October 21, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Soulsville USA – Stax Records

After a decade of neglect, the Southside Church of God in Christ tore down the original Stax studio in 1989. Over a decade later the Stax Museum of American Soul Music was constructed at the site and opened in 2003. A replica of the original building, the Stax Museum features exhibits on the history of Stax and soul music in general, and hosts various music-related community programs and events.

In 2006, Concord Records announced the reactivation of the Stax label as a forum for newly-recorded music. The first acts signed to the new Stax included Angie Stone, Lalah Hathaway and Leela James.

Angie Stone – Baby (feat. Betty Wright)

Angie Stone – I Aint Hearing You

Lalah Hathaway – I’m Coming Back

Lalah Hathaway – You Were Meant For Me

Leela James feat Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. Incredible Ms. Unforgettable

  • rikyrah

    loved this trip down memory lane with Stax

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -GOOD AFTERNOON miranda/POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG*** :>) – – ALL! OF! — THESE!! — -Sooo SOULFUL! :>) –Annnd THIS Is –BEYOND CUTE — -A FAMILY AFFAIR. :>) — –

    – —Thank U Miranda 4 your EVA-GROWIN’ MUSIC VAULT -with these —-“STAX of WAX” – — –

    – – -Donald Lawrence & Lalah Hathaway – Don’t Forget to Remember—AMEN. :>) – — -CHURCH! :>)

    Have a good rest of the day. 2 ALL♥ :>) — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –HOW – – -BEYOND -CUTE is THIS? :>) – – – –

    – – -Bo Obama Searches for Easter Eggs- –Gooo —“BO”♥ — –

    – –Will he be able to sniff them out?

    Ahead of the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll,
    which will take place Monday on the South Lawn in Washington, D.C., Bo Obama received a special first look at this year’s commemorative eggs.

    Putting his sleuthing skills to work in the clip above, the
    4-year-old pup searches high and low
    – including inside a tree and around the vegetable garden – for the multi-colored keepsakes, which include a special teal egg that’s marked with his paw print and name.

    THERE IS MORE. — – –Soooo lookin’ FORWARD – – – -> :>)

  • Miranda

    JakeRussell@Jake Russell
    RGIII and President Obama talking shop at the Verizon Center. #Redskins #USA pic.twitter.com/j1H9hV3oQu

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BGoyqUcCQAAIYg3.jpg:large

  • Miranda

    This is the media…..smh

    Lisa Myers@LisaMyers
    Qstn: if secret service can’t
    afford WH tours for kids, do taxpayers have right to know costs for
    Potus to go to BB arena or VEEP to Kiaweh

    • Aquagranny911

      Another dizzy media biscuit! I am so sick of this caca! Why don’t they ever ask why we keep paying salary & benefits to a bunch of lazy, no good, ignorant Repugs who waste, time, tax payers money on trifles.

      • isonprize

        or report on how the sequester cuts are affecting Head Start and Early intervention programs for children who need them?

        Ask about that, Lisa Myers!!

        • Aquagranny911

          Head Start & Early Intervention is only for those no good poor folk & minorities don’t you know & they don’t count.

          Right now I’m worried about the loss of a summer program for my twin grandsons that they have been attending for the last 4 years. It looks like they might not have funding for it. It’s a special program & they need the structure, socialization & continuity it provides.

          We can’t just chunk them into any program or day camp because they are on the autism scale & don’t deal with change very well. I would take them back to AZ with me except that would be hard on them too. Life is a crummy biscuit sometimes!

          I’ve given up trying not to hate the Repugnants

          • isonprize

            AG, you know my teenager is on the spectrum. I KNOW what you are talking about!. Trust me, I know…

          • Aquagranny911

            My heart to yours.

          • GreenLadyHere

            ♥HEEY isoonprize. – –***BIG –PA♥ –HUG*** :>)

            –In CONTINUOUS PRAYER 4 U/♥son♥ — -AMEN. —

            — -BLESS U. – -Good 2 C U :>) – – — -

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

      And now she’s trying to clean it up:

      Lisa Myers @LisaMyers 9m
      @Charmed86: @ShawnaNBCNews how much it cost for bush to go to ranch?” Agree we should know that! Need more transparency on ALL SS costs.

