June 23, 2017

Monday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

This week we will take a look at the works of Ophelia Settle Egypt.

In the late 1920s, Ophelia Settle Egypt conducted some of the first and finest interviews with former slaves, setting the stage for the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) massive project ten years later. Born Ophelia Settle in 1903, she was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a researcher for the black sociologist Charles Johnson at Fisk University in Nashville.

Over the course of her career Settle helped expose the infamous Tuskegee study of syphilis among black sharecroppers, and played a leading role in Charles Johnson’s “Shadow of the Plantation” study of the sharecropper system. As the Depression wore on, she left Fisk to assist with relief efforts in St. Louis. She accepted a scholarship from the National Association for the Prevention of Blindness to study medicine and sociology at Washington University, where, as a black woman, she was required to receive all her lessons from a tutor. She also became head of social services at a hospital in New Orleans, and five years later conducted research for James Weldon Johnson, about whom she wrote a children’s book. Egypt was a social worker in southeast Washington, D.C., and for eleven years was the director of the community’s first Planned Parenthood clinic, which was named for her in 1981.

Ophelia Settle Egypt died in Washington, D.C. in 1984. She was 81.

It was in the 1930s, that she helped Dr. Charles S. Johnson to interview 100 former slaves in West Tennessee. The research was the basis of the 1968 publication Unwritten History of Slavery: Autobiographical Accounts of Negro Ex-Slaves, as well as several articles. Her research would show that slaves were far more rebellious than previously known.

The following excerpt is also based on the research and is from an unpublished manuscript in the Ophelia Settle Egypt Papers at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University:

In addition to the newspapers, biographies and autobiographies among which is the story of Harriet Tubman, the famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, there is an untapped source of unwritten history – the story of slavery as told by those who lived through it to experience the freedom about which many of them had dreamed. Most of these ex-slaves have now passed irrevocably into history, but they left behind a vivid picture of life in bondage as they remembered it. Granted that there is a high degree of subjectivity in the remembered material, there is historical value in seeing slavery through the eyes of the slave.

     During l929-30, as a member of the Staff of the Social Science Institute at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, I interviewed more than l00 ex-slaves living for the most part in Tennessee and Kentucky. The oldest of these men and women had been exposed to slavery for 46 years while the youngest was only eight years old when the Civil War ended. Their intimate personal stories reveal attitudes and patterns of behavior about all aspects of plantation life. However, the area selected for emphasis here is that dealing with the slaves who refused to fit themselves into the role required of them.

     This group of ex-slaves knew personally fifty slaves who “wouldn’t take a whippin.” Thirty-five of these ran away in protest, often after a fight with an overseer; nine fought back and succeeded in thrashing the overseer or master; three others killed the overseer and one slave pulled his pursuer into the river to drown with him. Another committed suicide by jumping into a vat of melting iron because he was about to be caught and whipped.

A woman who was about to be sold away from her two children because she “wouldn’t be whipped” killed her children and herself on the eve of the pending separation.  Another woman threatened to commit suicide because she had been whipped severely; after climbing down into a well, she refused to let herself be drawn up until the master promised not to whip her again. One master warned his overseer not to attempt to whip a slave called Henry Halfacre. When he tried, Henry knocked him unconscious. He was sold but “they sneaked him back again when the overseer was changed.” In one case an overseer was killed in an unpremeditated group project, according to a Franklin, Tennessee ex-slave who at that time was old enough to be a regular field hand:

“I remember during slavery a bunch of slaves were piling leaves up and burning them, and the old overseer was standing with his back to the big fire with a big whip in his hand. Don’t you know they knocked him over in that fire and burned that old white man to death! Nobody never did know what happened to him; they just burnt him up.”

  • crazycanuck1503

    Good morning.

    Dam those stories. The last quote should have happened more often. Forgive me.

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, cc!

    • Joy

      Morning, sister wife!

    • Alma98

      Morning cc

    • MsKitty

      Morning cc

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning rikyrah.

    • rikyrah

      Morning cc

  • As Miranda said, Repubs are a terrorist organization!

    http://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/876782978755575809

    • Miranda

      Make no mistake…many republicans wish Scalise had died for their own nefarious gains. They would have played it up for the next 8 years.

      • BoomerGal

        I don’t believe it.

    • rikyrah

      This is who they are

  • Mornin’!

