Rick & Bubba” radio show. “We’re going to lose two or three votes and that’s the end of that.”

    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/352251-trump-pessimistic-on-obamacare-repeal-thats-the-end-of-that

    • Town

      And that’s not a GOP thing because remember when Chris Matthews went on a tirade about the Obamas not being grateful enough white voters let them live in the White House?

      • Yep!

      • jziglar

        Yep. I remember that. You see it all the time when the complaints about athletes getting paid a lot of money almost always focuses on black athletes. We saw it when people and pundits in the media complained about the Obamas book deal and speaking fees (which they were complaining about again last week).

        • Town

          Right. And for all the screaming and crying about Hillary’s book, we haven’t heard too many people, if any, cry, complain, scream, moan etc about how much Hillary got paid for that book.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Town- –*Co-Sign**- — And that’s not a GOP thing. .– — Any- -RACIST- –2520- — Has this in his/her head- – -annnnd –As I stated B4- –It’s “DOTARD”- –Strategy- – -2 Continue/enhance – – -THOSE “thoughts” in ORDER 2- — ENHANCE – – -the – –RACIAL DIVIDE!!!- – – —WE KNOW!!– – –

    • Miranda

      I just dont know why you nigras so ungrateful.
      https://carolesaysdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/miss-millie.jpg

  • Miranda

    If Christine Amanpour is scared, I’m petrified. Again, The GOP is a terrorist group.
    https://twitter.com/camanpour/status/912348486028468225
    https://twitter.com/camanpour/status/912348668816175104

  • Alma98

    hahahaha

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – -GEESH!!!!- —– -PRAYERS♥- — R – – -In —ORDER♥- – – –white privilege on full display– —

    — -☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/912336612582928384

    – — -COMMENTS:- —Accident my a**. They knew wtf they were doing.– –

    — –This actually makes me physically sick when I see shit like this.
    God damn this coward, and all of you who think this is acceptable.

    – – — –America under @RealTrump2016 ! Disgusting, reprehensible, callous, dirty, shallow and moral decadence. shame America!— –

    – —UNDER — The Jail—Afta he Meets The –“WELCOMING- -Committee”[Orrr They could go 2 his house- -NOW!!]

    — – -☻https://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/images/2014/10/blogs/economist-explains/20141011_blp506.jpg

    • Alma98

      I’d be in jail cause that cowardly fucker would be in the hospital or dead. Another case of seeing our kids as adults.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- — *BIG fist bump**- — -I’m SURE that THIS ain’t– -OVA.- –He betta MOVE- —
        Jus’ sayin’. . .

    • The Shy Lurker

      OH HELL NO!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ the Shy Lurker.- –:>) **BIG HUG**- —

        *Co-Sign**- – -Soo- – -CRIMINAL!!!- – –BUT- — I’m sure that THIS ain’t OVA. .

        WATCHIN’- —

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

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      I’d like to know what Black people ever did to Russians but it is more than apparent they don’t mind destroying us to achieve whatever ends Vlad has in mind.

      • MsKitty

        White nationalism is strong there. Which is why as much as I would love to see the magnificent architecture, especially in Moscow and St. Petersburg, I will never visit. Heard too many stories of Black folks being used as pinatas.

        • adept2u

          Moms visited St. Petersburg and yes she had an incident she felt disrespected.

        • Alma98

          The irony is Nazis thought of them as inferior mutts.

      • rikyrah

        We are the ones who never go along with the program.

      • Town

        Black people were the only group as a whole in this country that did not fall for the Russian propaganda.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –Annd “DOTARD”- —Continues 2 “TakeAKnee”- — -2- — Putin- –Literally annnd Figuratively—

      —☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/912099596863725568

  • Miranda

    I’m so ready for her Today debut to crash and burn.
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/912338810339565569

    • MsKitty

      TRANSLATION: How dare she get to where she is by only using her intelligence when I had to do it the old fashioned way by getting on my knees?

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Yeah, she had to wolf down raw hamburger meat.

        • Alma98

          Ewwww

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -aaarrgg- – -Megan Kelly with her- -Version of –“UPPITY BLACK WOMAN!”-— – – —

      — -☺http://pa1.narvii.com/5764/a06156c200b02f389c958bf262e768fec06c7794_hq.gif

      — –LOSER!!- – –

    • jds09

      It’s good to know that baggage from the Fox News World does not travel well. Try as she might to “thread the needle” PoC women do not forget bullshit.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is gonna flop so hard.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –HAPPY- -BIRTHDAY- – -Wishes– -R – -In – — ORDER♥- — – –:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/mefeater/status/912319587814912001

    – – – – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_k4SmXmQM
    – –-[Wonderful Birthday Presents.- –WELL DONE♥ – –WELL DESERVED♥]- – –BLESSINGS♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – -<From- — A- –RESISTANT♥— -CALLIN’- – -“DOTARD” – -OUT. .