      But the point is that she and her media colleagues never asked Bush these questions??

      And Shawna Thomas needs to have a seat trying to play captain save-a-Becky: http://twitter.com/ShawnaNBCNews

      • Miranda

        I saw that Mammy. Busy trying to tie Lisa Myers corset for her.

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

          And here go Lisa Myers bitchassness:

          Lisa Myers @LisaMyers 12m
          “@PragObots you did NOT ask these questions when Bush was in office.@ShawnaNBCNews” Bush did not cancel tours for kids cause of costs to SS.

          Is this bish serious??? Bush lied and started two wars which ran up TRILLIONS of dollars and caused the financial bs we’re in now! Maybe if she was as concerned about transparency then, as she claims to be now, maybe we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now.

          • Miranda

            They are determined to make this “ole mean Obama hurting the poor children”….the bullshit meme is their chance to convince little Ansley and little Noel that President Obama is their personal enemy since all of the kids love him.

          • Aquagranny911

            This biscuit kneads a beat down & I would love to give it!

        • isonprize

          DAMN.

  • Miranda

    I can’t believe folks didn’t know it was just the lighting…hell I’ve taken many pictures where I was much lighter than I am.

    India.Arie Denies Bleaching Skin [VIDEO]
    Mar 29, 2013
    By Associated Press,NewsOne Staff

    NEW YORK (AP) — India.Arie is laughing off talk that she may have lightened her skin.

    The R&B songstress is known for singing about being authentic and
    celebrating one’s true self. But some accused India.Arie of lightening
    her skin when a publicity photo for her song “Cocoa Butter” released
    this week made it look as though she were several shades lighter than
    her dark brown complexion.

    But India.Arie took to Twitter on Friday to deny the accusations,
    saying she has no desire to bleach her skin because she loves herself
    and her brown skin “more than ever.” She also said that “magnificent
    lighting” is the cause for her “glow.”

    She added that she’d like to keep the conversation going, though, on the issue of racism and colorism in the black community.
    http://newsone.com/2315272/india-arie-bleached-skin/

    • crazycanuck

      More to the point, knowing who IA is and her music, did they really think she would ‘bleach her skin’ lmao.

    • isonprize

      Okay, I didn’t think she bleached her skin. I’ve also seen pictures of myself with lighter skin than I actually have, but they weren’t taken by a professional photographer. The professional photographer who take my ‘career’ photos took great pains to adjust colors and re-touch the photos to ensure that the colors and such were correct.

      So why publish a professional picture of yourself with lighter skin than you actually have? The lighting could have been adjusted to show her beautiful BROWN skin.

      Professional photographers know how lighting works and how to do these things. You NEVER saw a picture of Grace Jones that didn’t show her in all of her chocolate wonder.

      I’m not saying that I don’t believe her, I’m just saying that it is a curious response.

      • angee

        Don’t think she is bleaching but India has/had bad skin. I believe she may have had a chemical /retinal treatment to deal with the large pores and acne scarring. Acne Chemicals will temporary lighten skin cause its peeling off top layer. By the way Vanessa Williams got bad skin and Kerry Washington so this isn’t a diss on India just someone who use to be in the beauty industry in another life lol

      • conlakappa

        Disqus ate my post. Her response seems odd and the lighting a might bit too even for it to be her stumbling into some bad lighting. That is one heck of a wash–why is her chest so light too/seemingly the same tone? That photographer needs to retire.

  • lamh36

    Good evening POU.

    So I saw Temptation last night and I just have a one word review: PREDICTABLE.

    Happy Easter everyone.

    • isonprize

      We have gotten so used to SCANDAL, where NOTHING is predictable. Shonda is making people STEP UP THEIR GAME!! LOLOL

      • Lisa M

        Shonda ain’t playing with people!! That show mess me up each week. Just watch last 2 shows. I don’t know if I can handle it.

    • rikyrah

      come on, lamh.
      you gotta give more than that…
      worth the price of a matinee ticket?
      a full price ticket?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – –MR. PRESIDENT will B —On The Road Again- –Woo! Hoo! :>)

    — -Obama To Give Speech On Guns In Denver – –:>)

    – –President Barack Obama on Wednesday will travel to the Denver area to give a speech intended to build support for new gun laws, the White House announced Saturday.