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Sepia!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Sepia

  • Miranda
  • BoomerGal

    Good Monday Morning, POU! Be blessed and have a good one!

    • Joy

      Morning, Boom Boom and POU!

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Joy Joy!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • BoomerGal

    ICYMI
    These are some low down rethugs with no moral compass.
    A pro-Trump group is using Obama’s voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia’s special election

    Source: CNN

    An outside group that supports President Donald Trump is running a radio ad in Atlanta ahead of Georgia’s special election Tuesday that takes the voice of former President Barack Obama out of context to make the argument that Democrats take black voters for granted.

    Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump non-profit group that previously ran ads attacking former FBI director James Comey during his testimony, is running an ad that quotes Obama narrating his autobiographical book “Dreams From My Father.” The ad, however, does not mention that in the selected passage, Obama is actually quoting someone else who is speaking about the black community and Chicago politics before the early 1980s.

    The ad begins with narration from conservative activist Autry Pruitt. “Hi, my name is Autry Pruitt, a fellow black American working hard every day, just like you. It may seem out of season, but all of a sudden, Democratic politicians have started coming around again. We normally only see them every other November, swarming around and making promises to get our vote. But nothing ever changes for us, does it? Here’s what President Barack Obama had to say about it.”

    Then Obama can be heard saying, “Plantation politics. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey.” Pruitt then says, “Let’s not sell out for another Christmas turkey. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Democrats keep taking our votes for granted.”

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/18/politics/kfile-obama-georgia-ad/index.html

    • Joy

      Scurrilous muthafuckas.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I knew when Barack Obama did the audio book on that, I said, “What damn Republicans would try to utilize that in an out of context manor.” I said it eight years ago.

      • jziglar

        Smart prediction, because these republicans are dirty, disgusting clowns. Barack Obama has been out of office for months now and they still can’t stop talking about him or referencing his work.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          I do take heart in these facts though, those internal polls must be looking a lil iffy for Republicans to be pulling this shit. Usually when you see this, it means the Ossoff Campaign is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s way better than Dem campaigns of years past.

          • Miranda

            Ossoff has run a VERY Obama-like campaign. It’s like he has mastered every nuance of how PBO ran his campaign in 2008.

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            Some Democrats/Liberals are hard learners, but the smart ones know what worked.

  • Joy

    Morning!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

  • BoomerGal

    Going to war with the very nation that put him in office. Dumb fucker!

    Russia vows to treat US jets in Syria as ‘targets’ after America guns down first regime warplane

    Source: The Independent

    Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

    The country’s defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft operating as part of the US-backed coalition west of the Euphrates River.

    It will also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.

    The US did not use its communication channel with Russia ahead of the downing of the Syrian government warplane, the ministry was quoted as saying, accusing the US of a “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the de-confliction deal.

    Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/russia-shoot-down-all-flying-objects-in-syria-us-regime-warplane-isis-terror-a7797101.html

  • Miranda

    Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, of the Muslim Welfare House, has been hailed a hero for stepping in to protect the suspected attacker, a 48-year-old man, telling the furious mob: “Do not touch him.”
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/876748770297483265

    • rikyrah

      Glad that the British media (the BBC)
      Was calling this attack what it was;
      A TERRORIST ATTACK

      Will Dolt45 tweet about it?

      Will the White House say anything at all about it?

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam! Ophelia Settle Egypt has feed my soul.

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds! I liked those stories, too!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

  • MonieTalks

    Morning POU fam. Happy Monday!

    And I thought the Bernie pillows and onesies were tip of the garbage iceberg…..

    https://twitter.com/raininblack/status/876662255236022272

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Monie!

      • MonieTalks

        Morning BoomerGal!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Monie

      • MonieTalks

        Morning rikyrah!

    • MonieTalks

      Who is that supposed to be on the far right?

      These fools think Cornel West will actually build a party…so funny.

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m tired of the Berniebots. There’s actually an important discussion to be had about prison labor but these assholes use it as a cudgel to attack HRC and not because they even give a shit about prison labor but because they think cheap stunts like “Hillary owned slaves!” are all they have to do to get Black votes instead of actaully and honestly engaging us. I hate saying this but man….I really am tired of white folks in general. The left the right and the center.

      • Miranda

        ME. TOO.

      • BoomerGal

        I BEEN tired.

      • MsKitty

        The fatigue is real.