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/912346807216349184

    — COMMENT:- – –it doesn’t amaze me.— -HE IS- — WHO HE ALWAYS- – -WAS- –A DANG- –ARROGANT- –RACIST!!

    —-Continue 2 STAND- — STRONG♥- –As- – -a RESISTANT♥– – BLESSINGS♥— :>)

  • lamh
    • Town

      I hate to say it but probably most of the mothers of these girls are single moms in their 30s who had these girls in their teens and they think their daughters swishing around in garter belts is cute. I can’t see too many fathers thinking their teen daughters tooting their ass up at the football field in garter belts is cute and they would shut that shit down.

      Edit: All the principals & teachers & coaches who signed off on this need to be fired. Not suspended, FIRED.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Town- — -WORD!- — THIS:- — I can’t see too many fathers thinking their teen daughters tooting
        their ass up at the football field in garter belts is cute and they
        would shut that shit down.
        — –

        Sorry Young “Ladies”??- –NOT Appropriate. . .- – -**smh**

        • Town

          I’m not going to fault the children because they don’t know any better. But their mommas and the teachers & administrators at that school DEFINITELY know better. The dance outfits would be fine without the garter belt so whoever suggested & approved the garter belts needs to be relieved of their position ASAP.

          Actually the administration needs to immediately disband the dance troupe until they can get some adults in there to act right.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Town:– -Soo AGREED.- — They Hafta B TAUGHT.- -That’s “WHYCOME”– – – I appreciate any Organiztion which- –Truly –MENTORS– -Our Children/Young Ladies.—LOCAL annnd NATIONAL.— -:>)

            – – – -☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ogKj-eh5zNk/TNdZVOuOdUI/AAAAAAAAAX8/ZbFTXgP3eoA/s1600/imagesblackgirls.jpg

    • Miranda

      This is despicable. Period.

    • jds09

      My mother would not let me wear black because it was “for grown women”. Although I was annoyed, when I turned 18 an bought my first “little black dress” with my own money you couldn’t tell me shit.

      Girls need rites of passage into womanhood, it’s an important psychological process.

      • Town

        They do, but prancing around the 50 yard line with garter belts isn’t the way. Whoever came up with that needs to be fired.

        • jds09

          I agree with you. This is not appropriate.

    • Alma98

      Nope

    • Oh, hell NO! This is straight up sexualizing CHILDREN. This is sick!!

    • The Shy Lurker

      WTF!!

    • BoomerGal

      Heh. This is why we get no respect. My mother would’ve snatched me out of my shoes!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    rikyrah- – -WORD!- –KARMA- –Will– -Speak!!

  • Kennymack1971

    Good afternoon POU Family.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon Kennymack1971. :>)— **BIG HUG** :>)

      — -B BLESSED♥- –:>) LooKin FORWARD – — SLAYIN’ Tweets. .annd – –“FYMN” :>)

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning Kennymack.

    • MsKitty

      Afternoon Kennymack

    • Alma98

      Afternoon Kennymack

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon KennyM

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –From a RESISTANT♥- – –“DOTARD”- — Is a “LAW-Breaker- –AGAIN!!– —

    – —☺https://twitter.com/THCobbPHC/status/911983844080861184

    –☻https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/gettyimages-95894424.jpg?quality=65&strip=all&w=780

  • MsKitty

    Every time I think of LeBron calling cheeto a bum I can’t help but grin.

    https://twitter.com/CraigRozniecki/status/912365755131400194

    • Miranda

      I wonder how many times Lebron had to delete before he could go with “u bum”…because I’m sure “u bitch” was the first choice.

      LOLOL

      • jds09

        and “punk ass” had to many characters.

    • rikyrah

      Dolt45 will receive the same amount of respect that he showed 44.

      • jds09

        Yep. This all day long.

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty- — -I KNOW HUH?- – – :>) It just came out Soo Spontaneously- – -‘Cause THAT Is WHO he Is – — -:>)

      – – -☺https://rockatee.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/image-1810-600×600.jpeg

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

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