    Obama will deliver the remarks at the Denver Police Academy, and will also meet with local law enforcement officials. —-

    – -Wayta —GET SUPPORT — -MR. PRESIDENT. :>) – -LEADERSHIP. :>)-

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH – –[Like this song. :>)]

    • Alma98

      My dog won’t let me put on his new harness, he acting like we’re trying to kill him. His old one is beyond tattered lol.

      • Aquagranny911

        Try letting him smell it first, hang out with it a bit (unless he tries to chew it up) so it won’t seem too new. It probably smells alien. Another thing you could do is to have his favorite family member sleep with it for a day or so until the smell becomes familiar. I know that sounds weird but sometimes it works.

        • Alma98

          Sorry AG I had put my comment in the wrong place. We’ve done all that he’s just being a Jack Russell Terrier Ag. lol

    • Aquagranny911

      Can you believe I’m in the Denver area also but this will be a special speech, invitation only & I have no “influential” family members at all here?

      So sad!!!

  • crazycanuck

    Gotta love my crazy canadians, one drop in temperature and a bit of sunshine and some people wearing shorts lmao.

    • Alma98

      Same here, they’re wearing sandals too.

      • crazycanuck

        They must be Canadians lol

        • Alma98

          I’ve been using my Halo before I go out. I don’t want to get sick from these nuts running around in shorts and sandals.

          • crazycanuck

            LOL, oh and lets not forget the crazies driving in their convertible with the top down.

          • Alma98

            Yes! I was like are you people crazy.

    • Aquagranny911

      LMAO!!! That’s happened here when I’m still wearing my thermies & winter coat but Coloradans are tough, lol.

    • rikyrah

      once it hits 40 degrees F here, cc, the shorts and flip flops can be seen

      • goldenstar

        yeah, but in my experience, the only folks who do that are mainly male and white.

        • rikyrah

          so true

        • conlakappa

          Lawsy, will this mandals trend ever end?

    • GreenLadyHere

      crazycanuck — – -SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA —-at CHRISTMAS TIME.– — LOL – – –

      • Aquagranny911

        Too funny!

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL Aquagranny. –:>) — -We ‘ON’T PLAY – –4 SEASONS. LOL — –

  • Miranda

    The region that needs it the most…smh

    The South: A near-solid block against ‘Obamacare’By BILL BARROW | Associated Press – 3 hrs ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states.

    “Not in South Carolina,” Gov. Nikki Haley declared at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. “We will not expand Medicaid on President Obama’s watch. We will not expand Medicaid ever.”

    more here: http://news.yahoo.com/south-near-solid-block-against-obamacare-191744666.html

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

      Anything to stick it to the Black guy in the White House.

    • isonprize

      Do the people of these states REALLY understand what governors like Gov. Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley are saying?

      DO THEY REALLY GET IT? WOW…. just wow.

    • nathkatun7

      Here is my question? Why aren’t the Democrats in South Carolina rising up to challenge this idiot woman?

      • jziglar

        Because South Carolina is a big time red state and a dem has not won a statewide contest there in a long while. The voters there get what they deserve for voting for these people over and over again.

    • Aquagranny911

      Does this piece of teapotty caca realize that she won’t have to expand medicaid, that the Fed will do it for her? These govs are just hastening Medicare for all.

    • malletgirl02

      As the article already stated these states have the largest percentage of poor people, and are most in need health care the most, and these assholes are refusing to expand medicaid? These Republican governors in the south care more about their ideology than the people the are supposed to lead. It is a damn shame.

  • isonprize

    Wow, has anyone heard of this backwardass nonsense proposed bill going on in Kansas re: HIV/AIDS?

    New Bill In Kansas: Quarantine HIV/AIDS Positive People (VIDEO)

    • Aquagranny911

      Yeah, Norbrook talked about it. Kansas is just plain weird! Hubby says it’s because it was mostly settled by bitter confederates who didn’t want to live with free black people after the civil war. I don’t know if that’s true.

      I don’t even like to travel through Kansas. The vibe is unpleasant.