      • nathkatun7

        You are not alone, Kennymack! After the way both the left and the right viciously attacked the Obamas, while many of the so called moderates-including a great many Democrats-remained silent, I am through with many white folks. To be perfectly honest, I am also through with the so called “blackademics” who were always quick to trash President Obama, but are now as silent as a church mouse, when it comes to Trump who is busy normalizing white supremacy.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      What in white hell?

    • MsKitty
    • 7thangel

      i saw this last night and nearly broke my neck as i couldn’t stop shaking my head

    • adept2u

      They really love the cult thing.

    • 7thangel

      i still don’t know who the guy on the right is

  • BoomerGal

    Here we go!

    Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

    Source: Washington Post

    The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted.

    The justices regularly are called to invalidate state electoral maps that have been illegally drawn to reduce the influence of racial minorities by depressing the impact of their votes.

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-to-hear-potentially-landmark-case-on-partisan-gerrymandering/2017/06/19/d525237e-5435-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html?pushid=5947d3dbf07ec1380000000a&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.568b0ffda435

  • Miranda
    • Town

      And he’s not going to comment on the killing of that 17 year old Muslim girl in Virginia, either.

  • rikyrah

    Charleena Lyles.

    Say.Her.Name.

    She was killed-IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN- by the police after she called about a burglar in her home.

    • BoomerGal

      1700 black people killed by police, so far, with no consequences other than being fired. How long?

    • Kennymack1971

      Yet white people are all in their feelings because Colin Kapernick compared cops to fugitive slave patrols. How many time have police been able to disarm armed white suspects yet this situation couldn’t be deescalated? This is getting dangerous and you can’t keep pushing people then be shocked if one day…they push back.

      • BoomerGal

        Aw, they been saying BLM is a group promoting violence. They even blaming Dems for the shooting of Scalese the sleeze. I’m not gone hold you up, I’m so done with white folks, period. How long?

    • Alma98

      She was pregnant too, smmfh.

  • rikyrah

    Any explanation as to why the murder of the 17 Muslim girl in Virginia isn’t a hate crime

    • BoomerGal

      Cause they say so.

    • Miranda

      And why was the Fairfax police so QUICK to say it wasn’t a hate crime?

      • Town

        For the same reason they trot the families of black people murdered by the cops out to plead for peace & calm and forgivness.

        • BoomerGal

          It makes me SICK!!!

      • Alma98

        He’s Latino, is only reason I can come up with. But there were 2 of them but they’re not going after the other guy. I wonder why? Daughter said she wonders if he’s white?

  • MonieTalks

    So, a few weeks ago a black activist by the name Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) wrote about the use of prison labor in LA and likened it to modern day slavery. Great twitter thread. Later Jeanette Jing ( a bernie fan, possibly a dude pretending to be a female) tweeted about details HRC wrote in her “It Takes a Village” book (published in 1996 btw). In the book she talked about prisoners she encountered as First Lady of Arkansas whose duties included working as governor’s mansion detail. So now there is this back and forth about slave labor..and apparently HRC owned slaves….the prisoners who worked the detail.

    What’s missing? All these “woke” mofos who won’t say shit about Bernie’s vote AGAINST closing Guantanamo down, siding with the majority of GOP. Amazing how Guantnamo has become a non-issuer for a least the last 2-3 years. Uh huh

    • 7thangel

      or how the town he was a mayor for also used prison labor.

      ultimately, as we all know, they don’t give a shit about it and only want to use it, not just against hillary, but also against any black folk that aren’t enthusiastic berners. they use hashtags like #teamslavery

    • Worldwatcher7

      I’m tired of whites misrepresenting the facts related to slavery. Slavery in the US was a legal institution. If HRC owned slaves we’d see some bills of sale. I don’t want people to feel like they can casually opine about slavery without facts anymore than Jews want to hear uninformed hot takes about that holocaust. Respect the struggle and suffering of our ancestors!

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family!

    • Joy

      Morning, Kenny!

    • Lisa M

      Good morning Kenny and POU family!!

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM.

      May we have the daily affirmation?

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack

    • Alma98

      Morning Kmack!

  • MonieTalks
  • BoomerGal

    Republicans control the voting machines, so I read.

    Day before Georgia vote, Trump tweets support for Handel

    Source: Politico

    By LOUIS NELSON 06/19/2017 09:32 AM EDT

    Voters in Georgia’s sixth congressional district should “vote now for Karen” Handel, the Republican running for the vacated seat, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning, or else risk bolstering a Democratic party insistent on blocking the White House’s policy agenda.

    “The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security. Their ObamaCare is dead with 100% increases in P’s. Vote now for Karen H,” Trump wrote online Monday morning.

    Voters in the Georgia district vacated by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price will go to the polls Tuesday to elect either Handel or Democrat Jon Ossoff, who holds a slim lead in the Real Clear Politics polling average. With Democrats eager to win a seat previously held by a Trump cabinet member, millions of dollars in outside money has poured in and the campaign has evolved into the most expensive House race on record.

    Tuesday’s election will settle a race that nearly ended last April when Ossoff fell short of the 50 percent threshold he would have needed to win Price’s former seat outright against a large field of GOP opponents. When Ossoff fell just short, a runoff election was triggered against Handel, the top Republican in the race and second-place finisher overall.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/19/georgia-special-election-2017-trump-tweet-239707

  • Miranda

    You’ll regret asking, it’s so damn stupid.

  • Lisa M

    There is a pretty severe weather system heading up the east coast right now. Folks in the area stay safe!!

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Lisa!

    • rikyrah

      Morning LisaM

    • MsKitty

      Morning Lisa M

  • Miranda

    Ya think??
    https://twitter.com/PowerPost/status/876791926422466561
    The Health 202: Trump administration doesn’t seem to be helping stabilize Obamacare marketplaces

    Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler worries about the condition of his state’s Obamacare marketplace, where insurers are requesting big rate hikes and have dropped out entirely from two of the state’s counties.

    So on April 8, Kriedler laid out to the Trump administration how he thinks it could improve the situation.

    Officials should promise to enforce the individual mandate to ensure healthy people buy coverage, Kriedler wrote in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services. He also urged HHS to assure insurers it will keep paying extra cost-sharing subsidies and to consider setting up a new, federal reinsurance program to spread risk among insurers.

    Take those steps to eliminate “the most significant and immediate drivers of market uncertainty” and you’d go a long way toward shoring up the state marketplaces for 2018, Kriedler wrote.

    Six weeks later, Kriedler got a response back from HHS. But the agency didn’t reply to his concerns about the individual mandate to buy coverage, or the cost-sharing subsidies.

    Instead, HHS’ letter back made clear that its head honcho, former Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) — one of Obamacare’s harshest critics in Congress — and its other leaders are simply following a different playbook for how to handle the marketplaces in a marked shift from the Obama years.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2017/06/19/the-health-202-trump-administration-doesn-t-seem-to-be-helping-stabilize-obamacare-marketplaces/59472743e9b69b2fb981dd78/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.db55ad53cded

    • rikyrah

      Well, DUH

  • MonieTalks

    Ben & Jerry’s is Bernie Sanders as a business model. Let me go sip my tea…….

    Farmers, activists march to Ben & Jerry’s Vermont factory to protest slow negotiations

    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry’s factory to push for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker that takes pride in its social activism.

    Protesters said Ben & Jerry’s agreed two years ago to participate in the so-called Milk with Dignity program, but the company and worker representatives have yet to reach an agreement. “We can’t wait any more. We are going to pressure them and see what happens,” said Victor Diaz, a Mexican immigrant now working on a farm in Vergennes.

    http://www.newsday.com/business/ben-jerry-s-vermont-factory-destination-of-march-by-farmers-to-protest-slow-negotiations-1.13744477

  • Kennymack1971

    But….emails.

    If this happens it will be a quagmire that will take years to extricate ourselves from

    If this goes down make sure the children of Dolt 45 voters are the very first to go.

    Fuck You Mayo Nation.

    https://twitter.com/ForeignPolicy/status/876780355734327297

    • Miranda

      Somebody ask the “economic anxiety” voters how this helps them out.

    • rikyrah

      Thank you for the daily affirmation

  • MonieTalks

    Not even a month ago, a white 16 year old girl hacked to death an Uber driver with a machete. Refused to comply, was found with the machete and a knife in her hand, and was based before captured.

    It is hunting season on black and brown folks. Just that simple.

    • BoomerGal

      It’s been open season on black and brown since Trayvon.

  • Miranda
    • Kennymack1971

      Happy to see this brother getting his due.

    • The Shy Lurker
      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!! Love it!!

      • Fool!