  • Aquagranny911

    I’m off to dye some Easter eggs. Have a good evening POU & a Happy Easter!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —Annnnnnd – — Their PARENTS/GUARDIANS????– — – –

    — –5th-Graders Will Stand Trial in Murder Plot –[Judge says the two boys knew what they were doing]

    – – -A judge in northeast Washington state has found two boys, ages 10 and 11, competent to stand trial in juvenile court on a murder conspiracy charge. Prosecutors say the fifth-graders had a handwritten plan listingseven steps leading up to the planned killing of a female classmate. A county judge ruled yesterday that the boys understood the nature and consequences of their actions. They pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, witness tampering, and juvenile possession of a firearm.
    – —SNIP – –
    – - A backpack search also turned up a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition.

    THERE IS MORE. — —–O_O—- — –
    Glad they di-ent have a chance 2 carry out their plan.- – –
    Somethin’ is VERY WRONG. – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – –NERDY Wonka SAYS – -:>) – —

    – –☻Nerdy Wonka@NerdyWonka
    Pres. Obama chats with RGIII at the Syracuse – Marquette game in Washington, D.C. pic.twitter.com/CK67fCMIw
    View photo

    – –☻Nerdy Wonka@NerdyWonka
    Hey Emoprogs, Pres. Obama isn’t responsible for the “Monsanto Protection Act” the GOP is. Stop spreading lies. pic.twitter.com/UXLTfdoZER
    View photo
    — – – – ——MORE L8R. :>)

  • lamh36

    Alright. I’ve finally succumbed, sitting here getting ready to watch Scandal Season 1. Freakin’ FB & Black twitter peer pressure.

    • rikyrah

      LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – – -LEELAAAAaaaaa U’ALL —:>) – -OLE SCHOOL” –Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – -☻ -Leela James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me

    – -☻ -Leela James: – A Change Gonna Come- — – -SAAAaaaaaNG! :>) – – – – – –ENJOY! :>)

  • isonprize

    This is what I meant to post…

    One Term Tom!

    @vaf102 @hunter_maxin @helenmag HEY PA! Get your ‘ONE-TERM’ TOM CORBETT bumper sticker here: kennettdemocrats.org/donate-to-kad/— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) March 30, 2013

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: – – –THIS is the BEST that I can do 2 PRESENT the “YAWN SESSIONS” –for 3-31-13: —

    – — -
    Sunday Talk Show Lineup March 31, 2013

    – –“Meet the Press” on NBC
    • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
    • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
    • Former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod
    • Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.)
    • National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown

    “This Week” on ABC
    • Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York
    • Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D)
    • Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)

    “Face the Nation” on CBS
    • Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

    “State of the Union” on CNN-
    • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
    • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
    • Democratic strategist Donna Brazile
    • Republican strategist Kevin Madden
    • David Boies and Ted Olson, attorneys challenging California’s Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court

    – — – – -O_O — -I GUESS! – — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -GAME – — -SET – – — -MATCH!!— Woo! Hoo! – –

    — — –Serena Williams Again Notches Record-Breaking Belt with 6th Miami Title – -Woo! Hoo! :>) — A FIRST annnd #1!!

    Williams beats longstanding rival, Maria Sharapova, to best Steffi Graff record

    — –Serena Williams continues to solidify her legacy in the annals of professional tennis history.

    On today, a sunny day in Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open, she took down – for the 11th consecutive time since 2004 – her long-time rival, Maria Sharapova (RUS). She also broke, along with Maria’s spirit, a longstanding record of a WTA living legend in the process.

    It wasn’t as straight forward of a match as the history between the current world’s no. 1 and 2 would indicate, though.Williams started the first set in typical fashion, serving and moving well and blasting her powerful ground strokes. On serve first, she opened the match with a 1-0 lead, but Sharapova was game-faced and quickly followed that up by winning her opening service game too, leveling the match 1-1. You could see the determination and belief in the 6-2 Russian’s eyes.
    SNIP —
    The road to the 2013 Sony Ericsson Open final was up and down for Serena, as she was pushed to her limits by other high caliber players and battled uninspired starts, but it’s no surprise that she was able toplay her way into yet another victory as she’s been known to do. She secured another notch in her highly decorated belt as a tour de force on the WTA tour and a 6-time Sony Ericsson Open winner. She’s also the oldest and first n0. 1 seed to win the Premier event.