    • He is a beautiful man!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I see y’all about to giftwrap y’all panties to send to Mr. Ali.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -Aaahhhh- -Soo PROUD of him. :>)- –
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      WELL DESERVED♥.- — :>)

  • Alma98
    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning BG

    • Miranda

      What the hell is beIN Sports? I’ve never heard of this network.

      • Alma98

        Nobody has ever heard of that shit, I believe it’s overseas somewhere.

    • GreenLadyHere

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      Good Morntin’ alma annnd “Hazy “Mr. SUN”- – -Creatin’ A SERENE Morntin’ Scene. :>)- -**BIG HUG** :>)

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    • MonieTalks

      Morning Alma!

      • Alma98

        Morning Monie!

  • Kennymack1971
    • Miranda

      We have seen video of white men pointing guns directly AT cops and still getting taken in alive.

      • BoomerGal

        Did they buy him lunch?

    • rikyrah

      We got all kinds of receipts

  • BoomerGal

    Yes, ma’am!

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      She IS alt-right.

    • adept2u

      My Auntie Cointelpro would break cover and travel to beat my ass if I fell for a trick like that

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

  • Miranda

    SMDH…he’s insecure and has no friends…this is pathetic.
    ——————-
    Trump Demands Face Time with Favored Cabinet Heads
    CIA chief Mike Pompeo spends three hours almost every day driving downtown from Langley to brief the president, and he’s not alone.
    6/19/2017 05:05 AM EDT

    Every president has regular contact with key Cabinet members, but Trump, who remains deeply mistrustful of career agency officials, has turned the White House into a hangout for his chosen department heads. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with the president at least 34 times since he was confirmed in February.

    Senior aides say Trump demands facetime with his appointees in part because he doesn’t trust bureaucrats who do the day-to-day work of the federal government. The president shuns them as tools of what he often refers to as the ‘deep state,’ and blames them for the frequent, unflattering news stories coming from his White House, according to two White House aides. But for Trump’s Cabinet members, proximity is a plus. Being physically present at the White House ensures that they have a say in policymaking — and serves as an indication of status with the president.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/19/trump-cabinet-white-house-239691

  • adept2u

    Good morning Fam!!!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, adept!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Monday MornTin’ adept2u. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      Have a BLESSED DAY♥ :>)

      ETA:- – -RESPECT 2 Your AVATAR. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning adept

    • MsKitty

      Morning adept2u

    • Alma98

      Morning Adept!

  • GreenLadyHere

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    YES.- — WE Had STORIES 2 TELL

    – – —“I remember during slavery a bunch of slaves were piling leaves up and burning them, and the old overseer was standing with his back to the big fire with a big whip in his hand. Don’t you know they knocked him over in that fire and burned that old white man to death! Nobody never did know what happened to him; they just burnt him up.”

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  • Miranda

    What Marc Lamont Hill got to say now? What about Cornel West? All those mofos with umpteen degrees telling us how bad Hillary was, and just like Trump. Do black people realize all they wanna do is sell them books and that’s it? Do they understand that yet?
    ——————-
    John Dean‏@JohnWDean
    Trump is going to make the federal judiciary in his own image: racists, unqualified and unsuited. This may be his most lasting travesty.
    https://twitter.com/Slate/status/876673896690352131

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I believe those fuckers are ratfucking for the right wing. They’ve been WAY too quiet after Trump got in for me to believe otherwise. They had a lot of shit to say for eight years, but now they’re quiet?

      • Miranda

        THEY WILL NOT SAY HIS NAME! As if it’s Voldemort or Candy Man! They straight up WILL NOT SPEAK ON HIM.

    • Kennymack1971

      THIS is what President and First Lady Obama were talking about…it isn’t just the presidency. A man not fit to run a lemonade stand will reshape the federal judiciary for decades.

      Way to go Mayo Nation. And where are those Blacker Than Thou coons at?

    • GreenLadyHere

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      • BoomerGal

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA

        • GreenLadyHere

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          How R U♥/Weather? :>)

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          • BoomerGal

            Good Morning, GLH! : ) Love it!! : ) **BIG HUG** : ) Sunny but much cooler this week (we’ll see) Storms predicted for this afternoon. We’ll see on that, too.

            Be blessed and have a good one!! : )

          • GreenLadyHere

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        • GreenLadyHere

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    • adept2u

      The market for boutique negroes has really fallen off a cliff.

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      I’m trying to figure out how he got a verified account with unsubstantiated claims in his bio.

      • MonieTalks

        Exactly!!!!! His has a verified account…yet social media giants are cracking down on fake news, propaganda..foh

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Probably MAD they didn’t get in the White House. They would have dangled his ass in media like crazy.

      http://37.media.tumblr.com/ce547d83c660e920f91668fe6f3023b9/tumblr_mo8z1qcoLy1sp9fcho1_500.gif

    • Town

      He needs to ask Shaun King if he’s his daddy.

      And why IS he verified?

    • adept2u

      Right wing shit bag why would he denounce his sister like that? If he is Clinton’s kid he’s a lowlife

    • BoomerGal

      Watch your back, young man! Keep talkin and you may come up missin. That man is a gangsta.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Monday MornTin’ Monie Tlks. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      YA KNOW- – -son – –YA Might NOT Wanna Go There- –geesh- –
      https://media.giphy.com/media/vV6Xsz0aVE4Xm/giphy.gif

      – — THAT will NOT get U anywhere- – -Successfully– –
      Jus’ SAYIN’– –

    • Alma98

      I saw this when Hillary was running last year.

    • MsKitty

      I’m sorry, but folks who put their business out in the streets for all sum and sundry to see are trash. I don’t care whether his claim is true or not, there’s better ways to handle it. This just makes him look like a thirsty attention seeker.

    • Looking like Charles Barkley.

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!!

      • 7thangel

        this right here.

      • Miranda

        LMAO!!

  • jziglar

    So is anyone working on being more civil today? LOL! It’s amazing to see comments from the other side talking about the breakdown in civility when they’ve been the biggest perpetrators. “Hey we weren’t disrespectful of Obama and his family”. Just ignore the monkey tweets/pics, highest amount of death threats, and all the lies and slander.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I always see that and I go, don’t bullshit with this. It wasn’t that long ago.We have YEARS of evidence you did not follow this creed.

    • BoomerGal

      Heh. I read one liberal bitch about that capitulation, sympathizing and bridging the divide. She’ll remember that tongue lashing!

    • rikyrah

      Nope.
      They trying this because folks stay pulling receipts on Their Azzes

    • MonieTalks

      Doo doo drawls Nugent had the nerve to say his threats never called for any real violence. It was just “Detroit slang.”

    • Kennymack1971

      These frauds don’t believe in civility. They just want to shame people into silence about their shitty agenda.

    • MsKitty

      They might have been able to get away with that in the pre-internet days. But now? Not so much.

      As long as they keep peddling the bullshit, folks will keep pulling the receipts.

  • Miranda

    I saw this while reading about the bs the Tennis Channel doing to the women’s game – it is SO true about Whitlock – he does nothing but because he’s willing to degrade black folks, he will always get a shot.
    ——————————-
    Fox’s new role for Jason Whitlock: FS1 brand ambassador to conservative viewers?

    Whitlock’s WSJ, Fox News and Fox Business appearances are useful ways to sell the “ESPN is liberal!” narrative Fox wants out there.

    In 2015, while Jason Whitlock was still at ESPN but after he was pushed out as editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, we opined about him being the equivalent of Silicon Valley‘s Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti, someone who’s constantly failing upward and winds up being paid a lot of money to sit around and not actually touch anything. Whitlock moved to Fox later that year, and the analogy’s perhaps only become more true since then; his much-hyped j.school site hasn’t published anything since April 25, 2016, he hasn’t written for Fox’s main website, and while he co-hosts the daily debate show Speak For Yourself, it gets next to no viewers and his takes have become so outrageous we disqualified them from This Week In Hot Takes back in February.

    But more recently, Fox has seemingly found a use for Whitlock, tabbing him as an FS1 brand ambassador to conservative viewers. That’s seen through his on-air comments and tweets, but the larger change is how he’s been making frequent guest appearances at other Rupert Murdoch-owned companies. In particular, it’s how he’s been using many of those appearances to advance the preferred FS1 narrative about competitor ESPN failing thanks to their supposed shift into liberal politics.

    more here: http://awfulannouncing.com/fox/new-role-for-jason-whitlock-fs1-brand-ambassador-to-conservative-viewers.html

    • Kennymack1971

      This is why I don’t get emotional about Whitlock. His schitck isn’t for us and hasn’t been for a long time. He’s all about cooning for white conservatives (who have no respect for him at all). Let them have him.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He ain’t nothing but a nigger for white folks. Malcolm said they ALWAYS find one to go against the real ones.