    THERE IS MORE – – -CONGRATULATIONS!! — -Ms. SERENA

    • crazycanuck

      and with that the hope of the ‘great white hope’ in Sharapova is dashed once again. Poor Tennis commentators are still looking for ‘the great white one’ to show those uppity williamses they are nothing.

  • gn

    Excellent educational piece at the abagond blog: Slavery by Another Name, documenting the myriad systems which arose after the Civil War through the mid-twentieth century which successfully continued the economic theft of black labor: http://abagond.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/slavery-by-another-name/

    • conlakappa

      Thanks for the inspiration to finally watch something I recorded two years in a row but couldn’t handle watching either time! Perhaps that and starting the week with the lecture on imagining emancipation.

      • gn

        Can’t blame you one bit for not wanting to watch a film or documentary on this topic…I certainly can’t handle it at the moment, I’m too angry already.

    • Miranda

      I’ve seen this on PBS and always heard about this growing up in Alabama.

    • morphus

      Different day same theme … The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-pentagon-and-slave-labor-in-u-s-prisons/25376

      Jails today hold thousands of people who are “pre-trial”, meaning NEVER convicted, who are forced to work sometimes in unsafe conditions and paid slave labor wages while they’re awaiting trial.

      • gn

        Wow. Just, wow. That’s the new hustle: imprison large % of black bodies, then skirt all fair wage laws by “employing” them for pennies. I will forever be grateful to President Obama for getting the ball rolling on sentencing reform. The article states that the US imprisons more people than Apartheid did. Striking and hideous.

  • gn

    I’m almost beyond words at this point:

    Brian Brown, Anti-Gay Advocate, Compares March For Marriage To Civil Rights Movement

    Right Wing Watch notes that the anti-gay marriage camp, and Barber specifically, have drawn similar parallels between their efforts and the past efforts of Civil Rights leaders in the past.

    “I believe that this fight is the beginning of a new civil rights movement, and I don’t say that in any shallow way,” Barber said during an anti-gay marriage protest back in 2010.

    It should be noted that gay rights advocates have also been known from time to time to compare the marriage equality movement with the Civil Rights movement.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/brain-brown-anti-gay-civil-rights_n_2974810.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black%20Voices

    This is now quite literally insane. I have never seen a movement cannibalized like this—they are bound and determined to basically colonize civil rights to the point at which it no longer has much meaning for black people at all; both sides of the political spectrum are doing this. It’s 100% wrong.

    • crazycanuck

      The more I hear about this the more sickened I get.

    • Miranda

      Well that’s because there is no racism anymore…didn’t cha know?

      WE’S FREE!

      I tell you, the more I read the more I completely understand what you’re saying…and its very depressing to see the historical civil rights group co-signing this “new civil rights movement” as if the OLD civil rights movement is over. When did we get to the mountain top? Please tell me.Right now we have people marching over stop and frisk, Two young men with bright futures get mowed down simply because they are black and its attempting to be justified based on state laws that absolutely are “shoot black and brown folks at will” laws (Stand Your Ground), The Supreme Court is hearing a major affirmative action case and states are STILL busy attempting to suppress voting rights…..yet there is a NEW civil rights movement? How can there be a new one when the old one is still going on?

      • gn

        They want the moral, cultural, and political spoils of the civil rights movement without having to actually suffer that level of economic/spiritual/societal degradation, or suffer the intergenerational harm and continuing racism which has resulted from the oppression of African Americans and theft of the wealth generated by black labor.

        They want the reparations without having suffered the harm.

        I support gay marriage, and black people have many many successes and bright points, but we also have too many issues still to be addressed (your comment brilliantly outlines some of them) to be co-signing majority white groups as “new civil rights” or “the new black.” I really have had enough.

        • rikyrah

          They want the moral, cultural, and political spoils of the civil rights movement without having to actually suffer that level of economic/spiritual/societal degradation, or suffer the intergenerational harm and continuing racism which has resulted from the oppression of African Americans and theft of the wealth generated by black labor.

          They want the reparations without having suffered the harm.
          this this this….
          a thousand times this

  • gc

    Happy Holidays, everyone!