  • Alma98

    Hey rikyrah

  • GreenLadyHere

    Heey alma- –THANK U 4 your KIND Blessings. :>) *HUGS* :>)

  • rikyrah

    Mayhew at BJ is explaining why the Senate version of Trumpcare cuts Medicaid even more than the House version

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2017/06/19/medicaid-is-getting-sliced-even-more-in-the-senate/

  • Miranda

    Did Cuba just say “F U”??

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister has rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying “we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat” and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba.
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/876817314427154432

    • MsKitty

      Is there any world leader that likes Trump? I would say Duerte might be the closest but even he pulled the “scheduling conflict” card when he got a White House invite.

    • rikyrah

      Good

  • MsKitty

    Honestly, I’m surprised they haven’t changed up the spelling bee already. The tweets and comments from white folks while it’s going on, SMH.

    • jziglar

      I’ve never seen people so insecure. If you’re supposed to be so great then why all the anger and complaints when people of other races achieve great things? We all know the answer to that.

      • BoomerGal

        This is THEIR evidence that public education has gone to shit. WATCH! How long?

  • lamh
    • rikyrah

      Morning lamh

  • adept2u

    The tyranny of white mediocrity has killed the American experiment

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      I notice a lot of these attacks are happening during election times.

      • Miranda

        Yep…..to terrorize people into voting a certain way.

    • ANOTHER attack???

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— HAH!- – —RESISTANT♥- — Senators♥- – – -*Write On*!!—2 Pruitt!!- — :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/876824228670132225

    — – – – — WAYTA- – -Gooooo. . .:>)

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      Whoa mah Goddess.

      London is gonna riot again and it’s exactly what the White wing wants.

      • BoomerGal

        They ain’t scared.

    • Alma98

      Now we know why we haven’t heard from drumpf.

    • rikyrah

      Actually, I love that description. Gave no wiggle room for the speculation.
      And, put the onus on them to declare it a terrorist attack.

      • Miranda

        Now that I read it again…I see what the Daily Mail did there.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- –*Head Bow*- – —Annd IGNANT- – – UNFIT- –“IT” Has NOT Sent CONDOLENCES 2 the Families[He made a twee a couple of days ago simple acknowledgin’ the incident- – -BUT- -]- -NOT C-I-C—AT –ALL!!. . – — -geesh!!

    —☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/876819263293722626

    RRTIHEP♥- –CONDOLENCES 2 Family♥/Friends♥/Colleagues♥ – — AMEN♥- —

    OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥- – -ALWAYS MADE a STATEMENT♥- – -Missin’ him♥– :>)

    • MsKitty

      One of the WH staffers will put out a statement later today that everybody will know is fake because it will have proper grammar and spelling.

      Trump honestly couldn’t care less.

  • Miranda

    RIP young men. Looking at these names, I wonder if any would be spared the hatred from republicans and trump supporters.
    https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/876583045003923456

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda—HMPH!- –WE KNOW– -Da F’REALZ!- — –

    2 MANY BLACKS♥/POC makin’ ‘Em[2520’s] –have HURT– “Widdle Fee-Fees”- – – -:>) HAH!

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      My daughter read she was pregnant too. smh

  • rikyrah

    ‘Sickening’ attack , May?
    Nope.
    It’s a TERRORIST ATTACK

  • Miranda
    • MsKitty

      It’s only fitting.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— -Yes. – –:>) – — >From- -RESISTANT♥- – -Sen. KAMALA♥- — Harris♥– – JUNETEENTH♥..>— “?)_

    – – –☺Kamala Harris‏

    Today, let’s celebrate Juneteenth by continuing our pursuit of a more perfect union.— – :>)

    – —WORD!- — -Pursue- – -Gettin’ RID Of “IT”- – – 2 – -#Maga!!- – F’REALZ!!–

  • MsKitty

    Yeah, that wasn’t the best choice of words.

    https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/875671086960181248

  • MsKitty
  • Miranda

    You evil sick ass snake, how dare this mongrel even speak the words “Sandy Hook”.
    https://twitter.com/JTiloveTX/status/876829518702542848

    • Worldwatcher7

      This man is disgusting. Also, what’s with the ‘before and after’ photos?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – A — -COMMEMORATION — -Is In – –ORDER♥- -JUNETEENTH♥ ——:>)

    – — -☺http://whenistheholiday.com/Assets/LargeImages/holidays-images/340/340_Image01.jpg

    —-☻https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/876818119322247168

    – – —-BLESSINGS 2 OUR ANCESTORS♥- – – – -Who- –ENDURE♥- — – –BUT— Would Prolly AX- -in 2017—Is THIS FREEDOM?– —

    — – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veiJLhXdwn8

    • adept2u

      http://www.brilliantbridge.org/-juneteenthwish.html I think we should hold a Black Seder and celebrate freedom

      • BoomerGal

        Good idea! And tell stories of our ancestors!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        adept2u– – Annnd AX– – -“WHY is THIS NIGHT- – Ma Nishtana (Hebrew: מה נשתנה‎‎, “Why is tonight different from all other nights?”

        – — “Many of are in custody but all of us are free let us remember and celebrate it by holding our eyes up to the world.”
        POINT

        Thank U 4 this.– -POWERFUL. . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– DANG!- – –THIS IGNANT- –PHOOL– -ALWAYS- – Trynta- – -“Take CREDIT!!”- – – 4 Somethin’ That he DID! – – -NOT!- – –EVEN! — DO!!- —

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/876832147713216515
    —-[Sorry 2 post his PIC. -Always try 2 OMIT!!] —

  • MsKitty
    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Lord, have mercy.

    • Miranda

      My goodness, no way her heart could take all that.

    • Alma98

      Whoa!

    • What?!?!

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty- – –Sooo SAD.- – –Ifff ONLY- – – She Coulda Gotten help.- — The Body is 2 FRAIL– -2 take this heavy –“Chemical Assault”- —

      BLESSINGS on her—- SOUL♥– -AMEN♥

    • lamh

      damn i thought reports said sleep apnea

      and when the hell did all these autopsy start becoming open for disclosure

  • Worldwatcher7

    Greetings POU. Hope all are having the best possible Monday.

    • BoomerGal

      Hey, Ww7!

    • MsKitty

      Hey Worldwatcher7

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hey Ms. Kitty.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Monday MornnTin’– -Worldwatcher7. :>)- — **BIG HUG** ::>)

      Best possible— WORD. :>)

      Have a BLESSED DAY♥ :>)

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hi there Ms. GLH.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Ww7- — *waves @ U* :>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon WW7

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥—– UPDATE- – -From – -“Across The Pond”♥- – –– –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/876828961774477317

    YES!- – -TERRORISM!!-4 a NON–Muslim] — -WE KNOW!!– –

  • BoomerGal

    Supreme Court throws out bulk of suit by post-9/11 detainees

    Source: Politico

    By JOSH GERSTEIN 06/19/2017 10:41 AM EDT

    The Supreme Court has thrown out the bulk of a lawsuit from post-September 11 detainees who claimed they were unlawfully detained and abused in federal immigration custody in New York City.

    A depleted bench of justices ruled, 4-2, that the suit could not go forward against three former high ranking Justice Department officials who were accused of setting illegal policies that led to the prolonged detention of hundreds of foreigners.

    The court’s majority said a suit for money damages in such circumstances could not proceed without authorization from Congress.

    The justices allowed the suit to continue against the warden at the Metropolitan Detention Center, but solely over allegations of direct physical and mental abuse, including slamming prisoners into walls and referring to them as terrorists.

    The justices who took part in the ruling split along partisan lines, with Republican appointees ruling to limit the litigation and Democratic ones rejecting such limits. Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch did not take part in the case.

    ###

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/19/supreme-court-throws-out-bulk-of-suit-by-post-9-11-detainees-239713

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –>UPDATE- – -From FRANCE♥– —

    — —☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/876831977919336448

    IMMEDIATELY- – -Identified- – As TERRORISM- – -’cause an Officer was attacked– – -Hmmmm. . .

    WATCHIN’.. .. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –RESISTANT♥- –Bro. — Joe Madison♥– – –Axin’ 4– SUPPORT- –of His NIMINATION. .– — :>)

    – – –☻https://twitter.com/AwkwardCyberGuy/status/876815076342321154

    — –WELL DESERVED♥ — -GOTV – -:>)

  • Worldwatcher7

    Hi Alma.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- — Thank U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— Yes.- – –From – -“Across The POND”— CALL ALL!! – –TERRORISTS!!

    — – -☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/876839080004390913

    WORD!!